Newspaper of The New York Herald, March 4, 1862, Page 1

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TH WHOLE NO. 9306. ' LITERATURE. TP BANK LESLIE TO THE PUBLIC. J PRANK LESIJE TO TIIB PUBLIC. FRANK LESLIE TO TUB PUBLIC. FRANK LBS LIB TO TUB PUBLIC. FRANK LESLIE TO TUB PUBLIC. 1 FRANK LESLIE TO THE PUBLIC. FRANK LB8LIK TO THE PPBLIO. FRANK LESLIE TO TUB PUBLIC. FRANK LESLIE TO THE TUBLIC. FRANK LESLIE TO THE PUBLIC. FRANK LESLIE TO THE PUBLIC. FRANK LERLIE TO THE PUBLIC. FRANK LESLIE TO TIIB PUBLIE. FRANK LESLIE TO THE PUBLIC. FRANK LESLIE TO THE PUBLIC. FEANK LESLIE TO THE PUBLIC. FRANK LESLIE TO THE PUBLIC. FEANK LESLIE TO TEE PUBLIC. | FRANK LESLIE TO T3E PUBLIC. 1 FEANK LE8IJB TO TgB PUBLIC. OUR DOUBLE NUMBER. OUR DOUBLE SUMBER. OUR DOUBLE NUMBER. OUR DOUBLE NUMBER OUR DOUBLE NUMBBE. \ OUR DOUBLE NUMBER | OUR DOUBLE NUMBER * HI DOUBLE NUMBER ^OUR DOUBLE NUMBER OUR ROUBLE NUMBER. OUR. DOUBLE NUMBER %. Hi > OUR DOUBLE NUMBER WW this week lasts* the Arst double number of an Illustrated JNtwspaper ever published In America; one, also, which. In the iriclBSln/. authenticity and historic value of Its illustrations, aw never seea paranoica on miner comment I THB TUB THB . TBI TUB OBBAT VICTORY OF THB NATIONAL ARMS GREAT VICTORY OF THB NATIONAL ARMS GRSAT VICTORY OF THE NATIONAL ARMS GRRAT VICTORY OF THB NATIONAL ARMS GIUAT VICTORY OF THE NATIONAL ARMS ORBAT VICTORY OF THE NATIONAL ARMS GREAT VICTORY OF THE NATIONAL ARMS GREAT VICTORY OF THB NATIONAL ARMS AT AT AT AT AT FORT DONBLSON, FORT DONBLSON FORT DONBLSON, FORT DONBLSON FORT DONBLSON, FORT DONBLSON, FORT DONBLSON! FORT DONBLSON, Wlllk we eahr anticipate the Judgment of history In pronoanelagthe Meklrt battle of the war, has here a full lUustAUon, from the pehell of one of the moat accurate and nlthful artiats In the oountry. Besides these important Uluatratlens, we print others, scarcely leas interesting, or or or or bowling' green, BOWLING GREEN, BOWLING GKK8N, B: BOWLING GRBBN, BOWLING QRBRN' Ike praeuted rebel stronghold of the Southwest, together aftb Portraits of leadlhg omoen distinguished In the recent AJMratieni. But, apart from those extraordinary artistic fen. Dips, this number oontalns the first part of a new Tale, of |Mu Interest, from an American author, who has already BUMagaflUd HGself in the field of fiction, end whose name Will |i o^hf MUMUSM4* this, this; THIS, THE FTB8T ESTABLISHED , THE FIR8T ESTABLISHED 1 toe first Established i toe first established tllustiute^we'ekly btk america, i iK'KiiSiiSS SSISVX 55S8PA,>BR IN America, ILLUSTRATED weekly newspaper ie AMERICA j amd by far ' i and by far 1 and by far i TOE MOST widely circulated, the most widely circulated TOb most widely circulated, the MOST WIDELY CIRCULATED) _ the MOST WIDELY CIRCULATED. I lu sow take* the Initiative In meeting the public require- I C'nUSM* SK T'i?? every man, Woman and child fu the ( untry If eager foi full and complete Uluitratlona of the exHUng and vital events which are occurring throughout our j to give ( to give to give BOMB notion of TOE 1 some notion of tub , SOME notion of tub 1 extent l extent extent 1 of our enterprise, . of our enterprise, of our enterprise) 1 We have <m*y to say that the engravings in our double number engravings in our doudle number 1 enoiuvings in our double number ' wno nTvivin rv nitk nnintri? vi-uum, bnqravlfcos in our double number engravings in our double number bnoratinqs in our double number engravings in our double number 1 engravings in our double number bnqravinu8 in our double number 1 bnoratinqs in our double number cover nearly cover nearly foVBR nearly COVER NEARLY I COVER NEARLY MOO SQUARE INCHES, OR 20 SQUARE FEET! MOO SQUARE INCHES, OR 2) SlUAKB FEET! 2,000 SQUARE INCHES, OR 20 SQUARE FEET 1 2.0(0 SQUARE INCHES, OR 20 SQUARE FEET! 2,000 SQUARE INCHES, OR 20 SQUARE KEET1 *.?? SQUARE INCHES, OB 20 SQUARE FEET! 2,600 SQUARE INCHES, OR 20 SI U ARE FKBTt 2,000 SQUARE INCIIE8, OK 20 S( UARE FEET! 2,600 SQUARE INCHES, OR 20 St, UARE FEETI 2400 SQUARE INCHES^^OR 20 SQUARE FEET! ALL ALL ALL DRAWN AND ENGRAVE L> WITHIN FOUR DAYS. DRAWN AND ENGRAVED WITHIN FOUR DAYS. DRAWN AND ENGRAVED WITHIN FOUR DAYS. DRAWN AND ENGRAVED WITHIN FOUR DAYS. DRAWN AND ENGRAVED WITHIN FOUR DAYS. The Amount et paper uaed In the Ant edition OI thla limber exceed* twenty one tons. twenty one ton8. twenty-one ton8. twenty one tons. twenty one tons. twbnty-one tons. twenty-one tons twenty-one tons. twenty-one tons. FEINTED ON NINE MAMMOTH CYLINDER PRES8ER. PRINTED ON NINE MAMMOTH CYLINDER PRESSES! PRINTED ON NINE MAMMOTH CYLINDER PRESSES. PRINTED ON NINE MAMMOTH CYLINDER PRESSES. rmjNTID ON NINE MAMMOTH CYLINDER PRESSES. I We Intend thin number to (bow that our exertion* *b*U be emmensurmte with the wide and liberal aupport attended to a hF an appreciative pubtle. We haro our artirla with every I amnion or tne army ana every expedition on the una. or tkelr edclrnry and truth we can give the amplest evidence, 1 ?f the same character with the euhjolned hrVr note from one of the leaden of the charge or Hawkins' Zouaues, at Soanoke Island:? Anton House, New Tom, Feb. SO, IMS. Fium Leslie, Esq. :? Dhsn Hin?In reply to your nete of this day's dale, I beg to say that your Illustrations of the victories on Koanoko "tnand are very correct I noticed, and so did the whale of the Ninth regiment, your artist. Mr. Kcbell, sluing on a log, shew blagunder the hottest tire from Fort Defiance. His nonchalance and coolness did aa much towards Insult Ins our troop* a* ike enthuataam and bravery of any of the olllcer*. Major Ninth regiment New York Volunteers. FRANK LKSLIR'8 ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, No. !W, for thl* week, will mnUIn TWENTY ENltKA VINOS, Of mammoih aue, Illtiatrsllng our NATIONAL VICTORIE8 Orer the rebel forces. It wlM bo a double paper, containing thirty-two page*, and wll embrace upward* of twenty equarn feet of engravings, oaetof whleh will be of mammoth site, forty-one Inehee tens, allowing TUB V1KW or THE PRINCIPAL WORKS AT FORT DONBLHON, Including the Wator Datleriea, with the National Ounboata on the Cumberland riror, and a distant View of the Town of Povei??Morning of the Surrender? Rablhlilon of White Tioga on the works?Capitulation of the Reliola, and National Troop* Marching to occupy the Porllftcatlnna. STORM I NO OK TORT DONELSON-Dc, laive Bayonet barge of the Iowa Second regiment on the Rebel Iulrenchnrnti. _ CAFTURB or FORT DONELSON-Charge of the Eighth Missouri regiment ami the Elevenih Indiana /,'marra. FORT DOMELSON?The Water Batterleaof the Port, look ^"rw'ok'tHB INTERIOR OF THE FORT the dayaf*CATTO?8l OF f^)RT ^DOiJbLSON?A Wounded Soldier Burning to Death. _ _ . . TUB WAK ll? TBBHE.nne.Ei?uroup or meiwi Prleonera , aptured at E"rt Doneleon en the morning after their Hur- 1 wader, clothed In Hod HlunkoU, pleura of Carpet, Ar THK REBEL STRONOUOLD, Bowling Green, aftor lla X* am alio n by Geo. JohniUiD. I THE WAR IK KENTUCKY?The Public Square, with the , Court Honor, Ac., at Bawling Grren. HAP UK ROANOKE ISLAND AND CROATAN SOUND, < Habcl Porte Mr HAP OP THE SEAT OP WAR IK TUB WEST-Inelud- 1 fag Southern Klaaourl, Korthem Arkaneaa, and Weatern Kaauarkp and Tenneeaee, with the local I tire of the recent victories. I HAIL! RAIL TO THR CHIRP I i THE RURNHJDK EXPEDITION-The Steamer Pocahnntas, laden with Horaee for the Bipedlllon, Wrecked off llat- 1 **W)KTRAIT OP MAJOR QENBRAL J. A. OARPIEI.D, 1 PORTRAIT OP THE REBEL OENERAL, 8. B. BUCK- ' "V'lRST UNDIKO OP THE UNITED STATES TROOPS ' Id T? Ot?M 1 SUP A Dl'DA APTtf AD TUT* 1?Vt?nn?a ?? * ?? ? -- ? 1 >>m ? i n'/nvu vr Mt*a unilCill RIAlfiB UUlf- ^ ^PORTKAIT O^IVOR RIM BALI,, LEADER OF THE < mccm?/uI bujmnrt ett.irgwo tie Hawkins Zouaves on Fort Oeflencr, Roanoke li'fc d. ^ ORTHAIT OK MA*'Olt GENERAL 17. S. GRANT, . Commaniiiiig the Unlkul Elates fortes at the . apture of Fort rjt will also contain a *ng ,hrlll,nt I Ry?n American author. Equal u. so/thing now publishing i NEWS AGENTS . I NEWS AGENTS NEWS AGENTS ? NEWS AGENTS I t NEWS AGENTS I TAbuartsnppiits, must order tlOBH * E NE THE DESTRUCTIOI OF COLUMBUS. The Rebels Evacuate Their Principal Stronghold, the Gibraltar of the Mississippi. 1 MAP OP THE LOCALITY. Description of the Fortifications According to Onr Latest Advices. 3KETCH OF THE VILLAGE, km.. I. km. lapf?Nd Baniiag of Colaabaa, Ky., by um lubtii. Chicago, March 8,1843. A special Asepateh tetfcn Chicago fittnns from Cairo lays that a very bright light, as of a vary large eonflagra.loo, la the direction of Blandvllle, ?u >een from here on ( Friday night. At nine o'clock on Balurday night the sky i wan brilliantly illominated by the reflection of a large woflagration directly in the line of Ooltunbua, and apparently about as far distant. Sr. Lone, March 8, IMS. A apeclal despatch to the ZUm?crat from Cairo, March l.aays that a great light was seen in the direction of Columbus last night. It is generally believed that the ebels thoro have burned everything of an inflammable lature. Prominent officers believe that Columbus was burn* ast night. The rebels are said to be fortifying Island 1o. 10, thirty-five miles below Columbus, which place hey will fall back upon. High ground is found on the aland, which is well adapted for planting batterlos to wmtnand the river. The Evacuation of Columbus. The news now appears definite that Columbus has really been evacuated. Contradictory accounts have so Jfton reached us that it became difficult to decide whether or not the rebels intended to give up their "Gibral;ar of tho Mississippi." Commodore Foote's despatch i >om Cairo, however, under date or March 1, puts the i natter beyond doubt; for he reports that Lieutenant Commanding Phelps, sent with a flag of truce to Oolum>us, had returned and had given certain very good regions for his belief that the place was being evacuated, , tad that the rebels were burning the village, military | dor as, he. This statement, coming officially, carries -suability upon its faoe. VALUX OF COLUMBUS TO TBS BBBSL8. That the rebels believed the place valuable la a strategic point of view there can be no doubt. The New Orsans Delta of January 80,1803, thus speaks ef it:? Our dependence at present tor the safety of this city rom the approach of a formidable expedition down the rivAP <B tinoil r/tllimhiifl Tknt lis VaW&^MS I Kiuimppi delta. ?hat in poumion of the enemy, the .flocd,ate* qf inanition will he opened, and we would be eon- ( 'ronted with torriblo dangers and the whole country ex- j posed to fearful evils. On one oonditlon only ran we I realize a full assurance that such dangers will not occur, tnd that such evils will never Impend. That condition is he impregnability of Qeoeral Polk's position at Cilumbn*. But It may be asked, Is not that position already strong* Strong It undoubtedly has boon,as the enemy's gn iboats hat encountered its batteries found out, and as his armv at Belmont bitterly discovered. Strong it still is, in point of its defensive works, In the resolution of Its defenders, and the vigilance, prudence, ability and energy of ita jommanding general. But in war atrangtb is relative. Although speaking so confidently, yet the Delta seemed to have its doubts relative to the power of the rebels to lioM the place. After alloding to the fact that General Polk's application for reinforcements bad to a great extent failed, and calling upon tbo people to enlist and "fight the invader," It concludes its rsmarks In tho following doleful strain:? General Trudeau, who has charge of tho heavy artillery at Columbus, Is also in tho city, and corroborates all our apprebonslnns. Is it not possible to send five thousand men from this city to General Polk's reinforcement? It In safo to say, perhaps, that a much larger number could be spared at prosont, especially as they could bo sjieodily returned by railroad, in case of any emergency which is now not foreseen. At all events. Cotumbua demands the earnest attention of our authorities. The eoemy is making a last cflhrt, and we should bo ready to , moot it effectually everywhere, but above all to mcol it eflbctually at Columbus. We have only to stand our ground for sixty days, and tho enemy will sink in exhaustion and despair, but he will drink new hope and life for an iiul'finile prolongation of the war if we fail to ttaikl our riM?i?/^ ret WlMn this article was written Fort Tlenry had not ration, Fort Donolson had not boon captured, Clarksvlllo i had not boen taken possession of by our irtopn, Bowling t Oreon had not been evacuated, and our forces were not i In possession of Nashville. These little incidents may i have made some slight alterations in their calculations; but yet the above remark still holds good, that "If th y fall"?and thoy have failed? 'to stand their ground at Columbus," our troops "will drink new hope and life." The rebel armies had two powerful wings at Bowling Green and Columbus, but no adequate centre, or body. Therefore, as we have cut through their body, the wings have both died a natural death. The Bowling Green of the rebels Is now no more, and Columbus is nearly if not quite in a like situation. They were until recently places scarcely known outside of them selves, but now they will go down to posterity as places of eventful history. A high monument should be raised at both places, with the words on each, "This was to be our rebel Gibraltar; but the spirit of the people, rising to support the Intogrity of the United States government! caused us to leave this stronghold In disgrace." That Columbus was strong our map plainly shows, and the following sketch will help us to make the same the more comprehensive to our readers:? TBS STRENGTH OS COLUMBUS. Columbus, Ky., is fttuatad on Uw southern slop* of a bleb bluff, on tho out old* of tb* IflMlulppI river, and Is Id tb* midst of ? heavily timbered region. The rebels hail carefully availed themselves of all tb* advantages which tho forest presented to facil itate Um defenc* of lb* place. Few places In tb* Soutb ar* capabl* of being more strongly defended tbu tbla was, and nothing bad boon left undone to render it impregnable. The rebel fore* there was supposed to have been about 30,000 men, tb* ' great iwrtlon of whom were enlisted for lb* war and well armed. The alxty days men w*r* but few in sum- j bor and poorly armed. , The fortifications wore well supplied with cannon, . three of which were one hundred and twenty eight- , pounders, which were placed in aueb a position u to :ommand the river rrom the highest point of the bluff, at I east sevonty-five feet abov* low water mark. The number of guns certainly did not fall below eighty, and , probably reached one hundred. The fortiilcaliona nearest Cairo coneietedof a battery J ?f fourteen guns, gsnerslly thirty two pounder rifled < rannon, and the battery of one hundered and twenty- ? eight poundere already referred to! As the former wan 1 iltuated on tho river bank, It could have been reached < by our shot without any greater difficulty than wu ex- ' pcrtenccu at Hilton Head end Ilatteru; but tbo latter \ would oertalnly have taken tome greater difficulty to t il'enre. t On the northern nlope ef the bluff were two light batteries and a rifle pit, one mile In length, whleh were de- I ligned specially to protect the piece against e land attack 'rora the north, while on the summit of the hills wss a itrongly Intrenched work, commanding all directions, snd manned by eight cannon. on iho Bontii Bide, and to prelect the town from a rear ' ttlack, wna a rmeit battery ef eight guns, and In Iho Iver to the north of the town the celebrated marino batcry wna located?the tame which waa to hare eiploded ind destroyed our fleet?at leaat that verackme Indlvl ] lual, Captain Holllns, said to. But eubmarlne batteries lever have been effective means of warfare, and It Is > loubtful If they eror will. Tho time and money expend. ' id npon them have always been thrown away. The floating battery of twenty guns was stationed near ( he southern extremity of the river, with the Intention if moving It to the most exposed points. It was sup- t Kised to be a vory formidable engine of warfare, bet has lot yet done any vory great damage to us. ? A church near tho eentre of the village wan need for a astasias; but, being In an exposed position, the garrison , amoved the powder to a locality farther south, out ef bsrssch of shells. p The approaches war* protects# hp abatis formfd bp W YO NEW YORK, TUESD THE REBEL CrIBRi Hap of Colwnbus, Ky., with the Posl Hints, be,, Previous to Its or1ir atlqst r1vii wrr? voovcmbi lii TilJt attairso ig ||t* SMBES1- Sjjtm _ imuu Jw JB^ r^>roJtctllf? 7/ //^nriHMySj, Tha forU cast tf C / lii3ffiffhir^hatSlL~ll are surrounded with ' vJaUU) lL^w~ir-~i! formed of the brai Szzjmuln ILftr^h^LJi treee?all of which, f f^Mun UlJI UM|Mti|imkMlw BBS* P^S?zS^^""c>"" lilt iBlklatotthmaraRr* \ itEiggfr rifletl eaanea im *i|h W^^p^^tcca 88 f a?< ? \ ML branches of trees, and other means were used to obstruct the passage of a land force. The above facta show plainly that, as far as fortification was concerned, Columbus was all that could be wished^ but this war has clearly proved that fortifications, without being properly supported, ore more than useless. WUtTCH OP COLUMBUS. There has been great confusion in tho minds of many af our readers as to the value of this place, in a municipal uid financial point of view. In some journals it has been described as a city?doubtless confounding it with Columbus, the capital of Ohio. Others have described it ss a town, and even speak of its valuable buildiugs, &c. But it appears, from actual facts, that it is really of no particular valuo in any other way than in a military, strategical and geographical point of view. Its iiosition an the Mississippi rivor, and Its Immediate vicinity to Wolf Island, which is in the centre of the stream, make It very valuable, as hot ling the key to New Orleans, as so Northern river of any importance enters tho Mississippi below this point. It is distant from Cairo by water about eighteen miles, and commands the stream for about five miles without important Interruption. It is nine miles abovo llickntan and about forty-five mi'es above Island No. 10. Tho Mobilo and Ohio Railroad hits ils northern terminus at this point, and the Kasbviile and Northwestern Railroad at Hickman. Railroad communication with it was therefore good, and wator communication still better. To a person of ordinary forosight, it was a valuable strategical point for military operations; but General Polk did not look far enough around him, and he bos no time to do it now. Columbus Itself is but a poor little post village of some one hundred in habitant*, and, but for the railroad and the river traffic, would bave lingered la obscurity, If not have died right out of existence. It is distant from Frankfort about three hundred miles in a west southwesterly dfrcction, and about sat hundred miles from Clarksville In an air line. THE NAVY. The Ericsson Battery. The Iron-clad steamer Monitor went on a trial trip yesterday te test her steering qualities, having on board a oommtssion composed of Commodore GregOrr, Chief Engineer Garvin and Naval Constructor Bart, Phe left the Navy Yard at half-past ten o'clock In the morning, and proceeded down outside tbe Narrows, where her guns were flred and tbe vessel manoeuvred, and the O mm is Ion reported verbally last night to Commodore Paulding that they consider her as very successful. One man steered bor with perfeot case and facility. She made a complete revolution with the helm hard over in e space of three times her own length, the time retired being four minutes and three quarters. It lad been feared by many naval officers that srhen the guns were fired the concussion within iba turret wbuld be too great for the man to boar; but it was found that, on tho contrary, the con. suasion within was lass than it was without tha turrsl, tad waa not at all severe upon the ear in any part whan i charge of canister, weighing one hundred and thirty. Ive pounde, waa flred with the full charge of fifteen pounds oi row wr. mr ipwu uj urn <ui|i-ui| kw bia uul ft quarter knots ?n hoar, with sixty-Are revolutions >f the engines. Iho boilers, being now snit greasy, foamed w that the engines could not be worked up to their maximum speed. The Commission expressed them " ires as agreeably llsap|K>inted in the performances of the vessel In every aspect. The only difficulty they meution is, that the ron pUot house streets the compass, but it is believed hat this can be eaelly ad|usted. She come to anchor off .he Navy Yard at Ave P. M., where she now lies. It is txpected she will go to ma to-morrow. The following la a correct list of the officers belonging 10 the United States steam gunboat Cayuga:-. I.ieuUmnt commanding? N. B. Harrlsoa. Lieutenant and exeeutim officer?-George If. Perkins. Auidant Surgeon?Ed ward 8. Bogei t. Amidant I'awnarUr?J. W. Whlffcn. Acting Volunteer Matter t?E. D. Percy and T. H. If or10D. * Contain't Clerk?C. H. Burns. Second A nil font Engineer?(loorge W. Rodgers. Third Anidant Engineer* Ralph Aston. Joseph W. Sydney and Joslah C. Cbaflee. Acting Mader'i MaU'?Jmm GUI in, C. B. Part, T. B. dagec and R. J. Bootwtck. The steam tloop-of-war Oneida, whleh was put In eom niss.en on friday laat, win prooaoij proceeo i? sea ig. i?y. The storashlps Supply tti Relief are taking la cargoes if ordnance storea and prortttona at the Loaf dock for

;be blockading squadron. The steamer Massachusetts la undergoing repairs at be wharf opposite the (heats. The frigate Sabine is at the buoy, awaiting a fresh ompllment of men, a portion of her crew hiving been Iraftrd off te the Mortar fleet for Immediate serried. The steamboat Oar leu is to;b# doeked in the eoarse of a reek, aad undergo a general overhauling. The new frigate Uckawans, la miking considerable regress, her fra||e be lot up. Tbyre 1?rl* aeatW ef wall (teamen ready to J RK H AY, MARCH 4, 1862. kLTAR EVACUATED., Itions of the Fortifications, IntrenchEvacuation by the Rebels. tw it 4?1? . *f _ \> 4 ?*??\ xkbfoi*. < ? ?<Kkli|]Hpoud.; j!*g ^ >\ I pounders, and four- "3 1 V> . 32-pouodera. ^ If;, ** 5? M ? Tboro sr. 34 i/ SkjJ H guns in tbla #H N ?> fort: sbout 1' J\\ i I B half of them Jl 7*0 I rifled; tb? rest Wi ? H sre eleven tneb v i ?*i m ?Iambus o . 4 Tort mouttng SHi ** t or mile. ^? I down. *? ^ fy^ \ WATEJ\&HSDtf leave yesterday?some with steam on, hat where bound is not positively known. The United States revenue steamer Flora, Rufus Coffin Lieut. Commanding (Into of United States revonue steamer Tigor, stationed at the Narrows), sailed on Sunday for Port Royal, S. C. NEWS FROM THE STATE CAPITAL. The Hrnnrt at the Slioddv lit vestleatlna Committee?Accident on the Harlem Railroad?1The Broadway Railroad Bill, &e., &c. Aidant, March 3,1862. Tho Shoudy Committee are now preparing their roprrt, and will submit it to tho legislature some time this . week, reserving a portion of it until they conclude their investigations. They havo taken up the different classes or contracts cntcrod into by the Military Board, and will report on all of those classes that they havo finished the examination of, reserving tho right to continue the investigation in rogard to tho olhjr classes. Thoy have obtained sumo rich placers. No other legislative investigating committee within my knowledge has done so much work in so short a timo, or accomplished as much in for. rating out the corruptions in military contracts. This report will contain many rich and racy items. Thero was another accident on the Harlem Railroad to. day. The rear cor was thrown over on Its side by the breaking of a rail. The train was going at full speed and wlion the cars were stopped tlte trucks wore sonu forty rods behind tho car. It had boon dragged that die tance on tho sido. Fortunately most of the passenger! were in the forward cars, and those who were In thai car managed to escape in.ury by clinging to iheli soats Tho only injury dnno to passengers, aside from tho fright consisted of sprains nnd slight bru ses. The car wot saved from a complete smash up by failing upon and bcint dragged along on a snow drift. No person has appeared to-day to offer amendments tc the Hr< adway Railroad bill, nor bus the committee up t? a late hour thle afterm on received any amendments. Personal Intelligence* Captain Kennedy, of the steamship Etna; R. B. Carpenter, of Virginia; C. P. Hemminway, of Chile, and G. Ed mnnds, of Burlington, aro stopping at the Everett Houso Captain G. E. Mabio, of New Orlooas;T. E. Irvine and Mr. Knber, of England; Samuel Emmas, of Boston, and P. W. fonnell, of Philadelphia, are stopping at the New York Hotel. William Temple and Y. Q. Hill, of tho United States Navy; A. C. I'enchy, of San Francisco; H. W. Illcks and wife, ofNewVork; 8. Barrow and wife, and Mr. Coll and wife, of New Jersey, and W. P. Tillotson, of Dutch ess county, are stopping at uia urevoon House. A. Hall,of Raltlroore; D. II. Karnes, of Worcester; C. Masou,cf Hamilton; K. Raid win. F. T. Hnow , C. L. P.artleu and S. I>av>f>, of litis ton; F. W Kennedy, or Phils delphia; R. II. Hubbard, of Hartford; J. L. Mitchell, ol Alb.uiy,and R. F. Moody,of Iowa, are stopping at tb? Mfih Avenue Hotel. J. Chat field, of Connecticut; M. Gibson, Ilenry W. Oiborne, Mr. Wliitlaker anil wife, Mr. Marlin and wife, and M. Cunningham, of Philadelphia; C. D. Hchubnth, of Providence, and 0. P. Coleman, of New York, aro stopping at the lAfarge House. W. R. Collins, R. Jones, and J. P. Woodward, or Pbila dolphin; J. I). Osborne, of Louisville, h'y.; C. F. Fuller, or Cincinnati, and W. L. Obriue, of Baltimoro, aro stopping at the Metropolitan Hotel. American Tenants In Parle* intowtino srrr op ocoopahcy and an apfxal. [Prom (iallgnani's Messenger, Feb. II.] An appeal from e Judgmonl of tlie Tribunal of Premiere Instance ramo on Inst week for bearlng before the Imperial Court on Saturday, In which (he parlies Interested were Mr. I halen, a wealthy Amei lean residing in Paris, and M. Troyon,the proprietor of a house In which the former occupied a furnl- bed apartment. Early last year M. Troyon Inserted the followtng advertisement in the Journals To be let, abandsome apartment, furnished, occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Phnlrn, at dS rue de I'Unlverslte, at a tout of SO,OUU frame a year. Mr. Phalcn did not approve of sueh publicity being given to hie name, and, after protesting in vain against tbo continued insertion of the advertisement, he sued M. Troyon for damages, which wore laid at 6,000 francs. On the other hand, M. Trryon, who wanted to sell his house, sued Mr. P^alen for 16,000 frans damages beoause be hud relused to allow Intending purchasers to see tbo aparlmont. In giving judgment on these cross actions the Tribunal decided that, as Mr. Phalen's oocupancy did not expire till the 1st of October, he was not bound to admit persons to sec the apartment until after tbo 1st of July, whereas the advertisements were inserted in February; that the Introduction of Mr. Pbalen's name waa altogether unjustifiable; that Mr. I'halen had. by these proceedings on the part of Troyon, been troubled In the peaceful occupancy of hie lodgings and was entitled to compenaation; tut Troyone oompinini of a rnuwi 10 (how tho aparlmeat wm unrounded, m be had no right to aend pereons to aeo It until h? had given due notice to the occupant that the houee waa to jet. The Tribunal, therefore, decided that Troyon mutt omit the name of hie tenant in all future advartieemeuta, and condemned him to pay 200 franca, with all coeta of ault Agalnit that Judgment M. Troyon appealed, but the Court confirmed the former judgment The Price of Cool. PnnJUnofaiA, Ifarch S, IMS. At a conference between the coal trade and oaVrylng companion held hern to-day. It waa decided to meet the prioea of thd Pennaylraela CwU Company and aeU at leea rated If neceeaary, ERA! IMPORTANT FROM TENNESSEE. "0 Uanboat Engagement wttk ? Rebel ( Battery at Sarannah. 1 CiiicagO} March 3,1802. ? A despatch to the Chicago Tribune from Cairo, 3d inst.' c ?7?^ The ateamer Iaetta, from the Tennessee river yesterday, reports that as the gunboats Tyler and Lexington, i accompanied by the transport Isetta, were approaching v Pittsbcrg, eight miles above Savannah, on the Tennessee river, they were fired upon by a battery located on a ii bluff overlooking the river. Tho gunboats replied for li half an hour with shot and shell. At the expiration of that time the battery wiu> silenced, and a force of eighty y mariues and infantry landed and burned one bouse, when v we were again altui ked by a large force of rebels and compelled to rolreat to our boats. Our loss wus one 2 killed and three missing. Tho officers of the boat report tho existenco of a strong s Union sentiment in that vicinity. t At Savannah for Sheriff, on Ssturday, the Union candl- \ date received 360 votes, and the secession candidate 46. ' I d Official Report off the Occupation off Nash- g vllle by Union Troops. s Washington, March 3,1882. v lbs Secretary of tho Navy to-day received a lotter c dated Cairo, Kcb. 2T, from Flag Officer Foote. who says:? c I have the honor to forward a communication Just re- j, cieved from Lieutenant Commanding Bryant, tho substance of which 1 have just telegraphed. The captain of the steamer who brings the despatch says that six miles beiow Nashvillo there was a battery on a high bluff, which had mounted fifteen s guns; but several of thena were thrown into the river before the Cairo arrived. Ho also reports that a strong Union feeling was manifested in and near Nashville, and that Govornor Harris, after vainly attempting to rally the citizens and others, 1 left on Sunday morning for Memphis. He also states n that the gunboats are tho terror of the people at Nashville 11 and at points on tho Cumberland river,and that on hoar- * ing of my nrrivai, supposing the gunboats would procood immediately to Nashville, the enemy retreated, panic '' stricken. The unusually high water of tho river, enabling the boats to ascend, was providential. n Tho following is the enclosure in Flag Officer Footo'e letter:? 1 Nasnvm*, Feb. 26,1802. Flag Officer A. H. Foot*, Commanding Flotilla on Western Waters:? Sir?Uncertain that my letter of the 23d instant 1 reached you, I repeat that I departed from Claries villa for this point by tho request of Brigadier General Smith, commanding at Clarkeviile, and arrived here this morning, preceded by seven steamboats conveying an army 2 commanded by Brigadier General Kelson. The troops landed without opposition. The banks of the river are 1 free from hostile forces. The railroad and suspension s bridges here are all destroyed. 1 Very respectfully, your obodient servant, A. C. BRYANT, Lieutenant Commanding. * Assistant Postmaster General Kasson is advisod by telegraph from Nashville, the aespatch dated yesterday, that the federal flag floats over the Post Office there, and that A. H. Mark laud, special agent, has chargo of the 11 office, and will retain it until relieved by orders from the department. 1 Opening of Railroad and Mall Communication Between Louisville and Nashville?The Municipal Election at Nashville, Ac., Ac, Louisville, March 3,1862. Railroad communication between here and Nashville, except over a creek ten miles north of Nashville, damaged by arise in the water on Saturday, which will be repaired by to-morrow night. Theeloction at Nashville on Saturday for municipal j officers passed off quietly. The retiring Mayor issued a proclamation assuring tho citizens of protection by tho federal troops, if thoy would quietly pursue their occustomod avocations. Soveral rebel prisoners havehoenbroughttoNashvllle. I Twonty-flve negroes, who were seized by the robe is in the vicinity of Bowling Greon, have bocn recovered at Nashville and scut back. Genera] mail accommodation is established to Bowling Green, and for military letters to Nnshvlllo, and Colonel J. J. Milor, government mail agent for Kentucky, is making energetic oxortions to extend mail facilities to every part of Kentucky. , i Regulations for Trade and Travel on the Tennessee and Cumberland Rivera. St. Locm, March 3,1862- 1 The follow iDg important order was issued this even- j log:? Pwaryhknt or Mrisoritt. 1 I St. Louts, March 3,1862. ) i In order that commerce may follow, with tho Tost , OtCoe, close upon the advance southward of tho arms of tho Union, thu following nvulatious aro established for | tho present conduct of re t>.red iiitorcoursr between the ' loyal section of tho Department of Missouri and tho coun, t rios ou the Tennessee and Cumberland rivers:? , first?-Steamboats and other water craft running In trade and travelling those rivers to and from tha port of 8t. Louis, or nny other port In this department,must, in I addition to tho customary registration mid enrollment ^ required by tho revenue laws of the United States, take out a spoeialllornso for this renewed Intercourse, which j Is now provided In regulations rstablisho I In Jumiary , | last, for trade and transportation on the Mississippi , , river. , ' .Second?Such special license must be issued by the So- , , pcrlntendcnl of Transportation in the city of St. 1/tvie, , , but can bo applied for at any surveyor of customs with | in the department, whose certiQcato that all tho requi , alto conditions havo tionn complied with l>y tho appll- , cants, must accompany the application, when forwarded j to the Superintendent,and thoaforosatdbmtsengngii e In j trade and transportation, under such license, are, of cou -e subject to the revenuo laws of the United States, and must comply fully and faithfully with the regulations and j | instructions of the Treasury Department now in force, or , 1 which may hereafter be adopted f< r the control of com- | I merrlal or personal Intercourse of tho section*, undor , tho vlaw to ronder uniform tha customs now in a tnea- , sure govorning the trade and travel of the interior; nnd 1(1 Bliurvrvd Hill Vliun VI vimj HUM him , ii in num.-, directed, first that the parmlt system, mado necessary by the peraistont effort* of persons In tho loyal Kin a, who sympathize will) those engaged in the rolwl"iin, 1 and by peddlers and oorrupt traflV-kors, many of whom come from disloyal Slates and sections expressly for this purpose, to smuggle goods, medlrines and other supplies through to the Insurrectionists shall be enforced f n tlio Tennessee and Cumberland as it Is on the Ohio and | Mississippi. Secondly, that tho oxan inatlon and sealing > of baggage of travellers. Introduced mainly by reason of frequent and Illegal conveyance of package* < of lottcrt to and fro between the North and | South, after tho rebellion had destroyed the postal facilities of these sections, be extended by Custom House officers, so as to embrace cavalry on tne Tennessee and Cumberland rivers; third, that water crafts, railroad cars and all ordinary wheeled vehicles be, until otherwise ordored, prohibited from carrying hilo tho country on tho Tennesson and Cumberland baggage t not sealed, and merchandize not covered by tho Customs' > permit or shipped by the military authority. I Third?'Theso orders arc Issued only as a inoasure of nfoty to guard against Illegal or Improper IntercmiFe and ex- ' change of commodities, and are not Intended to Impose I additional expenses or burdens on anylhing. upon trade, or impedo In any manner tho freedom of legitimate and , proper transportation or travel. Consequently, first, no 1 chango will be main by tbo superintendent of i transportation for *iktIaI license requirod to be taken j out for ths time being; second, blank forms will bo supplied to the several surveyors of customs ' wiihln this department for use, without cost to * the parti#* making applications for license; and ? third, ths surveyors aforesaid will use liberal- . ly, though cautiously, ths discretion with which c they are entrusted in the Issues of permits to cover . goods, wsres and merchandise going forward for oommorce or family supply; fourth, surveyors or other offi. av- if at?<! In thn nrniwtr rflarharM of their dutfM, will o*ll for old upon the com- , mender of the neareet military pest or encamp- 1 mcnt, and at places where there aro no Custom House offloers or agents, such commanders are authorised and required to exercise all necessary precautions to prevent the transmission of letters and other mnil matter by any other than regularly establish* ed post office channels aud agencies or transportation of merchandise or supplies, any description not covered hy i the Custom House permit or going under the sanction of military authority. I By ordsr of Major General HALLECK. N. H. McLsan, Assistant Adjutant Geasral. . . I Rebel Aecssnts from TeiniHee. affairs at nashvilut from a r1bsu point of virw?buhhrod johnson not caftumd?jkff. thompson on an 1xthdition?jiff. davis' conduct of thh war condimnid?ohxat things 1 bxpbctsd of bsaureoard, ?tc. i [From the Memphis Appeal, Feb. M.] j We hers Information from Nashville np to noon of , Wednesday. Benersl Reel I and Commodore Foots arrived and occupied the place. Tho United States flag was railed over the dome of the Capitol, and floate there nowBut one federal flag wss oxblbltod, and that from tho 1 i D. TRICE TWO CENTS. hop of a Yankee jeweller, who bad long been sue peeled f die loyalty. The feeling in Nashville is strongly Southern. a deep gloom seemed to cover the community, 'iiizens avoid intercourse of any kind with the invaders' P wo British flags have been raised by tbo property holdire, thua evincing their intention to claim the protection if thut government. The sick are being removed from Columbus. We are pleased to learn that (jeneral Beauregard ) asking prompt and energetic preparations for the attack rbich now seems so imminent on Columbus. The reported capture of B. R. Johnson at Fort Doaeloon i Incorrect. He arrived at Nashville on Saturday, havtsg escaped from the hands of the enemy. JoflT. Thompson left his old headquarters day before estcrday on a secret expedition. He will turn up sosae there. Both houses of the Tennessee Legislature met on the 7th, and adjourned for want of a quorum. Considering Jeff. Davis' message, the Memphis dppeal ays it is free to confess the error of his past policy, and he extent of the disasters which have followed from it. Ve think the war will soon be made on the advancing olumns of the euemy; that we will attack, pursue and 'estroy, instead of being attacked, pursued and datroy ed. The spade will be dropped and the bayonet re# umed. In other words, the policy of the Fabian Devla rill yield to that of the Napoleonic Beauregard. In view if these facta we can see a little morning through the dark loud* that at present environ us, which will burst forth a less than sixty (lays in full resplendent lustre. NEWS FROM QEN. BANKS' DIVISION. Ititnrs of Rebel Supplies?Capture of Richard Washington?Union AJfaln Progressing Prosperously, die. Ciiarlbstown, Vs., March 3,1893. Bix hundred to one thousand barrels of flour belonging o the reliols have been seized and stored here. A woollen nil), owned by a man named Davis, which hod been aauufacturing rebel cloths, was also seized, with ooniderablc stock. Richard Washington, brother of the late John A. Wash* :;gton, is now confined at Harper's Ferry. Nothing of importance transpired in oar lines last light or yesterday. Our national interests in this section appear to be h? iroaporous progression. IMPORTANT ^ROM MISSOURI. Fight at Sykestown?Capture of Forty of Jef> Thompson's Gang, Chicago, March 3, 1893. A special despatch to tho Chicago Tribune from Oairot !d inst. says:? A gentleman just arrived from Charleston, Mo., brings ntelligencc of the capture of forty men of Jsf. Thoaspon's band, and four small one pounder guns, near By kenown. i Sen. Halleck's Official Report of tht Fight. St. Louis, March 3,1892. The following Is a copy of a telegram from Gen. Hal. u-V to Can V>Cl.ll.n Wuhtnvton It Is officially reported that Jeff. Thompson, vlth a large fores of cavalry and artillery same north from Now Madrid. Our forces pd/anced from Bud's Point and met his forces at LoJteej own. He was pursued into the swamps by the cavalry >f General Hamilton and Colonel Morgan's brigade, and hreo pieces of artillery captured. General Pope pursued mother detachment south, capturing three more pieced >f artillery, ono captain, one lieutenant and a number cC Privates. H. W. HALLBCK, Major General Commanding. Military Mem to Keep omt of the News* papers. ORDER Or GENERAL ITALLKCK. hlapguarterb dei'ahtmbnt of tbs mbworri, 1 St. Lows, Feb. 2?, 1862. / 1. The public press has given circulation to the follow, jig correspondence:? Yesterday (February 8). several companies of our cavalry, with one company ol Rom's infantry, scoured the country west, bringlnii in llfty prisoners. Our cavalry alao encountered a large force of rebel cavalry flfteeu miles beyond Bioom.tcld. They succeeded in routing them, killing seven, wounding innny, and taking twenty prisoners. We had two missing and one wounded. They found live bodies, known to be union men murdered. W. 1'. KELLOGG, Colonel Commanding. General e. Paink, commanding Cairo. Co i. o.v in. Kei.logg, commanding Cah Girardeau:? Hung one of the re he! cavalry lor each Union man murdered; and, alter this, two for each. Continue to scoul, capture and kill. K. A. PAINE, Brigadier Oeneral Commanding, ' Cairo, Feb. 8, ISd2. Goneral l'ulno, in explanation of tbo foregoing, says that at the timo he recivcd the dos| ati h of Colonel Kelogg he supposed they caught the rebel cavalry in lira let. 1 he Major Goneral commanding takes this earliest opportunity to publish bis disapproval of this ordor. It ! contrary to the rules of civilized war; and, if its spirit should bo ndoptod, the whole country would be covered uilth lilrutil l.'nt ii I uf ton hsa tfa limita nnil ihrt iniimranfe should not be made to sutler for tho acts of others over whom they have no c >ntrol. Again: by whom was this official correspondence furnished to the press, in violation or the army regulation* and repeated general orders? The imputation must rest, upon the two officers concerned until they account for th* publication. ? Information Is almost daily furnished to tho pnbli* press respecting army movements which should bo; known only to the General giving tho orders and to th* ifllcer receiving them. Knowledge thus given to th* ?nomy may sometimes cost us the lives of tbour" <?nds. Moreover, the contents of official letters* ahich should have been known only to the writer tnd to those superior In rank, have been publishes'/ together with em parte statements and misrepre-j! rotations. The law and army regulations allbrd a r erode iy for all personal grievances, no matter by whom tbeM have been caused; and when military officers carry UmKcomplalnts to newspapers, the infcrcncs is that they or* without foundation. Horeafter.any offlcor whopnbliibcs, without proper authority, information respecting lb* movements of our armies, even of battles won, or soyf iflici&l nnnarfi. will kin arrtmled Aiitl triad bv a court MAT* .ml, and tho Secretary of War hu directed that the whole Nlltion of tbo newspaper publishing such Information he leizod and destroyed. Tiy command of Major General ntUM, N. 11. MiLkax, Assistant Adjutant General. relegratphlc Com m anient lorn with Fertrcai Monroe* FoRTnna Momma, March 2, IMS. ' A quantity of telegraphic oable baa arrived here, ftr he completion of the line acroea the bay. Aa soon aa tho iound Inge can be completed the line will he extended to Ape charier. This will be within two or three deya, t la a apposed. ITewe; fir one Kew Mexico* Kaxsa* Crrr, March S, IMS. The Sante Fe mall has arrived, with Fort Craig datc^ o the Utb ult. There lias boen no battla yat. The eoo* ny's foree wee on the advance from Alameea, where bey have been encamped three daya. On tho 13th their tickets were at AdaloWall, eighteen milee below Fori ,'raig, having driven In oar sooate to the main guard. Colonel Canby, thinking the enemy on the move, pal its whole available force en route for the battle ground/ rhere be arrived In good season. The enemy not spearing, bo returned to Fort Craig at eight P.M. Tba nemy'a forces are varlouely eetlmated; bat It la thooghl hat they do not exceed 2,200, mostly mounted, and eight ilrcea of artillery. It la thought that an enoounter tan not much longer bd Tha Ii?b?l Ganerals Backnrr aid Tlltk" man at Fort Wama. Boarow. March 3,1903. The rabal Central Thicknar and Tllghroan arrived ad Jve o'clock thta afternoon, and were Immediate!/ comre/ad to tlioir quarters at Fort Warren. Ifewa from Callfkrala. Han Faaaono, March 8,1881. The tteamahlp Sierra Nevada tailed today tor tM North, crowded with miners emigrating to the Oregon and British Columbia gold mince. The clipper ship Polynesia, of Boaton, waa burned a| the wharf this morning. The Ore Is supposed to ham been the work of the crew, part of whom were pat am board by the police. The wreck wilt be sold to-mssTOW. Bho wst about to sail for China In ballast. Explosion at Xtotrolu-Sswomkl Person* K.lll (to Dmorr, March 8,1888. An explosion occurred to-day at the oil refinery of Q. 8, Harmon k Co., demolishing the building and killing sere* ral persons. Keur dead bodies have bedh recovered. Among them Ttobsrt Higbara and Chase L. Dibble, twe at the proprietors. Others aro supposed to ha buried in tho rulna. Pirn at Bloom An gton. 111* Ontoaoo, March 8,1188. Ths Nlcholls lloasa at Bloom ington ,1)1.. waa dsstroyag by Are laat night. Lata $98,o0O; insufMm 8M.00O,