toad MCh othar thaa Goaa rushed at bm man. audaoma hasp half-arm fighting awsusd; tbsy fibbed away marrtlj until thay got Wo the ropes, whan, in wrestling for tha fail, both win down. Round 37 waa a abort ona, for they immediately rushed to a dose, la which aome wild blowa wars exchanged right and laft i bat, from want of precision, no damage waa dona. Goaa upper cutted hla man, and aome more half-arm hita ware uxobanged, until Goes went down. Rovaoa 38 to 33 were of tlr i aama character, Goes in each forciug the lighting by rualiing a* bia man, and in each round aome harmless body blowa warn exchanged, which ended by both being down. Round 33.?Goes, the Brat to lead off, got wall on the body, and Ryall countered him on the rib#; thia brought them to the ropes, und both ware down. Rome 34 to 3d?In each of these the aama t&ctica ware pursued. Goes ruabing to cloae quarters and delivering on the body, Ryall rolurning on the aide of the head, but I be exchanges were so wild as to be almost harmless. The UOury to Joe's shoulder precluding him from using hie right with eflect, each round wus finished by a tusslo at the ropoe, in which Jack waa as good as his mastor, and endod in both going to mother earth. Round 87 odd Last.?The same cautious game was played in thia round, neither man sunning inclined to commence proceedings, both advaucing and retiring until tha patience of the ai<ectatora whs completely exhausted. At length the referee ordered the men to tho scratch, which thoy obeyed, but only to aguin commence the samo performance, which was tolerated for some time, until the referee gave the tnen seven minutes either to fight or draw, which latter tho men agreed to do, beforo the oxpiraiion of tho time, after lighting in the throe rings three hours and eighteen minutes, one hoar und thirty minutes in the third, aud tho lost round occupy- 1 Ing fifty minutes, during which limo not a blew wus struck. remarks. The above fignt was a complete disappointment to all those who were present, and who expected that tbo performance would be a fair trial of Joe Goes as a candidate for tlio championship with Jem Maco. Tho cause of tho unsatisfactory manner in which tbo fight was conducted was no doubt caused by Ibo injury that Goes had sug* tamed in his right shoulder in the third round, and tho right being his favorite wcauon, more especially in close quarters, stopped him from dashing to in lighting, as he baa previously dono in nil his coulurts towards the con elusion; and the use ho niado or bi? right ia tbo bodyblows towards tne cud of the fighting rounds, uo doubt materially aggravated tbo injury. That thore could bo no doubt of the correctness of the statement ho had made that his shoulder was Injured, Joe Goss tailed at tbo Sporting Life office lost evening, and brought a certificate from the house surgotn of Nt. Bartholomew's Hospital to tho ? fleet that he had fractured the tight scapula (shoulder blade) scrioi sly. Ryall no doubt from tho fre<|ucnt remtvals, as well as from being rather fleshy, fell weak, and, liaving a wholesome warning frtm the previous battle not to force tho fighting, allowed Oosfl to get away and rctieat when ho chose. When they shook hands, Goes wanted to make a fresh match for ?300 a side, which Ryall rcfusod to do. Several gentlemen paid both incn for their colors, and It is to he hoped that their example will be followed by all who have taken them from the men. Ryall will be at W. Richardson's. Blue Anchor, Church etruot, Kh rodltch, this (Wednesday) evening, and Joe (loss at W. Tupper's Greyhound, Webber row, Waterloo road, to sco their London friends before leaving for tho country. MACK AND OOSS. There Is nothing fresh to add In reforenco to tho new match. Mice, as announced in our last, has covered Goes's flver, and our re idois will be able to loam from our account of Joe's fight yesterday, with Ryall, what his actual pretonsions are. NEWS FROM WASHINGTON. Hon. Andrew Johnson Appointed Brigadier General and Military Governor of Tennessee* Arrangements for Extending the Mails and Traffie in Recovered Territory. PROMOTIONS IN THE ABMY. Gen. MeClellan's Announcement of the Death of Gen. Lander. Address of the President to the Peruvian Minister. Debate in the Senate on the Confiscation Bill. rroceedings of the Court Martial in the Case of Colonel Kerrigan. THE ACCUSED DISMISSED FftOH THE ARHT. Ahram Wakem&n Appointed Postmaster j of New York City, Jto, 4c., 4o. Wjisiiimotov, March 4, 1842. THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC. Everything in the vicinity of the army of the Potomac remaine in a atale of quietude. A PROVISIONAL OOVXRNURNT FOR TENNESSEE. lira uuiuumiiuu "i ovumur Auuiun iiuuuwu w urigwiivr Genoral was confirmed by the Satiate to-day. General Johnson proceeds, without delay, to organize a provisional government for Tennessee. General Johnson hag formally been appointed Military Governor of Tennessee, with all the powers,t duties and functions pertaining to that office, during tbo pleasure of the President, or until the loyal Inhabitants of that Plato shall organize a civil government, In accordance with the constitution , of tho United States. The present government of Tennessee twinge usurpation, every proper encouragement wlM, through the military government, be given to tho loyal people to assumo ita control. The designation of General Johnson for that position is considered by everybody as eminently projier, both in view of his peculiar fltness for tbo ollico and of his greet popularity among all loyal people, besides his devotion to his own State. The Governor, by the acceptance of the office, necessarily vacates his position as Senator. The term for which he was elected will not expire till March next. Representatives Etheridgo and Maynard, the former now Clerk of ttie House, are making arrangements to roturn to Tennessee. Tbo progress of the Union armies Into the rebel States la too rapid for tho consummation af tho schemes of the abolitionists. While they are concocting measuies to convert the war for the Union into a general abolition raid, and providing anug little governorships for each other in the rooovered Southern territory, the Union aion there are alroAdy organizing provisional governn tenia for tbemsclvea, which will replace their Slates in the Union galaxy, and frustrate the hopes of tho abolition conspirators against the policy of the administration and tho peace and welfare of the republic. The mission of Mr. Johnson to Tonnsesee has completely overturnod all je calculations of those abolition gentry. POSTAL PACILITIKR IN KENTUCKY AND TXNNRS8M!. Tlie Poet Oil Ice Department Is actively engaged In preparation for the restoration of postal facilities in all that part of Kentucky and Tennessee recently recovered from the possession of the rebels. An agent of the department, Mr. A. H. Mark lend, accompanies the army of General B??U for lll'? purpose. As soon as it is ascertained tltat the Louisville and Nashville Railroad Is in condition to transport the msils, two route agents will be appointed, and the usual mall facilities resumed. At presont the only arrangements for the transmission of mail matter In that region Is such as Is provided by the military authorities. A postmaster at Nashville is to be appointed this week. A number of applications are on file, some of which were made before the occupation of Naahvilie by the Union force*. HKOPRNINQ OP TltADI WITH NA8HYILLR. Secretary Chase is preparing Instructions to tbo agent of the Treasury Department (Allen A. Ilall) in regard to the reopening of trade with Naahvilie. lbs details of these instructions will not be completed for several days. We learn from Louisville, end from s source not likely to be misinformed, tbst the United States Collector of that city has, within the past tsn days, despatched a confidential agent to CAnrass the State of Tennessee, especially thoso portions on the rivers lately opened by our gunboats and forces, to feel tb# puis* of the loyal business iwople there, and to ascertain the true extent of tbo alloged Union feeling. If the report of this agent shall be deemtd satisfactory?and bis investigations will bs of the most thorough character?there is good reason to believe thai trade will be immediately opened with all parts of that Suto, the same as before the rebellion, with the exception of articles strictly contraband of war. OFFICIAL ARNOUNCBMKN* OP THR ATI? Op PEN, LANDRR TO THR ARMY OP THR POTOMAC. The following Ooucrol order, in roferetice to tbo death k NEW YOK of Omni Lander, was issued from heedqusrtort tsdey> QlKBUl ORDKBtt? *0. M. HmtDqaAKsaw, Ajut* or tn Poionac, 1 Wmuwiw, March 3, IMS. J J.?The Major General Commanding, ?Uh deep regret, ennouncee to the Army of the Potomac the loea of Brigadier General Frederick W. Lander, the commander of ope of its dlvlelona, who died at Camp Chaae, on the Upper Potomac, on the afternoon of the 2d inetant, from the effects of a wound received in the affhir with the rebels at Edwarda' Ferry, on the 22d of October, 1831. The public services of the deceased, then known as Colonel Lander, in connection with the overland route to tho Paciilc, had made his name familiar to the American people. At the commencement of this unhappy rebellion he was among the first who volunteered to support with his life the constitution and laws of his country. From the beginniug of the military operations which have restored Western Virginia to the Union, from the original movement upon Philippi, where his qualities as a loader of troops were strikingly displayed to tho complete expulsion of the robols from his department, in which he exbaustod his fading energies, his conduct has elicited the admiration of his countrymennis invaluable services at Rich Mountain wore recognised by tho government in his appointment as a Brigadier General, aad his lost efforts were reworded by the offcial approval and thanks of tho President. Tall of stature, and of great strength and activity, with a countenance expressive of intelligence, ccurago and sensibility, General Iondor's presence was commanding and attractive. As a military leader, he combined a spirit of the most daring enterprise with clearness of judgment in the adaptation of means to rcsuIts. As a man, his devotion to his country, liis loyalty to affection and friendship, his sympathy with Buffering, and his indignation at cruelty and wrong, constituted him a representative of truo chivalry. Ho Jias died in the flowor of his manly prime, and in the ful1 bloom of his heroic virtnes; but history will preserve the record of his life nud character, and romance will delight in portr. ying a figure so striking, a nature so nobio, and a career so gallant. While paying this public tribute of respect, the General Commanding feels most deeply that, in the death of this bravo and distinguished soldier, bo has personally lost one of the truest and dearest of friends. II?Brigadier General Silas Casey will make tho propcr arrangements for the funeral ceremonies of the deceased. By command of Major General McCLELLAN. S. Williams, Assistant Adjutant General. TIIK FUNERAL OF GENERAL LANDER. Mr. Wyckllffe, of Kentucky, suggested, this afternoon, that the House should adjourn over Thursday, and tender thoueoof the Representatives' Hall for the funeral of General Lander, and asked that some gentleman from Massat husetts should make a motion to that effect. Mr. Stevens,of Pennsylvania, objected on the ground that, if tho precedent is once established, a similar proceeding will be necessary whenever other generals dio or are killed on the field, and a serious Interruption of the business of Congress might result. Mr. Dawes, of Macsachu setts, was attempting to obtain leave for Mr. Alley to ex! plain the arrangements cntored into by the Massachusetts delegation, in reference to tho obsequies, when the House went into Committee of the Whole. It bad been arranged between tho friends of the deceased and tho Massachusetts delegation that no demonstration should be made at tho Capitol. General McClellan assigns to General Casey tho duty of ordering the military honors to GenI-andcr, and it is understood that General McClellan, tJenerals Marcy and u illiama, and Colonel Keys will act as l<all bearers. 1UCCKPTION OF THE PERUVIAN MINISTER?SPEECH OF TIIK PRESIDENT. Mr. Barroda has presented bis credentials to tho President and been received as Minister from the repoblic of I'eru TlieProeident in his reply, said:?The United States have no enmities, animosities or rivalries, and no interests which conflict with the welfare safety and rights or interests of any other nation. Their own prosperity, happiness and aggrandizement are sought most safely and advantageously through the preservation, not only of p aco on their own part, but peace among all other nations. But while the United States are thus a friend to all other nations, they do not seek to conceal the fact that tliey cherish especial sentiments of friendship for, and sym|?athieB with, those who, liko themselves, have founded their institutions on the principle of the equal rights of men; and such nations, being more prominently neighbors of the United States, the latter are co-operating with them In establishing civilization and culture on the American continent. Such being the general principles which govorn the United States in their foreign relations, you may bs assured, sir, that in all things this government will deal justly, frankly, and. if it be possible, even liberally, with Peru, whose liberal sentiments towards us you have so kindly expressed. It will bo recollected that the former Minister from Peru was dismissed by Mr. Buchanan, owing to ths noncompliance of that government with certain imperative demands of our owtT '' ' -a *' The address of Prssident Lincoln contains expressions of friendship indicative of the general policy of the administration towards all nations. CELEBRATION OF PRESIDENT LINCOLN'S INAUGURATION. A number of nrivitfi rMiilflnrM in riiflfarotii nnrta of tho city were illuminated tonight, in commemoration of the anniversary of the inauguration of Abraham Lincoln as President of the United States. THE ARMY. Notwithstanding tbo current report, there were no military nominations confirmed by the Senate yesterday. Tin so mentioned as having been confirmed are part of a list of nominations for promotion for meritThe correct list is as follows:?Generals Bueil, McDowell, Grant, McClcruand, C. K. Smith, Curtis Burns ide and Sigel to be Major Generals; and Colonels John Cochrane, of New York; John A. Logan, of Illinois. McArthnr, of Ohio; Lswrenrc, of lows; Wallace, of In.' dlana; McCook, of Ohio; Berry, of Mains; Ferry, of Coo. neelicut; Spear, of Tenner see, and John Cook, of Springfield, Illinois, to he Brigadier Generals. These appointments are to rank in the order of their names. They are promotions for merit. All of the Colonels mentioned, except John Cochrane, have seen service in the field, and most of tbero have distinguished themselves by gallant conduct in recant battles. These nominations have not yet iwen acted on by the Senate. Several weeks ago the Rouse passed a resolution asking of the War Department whether there has been a literal compliance with the act of Congress requiring the officers of the regular army appointed in tho new regiments to be astignod to duty in the field, and the officers appointed from civil life to be assigned to tho duty of recruiting for those regiments? In reply, through the Adjutant General, it is stated that all the Colonels of the new reglmenla taken from tne regular army, two excepted, are general officers of volunteers in active command. These two arc commanding tho Depart moots of Florida and Psnsacola, and of New Mexico. When the organization of the new regiments was commenced a fsw. of the regular officsrs appointed to them were for n time employed in starting the system of recruiting, but nearly all of them were relieved on the passage of the act to which reference is made. In tho nineteen old regiments* of 261 officers, not recent annointments. who would otherwise be available for duly with the regiment*, twenty-one are general officers and twenty-nine Held officers of volunteers. This, however, docs not include officers detailed from the staff corps of the regular army Lieutenant Colonel Veasey, Third Vermont regiment was to-day appointed Provost Marshal of Goneral Smith's division. The position wss offered to Major Larrabee Fifth Wisconsin regiment, late member of Congress from Wisconsin, but he declined It, alleging that on tho Held he would have a better chance at the enemy than was possible to one assigned to the custodianship or prisoners. Brigadier General Davidson is assigned to tho command of General Brannan's brigade, In General Smith's division. He graduated at West Point in IMA, and from a Lieutenant In the Second cavalry had risen to the rank of Major when the present rebellion broke out. He lia* seen much active service, and shown himself an able, Indefatigable and gallant officer. The regiments constituting his brigade, gave him a warm reception. Wm. H. L. Barnes, of New York, has been appointed Volunteer Aid on General Fits John Porter's staff. His long experience la the State militia and affable and gentlemanly bearing will 'make him both an efficient and popular staff officer. Pome weeke ago the officers and privates of tho Tenth legion, Fifty sixth regiment New York State Volunteers, with groat unanimity, presonted a petition to Coloue' Van Wyck tocontinua Colonel of tho Loglon. In order to accompany hie regiment to the flcld, he nsked the n, use to excuse him from serving as chairman on the Committee on Government Contracts and of the Committee on Kevolutlonary Pensions. The Spenkcr decided that the House Wl no power to exouse Iiiui. Mr. Van Wyck K. HERALD, WEDNESDA hat, therefore, Arranged with his ooUaigues for th chairmanship of Uwm committees, they being uswiWa ho should relinquish entirely his position. TBI PK0CKKD1M08 OF TBI OOUBT MARTIAL IN TBI CA8I OF COLONEL EBKRIUAN. The following orders contain a return* of the proceed lngs and finding of the Court Martial in the Kerrigai case, and the approval of the sentence by the Genera Commanding. CKTDUL OADMS NO. 03. UnanqcaKTi-its Army or Tint Potomac, 1 Washington, Feb. 21, 1802. J Before a General Court Martial of which Brlgadiei General Silas Casey, Volunteer service, is President, oou vened at Washington city, D. C., by virtue of Specia Orders No. 170, from these headquarters of liecember 7 1801, was arraigned and tried Colonel Jameq K. Kcrrigai Twenty-fifth New York Volunteers, on the follow iiq chargi a and s|iecifii-atioD8 :? Charge Virtt?Habitual neglect of duty. Specification?In tins that ho, the said James E. Kerri gan,Colonel in command of the Twenty-fifth regimen New York Volunteers, from June 28 to October 18,1881 and during that period, in New York and Virginia, wbore ever the said regiment lias been, habitually failed ant neglected to give to his officers and men, or any of them practical or theoretical instruction in the tactics of thi school of the battalion and company or either of them. Charge Second?jConduct to the prejudice of good ordei and military discipline. Specification 1?In this that he, the said James F Kerrigan,Colonel in command of the Twenty-flflli regi mont Now Yoik Volunteers, did, at Hall's Hill, in Vlr ginia, at tbo camp of the said regiment, on the 14ili am 16th days of Octohsr, 1861, suffer and per nit the privates of the said regiment am the non-commissioned officers thereof to engage in loui itnil llliCPAmlv iliuimtPit anil hrnwla tit nasi HlmirilArlv Ian gtioge and to maku noisy disturbances, without any ut tempt on the part or the said Kerrigan to reproi-s lb same. Specification 2?In ibis, that the said Kerrigan, Colone in command as af> repaid, did, on the 15thday of Oetolior 1801, at tho oucampmcnt of the said rogimcnt, at Hall' Hill, Virginia, upon an inspection and revio*.v thou an 111 ro held of tho regiment, permitted many men of sail regiment to appear on parade iu a state of unseemly din array and tilth, their pants unbuttoned, their undo clothes and porsons exposed. Specification 3?Iu this.that he, tho said'James E. ICor rigm,Colonel in command,as aforesaid,did restore t duty without trial on tho 4th of September, 1861, at th camp of said regiment, one Patrick Uotfery, a deserto from Company I, Twonty-llfth regiment New York Vc lnnteers. Specification A?In this, that he, the said James E Keri igan, Colonel in command as aforesaid, did on th 15tli of Ootobor, 1801, at the camp of said regiment, a Hall's Hill, Virginia, cuuso private Patrick Goflery, c Company I, of Raid regiment, who had deserted the set vice of the United States on the 27th July, 1801, an had remamod absent until tho 4tli of September, 1861 when ho was restored to duty without trial, as stale in tho proceeding specification, to bo paid for the who! intervening period between the 25th of July and the 17t of October, 1861, in tho same manner as if tho sai private had been present and doing duty all that time. Charge Third?Violation of the forty-fourth article c war. Specification?In this, thathc, the said Jas. E. Kerrigan commanding as aforesaid,being commanded by Ilcigadic General Hartindale, commanding I be brigade of whic said Twenty-fifth regiment Now York Voluntcors was part, to asse mble the commissioned officers of said reg ment at the quarters of said Kerrigan, for tho purpose < , examination and instructions by the said Brigudit General Martindale, did, artor being so assemble there, and after being himself present at the reudozvoui ' absent himself thorefrom without permission, and wltl out Deing dismissed or relieved. This at'the camp ( said Twenty-fifth regiment New York Volunteers, i Hall's Hill, Va., on the 16th of October, 1861. Charge Jbttrt*? Disobedience of orders in violation i 1 the ninth article of war. Specification?In this, that be, the said James E. Kerr pan, commanding. as aforesaid, being commanded by h superior officer, Brigadier General John H. Martindali ho being in the execution of his ollice, to return and r< i pair to tho quarters of the said Kerrigan. where the con missioned officers of the said Twenty-fifth regiment Ne' York Volunteers were assembled lor instruction aud exi initiation by the said Brigadier General Marlindalo, an whence the said Kerrigan bad absented birneoir within permission and without being dismissed or relieved, s stated in the preceding specification, did wilrullyun positively rofuso to obey said command and order, l'h at Hall's Hill, Virginia, on the 16th of October, 1861. Charge Fifth?Lying out of camp without leave of h: Superior officer. Specification?In this, that the said James E. Kerrigai Col<<nel in command as ofort raid, his regiment being ei camped at Hall's Hill, Va., did, on the night of Oetobi 14,1861, absent himselt from and lie out of said cam without tho knowledge or permission of his commandii officer. Charge Sixth?Drunkenness on duty. Specification?In this, that be, the said James E. Kerr gan,Co'on?l In command or tlio Twenty-fifth regimei New York Voluuteeis, was drunk on duty on the 27tb i September, 18G1, or thereabouts, while the said regimei was moving from the camp at Morton's Farm to I'plon Hill.Va. Ibis on the road or march between these two place*. C.iargc Se.Trtl\?Shameful abandonment of his post. Specificatun?In this, that h i, the said James E. Ke rlgan, Colonel as aforesaid, did, on the 27lh day i August, 1801, shamefully abandon his prst, which 1 had been commanded to defend and hold,atMuDson Hill, Fairfax county, Virginia. Charge EifKik?withdrawing tlio pickets witboi orders. SpeciJlccUion?In this, that the said James E. Kerrigni Colonel In command of the Twonly-iifth New York Volur leers, as aforesaid, did, without orders, withdraw tfa pickets of his regiment from their position on the oui posts of the camp of the army of the United States, a Mnnson s Hilt Fairfax county, Virginia, when the encnr was advancing thereon, on the 27th day of August, 1861 Charge Xinth?Communicating with the enemy. SperiJica'ion?]n this that he. the said James S Kerrigan, Colonel in command, as aforesaid, o the 26th day of July, 1861. and on divers otho davs and times between the said 26th day c Juiy, 1861, andftthc 1st day of October, 1861, did Ioav the camp of his regiment, in Fairfax county, Virginia and visit and communicate with the enemy in sail wtihi fr To which charges and specifications the accused plcndu as follows:?To the specification of first charge, cot gull ty; to tbo first charge, not guilty. To the first specifics tiou, second charge, r.ot guilty; to the second specifics lion. second charge, not guilty; to the third specification second charge, not guilty: to the fourth specification second charge, not guilty: to the second charge, not guil ty. To the specification, third charge,nd guilty; to th< third charge, not guilty. To the specification, fourtl charge, not guilty; to the fourth charge, not guilty. Ti the specification, fifth charge, guilty; to thi fifth charge, guilty. To the specification, slxti charge, not guilty; to the sixth charge, not guilty To spccificati< n, 'seventh charge, not guilty; to th seventh charge, not guilty. To the specification, eight] charge, not guilty; to the eighth charge, not guilty. T the specification, ninth charge, not guilty; tothenintl charge, net guilty. Ancr mature nenocraiuui vo me oviucuco auuuccu the Court found the accused as follows:?Of the ?| eelflea lion, first charge, guilty; of the first charge,guilty. 0 speciflcatlrn Orel, second charge, guilty, of spoclQcs tion sorrud, recond charge; guilty, omitting the word "ahd |>?rsoii?i" of specification third, second charge, no guilty. Of speciflcntiou fourth cliarge. guilty, except th words "wilfully and positively." Of the fourth chargf guilty. Of specification, charge fifth .confirmed the pie of accused, and fbund him guilty. Of charge fifth, coo firmed the plea of accused, and found him guilty. C specification, charge sixth, not guilty; of charge sixth, nc guilty. Of specification,charge seventh, oolguilty; < charge seventh, not guilty. Of specification, cha-g eighth, not guilty; or eighth charge, not guilty. 0 specification, ninth charge, not guilty; of ninth chargi not guilty. And the Court dees, therefore, sentence hhr the raid James R. Kerrigan, Colonel of the Twenty-lift New York Volunteers, to be dismlssod the service of tb United Stste*. II ?The Major General commanding approves and cot firms the proceedings of the Court Martial in the case < Colonel James E. Kerrigan, Twenty-fifth New Yor Volunteers, Colonel Kerrigan therefore ceases to be a officer In the military aarvlce of the United Slate* froi this date. Br command of Major General McCLELLAN. 8. Williams. Assistant Adjutant General. 11. T. McMauon, A id-de-Camp. TH* MAVT. The following orders ware mado by th* Nary Dtps mrnt to day Acting Master Opier V. Bennia, Assistant Paymaster. Horace S. Bradford, orderod to report to Commands Paulding for duty. Acting Master William E. Denntson, ordered to U United Ptatee steamer Somerset. Lieutenant Samuel R. Franklin, ordered to tb* 0 cotah. Lieutenant George M. Blodgett and Lieutenant Leri Filch, ordered to report to Flag OfQcor Footc. Lieutenant W. McUunneglt, ordered to tb* gun bo Sebano, at Portsmouth, N. H. Midshipman Thomas C. Bo wen, ordered to reoeirli hip North Carolina as instructor In gunnery. Acting Masters E. W. Watson and Henry Eaton, order to th* Pacific Squadron. THANKS OF CONGRESS TO COMMODOM GOLDS* ROUGH AND GENERAL BUMtStD*. The President, In a message to Oongreea, states that accordance with the act to promote th* efficiency of tl nary, Captain Golds borough was nominated as Fli Officer In command of th* North Atlantic blockadli squadron. Believing that no occasion could arise whl< would more fully correspond with the Intention of tl law, or be mora pregnant wun nappy inuuen aa an cxampla, the Praaldant cordially racor morula that Captain Ooklsborougb receive a to of tha flunks of Congress for bia servlcea and gallanti displayedlb tba corobinad attack of tbe forcaa com man ad by him and Brigadier General Burneide In tbe captu of Roanoke Iiland, and tbe destruction of tbe rabel gu boats an tbe 7th, 8lh and 10th of February. I APPOINT MWNTS OP CAOBTR TO THK NAVAL AC A DIM' I The following Is tha list of tho reprcsoutalIves wha districts being vacant at the Naval Acddemy, have tl right to nominate candidates for appointment as nctit i midshipmen. The Navy 1 epartment has no |>owcr I / m iko an appotntmonl excepting on the nominal inn of representative. Thore are no appointments At Inrg i Camlldntes nv.st bo between fourteen and eighteen yoai of age, and actual rcairtcnia of the district from whir Y, MAKUil 5, TiilPI a nominated. The Navy Department desires to make tbeee g appointments in lime for the appointed to reach Newport, H. I., where the academy ie at present located, be tween the lOih and 20th of April next. Persons desiring the appointment will apply to their representatives In > Congress, and not to the Navy Department!? t Din'. Connecticut. 4?Hon. O. C. Woodruff. OAUSORNLA. Hon. A. A. Sargeant and T. 0. Phelps. daoutah tskkitokt. Hon. J. B. g. Todd. illinois. r 8?Hon. Owen Lovejoy. 6?Hou. W. A. Richardson. (Two vacancies.) 1 7?Hon. J. 0. Kobiuson. , 9?Hon. John A. Logan. I INDIANA.
I 0?Hon. A. O. Porter. KANSAS. Hon. Martin F. Conway. (Two vacancies.) KfRTOCKV. t 1?(No representative.) 8?Hon. Henry Grider. 4?Hun. Aaron Harding. 1 7?Hon. Robert Mallory. (Two vacancies.) , maryland. 9 2?Hon. Edwin H. Webster. MICHIGAN. r 4?Hon. Rowland E. Trowbridge. MseouM. 1?Hon. F. P. Rlair, Jr. 7?Hon. John W. Noell. MBMRASKA TERRITORY. 1 Hon. Samuel G. Duiley. (Two vacancies.) NKW JKK8SV. 1 8?Hon. William 0. Stoclo. 1 NKW TORK. 10?Hon. Charles H. Van Wyck. (Two vacancies.) 23?Hon. Ambrose W. Clark, o 29?Hon. Alfred Kly. (Two vacancies.) 33?Hon. Reuben E. Fenton. il ouio. 6?Hon. James M. Ashley, s 6?Hon. Chilton A. White. '1 10?lion. John Hatchings. J OREGON. >- Hon. Johu K. Shiel. r HCXNHYLVAMA. 0?Hon. Tliaddcus Stevens. 14?Hon. G.-Ousba A. Grow. 0 18?Hon. Samuel 8. Blair, o 20?Hon. Jesse Lazeur. r ota ii. >- Hon. Jehu H. L'ernhisci. VIRGINIA. ? 10?Hon. William G. Brown 0 11?Hon. Jacob M. I'luir. l 12?Hon. Killian 1*. Whiley. ^i'wo vacancies.} ,f WAMI1NGTOH TKRRln RV. "j Hon. Wm. H. Wallace. (Two vacancies.) ' TUB ASSAULTS OF TUB ABOLITIONISTS UPON OENEj KAL M'CLKLLAN. e In their efforts to disparngo General McClellan, the radical howlers aro continually committing egregious blunders and outraging history. Thoy seem utterly >r reckless of the fact that tho order books of the Command. itig General, aud the commandants of the several departr moots. contain a complete history of tho origin of all tho h plans of tho campaign, and |>oint unmistakoably to their j1 author. The efforts to confer this honor, first on Gone >f ral Fremont, then General Halleck, then General Grant, ir and lastly upon I'log Ofllcor Footo, are all equally as vain ^ as the effort of Mr. John Peter Cleaver Shanks, In ths j! House to-day, to attribute to General Fremont the idea )f of employing gunboats on the Western waters. Unfortu 11 nutely for Mr. Shanks' argument, these gunboats wer< of ordored and advertised for before General Fremont re turned from Europe, and the construction of three ? ? them was actually begun beforo he took command of tbi 9) Department of the West. The facts show that thesi i- preparations aud plans of the Western campaign were ^ all projected while general McClellan was commanding x. the whole Department of the West, which then included id Kentucky,Tennotseo and Missouri. J' TUB PUBLICATION OF TnB DEFENCE OF GEN. FR I rt MONT BY THE TRIBUNE. Is It is seriously meotod here to-night whether the publi cation of General Fremont's defence by the Tribune is not a gross violation of the recent order of tbo War Departi, menl in reference to the publication of military news, as 1 the publication was not authorized by either tho Wai ip Department, the General Commanding, or by any general ig commanding an army In the field. DEFENCE OF GENERAL FREMONT IN THE HOUSE, j. The Fremont campaign was opened lu tho House thii it afternoon by Mr. Shanks, of Indiana, who read a long speech in defence of the traffic in carbinos under Genera -8 Fremont's administration of tho Western Department id which was denounced by the Van Wyck Investigating Committee. The speech relied to produce any market r. sensation. it THE STATE PRISONERS. |? Notwithstanding thirty or forty political prisoneri 8 were released on the 22d oC February from Forts LaTayit ette and Warren and the old Capitol Building here, at least an equal number are still confined, they being [? either spies or considered of other dangerous characters, e MR. CAMERON'S MOVEMENTS. ^ Mr. Cameron, the new Minister to St: Petersburg, pro. y poses to start upon his mission about the 1st of April. A N*w REBEL BATTERY ON THE FOTOMAC. A new rebel battery, mounting fourteen guns, is roll ported near Sandy Point, on the Potomac, r DISCHARGE OF A PRISONER R"Ol'NDED AT THE BATTLE * AT DRANBSVILLS. 0 Thomas J. Parks, one of the wounded prisoners taken 1 at the Dranesville battle, was to-day discharged from General McCall's division hospital. He was one offour ! wounded rebel prisoners brought to the hospital, and Is - ^be only one who survived his wounds. Ilia own escape is remarkable. Ho was shot directly over the heart by a ' Miuie rifle ball, due of the ribs turned the ball aside, - and it described a circuitous course, lodging in the back, 8 whence it was extracted?a violation of the very prevn I lent theory that a Minis hall Is never (loflected from Its 9 course. IT. Edward Shtppen, who has charge of the dlvi4 siou hospital, bis made the esse one of careful i study. On arriving in this city and taking the oath preti scribed for discharged rebel prisoners, the cured patleut u was allowed to depart, via Fortress Monroe, for his home in South Carolina. He was a private in Coin" I, pony H, Sixth South Carolina regiment, and * belongs to ono of tho wealthiest and most |f rabid secession families ia the 8late. The kind troal s ment he baa received here, be says, has given him a 1 different Idea about tho Northern mode of oonducling tho ? war from that he entertained when he enlisted. South a era rcb 1 leaders, he declares, have knowingly and > wickedly misrepresented Northern sentiments and foot |[ logs touching tho rebellion, and that if tho real truth f were known throe-fourths of those now under arms would a fling away their muskets, and nothing save fighting foi , the original Stars and Stripes could induce them to takt i! them np.again. b TBI POSTAL SERVICE. * The Postmaster General Is urging upon Congress ths passage of a law compiling all common carriers, wbethei >f upon land or water, to carry the United Slates' mails. k This is Intended to obviate difficulties in tho transmission J) ?f the malls occasioned by the refusal of certain prtnei pal railroad companiee to enter Into contracts for thit purpose. This has been a source of great annoyance tt tho department, and a detriment to the efficiency of tlx mail service. The proposed law requtrea all railroad rt and lines of steamboats, he., to carry the mails at aucl rate of compensation as shall be agreed upon with lb Post Office Department, or aa may be awarded by thi nt Court of Claims. It Is understood that strenuous opposl Hon will bo made to this measure by Messrs. Vlbbart w and Corning, of New York, in behalf of the Northeri Central Railroad, which Is at the bead of the corporation a. complained of by ths department. NOMINATION OP POSTMASTER OP NEW YORK. Abfatn Wokeman was to-day nominated for Postmastei at Now York, In place of Mr. Taylor. CONSULAR RECOGNITION. The President baa recognized Gerhard Larsson as Vict !g Consul of Sweden and Norway, to reside at Chicago. CIVIL APPOINTMENT CONFIRMED. Ml Robert C. Klrh.ofOhlo, was to day confirmed by tbi Seoate as Minister to the Argentine republic. CRMETRRY FOR SOLDIERS. The Military Committee of the House are oonitderlnj in plans for a cemetery for soldiers in Washington. Mr m hills, of New York, appeared before them to-day ant ig gave them somo valuable hlnta upon tho subject. )| Bit An vn au?T si nsn ivnsi h The consideration of the lubjeet In the matter of thi ie pro pored establUbment of a branch mint at New Yorl ce la rapidly approaching termination, and la a manner,ai n- It now appear* from circumstances, favorable to the pro te poeitlun. Already a lon^report hae been prepared by i ry member of the Committee on Commerce, and submittal d_ to the Inspection of the Secretary of the Treasury. Tim re there will he a favorable report auhtnlttcd none aeeu D- diapered to deny, but how aoon It will get htfore Con free* will depend much on the wording of the report I ha r, la to accompany the bill, and nminly on the time of tin m receipt of the answer of the Secretary ol the Treasury. TIIIRTV-SRVKNTII COY ORBS*. FIRST SESSION. 10 _____ a Hrnale. e. Warii'jff.vo*, Mareh 4,18S2. ra tmm f ai ironma vahj?. h Mr. Snrsii, (rep.) of Mu , n cs* it?4 a meinnrm jE sheet. from merchants ud others doing business on the Pacific coast, asking immediate action by Congress to provido for the transportation of the inaila bet wood New York, Panama and Aspluwall, as at present the United States have no arrangement for such transportation. Referred, ravaurr ok voLt'irrsaas. Mr. Wilmot, (rep.) of Pa., presented resolutions from the Legislature of Pennsylvania relative to the payment of the volunteers front the time of their enlistment. dhop tuk HituKo oubsiton and atthnd to bushim. Mr. Davis, (Union) of Ky., presented a petition from the citizens of Boston asking Congress to drop the negro question and attend to the business of the country. TtiS FMITIISONIAM INSTITUTION. Mr. Dixon, (Top.) of Conn., offered a Joint resolution that the vacancy in the Board of Regents of the Smithaonian Institution by the death of Professor Feltou bs filled by Henry Barnard, of Connecticut. Laid over. Mr. Dixon sttid that Mr. Barnard was known all over the country as a man who had devoted his wholo life to the caute of popular education, to the very object for which tlie Snilihsoniau Institution wosforwed?tlio diffusion of knowledge among mankind. The resolution was referred to the Committee on the Library. tub a annas ok was. llr WfidW lnnli.ruii.1 frftm I h. Ullllnrir Committee tbo House bill making an additional article of war. faff: kkkpino of frjmo.veitf. On motion of Mr. Harris. (rep.) of N. Y. .the bill for the safe keeping and malutanance of United Slates prisonore was taken up and passed. 'i lie atlantic itsiikrteh. On motion of Mr. cou.a.vir, (rep.) of Vt., the bill authori/ing tbo commission for tbo preservation of tbo Atlantic llshorlc8 was taken up. Tho bill authorizes the President to appoint a Commissioner to incot with tho British and French Comtnissionors, to toko measures for the preservation of tbo flsherion. The bill was passed. tub prkfmnts from sum. Mr. SvM.NBR, from tho Cotniuitlee ou Foreign Relations, reported a insolation providing for tho custody of tbo presents received from the King of Hiatn. The bill provides that the presents be deposited among .the curiosities of thoDeparmcnt of the Interior. The bill was passed. tiik laws or tint district of oolomrla. Mr. fl kirks. (rep.) of Iowa, fr<im the Coimnitteo on tbe District of Columbia, reported a bill for tho codification and revision of tbo laws of tho District of Columbia. louisiana land claims. On motion of Mr. Harlan, (rep.) of Iowa, tho bill providing for tho satisfaction of claims for cortain lands so d by the Un'ted .States to Louisiana was taken up, but after somo discussion, it was iuid as de. nruats on tiik i onkihcation rill. The Conflseation bill was then taken up. Mr. McDoi oall, (opp.) of Cab, resumed bis speech. Ho ipiotod from Justice Story ami other writers, dk showing that there should bo no contlscation of any privato property, lie (Mr. McBougall) contended that the provision in llto bill relating to the freeing of the slaves was unconstitutional. He then quoted from tho declarations of tho President .and secretary of State to show that an entirely different poliey had been declared by the government. Tho colonization scheme was wild aud imiritcticable. He (Mr. McDoogall) contended that magnanimity wag tho greatest virtue of victors, and that we should go forward with the constitution, our common constitution, U> tho one hand and with pence in the othor. 1 Mr. Cow. n , (rep.) of Pa., said that he agreed with the I Senator frun California (Mr. McDougall), and thought this ono of tho meet important measures ever brought before Congress, Shall we stand by the constitution or shall wo open wide the fluid of rovofiition ami go back to the doctrines of feudal ages, and introduce feuds which f centuries cannot quiet? That is what this bill proiiosce. He contcndod that the passage of such a bill will make tho whole Southern people our oncmies. Tbe > gcltemo of colonization is entirely impracticable, i And further, the bill was directly In conflict with the t constitution, for tho preservation of which alone tbe war 1 was waged. Thobtll is unnecessary, impolitic and totally I useless. The biU'was unconstitutional, bocnuse tho constitution provides that no bill of attainder shall bo passed, and no itorson punished for crime without regular pro' coediug in dourls. This bill is in fact a bill of attainder, andCoiigrcsa has no power fo poaa it. The bill makes no distinction botwoen those forced into the rebellion and tbe willing traitor. Thousands of Southorn people have been duped luto tho rebellion by being told that tho North wero all abolitionists. If ever i there was a foul slander it was the allegation made by the slaveholders of tbe South and their allies at the North, that the solo object of the republican party 1 was tbo abolition of shivery. That slander enabled the traitors to consolidate tbe rebellion. He hod more respect for tho meanest soldier in tho Southe.-n army than fur the editors and orators of the North, who, knowing It to bo false, sent South this gigantic lie. Ho protested r against that section of tho bill Tor freeing (he slaves, as , an entire departure from the principles of the constitution, and especially impolitic at this time. Because we , are in war wo ought not to mako a law which was un> constitutional before. He hoped soino other and better . way would bo takon to punish tboeo concerned hi tbe re1 boll ion. When we shalfhave suppressed them, and in a way which will not furnish cause for future revolt, he would punish effectually those who wero to be punished, , and forgive thoroughly those who were to bo forgiven. He was in favor of giving the negroes ail the freedom he had himself; but wlint hod they done to secure freedom at this time, when the course of their masters seemed especially to invito them to striko for liberty? Nothing. They simply relied on their masters, like domestic animals, which was a sort of third instinct. He hoped ilio bill would not pass; but that Congress would attend to the measures necessary to Moure success in the groat struggle In which we ore engaged. TH* NMOl'RI KAllJtOAUH. Mr. Wiuon, (rep.) of Mass.,from the Committee of Conference ou the bill relativo to oeruin railroada of Missouri,made a report, which was agreed to. KXKCtTIVS SMTH'*. The Senate went into executive session. Adjourned. House of Represcututlwea. WAsmwiTOx, March 4,1848. CLRKKS FOR TUB XBW TOR* TREASURER'S OI7l(T The House concurred in the Senate's amendments to the bill autborlzifi additional clerks in the office of the Assistant Treasurer of Now York, and the appointment of a Deputy Assistant Treasurer. Tim PENNSYLVANIA CONTESTED ELECTION. The House than took up tho Pennsylvania contorted election case, the pending resolution being that John Kline is not, but that John P. Verree, the silting member, is, eutltled to a seat as tho member from tho Third Congressional district. Mr. Dawes, (rep.) of Mass., explained the grounds upon Mlih.fi ho fVtnitn11liwv mi Cuctirina rprnmntAnil (tin A/Inn. tton of (ho a novo revolution, they hoi ng unanimously of opinion that, according to the contestant, with all tho corrections claimed Ly him, he is, nevertheless, not entitled to the arty Tour votes claimed by him to have t>oen by mistake omitted from his c owl in tho third division of the Seventh, the third division of tho Sixteenth and the Qrsl division of the Nineteenth wards, and is consequently not elected. Messrs. Johnson, (opp.) of Pa., and Wnicht, (Union) of I Pa., controverted tho positions of tho committee, insisting that the contents of the ballot boxes gave the seal to Mr. Kline. If it could ho shown tha boxes have been i tampered with then a recount should not be insisted 1 upon as a governing principle. Mr. Kkli.y, (rep.) oCPa., spoke in favor of Mr. Vcrree. The resolution that Mr. kliue was not elected was ? adopted by a vie of I Oft against 19. tub ramie aaiuiOAP sxn TKMHinarn mux. . Mr. Oaxi-sKix, (rep.) of Pa., reported from the Select Committee tho Pacific Railroad and ITHegraph Line bill, which was referred and ordorcd to be printed. i u 'vnkxnkxt < onto acts. The resolution reported some time ago from the Committee on Government Contracts, was taken up. 1 Mr. Shanks, (rep.) of Ind., noticed that part of the report, where reference is made to General Fremont, i sayiug that tho committee had not fully investigated, as they should have done, bis (General Fremont's) mill' tery operation!) in the West. A combination had been I formed against that just and good man (General FreI mont) to destroy htm, and if they could not do that to involve him in disaster. Be pitied the soulless wretch ' who could thus be employed. There had been arrayed against him (General Fremont) a combination of dlsapl pointed contractors and Treasury plunderers. Hut the freat struggle was with the slave power, and General rcmont was to be its victim. If be (General Fremont) 1 could not be sacrificed he wae to be disgraced. 1 Mr. Shanks continued to defend General Fremont at considerable l? ogtb. The charge of inefficiency, he said, waa too shallow to deceive anybody,more especially the Western people. Mr. Shanks then proceeded to show that the allegations against General Fremont were totally unroundod. He then alluded to former events, when the r city of Washington was trembling in fear of the rebel victorious armies, and whan full supplies of men and equipments wore sent taithor. It bad not been so in tho West. In vain General Fremont had asked for men and military storos, and thoeo not being supplied, tie was compelled, on his oun responsibility, to make such arrangements as would save the people whom he was sent to protect. Wh-n General Fremont went to the West I there were only thirty firs thousand troops thereten thousand of tbsm were three months men, and tholr time was rest expiring. As to arms, he onuld get only what holders ware willing to glvo him on hie own I credit, and the government wse uow refusing to W for supplies thus furnished. Gen. Fremont paved the way - - *- a ? ^UtneUe visa rsAm.Ai\ - or iilMr mm iu ini|i inivii... 1 always sum useful. Pursuing tba dictates of his own Judgment, be (Own. Fremont) m* the necessity for gunboat* , and took measure* for thslr construction. Mr. Rhanks than reviewed the circumstances under which Oon. Fremont was relieved from his command, which wm not until twenty sis days alter the erder was issued: and he was removed, too, at a time when hs had a wall appoinlsd rtrtnjr to nfl On. I'rlco. Mr. Shanks than alluded at length to the annoyances to which Oen. Fremont wss subjected, especially st the time when hs was In pursuit of Price, which pursuit was prevented by the arrival of Generals Hunter and Pops, hut for this Tennessee would have been long bofors In our possession. General Fremont wap removed because the slave power demanded it. He criticised toe report or the committee rclativo to the fortlftcaUous at St. I/uits, and th? se ho contended wero as necessary as those on the southern side of the Putomar, which were desired by General* Scott ami McClellan, and for which Congress had voted hundreds of thousand, of dollars, (iotieral Fiemotit was only In the Western Po;>urtmeut a h indred'davs, during wlibh timo he raised his armv from 16,tW to 60,000 ctffcctlvo lighting men,clothing, feeding a <d arming them hiimelf. He bosld s fbrtllW not only St. Lonl*,hrit distant | ol ts,h< ldii g militaryoccupation of nearly the entire tfiato.' Mr shanks th n minted th nest prominent | olnts in Ueneral From nt s operation*. Tito life..spirit, labor and saccess of the 1 g rut Western cnmgsigtf ars due to (lo.cralFremont,and 3 history wib giva bus the credit, ail the political eombinali"i against him to the contrary notwithstanding. The hour of Mr. Shanks expired before be flu:shed bis pe#cb. Mr. Ulsib, (rep.) of Mo. , hopad the gnnlleman would be allowed amid* time. Mr. ghanka obtaiuad permission to prints the remainlax portion of his speech. Mr. 0 w, (r< p.) of N. Y., Mid the reputatkncf General K emoi.t was at least aa dear to him aa it could bo to t a gentleman from Indiana himself. Me had made many sacrifices for t>etisral Kramont, and would, if bo could, have elevated fam to the Presidential chair. But he (Mr. Olin) rcgr tied that the gentleman from Indiana,while dofendtngUen Fremont, should have Ripley, of the Ordnance Department. If General Kipley's suggestions had been followed, fifty million dollars would have been saved to the government. He deemed it neosatary to cast an imputation upon Gen. (Olui) asserted w ithout fear of contradiction, that no man who ha I held ih petition of Chief of Orduai.ce, had ever brought so much energy of heart, and devotion 10 |?u lotioni and duiy as General Ki|>!oy. One of the r?asons assigned for the al'eged injustice loCen. Fremont wna tha bo was not baptized at West To nt. He had heard so much of this slang that h% was sick of it. Every man knew that the most prorniuent rebel, Davis, waa a graduate of that institution ; and so with others. It seetue i to himthatkfor gonllomcn to criticise mil'aryaif Irs without any kuowludgc of them was an idle waste of litno. The House then adjourned. NEJVS FROM GEN. BANKS' DIVISION. IHni'tlinibnrg Occupied by lulnn Troops?* Capture of Rebel Prisoners?Tits Rebel Jackson Reported at Winchester Preparing for Battle. Wa.oitiNCioB, March 4, 1SC2. General Banks' forces occupied Mnrtinsburg yesterday without opposition, aad tho pickets continue to bring in prisoners. Although few in number they are of much importance. Among those taken last night was Rev. T. J. McVeigh, chaplain of the Second Virginia Inrai.try. Ha was capturod by coui| any K,Michigitu Cavalry, Captain Mann,near Iforryvillo. Intelligence from Wincliei-ter leals to ilio belief that Ja< ks, n is there in full force, and has completed his preparations to opporo our approach three miles cast cf that place. Tho same authority says his army is well prov.sloncd> supplied and clothed. THE EVACUATION OF COLUMBUS. Vandalism of the Retreating Rebels? The Entire Town a Mass of Rains, <fcc. St. Lncis, Man it 4,1S02. A Fpecial despatch to tho JteywMfam, dated Cairo, (ho 8d instant, says that Columbus has boon evacuate 1 and burned by tho rebels. The gunboat Bonten, with General Cullum and Commo. dorc Foote, went down the river to-day on a reJonnols once, and found that the rebels had fled, having removed their guns and laid the town in ashes. Everything waa destroyed that could not ho carried away. The rebels retreated to Fort Randolph. The whole town of Columbus is nothing but a mass of ruins. The guns of the robots have also boen removed from tho island below. Official Reports of the Occupation of Columbus bjr Onion Troops. GEN. HALLECS'S 11KPORT TO GEN. M'tXELLAN. St. Lous, March 4,1S62. Major General MoClellin:? Sir?The cavalry from Paducah marched into Oolum. bus yesterday at sis P. M., driving before them the enemy's rear guard. Tho flag of the Union is fly it g over the boar led Gibraltar of the West. Finding himself completely turned on both fides of the M.ssisslppi tin enemy was obliged to ovacuato or surrender. Large quantities of artillery and stores were csplured. H. W. nALLECK. FLAO OFFICER FOOTE'S REPORT. W/8IUXUT0N. March 4, 1842. Secretary Welles this evening received tho following despatch, dated Cotrirscs, March 4, 1C62. Pis?Columbus Is In onr possession. My direct recur noisranceon the 2d lust, caused n hasty evacuation, the rebels leaving quite a cumber of guns and carriages, ammunition and stores, a large quantity of shot and shell, a considerable number of anchors and the remnant of chain lately stretched across the river, with a large number of torpedoes. Most of the huts tents and quarters were destroyed. The works are of very great strenght, consisting of formidable tiers of batteries on the water kill, and on the land side surrounded by a ditch and abattis. General Sherman, with Lieutenant Commanding Phelps, not knowing that they were last evening occupied by 4C0 of the Second Illinois davnlry on a scouting party sent by General Sherman from Paducah, made a bold dash to tha there under the batteries, hoisting the American flag on the bluffs. It waa greeted by the beerty cheer? of our brave tars and soldiers. The force consisted of six gunboats, four mortar brats and three transports, having on board two regiments and two battalions of infantry, under oommand of Colonel RufTord, General Cullum and General Shermaa be I eg in command of the troope. The former leaving a sick bed to go ashore, discovered what waa evidently e magazine on Ore at both extrimittcs, and immediately ordered the train to be out, and thue saved the live* of the garriana. While I cannot ezpress too strongly my admiratk>n <y the gallantry and wise counsels of tho distinguished aid and engineer of General Hnllcck, General Oulk.m I must add that Commanders Dove, Walke and Stemb:e, and Lieutenants Commanding Paulding. Thompson, SHU irk and l'hflps?tbo latter being in command of the mortar division, assisted by Lieutenant Lieford of tbo ordnaiuo corps of the United States Army?nobly performed their duty. I have my flag on board the Cincinnati, commanded by the gallant Commander 8tcmble. General Sherman remains temporarily in command at Columbus. A. H. FUOTE, Flag Officer. GENERAL CLLLUM'fl RETORT. WmmiKiiTow, March 4,1842. The follow ing was received at the headquarters el the army to-night ? Cot ruses, Ky., March 4,1662. To Mfjor General VcCucu^* ? Columbus, the Gibraltar of the West, Is our*, and Kentucky Is free, thanks to the brilliant strategy of the campaign, by which tho enemy's centre was pierce I at I'orte Henry and Donelson, bit wings isolated from each other and turned, compelling thus the evacuation of bis strong bold of Bowling Green first, and now Columbus. The flotilla under flag officer Foote, consisting of sis gunboats, commanded by Captains Dove, Wa)kc,8temble> I'aulding, Thompson, and Shirk, and four mortar boats' in charge of Capt. Phclpe, United States Navy, assisted by Lieut. Ford, advance corps, United States Army, and thrse transports conveying Ool. Buford'e Twenty seventh Illinois regiment and a battalion of the Fifty fourth and Seventy-fourth Ohio, and Fifty-flflh Illinois, commanded by Majors Andrews and Sanger, the whole brigade being under Brigadier General Sherman, who rendered the most valuable end efficient assistance. On arriving at Columbus it was difficult to say whether the fort ideal ions were occupied by our own cavalry, or a scout from radursh, or by the enemy. Every preparation was made for opening Are and landing the infantry, when General Sherman and Captain Phelpe, with thirty soldiers, made a dashing reconnolssanco with a tug, steaming directly under the water batterIt*. Satisfied that our troopa had position, they landed, aiccnded to the summit of the blufl and together planted the Sura and Stripes, amid tho heartleet oheere of our brave tars and soldiers. Though rietng from a lick bod to go upon the expedition, I could not reeiet landing to examine the works, which are of immonao strength, cone tiling of tiera upon Here of batV>rtea on the river front, and a atroog parapet and ditch, croeaed by a thick abatlii, on the land etde. The fortification! appear to have been evacuated hastily coneidcrtng the quantities of ordnance and ordnance tores and numlier of anchor!, and the remnant of the chain which wai once etretched over the river, end a lari;e enpply of torpedo* remaining. Desolation was visible every wWe, huts, tents end barricades prorooting but their blackened remains, though the town was spared. I dlscovcrol what appeared a large magazine, emoklng from both extremities. 1 ordered th# train to be immediately cut. A pa-rlson wns left In tbe work of nearly 2.000 mtantry and Mt cavalry, which I will etrengtbon^mc'i a'lJjJtl Brigadier (teneral, Oilef of Slatr. Am Attempt to AslmlwUea* m Cost of Tar nnil Femtliore, and What Came of It? (iasAT Pxxn, Pa., March 4, 1802. tall night a party of men proceeded to the rev I 'ettre of Mr Kggloeion, of thia place, intending to administer to his eon a oo.it of tar end leathers, or Son* liiicg of that nature, for ill use;*'. It I" alleged, of hla wife Tlioy broke in the door of tho house, when young Kpzlestmi an- mpled to esoajst through tho back ysrd. Ma was discovered and pursued, however, by lb? party who sought to administer "jnvtlcc" to hhr. when, It is slated, he turned and fired a WuMher of shots among them, in w hich >'n li tirigiis rccuiv.?' ihrto and Isaac White one <irf"/s and White ore Still ilvl p, hut both are considered in a critical c ndition. l-'gg clton is now under art est.