THE NEW YORK HERALD. ; WHOLE NO. 9167. NEW YOBK, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1861. PRICE TWO CENTS. THE REBELLION. Important News from the Mouth of the Mississippi River. Vaval Engagement Between the Bebel Flotilla and the Blockading Squadron. -REPORTED SUCCESS OF THE ENEMY. [Important News from the Lower Potomac. Attack of the Rebel Batteries on the Pocahontas and Seminole. Affairs Along the Union Lines in Virginia. Brisk Skirmishing at the Outposts. ?POKTAKT FROM MISSOURI. Reported Defeat of the Rebels in Benton County. Stxplanations Regarding Cuban Re cognition of the Rebels, ftc>, &C., &0. ?lift SPECIAL WASHINGTON DESPATCHES. Warhikctok, Oct. 15,1861. IMPORTANT FROM TDK J.OVTKK POTOMAC?TUB PO CAHONTAS AND SKMIKOLB FIKK1) UPON FROM RXBKL ?ATT Kit I EH OPPOSITE SHIPPING POINT. Oommander Craven arrivod at tho Navy Yard this ??suing, with important information (torn down the Po tomac. It appears from bis statement that this morning the Pocahontas and Seminole left the Navy Yard for the purpose of joining the flotilla. When opposite Shipping Point, where the Potomac is quite narrow, the rebels ?pened a masked battery, and commenced a bri*k (Ire ?pon the former vessel. They also commenced felling trees, which were in front of another, and by the time that tbo Seminole bad arrivod bad it ready for full opera tion. Commander Craven, who was some five miles this side With the Yankee, hearing tbe firing immediately steamed ?p, and arrived just in time to sco that the two vessels had passed. He did not learn whether any injury had b?on done to tbe vessels or not. The rebels threw the shells clear across the river. The Ibattery ho regards as a mcst formidable one. He lias reported the facts this evening to the Secretary of the Wavy. What action will be taken lias not yet transpired. When Commander Craven arrived at the Navy Ynrd to-night the l'awnoe was in the channel, with a lull com plement of men for an expedition down the river. Ho ordered her to remain until B me decision had been made ta regard to this new battery. It is very probable that a large force will leave at once for tbo purpose of dislodging tbis battery. Aflitim down tbe river are beginning to be exciting. The events of to-day vindicate the truth of the state ments heretofore made in this correspondence, although they have been again and again cuntradictcU by other correspondents and newspapers. The schooner l>ana came up yesterday. On Saturday Bight sho was llred into by the rebel pickets at Matthias Faint, but they were dispersed by a shell from the Island Relic, which came to her relief. This morning the steam storeship Wyandank came up, having laid under Matthias Point for several hours on Sunday, transferring stores to the Howell Cobb, without discovering any signs of tbe rebels. The report that tbe rebels were constructing a battery at the mouth of Quantico creek, hitherto reported in the 11k Bau>, was confirmed by a reconnoisam-e made by the Pu ?ey. To night it has been doubly confirmed by the fact that the battery has shown its teeth, and proved a really formidable affair. The Pocahontas sjioke the Yankee, lying at Indian Held, about ten miles above the mouth of Quantico, at nine o'clock, and passed on. In passing Shipping Point ?he threw a shell into the rebel battery, but elicited no reply. About an hour afterwards the Seminole passed down. The trees in front of the battery had been cleared ?way, and tho battery was fully exposed to view. As the Beininole approached a brisk fire was opened upon her, which she returned. The engogomeHt lasted for half an hour. About firty rounds wore exchanged. The ?hot flew thick and fast about tho steamer,but she passed down apparently unhurt. It is evident now that the whole length of the shore, (torn Shipping Point, at tho mouth of Quantico, to the ?south of tbe Chopawansie, is lined with but lo ries, in which are mounted several rifled guns, and others carrying eight or nine inch shells. Tlure are six of these batteries witliin that distance. The main ?ae, at Shipping Point, has four guns. Hie others have ?acb at least two. Every vessel drawing over six feet is Obliged to pass for four miles within three-quarters of a mile ol these batteries. Tbe performance to day settles the question that tho navigation of tbe Potomac is open only at the will #f tho rebe's so loDg as they are permitted to occupy their pro aent position. AVTAIB8 Al/ONO THE UNION LINKS?BRISK SKIRMISH ING AT THE OUTPOSTS, ETC. General MoClellan and staff proceeded over I/ing Bridge early this forenoon and passed through Alexan dria to the extreme southern line of our picket*, and thence prococded along our outposts, visiting SpringQeld Station. Hen ton's Tavern, Falls Church and Lewinsville, frequently coming In sight of the rebel pickets, who would scaapor away at the sudden appearance of tho General's imposing cavalry escort. General McCkll.m returned to the city this evening by way of the Chain Bridge. While our artllleryiste were trying the range of thei,. rifled cannon at Minor's Hill, about twelve oclock to-day, they discovered about oue hundred rebels in the immedi ate vioinity of widow (hilds' house, situated about two miles westward. A well directed shell from one of our Parrott gnus burst immediately over their heads, making them scatter in every direction, except towards our pickets. An hour afterwards some of tho rebels returned and set fire to Mrs. Cbilds' bouse, burning it to the ground. It is supposed that this was done to prevent It from becoming a shelter for our troops. Oar pickets now extend beyond Lewlnsvllle. To-day the mbels undertook to dispute the ground with (hem. A few shots settled the matter, our pickets charging most gpUantly upon the rebels, drivlag them back in dismay, and so completely routing them that they did act appear again during the day. A private despatch, received to-day, announces that a body of rebel cavalry proceeded from Bomney to the mouth of the upfcer branch of the Potomac, where the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad crosses the river, and de stroyed the bridge whJch cost the company about sixty thousand dollars. This is said to be in revenge for the destruction Of property by Colonel Geary's trtopssimo weeks suite. From the observatory at Upton's Hill tbo rebel picket* ar? plainly seen to the left of Fail's Church. Everything is reported quiet along our lines to-night. 8KIUM18U WITH TUB ENEMY. Yesterday alternoou a detachment of tbo Fourteenth and Forty-ninth New York regiments, under Colonel McQuade, made a recouuoissauce two and a half miles from Fall * Church, on tho lino of the Loeshurg turnpike. They vainly endeavored to draw out a party of rebels who were concealed in the woods. There was sharp tiring on both sides, but certainly without injury to any of our troop*. m TUB POSITION OF THIS KKBKI, FORCES?DESTITUTION AND SUFFERING AMONG 1118 UK 1)KI. TROOPS? T11I2 KNKMY'8 ADVANCE ON SATURDAY LAST. George Lucky, a negro slave of Wm. Murray, now serv ing in the rebel army, and whose residence is at Salem> near Manassas Junction, Virginia, was apprehended yes terday by a detachment from Gen. McCall s division. The negro is intelligent, and tells his story with straightfor wardness. He was sent into Gen. McCtel'au's headquar ters for examination. lie has been employed as a blacksmith in the rebel at my. lie states that there aro no rebel troop* this side of Flint Hill, excopt the pickets at Vienna and Hunter's Mill, on the Ixiudon and Hampshire Railroad. The main body of the enemy is concentrated on tho line of Flfnt Hill, Fairfax Court House, and Fairfax station, on tho Orange and Alexandria Railroad. Gen. Honhatn ooin* roandi at Flint Mill, and Gen. Beauregard at Fairfax Court House. Lucky bagN nothing of Gen. Johuston. He states that theratfiA great deal of sickness in their camps, principally the black measles. The troops are suf fering with cold. They live chiefly on flour and fresh beef, and are vory much in need of woollen clothes and shoes. This negro corroborates the report that on Saturday last the enemy did advance upon our lines with artillery! cavalry and infantry. Hi* statements are all corrobo rated from other sources. As lu all other cases (Colonel Key ordered Lucky to be put to work on wages, shoeing government horses. AKIUVAL OF THE GOVERNOR OF MASSACHUSETTS, governor Andrew, of MaecachuMtt*, and Colonel Frank E. Howe, of New York, the Massachusetts Quartermaster in the latter city, arrived here this evening. It is under stood that one of the objects of tbejr mission is to get the three Massachusetts companies in the Mozart (New York) regiment, detached therefrom and transferred to tl.-o Massachusetts battalion, now at Fortress Monroe. It is supposed, too, that Governor Andrew's visit may re sult in one or two cluuiges in the Colonelcies of Massachu setts regiments, wlSich is much needed. REBEL FORCES ALONG THE UNK OF THE BALTIMORE AND OHIO RAILROAD. Reliable information has been received here tliat there are at this time only *omo two or three thousand rebels in arms along the line of the Balti more and Ohio Railroad betweon Winchester and the Potomac river. They are vigilantly enforcing the draft ing system, but there is no doubt there exists a strong Union sentiment in that part of Virginia, particularly in the neighborhood of Winchester, and the mass of the population there would hail with open arms the advance of a sufficient body of Union troops to aflbrd Ihetu pro" taction until they ran organize and arm themselves. LIST OF THE NAM KM OF OFFICERS BEFORE THE ARHY RETIRING BOARD. The Army Retiring Board met this morning, and owing to the absence of some members of tlie court they ad journed until Thursday next. The folluwiug is a correct list of the officers who have oomo before tho Board, and the action taken in each case:? Lieutenant Colonel George Naunian, Third artillery; no1 retired. Colonel John S. Simonson, Third cavalry; retired. Major N. C. Macrea,Third infantry; retired. Giloncl Wm. Gates, Third artillery ; not retired. Major Campbell Graham, Topographical Engineers; re tired. Lieutenant Colonel Qouverncur Morris, First infantry retired. Colouel B. L. E. Bonneville, Third Infantry; retired. Lieutenaut Colonel Jas. Kearney, Topographical Engi neers; retirod. Colonel 1.1. Abort, Topographical Engineers; retired. Major Giles Porter, Fourth'artHlery; retired. Lioutenant Colouel Thompson Morris, Fourth infantry> retired. Colonel F. 8. Belton, Fourth artillery; retired. Captain Howard Stansbury, Topographical Engineers: retired. Lieutenant Colonel Jos. R. Smith, Poveiitli infantry; re tired. Cole nnl P. Morrison, Seventh infantry; not retired. Major b-'eth Eastman, Fil'ih infnntry; not retired. Lieutenant Colonel S. H. Long, Topographical K igineors; not retired. Colonel G. K. Craig, Ordnance corps; not retired. Brigadier General 8. Churchill, Inspector General; re tired. SEMI-OFFICIAL EXPLANATIONS RESPECTING THE RE PORTED RECOGNITION OF TI1B KKBKI.S BY TUB SPANISH AUTHORITIES OF CUBA. The following is au official trai si.ition of an editorial ar ticle w hich appeared in the Gaccla de la llaiana of the 2d lost. The steamer Columbia arrived nt this |iort the day be fore yesterday, bringing us the Now York papers, in which wo iintl a multitude of articles in which it is as sumed that tlte Governor General of Cuba declares in favor of the people of the South, in which is affirmed iho existence ol a proclamation to such ellect, recognizing offi cially the Hag of the Confederal ion, and 111 which it is slate I positively that Spain htm declared hersi 1! hostile to the federal government. This news ionics with commen taries in a thousand U rms, and nil offensive t< the honor of Spain, tu the loyalty with which sho is acting in all matters relating to the dissen sions which agitato the United States; and, above nil, to the laws of truth, because they spring from a supposi tion, not mistaken merely, but completely falso, lea iii g to conditions most calamitous, as tlioy cannot fail to be, when such premises arc once laid down. For the purpose of preventing public opinion from going astray. or from accepting as incontt stibl ? affirma tions which are only the phantasy of the j at rons of those papers, we are duly authorized to relate the facts which have, perhaps, given room for suth Interpretations, and wo shall do it in the briefest manner, and with scant comments, b 'cause any such are needless as soon as what has r ally occurred becomes known. Here arc the tir 1 o.umstances:? 1 Under date of August 22 tb? Governor of Matanzas ad dressed to the Governor General of th.; islamic. commu nication, m which was enclosed an* thorfrom the Consul 1 of the United Slates at that city, a king that he should interpose his authority so that the captain of tli sloop Noank, from Chat lest< n, under the Southern Hag, should acknowledge his cotisular_authority. and, failing to do so, should be compiled to leave the port. The pretension of tha Consul could not seem other than strange; but the government of the island, constant ever to its purpose of forming its d< c sions deliberately, and the more when the question Concerns a country which, with i no little frequency, excites disci ssions winch are apt to I be without precedents, consulte d the Commandant Gene i ial of Marine of this naval station. Xliis distinguished functionary, in an extended and well reasoned repot t. i demonstrated that the sloop coining from Chai le*C< n, the chief port of isouth Carolina?oi.e of the seeded State:*, . and nt this time at war with the government at Washing ! ton?it wis plain she could not come protected I>y I I the Hag of the Union, nor with n cicaranco from th' federal authorities, which have no existence at that |?/int: that the flag of the Southern <on , federacy has not been recognized, bit is tolerated ! by the government of her Majesty?a toleration ftxin led on ihe slate of war In which tho Mat-s of sill the South find thctnnelvrs with"this: of the North; a to!e:,ition which is also i he necessary consequent c of the lit utrality of Spain in that strife; a toleration, in fine, which re conciles our political relations with the government at Washington to thaw,commercial in their nature, which we h ive not renounced, and ought not to renounce, as, to do that, would tie equivalent not to admit to our ports vessels from tho South, because they do not bear the flag or a clearance from their enemies. Tho fe leral t government may, by blockade, prevent South- ; ern vessels from going to sea; but that ' right does not extend to a requirement that we also should close our ports: it was quite rational that the sloop Noank should refuse to acknowledge tho authority "of the Consul, because she neither arrived un der the Hag of that government, nor with a clearance I from the authorities at Washington; that, in such eases, she could neither submit to the authority or the Con sulate, nor could tho submission bo of effect, because,to exist, tho Consul himself would be obliged to authorize her clearance under the Southern flag, or refuse it. It Is not to be supposed ho could do the first, and the second would be equivalent to making a prize within a Spanish port, and with tho assistance of its authorities; that In consequence of all this, the result was that the Noank Mas cleared from Matauzas under tho aanic Hag with which she entered, and in tho same form aa other foreign vessels whose nations are without ac credited Consuls, shutting out the pretensions of the C ou s uis, to which, in the opinion of the (arson presenting the report, it was not possible to accede. In view of an argument so well founded, and holding In great respect the tortus of the royal dccree of the 17th of June, in which H-r Jhyosty has directed that the most strict neutrality must bo observed, the question was settled, not by dictating a circular as is saiil In an equivocal nun nor, nor by tloHjiutuhiug secret (inters, nor even by Ittfttlug the imaginary proclamation, but by providing, as a provisional uioasuro wliat shall tin dooo with the Koank and other vi no's that mny be in the liko condition, until thorn should bo an express and definite decision by the supreme govern ment. 'lhls measure unbraces tike three pobitB follow ing:? Firtt?The admission into tlio privllege<l porta of ves sels, under the Confederate Hag, engaged hi lawful com merce, when the documents ihoy exhibit do not suggest any suspicion of piracy,fraud, or other crime punlshablo by the laws of all natious. Secondly?That onto within the port, they will be under safeguard of the neutrality pro claimed, free from mo'ostatlon liy any foreign agent, while carrying on tho lawful business of lading or unlading, or mailing therefrom. Thirdly?That !x>th Hie naval authorities at all the portH, as well an those controlling tlio tln:<neial matters, are to consider vessels in this category, and In a'l lliat relates to their entry and clearance, us arriving from foreign countries, which have no accredited Consuls in our territory. Of Hiis determination notice was given to the Governor of Matunna, the naval commander and the Intendent General of the Hacienda Kcal, that each intght, in what perlainod to his duty, cooperate in giving it effbet. It was also made known to tbe Minis ter of her Catholic Majesty at Washington, as It is done in respect of everything which directly or indirectly may concern tho interest of the federal govern ment; ami lastly, it was submitted to her y, who will in due season approve or disapprove or annul, as she may judge proper. l/>yalty and delicacy were carried, according to our ad vices, to the extreme of not publishing or circulating the mat'icr until the dellnitive decision dedans whether or not it is to be adopted as a general measure, t an it now be said that such couduct on the part of ihe chief authority of this island, in which ho lias done nothing but excrcieed a lawful right, rccogiiiad at all times, and by all nations,and Tcry distinctly by American publicists, oven implies the recognition which is spoken olf It dees not signify a privi lege of any kind, uor any spocial protection to the Con federates, nor does it mean anything else than the ob servance of tlio mot* rigid neutrality, without prejudice to tbe interests of commerce, which ought to bo so much respected, and which, until now, the very people who spread the alarm have pretended to res|Ktt so much. Would tho friends of the North pretend that tho neutrality proclaimed should bo construed by shutting up our porta to the commerce of tho South y Ixit us leave the reply to these questions to men of com mon sense and impartiality, as we leave to the govern ment of the United States, towards which Spain main tains such honorable relations, the appreciation of eon duct which can only become an ill construction from those who listen to no councils but those uf passion, and would wish all th? governments in the world to act in ac cordance with thoir desires, their caprices and their in terests. POSTAL COMMUNICATION WITH CANADA. Irregularities have arisen in respect to Canadian cor respondence. These directions must be observed:? UrtL?U tters addressed to Canada must be mailed and poet-billed to a United States exchange oOlco. Letters cannot be sent dlrcct to post offices in Canada. Portland, Maine; Burlington, Rutland, Island l'ond and I erby IJnc, Vermont; Boston,Mass.; New York. Albany, Buffalo, Troy, Plattsburg, Rouse's Point, Ogdcwburg, Rochester, Sackett's Harbor, Oswego, a id Suspension Bridge, New York; Cleveland, Ohio; lletrolt, Fault St. Mnrie and Algo nac, Michigan, are our princi|ial exchange offices. Stand.?The pottage on a single letter to or from Canada Is ten cents. Prepayment Is optional, but tho wbole jsistagc must be prepaid or none; part payments are not recognized. Prepayment mi st he made by Unitod States |ioetiigc stamps, not in money. Postmasters would do well to preserve this statement. ORDER FOR TI1K RELEASE OF KKBEL PRISONERS Or WAR. Ihe following has been issued from tho headquarters of tho army as a special order :? Fifty seven of tbo United States soldiers detained as prisoners in Richmond, having been released on taking an oath not to bear arms agaiust tho Status in Tcbelliou, an oqual number of the prisoners of war takeu from those States, now confined in Washington, and New York harbor, will be released.on taking tlio pre scribed oath of allegiance to the I'nited Stati g, or an oath not to eugage in arms against tho I'nitod States. Of thoso confined in tliis city tlio thirty seven here named will be released as above:?Towneend Ilobbs, W. ljkflin, R. G. A Kurd, D. 1>. Flquaet, 8.8. Green, Dnvid Porter, G. A. Thomas,Thomas Andemon, A. C. Ferrill,.!. A. Win Held, R. Payue, W. James, A. Bomumdier, F. Ward, W. A. Wilson,C. 1/mg, R. B. Eoone, R. Walker, William T. Tliompson, W. Johnson, W. Burrows, J. N. McFall, George Banker, J. Carlin, J. O'Biien, S. Garitt, L. Rielk.W. A. Barron, Q. H. (Jamling, J. l,eail beater, A. J. Smith, J. F. Grayson, R. Pinckney, W. J. N. Barton, George i.irrabee, J. T. KUiott, Goorge NilU-r. Colonel I/ioinis, commanding at Fort Columbus, will, in concert with Ueutenuiit Colonel Burke, select twenty from am<mg the prisoners of war under their charge, to make up the number indicated. Tho pi isoners to be released will be sent by the tirst opportunity to Fortress Monroe arid thence under a (lag of truco through the I'nited States linos. NAMES OK THE UNION PRISONERS ARRIVED AT FOR TRESS MONROE FROM RICHMOND. Tho following is a correct list of tlio prisoners from Richmond who have just arrived at Fortress Monroe, and now in the I'nited States General Hospital at that plecci as fiiruVlied to tho Adjutant General:? sergeants. Kane, Grlllin battery. Geoi go Robb,Company I),Set ond United Stattsartillery. Thomas O'Neil, Company 11, United States artillery. John Campbell, Company F, Klevenlh New York Volun teers. Patrick Finn, Company C, Eleventh New York Volun" leers. F. Warner, Company C, Thirteenth New "York Volun" teers. G. W. Bilby, Company F, New York Volunteers. Michael Connors, Company K, Ihirlccnth New York Volunteers. Henry liickcs, Company B, Fourteenth New York Volunteers. W. P. I emorest, Company F, Seventy-first New York B. Taylor, Company G, Thirty-eighth, Nt w York. C. 8. Burnes, Company Ninth, Seventy-ninth, Now York. Jos. Gildcrslcove, Company G. Seventy-ninth, Now York. Stephen O'Horro, ('< mpany F, Fifth Massachusetts. Jnlin MeGlynn,Company A.KIevenih Massachusetts. W. J. Randolph, Ccmpany C, First Maine. II. A. Hubbard, Ccnipany II, Firbt Minnesota. John O. Milne, Company II, First Maine. T. C. Si.Jllvan, Company K, Second Khodo Island. H. A. Bowman, Company (J. Second Now llampfhire. Geo, Strooter,Company II, Second Vermont. Augustus B. Clarke, Coraj?ony E, Second Wisconsin. P. F. Crane, Company (j, Second Wisconsin. W. Fletcher, Company H, Kccond V iscontin. C. Keasier, Company I, Stcond Wisconsin. John Butler, Company C, Second United States Infantry. C. W. Harris, Company F, First Minnesota. TIIK CASE OF COLONJX MILES. Tho Court of Imjuiry in the case of Colonel Dixon S. Miles, Second United States infantry, is to reassemble to-morrow at Camp Williams, in Virginia. As many Of tho witnesses liavo left for home,and their address is uu known, it will be of great scrvicc to the government and a valuable olltcor If those who have bo. n summoned wil' instautly attend. A 8WORI) OF HONOR FOK GENERAL ANDERSON. A committee of the Philadelphia City Council arrive 1 to-day for the purpose of presenting a sword to General Anderson, who, however, has not yet arrived hero. The deputation visited the outpost* of the army this after noon, uudcr the escort of Captain Evans, of the Provos1 Marshal's office. NO MORF. PASSES TO GO BOOTH. To save trouble to all concomed it is officially an nounced that the government has ceased to grant posses to go South through the United States lines. NEWS FROM GEN. BANKS' ARMY. lURMBfrowx, Md.,Oct. 13, 1861. Everything was quiet along the river lino yesterday. Nothing transpired of general iuterest in camp. Captain Stone, the Provost Marshal, has seized and confiscated a vast amount of llquois, and arrested many sellers. RUNNING THE BLOCKADE AT CHARLESTON. Baltixokk, Oct. 15, 1861. MLSyKS. SLIDELL AND MASON, TIIK REBEL COMMIS SIONERS, EN ROUTE FOR EUROPE. Hie Richmond papers state that the steamer Nashville run the blockado from Charleston on the 12th lust., with Senator Mason as Minister to England and Senator Slidell as Minister to France on board. They were accompanied by their suite*, and arc now on the ocean. THE WOUNDED IN THE SANTA ROSA FIGHT. Baltimorc, Oct. 15, 1861. Pensacola papers give a list of seventeen wounded from tho Santa Rasa fight, at the hospital, including J. Bissau, of the Third Uuited States artillery, mid James Hailing, ton, of the First New York artillery. REGULAR INFANTRY F?R PERRYVILLE, MD. Bomoi, Oct. 15,1N61. Lieut. Col. Schriver, with four companies of tho Kiev enth regular infantry, left Fort JiidojieiidMuw yesterday aiternouu (or Perry vllle, Aid. IMPORTANT FROM MISSOURI. REPORTED FIGHT NEAR SHANGHAI, AND DEFEAT OP THE REBELS. Rolla, Mo..Oct. 14,1861. Tho report brought Uero a day or two ago that a baitlo took place on tho 27 th of September, between a body of Kansas troops, undor Montgomery ana Jamison, and (be advanco piarrt of Hen. MotHillovtt's army and some of the State Guard, under Judge Choneault, is confirmed by parties ju?t arrived from BprlngHold. Tbo battle com menced Beur Shanghai, in Benton county. The rebels were driven buck with considerable loss, and pursued forty miles, when MontK1 mery fell back on Greenfield. Greut alarm was felt in Springfield lest Montgomery should attack that place, ami the troops tbero hail rested on their arms for several nights. Montgomery is sutd to liave throe thousand men and the robots twenty four hundred.
This statement can hardly bo rolled upon, as we have had no previous ail vice that such a force of Kansas troops was in Uiat vicinity. A band of three hundred marauding rebels, encamped at Wilson's Mill, on liriaurs fork of the Wbito river in Douglass county, were attacked some days sttico by ? body of Home Guards, and fifteen of them killed and twenty wounded. It Is rejiorted here that the Thirteenth Illinois regiment, under Won. Wyman, hud surprised and taken Lebanon, In lAclede county, with all the stores and provisions of the rebels; but this needs continuation. ANOTHER SKIRMISH IN MISSOURI. St. Josai'u, Get. 14,1801. Eighty of Miyor James' cavalry, at Cameron, on Satur day, came upon twent> flve or thirty rebels in a corn Hold. The advance guard of nine routed them, they seek Ing refuge in the timber. Our guard was reinforced by thirty men, when they completely drove ilium from thai section, killing eight and taking live prisoners. Two of the Union troops were wounded but none killed. Our cavalry wero at llrst flred on by fifteen of the rebels. One lieutenant has thirty-two bullet boles lu his cloth's. SEIZURE AND RELEASE OF UNION ARMY OFFICERS. Kkwkx, Mo., Oct, ft, 1601. The train on the North Missouri Railroad from Ht. Ixxi is was stopped at this place yeaterday morning by a party of thirty armed rcbols,' and six Union recruiting officers on board token prisoners. The rebels then searched tire train, but for somo unknown reason did not enter the express car, In which there were three hundred Enfield rilles and two tons of military clothing, destined for Nebraska. Two of the captured officers were released on tho spot, and three of the four others were set at liberty a few hours after wards. No shots were 11 rod, and nobody was hurt. WHAT 18 FREMONT DOING? ubnkhjll hikmunt'b tkkatmknt or tin. fkanklin AND COLONEL RI.A1K. (From tho Chicago Tribune Correspondent.] Ht. Loots, Oct. 11,1801. Dr. Franklin, Brigade Surgeon under Geueral Lyon, returned lo-t!sy from Washington, having received lils commission from the bands of the President. When I?r. Franklin returned to this city from the care of the wo m<!e 1 at Htiriiwllcld. he was arrested per order of General Fremont, lint fur what cause no one knew. Alter his release it was said tho Doctor had In his pos session a letter which was entrusted to his aire by General Lyon before the Initio, with instructions that If h ? fell it was to bu delivered In person to President Lncolu. Tins letter Is supposed to contain matters of importance, and will no doubt havo an influence on the Executive mind in reference U> the future disposition of olliuiis in tho Western Department. Colonel Blair bus been relieved from the restriction confining him to tho limits of the port or Jefferson Bar racks. To-night ho was at llarnum's Hotel, iu consulta tion w ilh Secretary Cameron and General Tin.mas. The dem^rul ha- another s pec .oTdespatch from JeHerson City,which ^nys ihttttlen. Preutissand staff arrived tliero this evening, accompanied by Colonel Smith, of tho Thir ty-fifth Illinois, who has been to Springfield, III., to pro cute over costs and blanket r lor his regiment. Quarter master Wood promptly supplied them. It is understood in town (Jeflerson City) to night that Siegel's pickets were captured night before last by Trice's army of observation. it is a significant fact (hat several of tho correspondents of I astern papers have abandoned the project of accom panying Fremont, and have gone to more inviting fields. We have not a word alsmt Fremont's movements. NEWS FROM HATTERAS INLET AND FORT RESS MONROE. Fort-hemi mowe, Oct. 14, 1801. The Spaulding returned from Ifatteras Inlet this morn ing, bringing up General Mansfield, who lias to day taken command at Camp Hamilton. Tho entire loss of ,<ie Twentieth Indiana regiment in its recent r treat from Chlcamacomlco was forty-seven. No changes have taken place at Hatteras Inlet during the last few days. Kloven contrabands came over last night from S'wiill's Point. They say thero are four hundred rebel troops at that point, and a large number this side of Norfolk. Lieutenant Murray, of tho gunboat Louisiana, two or tlirea days sii:ce found a rebel vessel in the narrow open ing this side of Orrg.m Inlet, which was fitting out as a privateer. He took possession of and burned the vo: s I. The rebels wore in force in the vicinity. MOVEMENTS OF SECRETARY CAMERON, AD JUTANT GENERAL THOMAS, ETC. Cincinnati, Oct. 16.1801. Keen I .ry Cameron. Adjutant General Thomas and Sena tor (J hand I" r arrived at Indianapolis last n glif. They weic escorted to the residence of the Governor. Mr. Cameron made a speech complimentary to Indiana and Governor Morton. The party go to Louisville to-day. CHARTERED BY THE GOVERNMENT. llosrox, Oct lo, lhGl. Tlie steamer Pen Peford has been eiiartored by the gov eniment, and left to-day for Annupolls, Md.,to take on botird troops. 1 MILITARY MOVEMENTS THROUGH BALTI MORE. [From fli" Paltimore American. Oct. 14.] j The movements tnrough the city for tlie past lew days indicate nothing more than tin* usual activity of trooaH j <>tk their way to the capital. Since the parage through of ( ol- .j;r| Wilson's Massaehusettfl infantry, which num i bored 1,3?0 mi skcts, there huve passed through a com man.lot thcifchton i. gat Artillery,Colonel I'c*XI<>clc, l(W rtroi ff} with battery, in complete order; the Forty fifth New York" rrilanfry, 935 muskets, under the command of Colonol M aubei gcr; a detachment of 200 of the Second P? nnsyIvania regiment,Colonel Campbell; a <?'< tachinent of 200 infant; y < f the Fifth Pennsylvania regiment, Col. Motehead, aim 80 men oi the Fifth New York regiment, Colonel Oral am?the latter en rout* for Harpers Ferry. Also a regiment' f infantry of Pennsylvania, numbering 1,010 muskets, commanded by Colonel Gosncll, and seve ral pa ky ef heavy artillery. J'be shipment of army Mores continues to guch an extent as to require tin- utmost transportation facilities of the Baltimorennd Ohio Hail road, and it w evident that the utmost eare and judgment arc exorcised in their selection, pack in# and forwarding for the special use of the army of the Potomac. Arrivals and D( )iarturvi. AKK1VAL3. B rem Kit?Steamship Hrctm nW A Knoop and daughter, Mela Otto, Capt W CnUugan. M^Bachmann, ehlld nod servt. >1 Chrl-b ri, C A ZoeblwV, A 15 iries, C Sthutner, M Iken, 11 (i Gerties, I- laideens, C Hermes, F Hertel, 8 G Harris, M Rowe?and L'48 steerage. Kingston, Ja?Steamship Saladln?W Davidson and Colin Campbell. Kkv Wkst?Schr Howard?Capt Cronk, late of ship Ceres DEPARTURES. Havaxa?>SteamsMp Columbia?Galiriel Saco, M Knight. M A Heirara. .1 Nennincer, Jose M Reineaiz, B .1 Ariosa and servant, B S Hill, K I. Burnham, Joaoplt Yaforet, B Vances, Mark II Dunneil. Cnlted Nta:<*? Cuusitl at Vera Cm/.; Or Aug WilM.o, A Vincent and lady, Jno flrabb, Edward Crabb, Mi** E Yin i nt, Mrs 1. Hif klw k. It tie Anduiza Win N Adams. Mis* \ Adams, M:s? A Adams, Joae Guiroga, Kinil Ducatel, A F Httliuerg, <i Harbon, H Fernandez. Miss h Ko in pant. Misa M'Cube, Saint S fjove. Tt. ? J.fnyd, M V B Bn-wro, Geo W Prime, J k Garcia, F.J nances, W C Armstrong and buly, Tin s O'Brien, Geo Butter, Mi-: E C Howe and two ehil drt'n. .1 Moorhead. Jno F M >orh? ad, Jno Williams, lly Thaekery, J A Htnitii, Geo Smart, 8 II It C.iusso, MrsWaf c i t and cfifld, Mr* A Klri*eU, Miss r f.ehman, Mr* A Peratta, E MeMalion,J Totand, P Dnilv, Maurice Rands, M Glenuon. L l>"V Je, Kobt Carrick, T B L nt, H Helns, .1 Madden 1) I* Bun 'Hi, Itobt Ijeech C Yerson, J J C Spratt, VV A Fetter, D McGregor. J S Cal/ada, Chas Baker, \V A Widrfen, C f, Cany, B Hansom, F C Allen, A Slater, J Size, A Uon7.al?s, J Barrcra, \V Tnrpin, J Crum ble, H Moore, S Barnes, D Plnkerpank, (j?o T Bradford, l)r A Munnula inl lady, Clfns llowe, Jr, .log lleyman andservunt, Jas 1> Cabill, Wm Moore, Mrs Cha peau and servant, L McLellan, h MeLellan, Mrs De I.una, Mrs L Harrison, Mrs A A7oy, child and servant; Miss L Azov, C Httbbs, Fred Martinez, K J Bartholomew, Juan B Fonte, Jcrod Anderson, A M Rios, A N Peralta, It Meyer, A 1'rralta, I/Beckel, P Finnerlv. Mrs C M A Re^ll, A Bowie. Thos Connor, .!?s Helirom, w A dales, J S Souther. J S F Souther, E B Barker. Mrs C E Hall and son, Mrs .) K Watson, Mrs C.anninK and oliild, Minn Nellie H Davis, Alex Graham, Jas Fraser, Wm Johnston, J Cliartrand, Manuel Parodie, la dy, child and servant; Mrs F Martinez, three children and two servants; H Beinan, O R Miller, A D Molina, O Poralla. M Abecasis, J as D ihmiphan, FCabaliero and son, M Gabriel, F A Schenck, Cbas Sehenck, Jas (y Parker. B R Heln, J It Hein, \Vm Vaughn, J 8 Ward, J llugheH, 11 b Squler, H Striker, Jose Hernandez, F Nawrey, D T Castro, Luis italic, Thos Wost, T Magell, Edwd Wooleot, G A Shsrjj. C 11 Mel^ean, Mrs M Yeiiull and child, Jno A Williams, E 11 flanon, H Rull pjius* n, Wm Albrecht, D J Pt?rez, F Retnmert, C Senker, Jno Meyer. Geo Iflnk, E 11 ZelUiws, (' W CoolridKc, M A Seott. (' O'ftourke. W S N??yes, K Dalto.i, Dr N Wilson, Chas B Daulgren, >1 M belgatki, A l\ Tail. Bki.izk, Hon?Brig Grace Worthington?George Raymond, Cv^tthul at Honduras, and family. IMPORTANT FROM THE GULF. Naval Engagement at the Mouth of the Mississippi. Reported Success of the Rebel Flot.lla. Despatch from the Commander of the Rebel Expedition* List of the Union Vessels-of-War Probably Engaged in the Action, &o., Ac., Bai.twork, Oct. 11,1M1. Tho Norfolk Examiner of Uio 14th tn.it., which ha* been received by a (lag of truce, contains a doepatch, datod New Or hum, October 12, stating thai a naval engagement had taken place at the head of the PaSMB on the night of the 11th inst'., lusting one hour, and was afterward* renewed. Also the following dwptUch:? Fort Jackk>h, Oct. 12,1801. Ijiat nlgbt 1 attacked the blockade? with my little Bret. 1 succeeded, after a very ahort struggle, in driving them all aground on the Southwest I'aaa bar, except the l'rrbfo, which 1 sunk. j 1 captured a prize train them, aud eftor they were fast in mux! 1 peppcrod them well. There were no cMualth a on our ikde. It was a con* | plete success. HOI.IJN8. I N?w OaiJum, Oct. 13,1M1. I The force of Ihe federal floet was forty gur.? and nearly 1,000 men, while the little Confederate mosquito fleet was sixteen guns and 308 men. It Is reported that our Iron steamer sank the Preble with hor Iron plough. Commander Hollins arrived last night. The names ef eighteen wounded rebels at Santa Rosa are also given. _ _ A _ u Bai.timom, Oct.-15?P. M. Another despatch, dated from New Orleans, express the belief that a sufficient foroe can be organised to cap ture the whole federal fleet In its present disabled condi tion. The rebel fleet was under the command of Com modore Holllns. WHAT IB SAID OP THE NEWS IN WASHING TON. Wamunusoh, Oct. K,1M1. The (laming report, derived from rebel sources, of the destruction of our blockading squadron at the mouth of the Mississippi, is regarded here as a ridiculous canard, manufactured by that notorious braggart Holllns, who is known throughout the navy as an unmitigated romamcr In regard to his own exploits. THE UNION VESSELS SUPPOSED TO BE EN GAGED. It will be seen that the news has reached us from Balti more, through a despatch published In tlio Norfolk amitur, that im attack has been made on the vessel blockading the port of New Orloaus by several vessels be longing to the rebels, under command of George *? ' Hollins, and that, according to their account, tho I blockading fleet was dispersed, some of them run I ning Itground, and becoming fair targets for the enemy, and the sloop-/>f war Preble is reported us having been sunk by ail Iron clad steamer b\ longing to New Orleans. Captain HoUtus, In his roimrt, docs not state why he did not follow up his advantage, and destroy all the vessels. And It is also rather singu lar Ural after severe lighting there should bo none killed, or even injured, on tho side of tho rebels. These and other things would tend to prove that tho account is magnlfled to a greut extent, ns tlio rebels are not over particular when they have u success to chronicle it. lint thore can be little doubt tliat a naval engagement realty took place, although it cannot be known what success attended our vessels unti1 we get tho report from our own correspondents. Tho vessels that were at the mouth of the Missis glppi, at the last accounts, wo give bolow, with a list of their officers. There is sumo little doubt about tho Richmond, as she wiih at Fort Jeftrson on tho 30th of September, but she hail ample time alter coaling to return and bo piosont at the time of the engagement. It may also bctii.it sho was unable to go so lar up, on account of her draught. We also givo a short ske:ch of the Iron clai steamer that is reported to have sunk the Preble, presuming that she is either the one that was launched a few weeks ago at New Orleans, or else the KnocliTrain, that the rebels have just put into lighting trim. . T1IK HTKAM SLOOV-WK-WAH RICHMOND. The Richmond is a first class steam screw sloop of war. the was built in 1868 at Norfolk, Va.,* Is 1.029 tons burthen, and is rated for fourteen guns. Sho returned a short time ago from the Mediteran^an ,for the purpose of taking part in the blockade of the Southern ports. She has been but a short time on her presont station. The following is tho latest list of her officers:? Captain?John pope. , __ _ . Lieutenant*?N. C. Bryant, A. B. Cummings, Robert Boyd, Jr. Surgeon?A. A. Henderson. Adistant.Surgten?William Howell. J'aynuutrr?George F. ('utter. Mauler?Edward Terry. Acting Masters?Samuel II Coggeraball, Iredcrick S. Hill. CdLiit ain't Clerk?P.C.Pope. J'uyvMtotcT x ('\*rk?John Vim I>ykc. Acting IftHitteuxiiii?J. T. Choatc. Acting Gunner?James Thayer. Acting Carjmter?Hiram L. Pison. Stii!itiftkcr?Henry T. Stocker. A Una Matter't Ma!tt-Charles S. Livingston, Charles J. GibliH, Henry W. Urinnell, Henry Heilmaii, Howard K Mollutt. . , ,, First Assistant Engineer?John W. Moore. Sm,n<t Assistant Engineer*?Kben Hoyt, Jr. and J. M. Third Assistant Engineers?William Pollard, R. B. Plottu, G. W. W. Done, Charles K. Krn"ry, Albert AV. Morley. THE STEAMER WATBB WITCH. Tin; Water Witch in a Hide wheel third class steamer. She was built ut the Washington Navy Yard in 1845, Is , 878 ti!t r burthen and carries three guns. She has been cvgiff .1 in the bltrkude off tlio Florida coast, and bos lint jiifl gone to Llio mouth of the Mississippi. The fol lowing are the names of the principal officers:? Commander Winslow. Lieutenant?John I.. I>avis. As.ixUin! Surf/eon?Philip S. Wales. third Atiislant Kngintrrl?Wm. C. Selden, Reynolds Di ivtr, I d. fcattergood. THE SI.OOP-OF-WAR PREBI.E. The Preble is a slixip-of-war (sailing vessel) of J68 tons, and sixteen guns; she wiis built at Kittery, Maine In 1839, and previous to the blockade was lylrglnordi nary?t the Boston Nnvy Yard. She was soon fitted out, an<l has been doing active duty ever since. The following is a list of her officers:? CummantUr?Henry Krc;ich. LieuUnant??William K. Hopkins. Acting Mature?John IMIlittfcbam, John McKay nud Samuel Hopkins. I'aynutrtsi?r. Wallark. Pat1- Afsit'an! Surgmn?Stewart Kennedy. ActingSaUmikfr?Uoo. A. Wighltnan. AUivg HuaLwain?John Hales. Acting Car/enter?James Kiumar. MouUr't Male*?Oliver A. tJordon, Geo. H. Rice, chap. II. Washburn, Kntocis I*, /'arks. Gnptnin't Clerk?Joshua Make. Pai/master'* Oerk?H. I. Boale. A ling Mirtuhi) mm?B. K. llaskin and M. W. Sanders. (fanner?K. J. Wauf?b. THE 8L00P-0K-WAR VJNCENNKS. Th? Vincennes is a sloopof-war of the same class a.< the Preble, although carrying four more guns. She was built at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in 181!?, and is seven hundred tons burthen. Like the Preble, sho was, previous to the blockade, lying In ordinary at the Boston Yard, but has been In active service ever since. The following is a list of some of her principal ofBcors.? Cmnmander?Robert Handy. Lu ut'iuirit?John E. Hart. Surgeon?S. A. Hngles. J'aymastei ? K. C. Spalding. Midthijmen?O. A. Batclieiier,B. F. Bask in, M. W.San ders, E. M. She card. Boatiwain?J. Mmikhead. O'tVbrr?William Wilson. Co i enter?A. (>. (ioodsoe. Saiuiiaker?N. Lynch. THE STEAMER HABSACBUftETTB. The steamor Massachusetts is one of the purchased vee se's that tho government saw fit to line for the purine? of blockading, slie in a comparatively now vessel, hov ing boon built in 18?o at Hoston. Sho in 1,160 tons bur then and has a draught of fourteen feet. Sho in asldo-wheet steamer, ami is in every respect a flrxt class vessel. Al though built for tho marine, she hits boon engaged in the blockade in tho OulC. Hor chief officer in Commander Mo lane Ion Smith, United States Navy. THE REBEL IRON CLAD VESSEL. Kor sou\.' timo the people of New Orleans have been threatening that they would break tie blcckodo sod destroy our vessels, and to provo that they meant what they said, thoy set about constructing a vessel that wan to effect this object, though they were somewhat troubled an to tho shape, size, &e,, that this iiiluir waB to be* Tho name sho was to be called also dis turbed them much, and at last it lxcam* known to the people as "the thing" or 'the nondescript." The despatch states that "our iron steamer sunk the l'reble with her irou plough;" and as It was tho intention of tho rebels to cover this vessel witti armor, it may have boon the same ono that was building; but this Is hardly probable, as it was launched but a short timo ago, aud could hardly liavo been got ready in so short a time The great probability is that their iron clad steamer, with which they claim to have done so much damage, is the propeller Enoch Train, formerly of Boston?a vessel that was purchased by some New Orleans merchants for tho purpose of towing, on account of her great strength, sho having lutmcuse power in a small compass. When we heard from her last thoy were encasing her with rail road tvon and adding to her bow a strong iron prow for pushing or smashing against a vessel. The Enoch Train is a propeller of about fonr hundred tons burthen, is on* hundred and twenty-oigbt feet l< ng; twenty six feet widei aud twelve feet depth of hold. Iliis was her tnsasure. nvut before being altered by the rebels. She was built in 1856, and was a strong, though not a vary fast boat. The other vessels composing the rebel fleet we are, of course, at the present time unacquainted with, but there are a number of steamers at New Orleans that could be converted into gunboats, had thoy the proper armament to place on board. This, however, is wanting and ren ders them useless. SKETCH OP GEO. V. HOLLIES, OOMMANDEB OP THE REBEL NAVY. Captain Gee. N. nolltns, the officer In command of ths rebel naval force that attacked the blockading fleet at the Mississippi, was, before the breaking out of the present rebellion, a prominent officer in tho United Stales Navy; but, like many others, ho preferred linking his fate with that of the rebellious States than to remain true and loyal to the Union that be had served for so many years. He was born in tho State of Maryland, but is a citizen of Florida, in which State he probably re ceived his secession sentiments. His original entry into the navy was February 1, 1814, and his laet commission was in 1865. He has been in tho service nearly forty" seven years, sevonloeu of which he passed on the tea, fourteen in duty on shore, and the balance of the time was unemployed. At the time that ho loft the servioo he was in command of the Susquehanna. Among the vessels that he common led on arc the following:?He was chief ofllcer of tho Savannah in 1844, when she wasthe flagship of Cummo dero A. J. Italian, and he commanded the Cyans in 1844, and again in the years 1862 and 1853. With the exception of the lx u.lvirdment of Grey town, Which at tho time created ? ;c!i a fe 'Hug among the people, nothing of note hue markotl his naval career, and pro bably had 11 i?i present troubles not arisen ho would have continued on in the same way, respected by his fel'ow officers r.nd an ornament to tho saQrice. Since ill'- r"Itellliiu be has been actively engaged in trying to In jure IU I iilon cause, and It will be remembered that be I vas Jo'.ucl with the notorious "French lady," in the seizure of the steamer Nicholas, at Baltimoro, which per. tun is now enjoying the pleasure of Fert ljifayette. Whether continued siccess shall attend liis ellorts (pro vided tile present one bo tri.e) remain* to be seen. Wnllurk'a Theatre. The new and spectacular druma entitled "The King of tin: Mountains" wns produced nt t his Imiiro Inst night, fur tl o first time, heroic u very full audience. Something* however, very elm ly resembling it ha?, if wo remember ni iyl.t, .i| jicarod elsewhere, under another name. Out ol' this we nre unwilling to complain, in cod s'dc.alion of the exeellenl acting and line scenic effects of the piecv If there in anything to criticise it is tho too frco use i f slang, which, although provoca tive of ii laugh at any given point in In decidedly hiwl taste. A captain in the I'nited states is n'?t usually the swaggering, swearing individual that Captain Walter liariif is in the play. 'I he character is excellently sus tained, but somewhat faulty In design, '1 he scene lies not far from Athens, amid mountain tops pictured in scenery, of nil hut the runuing water ol u bicli wc can not speak too highly. Th ' costumes aro charm teristic and elaborate, and except in the case o." 1 hotinl, the daughter of III ? brigand i hi-f, extreme y graceful. A longer skirt 1 and a lew other s i ;ht allt : atluiiH would remedy this last, and show oil to greater advantage a dress that for rich and varied ornament is quite uniq'.e. omitting tlie Cap tain, decidedly the most telling eliHrncters iu the play nr* Hadji Stavros. the brignndciiief, (Mr. C. 1'isher,) a Umdon Alderman, (Mr. Blake,) who never omits an opportunity to murder his h's, nud Christopborus, a m>nk,wlio, al though he tins little to do. does that little well, and the part is by no mi an.-nn easy one. The plot runs thus:? A party of KnglMi tuirUts meet Captain Harris ( l^ester Wallai k) lit Trieste, and accept n:i Invitation to visit Greece in his yacht. There, on Mount fames, they are Joined by an o.'d friend of the Captain, who is out on a botanizing expedition. They arc (aligned and hengry, and some miles away from any house of call; hut, fortu nately, the former lias a stock ol refreshments, which he generously .-liar* , with tlieni. The Captain has by this time become enamoured o| u y mug lady of tin' party, and another young Italy reei gnisis in his friend a hand some young student who had frequently cromwl her path at Baden. Just 111 ii an oid monk makes his apjieuranco, and Informs tlieni that the brigand* are out,, headed by lladjl, the terror or the country. Hereupon, there is a general retreat, which is immediately arrested, however, hv the appeal Mice of the brigands, who at I once proceed to Like possession of all the pur sea and I jewelry belonging to the party, who also are detained, j The chief of iin nktmi ant hiag <i the Mountains, however, who was not present, on hearing the circumstances, orders the piopertv to be re stored, with the addition of a trilling souvenir and his lieutenant to be i?it under arrest. The properly is according'y returned to them, but their relc-osj refused unless by the payment of a heavy ransom, which they are as much unable as unwilling to pay. The Feast of the Ascension follows aid th robbers hold their revels, in the inidst of which one of them, being drunk, drags a young lady of the prisoners into the riotous crowd. The gentle men prisoners at once spring to bur rescue, but are being overpowered, when I'hotini,n young lady of the party who hail Joined them at l'aris, suddenly silences tho disturbance by declaring herself to be tlic daughter of the brigand chief and "Princess of the Mountains. ' But this does not procure their liberation, fhov are removed to a higher (losltioii in the mounlalrs, where they attempt an escape, but fail. Afterwards enc ol' the ladips, who hap jK*ns to be the sister of the London banker ol the hriganit chief, produce,, money enough to pay tho runsoni, nnd takes the re ceipt of the latter for the amount. They arc, consequently, allowed to depart, but pursued ova in and brought bark oil the chief discovering that the lady who puid the ransom intended to have it deducted from his b ink' r's nc.'onnt. They are condemned to pun ishment, and i tie ef their number lobe hastiu/idood to death; but this is prevented by tho Captain seizing the daughter of the brigand chief and holding her over a precipice till tli" latter consents to reverse the sentence, arid even to forego the ransom. But to this last his fol lowers, clamorous for 'heir share <f tho money, aro op pc.-d, artaro in ().-? act of attacking him, when tho sudden appearance of the yacht s crew. which l ad been covertly ronl for by the Captain, spreads consternation through tho brigand fimp and e.isuros the h ippy return of the MH.vlnW travellers, the love of the two young couples nn an while progressing fast. The Inst scene before the curtain falls :s almost thrill ing and beautifully pictcfrial. The mountains in solemn n a esty rear their lofty summits above tho picturesque but agitated figures taking part in the melee below, while tho Captain waves the i-tars and Stripes over the precipice in joy of the rescue. Hi botanist, not withstanding his interest in "tho high born Mary Ann," is weak as a character, and would be almost better oil tlio stage. This, however, may be no fault of the actors, it contrasts unfavorably with the grand and powerfully sustained character of the Hadji, and the well acted drollory of Mr. Blake, whose appearance is always the signal for laughter. In conclusion, wo would remark, that the interval between the second and third acts is far too long, notwithstanding the pleasure of hear ing a good baud play. The Overland Mall. Atchison, Kansns, Oct. 14,1861. The statement made iu KaMcrn papers, that a party of secessionists attacked one of the overland coaches, is utterly false. They run with great regularity and with out trouble from auy source. The employes of the com pany, numbering jome hundreds, have all recently taken the oath of allegiance. Maps and siiecitlcations received from the surveying party on tho new route from Denver to Salt lake, x(1?w tho obstacles arc much less than were anticipated. The road can be obtained at compare lively small expense.