Newspaper of The New York Herald, October 17, 1861, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated October 17, 1861 Page 1
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THE NEW YORK HERALD. WHOLE NO. 9168. NEW YORK, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 18G1. PRICE TWO CENTS. THE REBELLION. Important Circular of Secre tary Seward to the Govern ors of Loyal States. Preparaf eoiiN for tlie Defence of the Nation. The Seacoast and Lake Fortifi cations to be Perfected. Brilliant Engagement Near Harper's Ferry. Three Thousand Rebels Repulsed by Four Hundred t'aion Troops* IMPORTANT FROM THE LOWES POTOMAC. The River Commanded by the Rel^l Batteries. The Gnnhoat Pawnee Cannon aded liy the Enemy. A Lar^e R '?el Force Concentrated on the River Dank* The Departure cf tlvo Rebel Com missioners for Zlurope. Ships-of-W;ir Sent in Pursuit of Them. &0., &C., &C. Oitt SPECIAL H'ASHlStlTO^ DESPATCHES. Washington, Oct. 10, ism. IMPORTANT CIRCULAR OF" THE SECRETARY OF 8TATS?IMPROVEMENT OP Ol'R SEA COAST AND LAKE DEFENCES. Tho following important circular tins boon sent to Gove-nor Morgan, anil similar ones to tlio Governors of all the .States on iho soaboard and lakes:? Department of State, i WAHnwoToN, Oct. 14,1801. J lo Hts Exckiainct, tiib Governor of tub :-tatk of New York:? Sir?Tho present insurrection had not even revealed Rpelf in arms when disloyal citizens hastened to foreign oounuios to Invoke their intervention for tho overthrow of tho government und tho destruction of th" federal Union. These agents arc known to have ma lo their ap peals to some o'.' tin? more Important States without suc cess. It Is not likely, however, that they will remain e ntent with sttcli refusal*. Indeed, it is uuder stuo.i that t!i"y aro In lurtrtou y endeavoring to accomplish their cisloyal purposes by degrees and by indirection. Taking advantage of the embarrass ments of agriculture, man ? facturo and commerco in fo reign countries, resulting from tho insurrection they havo bu :gu ated at home, the> s .1; to involve our amnion co in ry in controversies with Stats with which every public interest and every Interest of mankind require tint It shall remain in relations of peaee, amity and friendship. I am alilo to suite lor your snt;8laclion that tho prosed for any such disturbance is now lets serious than it has been n' any previous period during the course of the in surrection. It is, nevertheless, necessary now, as it has hitherto been, to take every precaution that is passible to avoid tho evils of foreign war, to 1?j superinducixl uixm those of civil commotion which we are endeavoring to cure. One of the most obvious of such precautions is tlint our i<orts and harbors on the sens and lakes should be put in a condition of complete defenc , for any tuition may bo Eaid to voluntarily incur danger in tempestuous seasons wlien it fails to show that it has sheltered itself on every side from which the storm might possibly come. Tho measures which the Executive can adopt hi this emergency are such only as Congress has sancti d, and lor which it 1ms provided. Tho President is putting forth the most diligent effort* to execute these measures, aud wo havo tho great satis" faction of sfreing that these efforts are seconded by the favor, nid tind support of a loyal, patriotic an . sclfsacritlcllig people, who aro rapidly bringing the military ami naval force of tho United States into th highest state of elliciency. lint Congress was chiellyub sorbed during in recent oxtra session with tliose mea Bures, and did not provide as amply as could bo wished tor the fortification of our sen and lake coasts. In pre vious wars the loyal States havo applied themselves by indopendi nt ami separate activity to tlx' support and aid of the federal government in its arduous responsibilities. The same disposition has been man;Uiste.l in adyre eminently honorable by all the loyal States during the present insurrecti' n. .In view of th s fact, and r.-lying upon tlio increase and continuance of the same disposition on tho part of tlic loyal States, the President has <liri cted me to invite y?;:r consideration to the subject of tho improvement and perfe ction of th" defences of the State ovor which you preside, and to ask you to submit the subject to the con si deration of tho lx'.islnture when it shall have assem bled. Such proceedings by th< State would require cnly a temporary use of its means. Tho expenditure s ought to be made tho subject of con. Terence with lis: federal government. Peine thus made, with the concurrence of t.Ite government, for general de fence, there is eve y reason to bolleve that Congress would sanction what tho Mate should do, and would pro vide for it^ reimbursement. Should ihese sugcestlor.s be accepted the President will dlroct tho proper ag"nis of tho federal government to en fer with you, and to superintend, direct and conduct tho prosecution of the Fygt. m of defence of your State. 1 havo the liois r to be, sir, Your obedient servant, VT. II. SEWARD, th, AFFAIKS ALONG TliK UNION LINKS. There was a skiruiiBh bttwwo Gen. Frauklln's pickets and ttio rebels last evening, In which one of our privates was killed. The rebels were repulsed. From the observatiory at Upton's Hill to-day a large rebel force, consisting of cavalry and detached companies of Infantry, were seen on the Leesburg turnpike, four wiles from Falls Church. Twenty-threo army wugons accompanied them. TImj supposition Is that they wero ou a foraging expedition. The divisions on the right of the artny were under arms at two o'clock this morning, in consequence of an a'arm by the firing of the pickets of the Seventy ninth N w York, between Falls Church and Lewlnsville, but there was nothing worthy result. Captain Mott, of tho New York battery, reports that while protecting tho volunteers felling tho woods at l.ew- | Insvillu he saw distinctly a prominent rebel offioor, but | refrained from shooting him on a moment's reflection thut j picket firing was a barbarous and murderous practice. I M irreU Allen, of the New York Thirty fifth regiment, Company II, wu dangerously woumled to-day by the rebel pickets at liarrctt's Hill, beyond Falls Church. CONCENTRATION OP REBEL FORCES ON THE LOWER POTOMAC. Information received hero warrants the Ik lief tlmt 14 forco of from thirty to forty thousand of tho rebel army have been posted lietween the Oocoquan aud Aqula creeks iu tho vicinity of tho Potomac river. Tho mam 1**1) of t'lis force is said to be at Evausport, called on some of the mai>s Shipping Point. It is evident that this large fjree has been placed iu this |x sition to prevent an anticipated forward movement of our army in that direction. Tho road to tho rear of Manassas Junction is known to be there, and tho rebels aro becoming peculiarly sensitive about any demonstrations iu that quarter. FII'TY THOUSAND l.OYAL KENTUCK1AN8 IN Till-: FIELD. The news from Kenlui ky is most cheering. There arc already over fifty regiments of i.intuc ;ians in the Uelil or rapidly organizing. This is nearly twice tho quota that would be apportioned to that State of the five hundred thousand that were authorized by Congress to be received. Tit:: APPOINTMENT OF GENERAL MITCHELL TO A COM M AMi I.N KENTl CKY. The assignment of (general Mitc hell, in the place of Gon erui Thomas, to the command of tho troops at Camp I:ick Robinson, in Kentucky, is much murmured at by tho Kentuckiaus. General Mitchell may bo quite as effi cient, but tho people of Kentucky know General Thomas, and have coufidt tioo in him, and are anxious that he shall retain the command. THE KEl'OKTKU LOSS OF THE UNITED STATES STEAMER SARANAC. The Navy Department is satL-fled, from official informa tion in its possession, that the steamer Sarauac is at San Francisco un iorgi ing repairs. It is therefore untrue that she was rtccntly 1< st i ll the mouth of tho Mississippi in a sun in. ARRIVAL OF Silt',J AMES FEKGUSSON AND HON. Mil. BURKE PROM MANASSAS JUNCTION. Sir James Fergusson, Baronet, aud Hon. .Mr. Burke, M. 1'., arrived li re to-day from Manassas Junction under a flag of truce. TI!E ARMY. Colonel Taylor, of the Thirty-third New York, has been temporarily appointed to the command of (fen. Stevens' brigade, the latter hariug been detached for important service elsewhere. The New York Seventy ninth, or Highland regiment, is n"w under command of Captain Morrison, the senli r Captain of tho regiment, which has neither a Lieutenant Colonel nor Major. The following or er has been issued by General Mc Clellan:? GENERAL OltOEHS?NO. 23. lllSAWtVAItTiSIl* A I'M V UK THE POUIMAO, ) Washington, Oct. 10, 1S01. j I. All soldiers In confinement iu charge of the various guards in this artny, against whom there are no charges, will bo released from coniin-mi nt at.d restored to doty. The attention ? i ail oilicers is direc .ed to p.uagrapli liJ'i ol tho Itevi.- d ltegclatliiiis of 1861, whieh requires prisoners under guard, without written charges, to be released at guard monnting, unless orders to the contrary bo given by tlie e mm ,n .ing officer. II. All iipplical.ii us for leaves of absence for officers nod ferioug. s for soidieis, for a perlol exceeding forty eight hours, must be forwarded for consideration at theso head'ii arti rs: nor can any officer or s( Idler puts beyond tlie limits ol this army without the (auction ol the Major Gene: a commanding. III. Ke.'iments of infantry, serving ns such, belonging to this army, are prohibited from retaining in tlidr i*'s session piec s of field artiliary. All Hold guns now in tho hands ol such tro|ifi will be turned in without delay u> the W'.i hington Arsenal. IV. The cavalry .issigtied to divisions will lie under the imnied.ate ? rders of the division command rs,aiid will not be assi :i ed to brigades, except lor special service. Py ( mmiti'l of Major (ieneral MijCLKLI.AX. S. Wiu.ums. Assistant Adjutant General. Kii UAim B. Itivis, Aide-de-Camp. PRESENTATION OF COLORS TO TUB SECOND FIRE ZOUAVES. The ; eeond New York Fire Zouaves, attached to Pickles' brigade, wero to-day presented with a stand of colors from the firemen of that city. THE t.ANPElt LEGION IN WISCONSIN. Hie votes of the Hon. J( lm F. P Iter's district, In Wis cor.slu, have raised a legion, to be called Lander's Body G .aril, and have mado application to Genoral Winder that this cor; s be attached to his brigade, In lienor Of his gallant conduct in tlw Potter and I ryor A'.fair. General Ijinikr acknowledges the compliment, and replies that while h would like to have the legion attaclw il as a por tion ol his ciroinand, that liu does not lvlicve, in body guards. REVIEW OF THE KOUKTII It HO IE ISLAND REGIMENT. The Fourtli IJiodo is.and regiment, whli h h:is boon in ci'.mp here about a week, ma le a drers parade this afternoon, und were reviewed by tho President. No ro- I gula s in their holiday attire ai d most precise nv V"nicn:s | over made a better presentation. Pai ticular attentionhas I boon paid to the minutest detail. Colonel Me. 'arthy, its I ei mm n<!?r. pr U'd to the Pros ide: t by Govi : n- r Sprague, and was i.l hiy complimented ni^on the excel li nee of his regiment uti.i their accuracy of ia ?vemont. He is one of th ? most, efficient ofltoas >11 tlie service .\s Major ol the Sixteenth Unit ? 1 states infantry. he ach evetl a reputation as a drill officer and a manager i f military matters that was unsurpassed, ami although a resident of Washington, induced Governor Spragoe to elicit his an. ceptnnce of the colonelcy of tha . tho finest reglmmt Hho.e Island h.u- raised. TIIE REPORTED KECBOTTINe FOR THE UNION ARMY IN IRELAND. The anno inc un.mi of ;h ? Dublin Burning Poet that agents of tho AmerV an govt raneut vera h> ming throt; li Ireland for recruits for our arm;: is witho;' tiio s ightest foundation in truth. There may be agent* of tin ?overn mi nt abroad purchasing arms, b. I there Is not the slightest nocd to go outsi'lo of the loyal St .ties for tw oe tlie number of men tin: govern?; tit requires in our am y. ARRIVAL OF GENERAL AN PERSON. General Aimers* 4i, rooei.tiy t< from the command of tlie Department of tbeCuudntiand, HITived bere but ni.'!it. fRKSENTATION Ot A SWORD OK HONOR TO GENERAL ASI'Kl - OS. The committor app* '? '?*?! l?y t'1" City Council of Phila delphia to p:ese>i| a sword i'General Rob -t ABderson. per.ormed that otiloe to-night, u t!i i request of (ieneral Anderson the presentation was u.u inl.r.nally in hie own parlor at AVill.i: t's Hood. Tl. <: : milt' - was com l? sed of Messrs. John Cr -ig. chairman, Alexander T. Dick on, M. J. Do . ?>. \V. W. Sat- dley, mid John Me Mac kin, of tit ? >et t'< uncil, anil A. J.Catii erwood.Kd. C. Quin, Sawuci H. Case, J. a. I'eule and Samuel W. Cattell of At Common Council. Jh< .'?word wis prepared by Bail'lJT k Co., of Phila.1 , ina, undor tho dir ction o: - Cailwrwoed, y.v Miickin and CatteU. It is an elegant Duuas cus blado, army regulation pattern, with heavy hilt surmounted with an eagle of "ii>! gold supported hy two enamelled sliieldB. Iho guard was sup ported by u vine of oak leaves and acorns. Tlie handle is sot with amethysts and upon the guard the Initials " it. a." are inscribed in dlmmx s. Tho scabbard Is of solid silver heavily gil<ie<l I'pon the side are tho arms of the Stale of I'cimsylvtiUil and the city of Phllxlelphia in solid gold. H bear.i the Inscription, "Tho Oily "f Philadelphia to Robert Aader son, I'uited States Army. April 22. IrtOl?a loyal cRy to a loyal soldier. He hero effort Hi.mti r." Arc >mp toying lit ? sword was a beautifully engrossed copy i the resolutions oi the City Council of Philadelphia, o! April 2'J. ordering - ho pi est ntati< n of th sword. Tho swor I WW presented by Thee. Cuyier, Esq., Presi dent of the i ? 1 1 W Council of i'hilanclphia, with the foU lowitit; remark".? Gsneiul Ani'I ii ov?Jho city of J'hilalo'phtxfenUs me? and those who accompany mo, upon a mission to you. W o arc charged by our follow citizens to present you with thin sw.tiI. We have chosen to present tins testimonial in tliis informal manner because we believe it is more ill consonance with your feelings, as it is certainly more more in accordance Willi our own. Iho city ol Philadelphia desires to express her love lor tie1 soldier and tliu patriot, she desires to attest her recollection of that (jre.it event in the history of tlio country with which your name is Inseparably counectci), and they present you, as u token of tlieir gratitude uiid regpcct, with this sword, which I now hand you. General Anderson replied as follows ? returning from a mission unfilled, sent back by my physi cian, I receive this sword with feelings of the deepest respect ami regard. But It gives a melancholy cast to my ili" ghu that I receive i! at ft tine- when 1 am ordered by my physicians to return from what I had hoped would prove a tl 'Id of usefulness, to wliero I hope, by tln? blessing of (Sod, my health may be restored. Philadelphia in the Queen city of that State which was the tlrst to honor me by resolutions approving my course in Cha> !e t> n harbor. Tiie city of Philadelphia was the tlrst to do me the honor in, as I have boon told, the largest assemblage ever bold tin re, to pass resolutions praising me for what I have dot e. Coming to my home, 1 had no means "i knowine whether my course bad been approved by my follow countr> men. I had no < no with mo with whom to advise. The persons with whom I was a*s > cialed were all new to me. I did not know whether 1 could consult tafoly with thcin. 1 was left to s.elt c unsel only from that soi rve from which ?s a Christian 1 have iilis iys sought advice. I cannot attempt lo express the feelings with which I recdvo this testimonial. In the tbaikfulnoss of my heart I pray to (toil that, if over I have occasion to use it, it shall be h . d on lb ? side o! .in.? t'c i, truth and roligiou. The war In which our country Is r lgnged is, I bellcvo in my heart, ('syine his hiiKl uI?>n Ins breast) a li !y and a jt.st war. Though the hour bo da k, 1 havo no doubt, no fears of llr- Una! result. 1 believe that our nation l as mi ii d 1 believe tin I wo have in the greatness t> which wo havo attaine d within a few years forgotten our dut> to (iod and our government. Wu are unit' r one of the best governments the world over saw. Wo did not feel its power. Wo wore placed by (Iod Inch a1 ove the nations of the earth, and wo gave ere lit to ourselves ru'lier than to Him for 111" t o.-ition wo had oss iiucd. I thank you. sir, for tlio handsome man ner in which you have addressed mu on this occasiiu. I beg you to receivo and to convey to the city you repro sem, my sincere nnd hearty flanks for tlio beautiful tdtmi ma; | csoii i d to me. CONDITION OK AFFAIK8 IN NEW MEXICO?LOYAI.TY OF Tin: INHABITANTS AN1) INDIANS OF AKI/ONA. The Indian Agent for New Mexico has Just arrived here direct fn m that Territory. 1'rcvious to his departure all tlio principal men of the Xavajoe Indians cume to Santa Vo and made a treaty i f peace with the government, '.villi the exceptii n of those of Arizona. where a small force of Tex.ans have posse.- ion, through the treachery of Colonel I-oriig. The Union force il. rem, under Col. ( at by, who C' tumands that Military Department, is from twelve to fifteen hundred, whil ? the citizens have raised three full regiments. Mr. Stock reports thw people as !< yal to a man. The object of the ri l?i Is is represented us being to seize the gov rnment sti res rather than to i ndeavor to conquer tin untry. There wen n>> disturbances on the Plains, nnd when Mr. Stork was passing over them the Indians were in the best possible humor, from tbofactof tlieir receiving presents and itnuullics. CONDITION OF AFFAIRS IN DACOTAH TEKBITORT? ilOSTIi.ITV OF THK INDIANS. letters received by the Commissioner of In Jian Affairs this m >rning from Superintendent Burleigh, dated l a cotah Territory, October I, represent the condition of alfairs in his niji ncy 11 bo most deplorable. The In Hans under his cliur jc are making exorbitant demands, and when refused threatened vengeance upon the agent and n'l the projH'rty under his Jurisdiction. Iho u;:ont st ites that the Indians are put up to this work by a few wliito men. who are doing all Iti their power to bring about a slate of hostilities between the Indian tribes and the white population of tlio Western borders. lie is fearful he will bu compelled to abandon his agency unless the government render him immediate assistance by sending three or four companies of United Stales troops. Tlio whole Sioux Nation, he says, are rip'j lor rebellion, and he is afraid they will bo down upon the frontier and wipe oui tlio white population. TIIREGULAR TROOPS RECENTLY ARRIVED FROM UTAII. Major Chary, Quartermaster United Slates Army, ar rived hero last night, in advance of a large body of regulars?infantry, cavalry and artillery?on the way from Utah. It is not yet decided whether they will c< me hero or be employed in Missouri or Kentucky. EXPECTED RETURN OF TIIE SECRETARY OF WAR. Secretary Cameron and Adjutant General Thomas are expected to return fruiu their trip to Missouri to morrow afternoon. AFFAIRS IN NKW GRANADA?CHANUE IN THE CLAIMS COMMISSION. Py intelligence received here from New Granada of a late date, it appears that Mosquera, the reecnt successful revolutionary 1'resi lent of that country, has rovoki d tlio authority of Mr. llurtado, the Commissioner to adjust the claims betw ion that government and the United States, and appointed his brother, Manuel Marie de Mr* quera, Commissioner and Minister to the United States. O ir government, it is believed, will not recognise tlio right, und'T iho treaty, for Mosquera to revoke the up polntment of Mr. Hurtado, he having entered upon his duties connected with that treaty. IMPORTANT FROM THE LOWER POTOMAC. Atlmk of (lif TN'ltrl Rnttcrle* on flic I'nwiU'f un?! Ht.unit V.inon?l lu- River Co in in a in.'t'tl i>y t'ie Enrm}', tCe., ifcr. I N:n:n :'r.iw Kkmak k. ) OlT I.VT'IAN Head, I o;o,\!A<: ltivr.n, Out. 10, 1SBI. j Th ? steamer Yunken loft Washlrg!/n lut-1 ul ? Ut, alxmt ey.it o'elook. and fjirhoroii at t! place. At flvo o'clock Uiis iik rning tho I'uwn*, towed My two tugboats, and aeo.ompanUsI by th" Mount Vornon, pi. - I tho Yankee rn In r way from Washington down tli ? river, upon which Comraodoro Craven ordered tlie V i kee to weigh and stooil down tbc ri\ r alter thcoih' r VOKSoiS. niitiio Pawnee arriving within range of the batteries IU Kva'isjxirt lire was o;.> ned on It t iroiri tho shore, and s mn another battery, farther below, joined 1:1 the e?i:i tkii a:lc.l was on h ird the Ytuikeo at tlrMirri '. having coin down from Washington ou her, and wiun'sswl tlio wild" affair. The Unties from (ho gutts were so vivid that, thmtgh i??v back was t 1111 d tovurds ti..' battery wh 11 tin- first shot wasllied, I distinctly saw the glare as if it was lightning. The Yankoe was about throe mil ?? frota Evansport at tli" time, and none of the pens were ainesd at her, though from the shrl 1 whWtlo ol th.< elongated Boot, whieh seeni 'd Ui p. bs ci 'se by our stern, i thought so at iirst. Neither the Pawnee nor tho Mount Vernon r"turnod the (ire, preferring to run the gauntlet in the dark to reveal ing their position nioro clearly t>y tho Hashes of their gins. On board tho Yankee both of the after pun? were manned, ready lor any emergency, but tluy wore not used. The a:fair lasted .'is long as Iho Pawnee and the other v .-.-I were within range. A tle y c mtinue'l down the rive.- I have n< t been able to "ertatn whether either of ttiern w.'Ui hit. Ore: shell, however, exploded very near t . the I'lnutatnl some ?,f th,- shots may have taken effect. Tii bnt'.eri"S <?< n inaud the river entirely. The Harriet I-atiC li m just arrived from Woshinst n. and Comtn di r. Craven has removed on b ard la itnaiit Cointnatieliui; Hubert Townsend uomMtiidln her. An i r'e. r of th ? Jacob ltell, who bus carefully re. n noit rul the Shi; ping P unt bittery on the I'oUima . :<ay? tluit there are six guns iti position, all apparently '1' heavy ordnance. The river thero is about one mic wide, lnteil g v.il 'lllcors say thai tho statement to the elfoet that tnere are six miles of batteries below Snipping I'oait * all nonseuso. Vessels mitfit bo annoyed by batteries from tho glare for a mile below there as far as i dwardsport, but l*nw that point the Vir; inia rhore rr? e(' s from the chantl'i, and tho river widt ns, mi tlmt batteries would bo Uheliss if planted there, mm-on or i if iitee.n guns are about <lie extent of tlicir armament theroubouts. Washington, Oct. 16?Eveninf. nw Harriet lano lian just returned from II Ir.liun Head, with Commoilore Craven onboard. Slio is aimed with thirty-two pounders and one oiglit inch rifle pin on her forn a?tle. She will require a much more iormllabie avmametit than thirty-two pounders to cope wiU tho le w batteries, and will proluUily return to-morrow with a very dilierent armament. Itv an arrival this afternoon fr< m the I/<wor Potminr it I? a-c Tialno l that Ik th vessels had safely (passed Wyond all reach of dinger fryni the rebel batteries. THE ESCAPE CF THE NASHVILLE. The Departure of New Rebel Commis sioners to Europe.from Charleston. Ex-Scnutor Slidell Minister to Frunce nntl Ex Seuutor Mason Minister to England. Three Steam Ctitn boats Despatcli Interrstluc: Details of the Escape and of the Persons ou Hoard the Nashville, Our Wiu-h'nRtna despatches of October 14, publlshod pn Tuesday, m 'i ir despatch from llaltimore, dated t'o lobi r IS, published in yesterday's piper, informed < 'ir I 'u. is of tho fuel limi the rebel stoamer Nashville had escape.; ir??n> i b.nlonuiii, bivli:){, by Mine str t <in, evaded the I Ml' S'.'lt s steamers blockading I'll I "I t, mi I tliut .-lie had i D board an p.ifscn.n r- Senator il.i > II,

us Mintor lri a tli<' t'liifclernto States toKnglaud, and Senator Si. e'l. is M nister lo France. Tiny were accom pan led b\ llu'ir niiti s, and had everylinn# ,ou loird, such as paper", &>?., that culd In any w ay tond to lullu criuo liio fun ,?!i Power# to which they arc delegated. The lVtersba(Va.) Ktpr>n throws a littlo more light on the subject iu the following extmet:? Th' N'.uh\ '.I e ran the blockade on Friday nL'ht, under c.uimaiid of Lieutenant K' li ri H. lVgrum. (This IV);i nil entered the I m.i* Sim s service hi 1S99, and at the tune h"ftllit!'s . i mmcnced wnn on duty at the Navy Yard, No' iolk. He in a Virginian by birth ) She t:tl's .is passengers Hon. .lames M. Mario i and .lohn Slidell. I lie lirst . e acm-diled Commissioner lo the OMft of St. .i.iio.". a id i lie latt r goiuj: in tie' same capacity to tho Court i f st. i loud, .tallies IMward McKarlaiut, Esq., of Petersburg, g ii s as private secretary lo Mr. Mason, and the Mm . (ieorge EustH, or New Orleans, as secretary i to Mr. Sliii"!l. The Nashv.de. of course, takes out a l ull mail and valu able oiiiciiil <i> niu .itsiorihei'oiifodcr.ito Commissioners wh ? have been on the Continent for many month , pa-i. Tile N:..-'I:vil:- is-;i 11. b -one i f the .? wiflivt steamers that ever plied the American waters, and for seveial years ran a a | asseiorer mid mail boat between New York il l Cli -'ei.ion. Her O stein House measurement is about twelve bundled t> ns. And the YPi; 'cluster R< jmbUran, of September '.!7lh. Iti^ furiiis ns that the? H"n. .Klines M. Mason '.eft (? wi vest. rday, m ratit* to Kicniond, on Ids w.i,. t ? i hi gland, tho Couto lerat ? M iu Isier t.? iin t'oiirt .?; SL. Jan May success attend Ins mis: i n ai d L> - roiurn with renewed hea th and vigor to his tunny fli. uds. etl ia Fursiiit. &c., &c., &c. THE REI1EL STEA.MEE NASIIVILI.E. The Nashville, tlf steamer tlmt has run the blockade conveying to Euro; tli<? two Mini tors- mentioned abovo, was lormerly used us a passenger vessel between this p >rt and Charleston, and belonged to the line < 1' Spoflbrd, 'lilo.-t'U it Co. She was seized by (lie rebels, and h is since be ti convert; I into a so called war ft sscl, but bur build,speed and age aro l> it i'l adapted to any such use, and nine Of our vessels need be afraid of coming into a close encounter with her at onee. she lucks the strength to b ? ir even tlio recoil of her ow ;i nuns, if thoy are of any w 'ieht. Sho was built in this city in the year 1863, ks rated 2, arid is 1 ,--0 tons burthen. HUB COMJtANDKU. Captain Kobert. li. ]'<gram, cnimandor of the rebel Itoamcr Nnshvi . w is formerly utta< lied to the I'liltod M il-1 Navj , la w h.cll he held the position of Lieutenant. He was b"rn In Virginia and appointed from tliat State, llis orytnal entry into the uav.v was in the month of February, 1529. His total sen Fervlco waa about sevon t 'en years, on sliore about < ight years, and tho balance of his time was unemployed. Ha va in tho navy nearly thirty-two years, lie lias been lately encaged on tlie c iust surv. y. BCi too, liU'j Hollins and ethers,turned his back to the fiag, under winch ha had served for a long period,at the breaking out of tho present rebellion. B<"ire this I ieute ant I'cgram had won for himself the respect of tie' public at large, nnd of his fellow olBcersi by the good qualities he had always shown and his ct ol courage. He had rendered himself popular by his connection with tho affair ?f the Water W uh In tlie Pai aguaj wute: In connec tion with the Japan expo dition, where bis coolness and daring secured for him th* thank- of the I ritbli Admiralty, mid n handsome sword ft out his i/itivo &ate. Since his resignation from tiie United Suites service, and Ma entry Into the diminutive navy of the rebels, he has ap;>oarc.l liut once, previous t" the (r -sent affair, and that was at tl e alfair at Sew.Ul's Point, where he commanded the gun which partly disa Med the Harriet lane. Captain 1' ; r m is not uione in the rebel e Tvic : he lias i datives in high position th're. Ifip nephow, J..hn retrain, a gradual. of W? st Point, and for a long time in the serv ee i r the United States, holds now th ? posite n of a Colonel In the rebel army, and iu the late t ng.ement at I.iurel 1:ui, Western Virginia, was tak' n pn ? nor by th- 1'nion troops. GOVERNMENT STEAM El !S IN PURSUIT OP THE NASHVILLE. y,. ter.'ay morning Captain Dupont received orders from l! ? <! irtm. at Vi.shington to dci|iaii -ft si earners after :!(??> tbvi!> with tho lea: I p ?-ih!e delay, Olid, ic cori'ulg to order, ho at once sent oil' the st itiers Alabama and Aug !??, from his squadron in ?i: - K<rth river, tor tho purpose of overtaking a:.d capturing tho Xushville, and at th" atne time C- mtnainier Maxwell Woodhull, of the stoati er Ccnnee icnt. roct ived orricis to Ilk'\v:So prepare and pr.ee I i ?<???, ?n tho sa?i:? errand. Ho at once got :.g in n i'.du.esa, and tic three vossds a:c now in l II ; ur'tiil uf the r. be! at.eaB.er. STliAMWt AtOC.-TA. Tl;i: ;iik. steam r is ene of tho purchased vessels, and 1..i- heen fltted up bv th" government us a shir:-of-\var. .he'... but lately gone i.:fo cotiiBti Hion , and Was ol:e of the vc- s! >t h tvo been ly ing In Our wute! s for the la t t",.. ? r three v.'"'' ? She i:, :? lirst class steamer, of over 1 to;;.-' In; i"-!i. end was le : i in this city in 1802. sho is in < . ::--i i eonuitii.n f..r a chaf .or if Deeds ho a light* '.liefe, - . mg i-5 a list of her ofKcura:? CV iMiKitirfo- S. ??. I'an' ?. / ?/ nm- ? '!? I- H< w, ? , . A' t; -/ M' J. 1.. V. ats n, N*. II. In ath and H, T. Wyat t. AtriaUm* Sv>'< ir.v?Vf. 11. Holmes, J 11, tie.." .:i 1 ane. FitH -i o Fnyin </??G. V. Sloat. .... ?' .'<inl J'.njjium?M. I". l heevers. 7/,-,'r.' I ?i</(.neer.'?1-. A. James, D. J. Pltfloclc and a . U irnmn. if h i 'I :.,*?J. W. Jolinstun, W. Cummlng and J. W. Worth. THE FTEAHEIt ALAItAlIA. Tlie A! ibamn is a Ve.-?oJ a'm 11 similar to the Augusta, and lias un-ieri;on# tho same transformation In in a Bierdtam . - el into a war steamer that the Au-rusta ! as. T.ie Alabama has the ad', antago o being soino y ru y. i;,:. I.. vi:i~ been built in 1. 6U she is ..lout 1,300 ti-.- burl In n, and has the < haraci .? ot being a fast sailor, Mio h;. but j':3t gono into commission, with the follow ( ?mm"n<irr?I t.unier. J A* .'??/' -K. V.'. Henry. Aebinc Ma i r ?W. J. Powers, C. C. Iliilnrd and J. S. Iieiif:-'. Art. ? gl' ? ...??'. '<T? W. 8. 11 afford. I iiwt Kvit'iufi?H. M'- on. 1 A r Enginv' r?R.i: rryman. Thiol ? ? 'ant Fngituxn?It. Hamilton, (J. McDonald and It. T yl r. O'-mf?A. Evarson. MuU *'? ?G. 1'. L e and N Kni.th. STKAMKR CONN .( CT. Tho steamer Connecticut, Commander Woodhull, has Just been newly fitted out at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and i in oKceli.'Bt i indltftn. Like tho vet -eb? named abovo Bbo was purchased by the government, for block a ling purposes, irhe Is a large side nheol steamer of 2,200 tons burthen. H e hap already made ono voyage to tho i.ulf, !\nd ? f.1 Is are ibe character of being a very fu-t vessel having made the passage from Key West totttfi city in thrar daya and twenty hours. Mio was built in this nity wii'nn a very phort time. Should sho encounler the Nai-hville-, iIhtc is no doutit whatever us to the result of tlie meeting. THE REBEL MINISTERS AVIIO THEY ARE. We append brief sketches of ex-Senators John Slid. 11 and Jam s M- Mas-in, tho two min sters now on ooard tho Nashville. They will bo found interesting, as they sho.v their autocodents in conueotlon Willi tlio United States Leglalaturo,and iu theoaso of Mason, his Illness for h.s would bo position as Minister to Rtigland, on account of 'he knowledge he acquired of foreign diploma!lo relations during his connection with the federal tongrcsa; SKETCH OK JAMES M. MASOM. Janu s M. Mason ia a native ?f Virginia, and was born near Washington, November 3,1708. Ho graduate In IMS at the University <>f Pennsylvania, and soon alter commenced the study of tho Uw at William and Mary s College. He was admitted to practice in 1R20, after a short probation In tho office of Benjamin Watkliis Leigh, at Richmond, hi 1826 hta political career commenced wlili his election to tlio House of Delegate's. Declining a re-election to this imslllon he was chosen 1 member of the House of Representatives from tlio district compoead of Frederick and Shenandoah counties, and In 1847 was el.* ted by tlio Virginia l.<gis. laturo to the United States Senate?a position to which U ' had been successively electwl every term since, and was to hold until next year. On tho breaking out of the pre sent difficulties he took a prominent part In their dovo lopement, and was chosen to the Confederate ?ingress from the Eighth district of Virginia. During Ills term of . (11 o in tho United States Senate be was Chairman oi tlio Commlttoe on Foreign Atllilrs, and was tb roighl, l?Ml* 'I ? on all mailers connected with our foreign rotations. SKKTCH OP JOHN PUPKU.. John PlldeJl is a native of New York State, wh?ro ho was born about tho year 17U3. Going to New Orleans "logo k his fortune," he was enabled with the education which lie had picviously received to rise rapkl'y 1" h>* legal studiea, and was admitted soon after. 11 s first public imsllton was that of United Slates Mistrlct Attor ney at New Orleans, to which position he was ap pointed by President (General) Jackson. He was eV cted frequently to tho Stale Legislature, mid while a member of Oongresa was up lolntod Minister l'len.,>otentlary and Knvoy Extraordinary t<> Mexico, us a last means of averting tho war which w is just then on the point of breaking out with that country. His nils ion, it ia almost needless to state, was fruitless. Si>unt' r Slidell was an ardent partisan of th- \ncnc.ui iaitu n project for the abaorptlon of the Spanish, Mexican and Indian races by tho Anglo Saxon, and partially lor this reason was appointed l>y President Pierce United States Minister to Central America, lie s ibse piently succeeded Soule in tho Senate. when tho latter wag up pointed Minister to Madrid, and held that position wh n Umlsiann seceded, llo was offered the ministership to Paris by Bucluiuan, but declined, undoubtedly fcecnuso lie had plenty to attend to nt home, lie is now a fcwrnber of the robel tr?ni l/misiaua. INTERESTING PTATKMENT OP REFUGEES FKOM RICHMOND. i . KTltr.Vf.TIt ANt> CONDITION OK MA'ilUM'.H S ltM M. K01SCE3?TIIK KIIUTIKll' ATFONS AT YOII'lTOWN IM PCI'.l.'NAUbK?IMlCMITAtil.K 8PIK1T OK TUB UK BBLK. KTC. Two Intelligent men, who were talren prisoners by tlic Elizabeth City Cavalry, on suspicion of lining str ngUnli n nvti,called at our office > Mterday ,and furni. bed. u ' relia. bio information reepoctln.' the stateef allairs m and about Richmond. Their statement was premised .by tho mr ration of tho particulars at'en 'Ing their arrest. It up jk ots that on tho 6th of Juno, while they wore standing at tho doors of their own hou-es, a detachment ol FJlrabethCity Cavalry approached, and, without giving any explanation, took them int.. custo y and conveyed them to Big lJcthel, tho intention being to send thorn to Yorktown on the following morning, In order that they mi lit be tried before Colonel (now General) MagnK, T. Th y remained at Yorkuwn eight days, durl .g which I time no charges were brought against them, "n I cms -- I qucntly no hearing was had bejel" any tilbu:>:il. I he ' prsouers wero then removed to Richmond, a id immedl ately consigned lo prison, and remained in the county jail till the 8tli of tho present month, when the order for th ir divhurgo was granted. This long period ol incarwation was endured without any cause being assigned in tho part of the rebels, savo a vague g.splcion that at some time or oilier they atVorded asHiatance to the Union trsips, although th re was tu t the slightest proof addi.cod to cont'.nn tlio s's icion. On being discharged a pass was gt anted to them in n <h r that they might reaih their families; biit they hud uo money and very little clothing, and as they could not rcp?H the picko', they wore ob'lged to mako their osoai* to Fortress Monroe, from which p ace they BUi. led for New York, arriving early yesterday morning. They Btato tl.at whiio tie y were confined in Jail at K chm ?d they scarce y had ns much food as wonhs appose tho r hunger, and,Judging from their pli; sic '1 app arance, wo have reason to bollevo that their statement iu tins re. P]??ct is correct. Iu reference to tbo c.nditi. n ?C ther. b d army?and this is the most Inte estlig and Important I art of their mirrativo?ihcy state that the numher ol trixps at New Kent, Willliimi-burg, Charles City and Richmond was very small, the main body of M.igrodc '8 army (consisting In the nemgato of 27,000 men) having b en withdrawn to King's mill, Youngs mill and U?"s re. on the Warwick side or the river. Magruder has, In ari' ltlon to I ls27,0(X) infantry, at.out 11.000 cavalry, ?illis int' rniatio:i our iufornu nt received from one < t ? -m . . ud >r ;? men. Thefo troi i* aro well c'athed and c >m I'l.rt tble for this s?8 n of tho year, but will need warm er apparel us winter approaches. While tlwy aro ci nipaiutlvely well olf in this respect, and a so h>aids btce st' fs, Hie army, as i wlbi.le is very sickly. On tlxj 7th of the present in mth , hutslred 1 i k ; oldiers were b?ought from the camps ,|,? <;,oei brier river, aud Ihirc were an mlnr in the ,ank* who wore inelllci. :,t on aor, unt of their want of physical vigor, lheae returned prisoners eoitl ni tlio Ftat mont already pnt.li hod regp.etiug the roloaao o Uni.n prisoners at Rldimond. Ah has been already stated, they say that there aro very few troops in liich" moi.d at tho priemt tini;' and it w is seppesod that a week mo u^t Suu'.iny 4,000 rebel triKi,? le.t Richmond I to go further north. It >s said by those men I that the rebel (oruttaitions mo v<v.v strong at | wmian.si.r.rg an! other i . <s. e .eciaoy at ^ o ;K.a n, SlKSJit ipmi'n S ' th,'.t. . ?.l ?.( .?iii.iic.i. , Iii.g tlielr .m nn.eli' the\ '<1 :d II >t, o. cu-.s ,haiu ve.y III eli ae l?' tiio -tale .1 ' uiiong tlf I- Pee lit. I mm hat i <'iivi:.t.? n -l.ej h ?;??? -t iiitervms i He prison, l '? 'o,uI,. r ers are h ... '1 I- light it oi.t Th y > iy ? ? y .... i i; ? 11 x* 1" ? '' there ,s a in uj alive, , u i ti e:.,whe.i tin* V..:.!-??< - Wi'V " in 1 ?' 'i Miii iiti! v tin-in, il? ? womoii and chiKlrcu win ?ariy < n the war. ANOTHER ARRIVAL FROM THE SOUTH. I I r< iii t In* i iiiia l .|tliin i. g r,Oot. 16.j Mr. WithoutIf . ? ti :>v. ? w?ii known builder of this i ity, r-'!urn 'I i 'in i li irlotte, N. < ., ? n Monday night, a.'' ; :ii absence <4 'I m< uti.B, a pot t,on oi which i inn In ''lit in ;> i i ii t'j.a l"tic. Mr. Springer went 8 nth i 'Or i he H."c s.on of North C;?iol;i:a, t . buil l a j li >i - ? ."i* c.x ? ov i r.mr M r. li-? "1. ? ore lie QOUld 'mi ill ? i nfr i t tin* wurknii'ii ho li.nl tikwnwitii li in w ratilth r ? i. i\ naw:iyi.r pre *.tl i.tn die rebel Be ? I vice, and ha w.m llnaliy arrested i n tli cltw.iia bah g a Itii .ii iiia;i, ad thrown into i?i on. Winn it. was >? n CllMfcd to ltl> into him lii? lucid tvu i in t:y nhu\ t*l. nd I i \v: ic<i in to l ;ivo t wee, which ho w nnotsSow i ? < . II ' i i I. in.' 1'v ?lie >v:iy i ; 'l ii-iif- ?? vciiir nil.' us ..ot? :.Uo ? nil i.:c,'i;k'8 Ii m vMei.ce, the aura , h'tvii li - ii ch 'I ror North.' n m n at v inous sla i tieus. Mr.. r 'i-ilti tlio ;K)Oj c i:i < huriott ' to lie in an almost staivitg com itian. Provisions of all I.m S .ire hu h, an m Bey mvuco. rin Southern s idie 8 that h.' s.uv on his w y h me we e m; ny of them In r. - ad MJIBo oi ihen' ! ml vo n I'm1 sole.4 oi! thoir hoots, am tie i the i: p< ?>. i ml : th dr If t, THI. REPORTED I.osS OF THE SARANAC. In yesteiday's even ng c .Illon we publish* d ad sj? Uh from ftalttt&ore stating that Rome passengeis from i?l?l I o!nl had brought ttW news < f the loss >>f the United 8;at?4 Ftearn-r :sira: ac duttag a at' in nil th ? month ot the Mississippi. lliorc ?s, evidently, ant at great mint-ko in thi.-', as the Saranac was not anywhere noar thai point indeed, wo doubt the t u t of h r being at sea it all, an .it the last accounts Flie wag a-< ;-an !? raaclsco ou the 80th of September repairing s me <!i imges. i^he could have no Iniain ss in that !? cillty, us sn> wan mi" of the vessels ordered home. 'I'l.i - ?dmpl ? fact w II atl rd gf'-at reil"! to t! e friends of those "U lioai d, wh ? we e groatly alarmed at the intelligence. It miy (msKlbl t be the KWim r!' 11 vowel similar i.i sir.' and c .'is-' to the sa at sr. altl ough the'art lliat I !.'? one is a p op. Il'ir in . th" otic i id wit. ol vt. amor tveld >'?-in to displWt it. I?*'l Ur li<' l? that the whole is a mistake, an.I none will have to rnuuru lor the loaa of frit nils or m uttves. AFFAIRS IN* KENTUCKY. Ijorwvtu.R, Oct. 16,1861. A speedy m it. mont Of Chloral li' cUoer s !i-re* s fi'i in Itowlh'g <.r?" ti in a; ticii* d, frcm th fact of hi* aa nuiiiig ihn i. st ? i!; sc. n tracts previously madofor pro villi' ns for his army. NEWS FROM GEN. BANKS' ARMY. BRILLIANT ACTION NEAR HARPER'S FERRY A VICTORY OYER THE REBELS. Throe Thousand Rebels Repulsed by Four Ihuidrcd luion Troops, Ac., Jtc. Wahiuvotok, Oct. Id, lHfll, If one con belh v" the reports Wi> hear to night u liril* liiuit victory in h small way wiut achieved to day at Hoil wir Height*, near Harper's Kerry. ('<>1. Geary reports to On. llinks thatlia wentnnt this forenoon on a foraging expedition, and upon n aehlug Poll var Heights ho nu'I tlio onu'iiy, 3,000 wlt'i ? cvi n i >? ?? 3 ol artillery and 500i.iv.ilry. Tlio remainder I>,? ir? l; inl.it'try Uolonel Geary sajs ho had only four hendred ami fifty men. thrio pieces of artillery, awl no cavalry. The cuemy gave haul", and Col. Geary responleii promptly, and tlio tight was sharp and lasted for sovo.al hours, rcHultin,; in the total routing of tin1 enemy and tlio capturli g oi'a thirty twoiwunder. Colonel Geary report,d that tho enemy's lots was ona hundred unit fli'iy ki.lcd and a largo number wounded. No km* on our side. Governor Hunks* official report < f tills affliir ii> In ?ub? stance iik follows:? Colonel Geary reports that ho was going out on it forugmg expedition with al <00 tii.-n, and at IMIvur ll ights, lira Harper's Km ry , he was met by tit! enemy in superior force, and after a shu:p light ho succeeded ia r pulsing the rebels and capturing a thirty-two pounder* Imrnkstohv, Oct. 12,1S01, Habbit, the i'idi\ dual who -old liq or to tho Kil'ili regl* in. ul i f Connoi 'icut, was arr stod by the provi sr guard, and u* now In charge of the Marshal. The result of hut ;.i t has m i to a <1 op imprc - on upon li s mind. <it? earchiug In premiss Captain Stone fo: ? ?' !v harreta ;uid a number < f boltles tilled with bud win. key, which was .it oim ? destroyed. A largequantity of ihp:or lias been MlMd and emptied out Blnee the promulgation oC General Iianks' ordor. letters directed to the K ith ("tunc ticut regiment should now ho directed Ui Wuljams.iort, Md. Jn< It Cn ss, tho iH'ted rein! wnose re ideuoe was with* in tlio pi< kois ol tin Now Yoik thirty-fourth regiment, seen tty return I to his house thin wool;. Ou receipt of information to this etfeut, he was urrcstej and sent to l'ool' svii.o for trial. The IV; n ylvanin Twenty ninth regiment received two iiiotitlis pay yesterday. I wo no n lis more pay and allow* auc s will ho due about tlio 111h of next month. l>A!(M>Tinv.x, CMd.) Oel. M. ISO). Olio of llio soldiers of t ie New York Thirty fourth, captured, with others, I wo woe|:ii i".'.i, while ouasoout o| p- site Gdouel I. 1'ow s et c np m. " t. returned yiwter ? ,ay. lie was taken to 1 a.rta\ Court lions .from whenro h mc;i|km|. lie reports tliai the ? ur- no largi ! ? dies of r ti I tr< oi s between tho Groat Kails aud l<ecsbnr.'. Two of the six or eight rebel regiments which paid our troops their ies'>ect at the tinat l ulls three weeks auo, have mutinied atid It ft the rest. It is staid that th'.y wore MK. ssippliuis. Tne remainder ol tho force aro scattered a Winchester, Ma tltuslm'g, M.' ji.ardK* town and Hinooi k. Theie is a full regiment at the latter place, which, from the fact of Its being tho only post where salt could bo objured, was thought of sutdcient itnporuu.i o to protect by n .np<rior fo.ee. This account? for tlio sudden dlaapp urunro from this quarter of tho rebel army. The war against liquor and Hq or dealers is being suo. ces-fully carried on. Thousands of dollars worth h.iva he-'ii d< Btroyo atid confiscated already Tho individual killed by the lew drunken soldiers neap lb :l sv.11 last week was no' i c.ti/en, but one of their own number. Tho pcri?otriiiors of the riotous acts aro ahoudy under ftrroet, and are lobe tried by court martial. home of the regiments have not been fully supplied w h their oiitllt of winter eiothlng, and these have been seri usly remind d oi the fact by the frosts of tho paj-t f.'w nights. All was quiet, along the Potomac yesterday arid to-day from tiie Great Kails to the mouth o! the Seneca. NEWS Fitoxr fortkess monhob. lUi/ruioitK, Oct. 10, 1261. Tho boat which arrived hero to-'lny from Fortress M mroe b ought a n..inl>or of fugitives, but no nowfTdo j bji .u h for the pre s. No forthor intelllt!er.ee had bc-n rmeivod in romrd to the .stuck on tl.e federal !!??? t at the head of the Passes at i New Orii ar.K. TILE EIOUTII CONNECTICUT REGIMENT. Hak'hiuo. Oct 10,1861. Tim Klghth regiment of Ci.ns'ce: :<-ut Volunteers |i?v<l fo V link. I)., lio.it, at i"iir o 11. ( k Thursday after noon. It nntiibe so\or l.fCfi we.l. j ipped men. Tho l? gis.nturo adjourned tins aft"rw on. ' MOVEMENTS UK i.EXKIiAI, BUTLER. Mo\ i' ,1.1;. . '., L/';i ]1S01. Major (lenera I.i.11<? r reticle i here lust night on bust* no. ri'lutivo t> raising hi- Now 11 ?: '.i; d brigade. Thin ,i.t siM* ii ho a il. i so <1 the people in the liopri sentutlves Hi . ,vh*:h was packed t> it ? ::: rii? ?< capacity. I <>i t, A-: ernbly to da;, <rK" W. Bailey, Jr., was i si. crotary of State,roc ivlng I'.'l votes to 40 ca*t !<>;? [; ji'.m.n A. ! can. ANOTHER ARREST FOR TREASON. U.W.SIM KK. Oct. 10. I HOI. Ribert Ron wick, a cabinet in.i.r. doing biFiriess in Vorlii Howard street, w_x arrested to day by order o^ tlii' War I o, iit tmotst. mid taken to Kort McKenry. NEWS FRG-V! THE PACIFIC, Arrival of tin Ovt-i'lanil \ih *?A Private* r Kitting tiutai Slinng liac, &c. l'AOIFK1 SPISIJW, Oct. 10, ls01. Tho pony oxprcss, with fan F iscUoo dates to October incl sivo, pu-seil this iHiInt at one oVloefc last night, with the following nummary of into licence for thu proMs? Sav Kp. ini ssoo, Oct. !?, 1S01. Tim nhii> Ijotne from Hotig K.h g brings dates tho 1-tU of Augist. A private 1 tter to a ni'T' ?s t:l ? liou ? or ?:m K'anesco, dated I! .tig Kong, Auspist 11. eintoins the Ollowlnj :? A pi ivai e. wa- titling out at Sliaugliao at ill ? Inst dat ??. Captain Alton who took the ?i iiiwr SWpHW to Sliani:har? t -ii t. l.jBahftwmWIy asteamereaptito <*HtheChl m<?a t, Mr W ii ?). " Ii > liiis I I a < e|..n lc> in the (,'!ii ? Im i trial ra is. hi >Ir. (lee y. Cnii'-1 -i.it. - Vav.i .?'on ';e .|hi- lit Sini.isiiae ar- ?? ..gaged In theii-oy. Is s said that the *cboonrr lias lioesi "| from tho' I itc l S. it* s i' --.al nsorc". b.t I think liiero e.u o.. y coil t icselli. Tl ? ? Ii h'ti r W. Is, -'criiten. .vi'h a ea'sro of lumber, I,,,.. I) . ?'i.- -il by t.b" Marsha , f .r eot.uscati on, bein< partial.y owned 1> *?;.e men. -iiclsone el th ? .ast .>t sailers r, tie P icnic .itt. ,\ .1 -3 v ! Ii.iin|*'l ba> v'-d whale wrn? oa iisht in thu JSiy Of '.'I ? I UK i-e f III tile 'itll.a'Hl htt? SISII O bt l 'I.Oll e.vhibition i. .h . ? ol th streets in Han Kran I I co. drawing ? mm. ns" rrow ?, at 'ifty cents cath. UIl'l'IMl NkWS. Arrived (111?Pttuwr H. I/roM, Panama; Ttli, f>hi[? (?eo. e.iii 11 y, CnrdilT * 11. sbl1 I/aim, Hong K'otir. Sailed f?th?Ship K1 ct a Sydney, with hmo sacks wheat, nackn oats, s.M'O i| .af ter sa s tloiir. The ship llernld i f the M 'i nitio I ns oi inp'etod loading fo1, l,i\erpo l,cai ryu 'js.ooo >ackn wheat. TIm1 Western Stai ha.- load d with bieadstufln lor I.ivor* |*? I the Olimti e lor se.lt.- y with a like eart"'. Tho r. dp Mar Kiir has lie-ii nl art'Ted tor a lend ef lumber . r in Pi.get sound to Ai.i: ii a ill -ariln.in, for Sjdney, via Pugot Sumd, with I tnber: the ,in*a('in s lias b> eii chartered to l?ad wheat Irom Caliao, fri m thenco ?ill* g . .no to Holland; the hip Sea fcrpent has been ciiar tered for 11 ng Kong. MARKCTS. Tho market P ve? y nulet. paa"> from first l.ands aro liiiut 'd. Sitl. s ot fli.ij lirkei- o,' Nthin>H I' tt- r at \L>*. a. 2.0(f) a- k:t c ?.?'??it n board 1'rankda, Haven, for Kug.auu, Kold at |l SO.

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