Newspaper of The New York Herald, March 15, 1862, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated March 15, 1862 Page 1
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m tt x xx WHOLE NO. 9317. ^"NjeW MADRID IS OURS." Occupation of the Town by Our Forces. OFFICIAL DESPATCH TO THE PRESIDENT. CONFLICT BETWEEN THE GUNBOATS. Reported Evacuation of Island No. 10, Jm?, *?., tc. Washington, March 14, 1862. President Lincoln baa juat received a message from Brigadier General Strong, saying:? "Neva Madrid is ours I" Cmo, March 14,1862. The rebels fiouated New Madrid laai night, leaving a quantity of guns and stores, which they wsre usable to sorry away. Some fighting took place yesterday between their gunboats and our siege batteries, In whieh we lost twenty killed and wounded. A shot from one of their guns die mounted one of our twenty-four pounders, killing four or vs. . Captain Carr, or the Tenth Illiabis, was killed on Wedaesday night while placing pickets. The logs of the enemy is not fc?n, as they carried oft their dead and wounded. They were supposed to number nix thousand men. Island No. 10 is reported evacuated. Colonel John A. Logan arrived here to-day from Fort Donsleon. The steamer G. W. Graham returned this afternoon from Nashville. A large number of St. Louis merchants, whs went up on her with goods for sale, have returned, some having sold their goods at a sacrifice. Bank hills or loyal 8tstaa and specie are scarce. Every shopkeeper Is getting Treasury notes every day, which are eagerly sought for. Southern bank bills, es pecially tboEe of Tennessee, aro abundant. The people of Nashville, however, art rapidly being convinced of tbeir wortblesenwa. Anzio'io inquiries aro made for cotton, turpentine and rosin; and, although specie was offered, nothing or the kind could bo had, except two hundred bales of cotion, shipped by aseeident of Nashville en his own account. NEWS FROM WASHINGTON. Washington, March 14,1862eenzral h'ciellan's new rosrriON. It is currently reported here-, and b dieved, that the ardor of the President limiting General McClellan's com and to the Army of the Fotomao was pursuant to bis awn request. It is very certain the arduous and presspg character of his duties taxed his energies very great hf, requiring almost superhuman strength and endurance *cr their accomplishment. The statement is that it was cot the great labors he had to undergo?for he Is e second Napoleon in pluck and endurance?that led him to make this request or distrust of his own ability to tarry out Me splendidly devised plana to a successful issue, but a desire to lead on the Potomac army in person to still more brilliant victories than had yet been achieved, combined with the fullest couAdenee in the capacity of the acting commanders of tho other depart moll of the army to lake ontiro charge of their respect ttro deportments. One thing it obvious; that, seeing him either at his headquarters, In consultation of maps, or with his generate,or as he swiftly rides in front of the long columns of the troops on driil or parade, no one can tracs a look or expression betokening a disappointed man. Since thi promulgation of the order there has boon no diminution hk his urbanity, and to the cfaoert of the soldiers, who vend the skies with their enthusiastic shouts whenever he makes his pppearance, be raise? hie cep ae gaily as ever. From what I am told on every side by gonerala of divisions and the highest o(Beers on his staff, 1 know that there need be no fear of his resignation. General XcCleb an is now in the field, where hie ambition leads him. the Potomac army ie to bo his only rare, his only though*. Under his leadership it* march will be triumphant, and its victories only end when he has ended this accursed rebellion. President Lincoln assures hie friends that In sending bis late order respecting Gcnerel IfrClellan there was not the slightest intention of Indicating lack of conQdenco In him personally. On the contrary, his confidence in the General is not dimin. tshed in the slightest degree. The General-in-Chief look the Sold iu person to carry out an important detail after hie grand plan had begun to be fulfilled, and the Commander in Chief then felt bound to relieve blm from tho burthen of arranging aud ordering detaha for the whole union m iny, in oruor uw ne migiu striae a Diow at ttie heart of the robelllon, unencumbered by the extraordinary duties ha has performed for the last six months. 41KNKRAI. FREMONT'S COMMAND. General Fremont is expactod to urrtTe hero to day Already a new Ormnu regiment Is partially raised is New York, it is said, to accompany him to Hast Touneesee and Georgia. CONFIRMATION OF OKNltKAL M'DOWELL'S APPOINTMENT. It is Stated by Senators to-night that the confirmation eg General MelKiwe'.l as Major General to-day was in consequence of a despatch from General McClellan to the Sasratary of War, stating that It was important to the prosecution of hia plans that General McDowell should without delay be confirmed as a Major General. KIMT OF THB CONORKH8TONAL INVRSTIOATINO COMMITTER TO Bt'LL RON. Tho Commit tea on the Conduct of the War hare been to Dull run and Manuasca to inreoflgate the cause* of our defeat there laet July. They gained aome Taluabla Infor. nation, and will clear up the mystery of thl* and all other doubtful Ounce connected with the war in due time. CONnftKMIONAL INSPECTION OP TUB MOM I TOR. The Xaval Committee* of tho Senate ami IIonw will proceed to Fortrer* Monroe to morrow artemoon to In poet the Monitor. MAIL CLAD WAR VESMIt.S. Ericneeo'g Monitor hae produced a great commotion in tbngrer*, a* will bo eeeu by the bill Introduced by tbo naval cmmit'ee in the Senate to-day, making a heavy appropriation for Iron-clad Ouata and batteriee. The bill lutrodno-d by Senator Male, from the Committee on Naval Affair*, today, provide* for the roust roc lien, m.dor tli* direction of the Secretary of the Wnvy, of an iron clad *to>im vesiel of not lea* than Ave or fix thor. .an.I ton* burthen, and of great *p<vd and strength, io be used only as a fur which purpose $1 ,000,000 be *nprnPT>*'od: also, f 13,000,000 for the construction of .icon clnd gunboat*, $733,000 for the completion of yte vwaa' b iticry, and f Of ,ooo for eatendlng the facllltle* of th<? ffm hint tun .Vavy Yard, ti as to roll and forge plater 6>r the armored rUi|*. The wmplotvin of the Steven*' battery, which let hung fire no lung. I* provided for in the bill. TUB rUHfp'll MIMIMTFR AMD TUB STgVfVS BATT1XT. Itf. Merrier. tho Frcnrh Mlnb ter, vlnltej Mr. Secretary Reward to-day and desired to know if there woul I bo any f?aprO|"?.ety iu lit* obto mug Hnd forwarding to hla government copies of the p'ai?.-, spud hut tons aud drawing* of the < ?$?bra?eU Steven* lottery. Tl-c privilege wan i proely acc* *ded htui, end M. Mercier u I -"iialnr Hale, ' Limit man ot IhoSonate Wavnl Committor, called up n Mi. , ttevi. ' n'tiyu1 new Ju te, for li e d :'ci Coc.jmc .U to ? E NE enable tbe French government to add Mm* of those invincible# to its already formidable ironclad attain vtf arlit If our own government does not rnovs rapidly In tbe matter, France and England will have these batteries upon the aeaa before aa, although the idea la exclusively Amor loan. OUH FOREIGN RELATIONS IN A HOST FAVOBABI.B CONDITION. The rolatlonB between the United Rtatee and foreign nation* are now entirely free from any apprebenaion whatever of dtaturbance. Tbe tono of all correspondence ia conciliatory and amicable. It is considered tho Britiab an well aa tbe French ministry is evidently gaining strength, owing to tbe discountenancing of sympathy with tbe secessionists. THE CONOKEFBIONAL I.OBBY ON THE TAX BILL. A legion of committaes from various cities are here With axes to grind. The orrand or most of them Is to tinker tbe Tax bill to auit their individual interests. If they should carry their points severally there would be no taxation at all, except Ui>on whiskey, the large dealers in which ask for a higher rote than the bill proiioaot- . Tbe consumers of tho article have not been board from. DECISION OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL IM REFERENCE TO SOLDIERS* PENSIONS. Attorney General Bates has decided that disabled sol. diors enlisted for three years, or during tbe war, are entitled to invalid pSbsions under tho act of July 22, 1861, and that disabled men of tho three months' Volunteers, under the President's proclamation of April 16, 1861, are entitled to pensions under the acts of 1802 and 1818. Also that there Is no law providing for pensions to the widows and orphans of aoldiara who fall in lha' proton! war. TBE FINANCIAL AID OP KA8SACHCTBBTTS TO THB NATIONAL GOVERNMENT. The amount due tbo State of Muisachusetts on account of expenditures for volunteers, in obedience to the re. , quisi lions of the War Department, is three millions Ave hundred thousand dollars. Governor Andrew la now in Washington. TUB ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCB IN^TBE BOSTON SOB* TREASURY. Mr. Train, of Ifassanhusctts, put through tbo House today a hill authorizing the Sub-Treasurer at Boston to ap point a chief cleric and a distributing eierk,at $1,600 each; a clerk at $1,200, and a messenger at$700 salary? the chier clerk to act as Sub-Treasurer in the absence of that officer. THB EXPENSES OF ARMY BANDS. A communication from the War Department, in answer to a resolution of the House inquiring the number and cost of regimental bands employed in the army, shows that in five hundred and four volunteer regiments there are two hundred and thirteen bands, and in thirty regular regiments tbere are twenty-six bands. The tote' average eost of pay, clothing and subsistence of cavalry and artillery bands per annum is nine thousand, nine hundred and three dollars and thirty cente, and of infantry bauds twelve thousand, two hundred and twentysix dollars end forty cents. It is also stated that these bands may be dispensed with without injury to the scr Ice. RETCHNS FROM THB ARMY IIOSPITALS. The loet weekly returns of patients in the government hospitals present the following aggregates:? Seminary Hospital, Georgetown 144 General Hospital, Union Hotel, Georgetown 165 Columbian Collage, Washington 160 Circle Hospital, Washington 76 Hospital for eruptive diseases 69 Patent Odlco Hospital 110 Arlington Hospital, Washington 21 Douglas Hospital, Washington 161 Alexandria Hospital 615 Total 1,432 This is an Increase of 344 since the previous week, to be accounted for by the patients sent in from the camp hospitals in Virginia. The last report includes 400 Now York troop*. OFFICIAL ORDER OF TUB POST OFFICB DEPARTMENT. The following order has been issuod by the Post Office Deportment:? Post Office Department, Appointment Oftkb, 1 Wasui.vujon, March 14, 1802. J Postmasters who make up parku^e* for membere of Congress direct under the nrdor of the 3d of December, 1861, and mail them direct to Washington, should write distinctly on each package "tjoiigrtee," embracing mattors theroin only matter for Ncnatore and reprosentativoa. lhls will enable any distributing olQco through which they may pass to place tbem without delay in the Congress bag. JOHN A. KASSON, First Assistant Postmaster neutral. PRACTICAL JOKER OF 60LDIKES, three soldiers of u New Yo k regiment enacted a very succeeaful, if not pleasing, practical joke to-day. Somoof the boys going out of the town, one of tbem donned a seedy civilian suit, and the other* marched him in aaa captured secession prisonor. The regituente through which ihey passod could not have been more profuso in their deprecatory epithets had the whole army of Jeff. 1 lav Is passed in review under tho escort of Union muskets. A large crowd followed him to the camp, when fie joke becamo know u. The boy h esteemed it an extensive 'burn1'?p. synonym for a practical joke. CLOSINO OF TUB DRINKING SALOONS IN ALEXANDRIA. The I'rovi ft Marshal of Alexandria to-day closed all tbo drinking houses and all the stores of suticre, who have been selling liquor. KNTKIiriU^B OP SPECULATORS. A rnmber of itinerant speculators wont to Fairfax Court House yesterday and took possession of tbe vacant stores to commsiico but iness. I'ho Provost Marshal, however, ejected them promptlx. BURNJNO DVKI.UNI. Yesterday evening a number of dwellings In ths neighborhood of Cetilreville were wantonly burned by aorao of our soldiers. TOE ASSISTANT SECRETARY OP WAR. Assistant Secretary of War ""Scott returned to-nijbt from the West. DRTEHUINATION OP CONOHFF3 TO CLOSB TBB WAR RPXICDILY. Oongrers is detB'tninod to bring the war toaspc-dy close. t riHflTV-SKV KIM'I'll COSORKSI. FIRST BKttlOV. Senate. Wasrjxgtob, March 14,1882. STEAM MACItlBBIIT roSTRACTS. Mr. Hair, (rep.) of N. H., from the Naval Commitleo, reported back the resolution to anlhoriza the Secretary of the Navy to make equitable arrangement* with con tractors Tor steam machinery, who have failed to perform their contracts, and to remit the penali ios. Passed. tuk mil' r?nv rows* or rnr. rmcsimirr. Mr. Wiiaor, (rep.) of Mn?s.,from the Military Committee, reportsd resolution uulimruiug the President to a^lgn the command 01 troops In the rame Held or division, without rejaro to seniority. it also gives the President power to dismiss any officer from the serrlce, If he sees tit. w.tbonl a court martini. Mr. Rutin A??, (rap.) or Ohio, objected to the latter portion. as riving tho President t> o much power. Mr. M< Docui.' , (opp.) of t'a!., also objected. The resolution was laid over. ikon rt*n arsa.uK .s. Mi . II if. introduce) a hill to authorise the building of a stettin Iron-diid rant and steam gmliouttt; also to complete Stcveua' buttery. The hill appropriate 5100 000 fur the rain, $13,000,100 fur the gunhuat'i ar.d *700,000 for tho completion of Stevens' b 'ttery. The bill was icferted. Cunsis: l in ui rnorKi.iv or Rutins. ,vr. <r?|>.)1,1 N. Y.. introduced a In!! to confi* cut* the proprilji of roltola. Referred. MtrTI.'V Ni or u?? -masA l AMI flAlM*. On ni?tl n of Mr H van*, fiop.) of |o?a, the bill to authoring the tcutomitiil of tlilmr ftir otritlt Innde sold l>y I lie United Statue m the dtule of latiiletnna wee taken up Ml'! Several private hill* weie then pnrned. l Hit l.i'.VnntT At I'KOI UlATIOX. Mr. Ham Introduced a lilt! antli . ulug the President to trer.rfer the tn< ey appropriated In the summer for giuiboatg. K'fvirM. 'OttPd ll'AKMtX. Mr tVil/etM,(rri ) of Maoa., introduced a bill to pioTiJo ror tl?? organ /niton ol in m> Corps, and to organise h tails (of corp ' nod din-inn*. Referred. ni fAMor smvron n tm.i,or krktvckt. The cose of Mr. Powell w a* lnV?n up, and Mr. Powcii, ("pp.) of Ky , roro to erteak In Ms own defc <v. ITc gild tint lie hoped' to treat the Mihlert ilPiwr- v !i:it<dy and cmgtdoraUly. lie thought hi* uollcujfito (Mr. Davis) had been ralbor |> t nurd end>:r.. ra< < > rle.-y n ' t have 1 d hie col U'a'piu to te.tii'y h in Mr. lour-in thai he (M . I'u l-) gen K i" lonki' 11 ta'U nl. nin re?" luti'ina r r Ills ( 'f. Powoll )er;Uhh< It '?; f .' s.urc."" drawn mi in It! i iill' ds" o' liai il i o .en they w re pro'vi | :he rotator f. "i We'll ?. 'to (if-*, Powell) ^ayo |',1. . to L.t I'.c oil IP that t ' mtie.t him to em y th*rg?.*f|{A.i.? i.ot'M- lav' ',1k (Mr t a w y o NEW YORK, SATUR1 would Mltry him ofj tne fact, and do it in his own propel person. Hia colleague had said that he (Mr. Powell) attend ed a treasonable meeting in the couuly of Owen*, and that be (Mr. Powell) knew that Humphrey Marshall wm organizing troops to attack Frankfort. The fact was that 1m iMr. Powell) had not been in the county of Owen siuc< 866, and he had no knowledge that Humphrey Marshall was doing what his eolleague had charged. Indeed he had a letter from Mr. Marshall in which he denies any suchthlng. If he (Mr. Powell) was popular in the State ol Kentucky, as is colleague had said, it was because h? (Mr. Powell) had always acted with strict integrity. He denied that he had advocated nentrality with any Intention to deceive the people. He bad acted honestly. He simply meant to keep Kentucky in the position of a peacemaker, for the sake of preserving the Union. Mr. Powtdl then referred to the resolutions adopt* ed at the meeting at Louisville, at which Mr. Davis was one of the Committee on Kesolutkma, and at which he advocated the Crlttonden compromise and the amendment of the constitution, or else that those Ststos which did nut adopt the compromise should form a separate confederation; and yet hut colleague says that he hat alw.iys been an unconditional Union man. He (Mr. Powell) was then in tho senate, urging honorable com promise as a means of securing peuco to the country, but never hinting even at a contingency which should separate tho Union. Mr. Powell then referred to several other meetings in Kentucky where resolutions were passed, to show thai the Union man of that State favordrt neutrality and the Governor's refusal to raise troops for the war, snd opposed coercion. Cert a inly there was nothing worse in this than anything his colleague had charged against hlra (Mr. Powell). Mr. Powell thon road several resolutions passed by tho Kentucky Legislature in favor of neutrality and opposing coercion. From all those I'icts ho contended that he (Mr. Powell) ba<l railbiuliy followed tbe W'Rbe* of the people or Kentucky, and or the vory Union party which his colleague eiiloglxes; and yet now ho is to be drivou from tho Senate by his colleague. Was there ever such injustice done to a public many lie (Mr. Powell) stood with and represented bis beloved State a? long as it adhered to neutrality, gad when it changed its policy he acquiesced in it There was a provisional government formed in Kentucky, but be (Mr. Powell) remained hero true to the old government and loyal to the constitution, and be still intended to remain true. Notwithstanding this attack upon him by his colleague, he defied him (Mr. Davis) to find one sentence in any speech that he (Mr. Powell) bad ever made breathing anything liko disloyalty to the Union. He (Mr. Powell) had ever desired to preserve the Union. He might have erred in tho means which be thought beat for the preservation of tho Union; but if be did so, lie had erred honestly. But be (Mr. Davis) says that my purpose;. If not acta, were disloyal. He (Mr. Powell) thought that nobody but Almighty God had the right to look into a man's heart and see his purposes, and man has not the power to search into tbe hour! of a brother and condemn him fur what he proposes tc do. If tha Great Jehovah should declds to appoint I Vloeregent on earth to look into the hearts and purpose) of men. he (Mr. Powell) thought that He would select i more amiable man than bis colleague?one who was no so hasty to Judge, so uuiek to condemn, and **?urally si cross. He (Mr. l'oweil) thought it a siramge docti in that a man should bo expelled from the Sonate for mor< abstract opinions. Mr. Powell thon referred to his vote in tho war in 1512 with Great Britain, and in the war will Mexico. Where are the persona who voted agsius tha war measures in our war witli Mexico? His colieagu (Mr. Davis), and Mr. Foots and Mr. King were then ii the House m Representatives, and they voted against th Loan bill, thus showing that honorable gentlemen couk at times vote agaiuet ' war measures" without incurrini censure or tbe charge of disloyalty. Mr. Davie, (Unioq) oi Ky., replied to Mr. PowSB, de fending the Union men of Kentucky and his own ooursa and contondinpthat the course of Mr. Powoll, especial); sinco the bat tie or Bull run, had been in a state of passiv hostility to the government. Mr. WiutiNBi 'X, (rep.) of Minn.,said as he had prcBentci a resolution, be would say a few worde. When the rei-o liitloi) wan nrosentril to him. ha looked It over, and con eluded that do loyal man could preside over a meetiui tlmt passort resolutions like those in charge against Ur Pots oil. But the discussion had taken a curious turn, ani he had listened with attention to tho remarks of Senato Powell, from which It nppoarstbat the whole people e onetime advocated the (loctrino of neutrality, and per haps the Senator might have been actuated by the sara feelings as those which actuated many who are not Union men,and be (Wilkinson) had now littlefeelin about it one way or the other. mr. Trusihuu., (rep.) of III., said the committee ha reported against bis expulsion, not hecunse they believe in ths doctrine oi neutrality,for they thought it mil chlevoiis and wholly without excuse; but the whole po< pie of Keutucky seemed to take that position, and tli United States government paid at leant some respect I It. But at laat the time came when the people of Ken tucky bad to go on one side or the other, and the traitor west to the side of the provisional government, but th Sinator came to the side of the government of the Unite Stales and has discharged his duties here; aud altlioug his opinions differ from the majority, yet that wa not cause for bis expulsion and there was n evidence before tho committee to show that since th poople of Kentucky had taken position, the Senator ha committed any overt act favoring the rebellion, thes considerations governed the comaaiuce in their report. Mr. Tsn Kvi a, (rep.) of N. J., could not ece how a 5* nator of the United States as late as the 10th of .-'eptenc bor could counsel a State to reeist the Unite 1 States 1 the attempt to come into the State to cruAh out the re be lion. A vote was then taken on the resolution to oxpol, n suiting as follows:? Yfas.?Mrnsm. Davie, Diiou, Harlan, Howard. Howi Lane of Indiana, Poiueroy, Sumner, Ten Kyck, Wade, YVi klneon?II. Nay*.?Slefsrr. Anthony, Browning, Oarlile, Clarl Cowan, Doollttlu, r^ieenrten, Pool, Foster, Hale, Harrii Hr.mlriaon, Kennedy, Kin;:, I-ano of Kansas, Latham, M Dougn'l, Ncemilh, Pesnc. Bier. Haulabury, Starke, Thom| son, Triimhnll. Willey, Wileou of Massachusetts, WllsoA < Missouri. Wright?28. 1 jocutivo seesion. Adjourned till Monday. Ifoase off Repr?sent*ttwca? WAemnoTOX, March 14,1803. TOTS o? HiAKU iu waauuviUi rwio *nu iuji ivmjuiu. On motion of Mr. Srikjwioc, (rop.) of S. Y., the Horn took up the Senate joint reaol ilion, tend ring the thank ifCongretR and the American people to Captain Fool and the officer i and muu of his flotilla for the gallant! exhibited by them in tho recent naval victories. Mr. Skduwicx brloflv urged the pusaago of the resell tion, saying that Captain Foote was employed in a do gerous aervioe, and if he rbould fall his heirs oould r member with gratelul recollections the thanks votod bii to day. Tho resolution was unanimously par sod. captain woiwkn'r h rut ices. Tho Senate resolution, tendering thanks to Captsi Worden,was referred to tho Committee on Naval Adhlri pus ran pic n.-iiiioan. Mr. Cahpiisii, (rep.) of Pa., from the Special Com mi too, reported the Pacific I'allroad bill, which was mad the special order one week from Tuesday next. THA tax an l. The consideration of tho Tax bill was thon returned. Mr. K'Iot, (rep.) ?f Mass., ofTVred an amonduc nt tht tho provision in the bill for tha collection of tbo taxi by tho federal officers bh.iil not apply to any Stato wbic shall, through its Governor, notify tho President tin such Statu wdi enure to be dutv assessed and paid tb duties and taxes prescribed by this act. AunnioNAt. sen iwto car cirrus ron nosiov. The House passed tlie hill suthnrlrdngan increase of tb number of clerks iu the office of the Assistant Treason at Itoston. Mr. Kijot's amendment to tbo Tax bill was discusse and rejected. The general provisions of the bill were 'ben consider* including the duties of tbo officers, Ac. lite House then adjourned till Monday next. Mem from Fortress Monroe. Furtrws Mnvaos, Mar h 14,1862. Everything is quiet bare. Two rebel tugs were see ?ffScwali's Point this forenoon, making a reconnoissann There are no signs of the Merrimac. Sho is being r paired at Norfolk. The wind is northeast and the weather foggy. Tha gunboats I'ncas, P r'l'iick and Sa. h?m are hor Tho name of (kipt. Davis was erroneously telegraphs Mpraguo'* In Wednesday's despatch. Tito IVavy. The United States bteain gunboat tVnineiitla was pi into cominisaion yesterday at tha Navy Yard, Brooklyi She is the propeller of the some name which piled b twecn New York and New Bedford. She has unilergon Hthomogh overhauling and remodelling at t.reeupola is a vary trim looking craft and well adapted fur a gm boat. Her engine is a direct acting propeller, thirty lot Inch < > Under and thirty Inch sir ke. Her arm miei o nsieis of two rixty-four and oic bras- twenty r<n: rsmuder. The following's a corrt t list of her officers:Acting f.v vltnaiU CoHutoto/tng?William L. Stone. KjmJiur OtTtcrr?1. W. l'ot ridxe. /'ay>mitter^-4*lunol Jordan. Suri^nn?Samuel K. (Jiilniy. Acting Matter'* .14: U*?(I. I*. Ooo<lricti, Thomug Sirikt and Wii'i. H. M<:f/>an. Srcvnd AmitUttU Knginrer??ieo. M. n. nnnurft. Third A.'tUiant Knginim?Rd. Mct'arrick, John Peama otiil Wni. Andrew*. Tlio Wamsetta will not probably aail befora Monday. Tim United Slnlra ot".tin gunboat Oclnrara, harln e nip'oled-h- r ii'iifll and ??ewM?arjr alterations, will ?? to dry. Wo pnbliriied it ||?t of lior offlc tr after h? trial trip. The United Ststo* ptnro?hlp Supply, Cnptain f'alrorr re- oa < mmaiidlDg, lo?k her departure fiom tho jrm on I'lMiraday last. There is a rumor pm relent in tba yard that the -doop of 1 tin Ad.iins, wli.cli ha* boon hanlod down to to 1..tut do.Intoly and a gang ''! nu .1 put on board to dti uiautlo nor, I* to bo raared aud turned e?<\ toCaptal Krk'son, to be arinod .rod plated like tho Monitor Th. autliorlt have no* yot rtrrive . any positive or dor* 01

thn aubioitt, but It Is boltovnd ihnl nucb i? th? li'tenltw of tiio tiurertim.nt. m-\ ral row t?nnbo.ate -ro It. (WOcea* d bnlldhi; r. rtiiin, u , , 11 kiladelphla. I'ardontown an I (Irren pi. t. the cm iilUr-'ongoliit. X 'W Vo .. I'-to bo 1 ilici the !'o ya', a. .1 Ir to be a lee simile of Mir Wrl .rnra RK H [)AT, MARCH 15, 1862. OUR ARMY AT MANASSAS. | REVIEW BY GENERAL M'CLELLAN. ' IMMENSE ENTHUSIASM OF THE TROOPS. ! Interesting Story of a Fugitive from Rappahannock. ; STATE OF AFFAIRS AT WINCHESTER. THE UNION FEELING 01 TOE INCREASE. ; Skirmish with the Rebel Cavalry on the Strasburg Road. Position of the Rebel General Jackson. if* VWWW^VWWVWWA^ ,rebel Batteries at Aqnia Creek Still in Action. PROBABLE EVACUATION OF FREDERICKSBURG, A(.j Al? ! NEWS FROM GEN. M'CLELLAN'S DEPARTMENT. i irrlTtli from Rcbeldom ? Interesting Pnrtlenlnrs of the Hebel BetresWEu* ; thuatsim of the Troops for General Mci Olellon, Ac., Ac. i Waanwarow, March 14,1R62. 1 A Onion man from Rappahannock arrive# at Fairfax ? Ooort Boose this aiiernoon. His departure from rebele doss and advance within the Union lines was difficult and * perilous. His name is William Ramsey, formerly are ? indent of Ohio. Two years ago ho Went to Rappahan t nook, and opened a dry goods store. At the breaking onl 0 st tho rebellion be attempted to come North ,bntwai g ngt allowed to do so, although haying disposed of hli 1 aBbcts at a great sacrifice. In the confusion attondini I ?hs retreat ef the rebela he managed, on Taeaday, to gel out of the town. Before his departure he mm General Johnston and i otherofflosrttaking dtnner at the tavern. Before at * tempting to days he had tho foresight to dens sbab.j d suit of clothes. When be cams sway there were about forty thousand ' rebel troops in lbs town, and this number was belnj 8 augmented by a wild and continuous pom ing in of others d The story was that tho rebel army was in rapid re * treat, and it was generally believed that our forces wsr? sloes on thoir heals. Hie awn jcurnoy was mainly bj sJ night. The entire road to Manassas was strawn with " knapsacks, muskets, haversacks, blankets, provisions 8 4c., thrown away by the rebels in their precipitate re a treat. d Burses beyond number were left dead and dying. 8o! J] dlers by hundreds lay by the roadside, f&intjhg and ei e hausted. His belief is that at least five hundred mus 0 have perished on the way. 'g Be was told that the rebels would moke a stand ? e Rappahannock. d Be heard an officer say that all through Fouquie Jj comity they were impressing every person eble to carrj o a nsuaket into the service. In his opinion the enemy an ? far from yielding yet. J Arriving at Contreville, Mr. Ramsey made hia ator; known to a detachment of tha Ira Uarria cavalry, and h was conveyed to their headquarter*, where be ia t a preaent. 1. Arid# from his own recital, there are other circus stances that confirm the accuracy of his story. Captain Locke returned tbla afternoon from a visit t f Manassas. Evary one foing there returns with nei 1- trophies and statements. lis aaya that tba occupants < the place are anxious to have our picket linee exlende beyond it for their protectton. One man, who owns p" thousand acres, state* that tho rebel* had taken every >r thing he possessed, promising to pay for it, which the; bad not done. Be aaw mess chests superior to anything in our army Empty champagne bottles ware scattered about in grea confusion, and a freight car filled with bayonets wa found. A division was reviewed this afternoon by General Mc '* Clelion In person. Aa tha General Commanding rod " along tho lines he was greeted w th hearty chcora b l? each regiment. His recaption wa- significant of tba est f motion in which he is held by the soldiers. The "Little Corporal in gray" never elicited more ei 11' th miasm in the armies of Fran* than McClellan does i the ranks of tha army which his energy and skill has e" created. 1,1 The General paid a high compliment to th* divisioi The men are in high spirits at tba prospect of service in the field. General McClellan and about a> dozen members of hi a sialftook a rido to day over to Gineial Smith's and U< '* noral MdCall s divisions. Tl etr reception by thr con t- mending officers and regiments was mostenthusias.ic. Ia lloth divisioua arecomfortably located,and tic to press on in pursuit of tbn enemy. Orders were issued this morning to tho Acting Medici d Dire tors of th* division her* and in Ibe vicinity to buv * all the sick and tho * unable to do duty scut to-day t it Washington. 0 Many interpret this as indicating that th* army wii not retrograds from here. Tho number of alck and <1 ia ie abied is, however, very limitad, not averaging mora thai * -ono or two to a regiment. The .imire to v i?it Manassas ie becominc so Drevalen that it la now styled the " Momtfut mania.'* Increasini > crowd* visit tha place daily, taking Contrevilla and Bu! nin in lb* route. It Is amusing to note tbo divers i fie trophies that are brought book. A Burgeon allowed m three skulls ha succeeded in getting. He says he know they arc skulls of secessionist*, because, in the firs n place, the.y were dug upon ground occnpied by th" rebel e. during the Bull run flgbt; and, secondly, beca-se ef thel B- Ibu kutes. Oiie person made the object of hi* vlalt the discover] of the burial place of colonel Cameron. He discover! s. the locution beyond doubt, and will take measures fn d tha speedy disinterment of the body. Arrangements, it it bo id, will aito ba mada for turnlni to useful account the tents left standing, and securln the abandoned commissary store*. 11 The rep-iirlng of the railroad track beyond Fairfa station, In tbe prosecution ot which detachments c " laborers arc sent out every day, will enable this to b d< ne vary soon. (t Captain Mcltelvy tells me tbat ha < ountad over tw hundred dead horse* strewn along tho roads. The stor, ubo-.t their throats being cut Is untroe. They all died c |r exhaustion and disoase. Ha also learnod that grea - mortality existed among the troops whan the evacnattoi took place. A number of contralands came la to day. rbey wen sent to Washington. ir 1 1 uinvfmfmts bp tup piptu aomv rnfips n lMtcrc?tlng fiow Winchester. g ENTtir-ii arm of 1itk vmiiffttanr in favor of oi l h rnooi j?tiik ladien fkefint tmt'tji/rra to tiii t holdi kb til* profit cnanimoih for tiii onion ?fkikmihii with a l?kta< hnfnt of ABItnr'l ? cavai.rt?drktitvtr condition of the ikuabi ' tanti ?tor baltimore and ohio kai1.roadhenrral jackson's present i.ooation, btc. Jj (MM I'.M . 14. mej. I. I h*v# )u?t arrived here frrni Wlnohr.ttor. Th pine n In qnlet. n .'1 evory one there profpmre t'nlnn Benliironts 0 nml ti e Vnl' u tleg ii r>tr tri> nvihe.ntljr f piywlip. o. i, Sonic or tL<- cltlcena hove v?nv on e rproo, nnJ il*i In i. it to bo tl L. *'t Vonrlii of J ily >o their lilrtory nf >V.n J tbMM", 1 JjMiNa Make artificial patriotic bs?<i'i? t.' fur tie army ? i?l tlir?.< liem frenj tlio w .ui.ow" n* Uie.r firm, nym ERA I Sverers marsh peat, to the tune of "The Star Spangled Boa nor." Tbo enemy havs loot about forty prisoner! up to this time, captured by our cavalry since the occupation of Winchester. Nearly one hundred horses hare fallen into our bands, branded "C. 8.," in a skirmish about sis miles from Winchestsr to-day. Three or the ksbby eavalry wore taken. But one man of our troopers has been taken since the occupation of Winchester, and that one through an accident to bis bridle. Business in the town is beginning to revive. The railroad is open nearly to the Potomac, and the first train passed over tu-day. The old stage has recommenced running to Martinsburg, aud stores are opening one after another. The populace demanded tho military bonds to play "Jackson s Retreat," amid uproarious laughter and rejoicing at the termination of the Reign of Terror. | The enthusiasm is universal. Winchester is far more loyal than ever before. Tho enemy have not rotreatod a great distance from the town, for their cavalry are still within seven or eight miles of it. Our troops are fully secured against all contingencies. The succ-s1 of our whole movement on the Upper Potomac, so far, has been more complete and happy than the must sanguino could expect. It is reported that Ueneial Hamilton will bo promoted t? lake command of Hointaelwaa's divison, and that the 1st Mr will command a corps d'arvus. ??. i WntroasnM, Va., March 13,1802. This afternoon, while twenty six of our cavalry were foraging on thsStrasburs road, throo miles distant, thev cam* upon a large burn, bearing evidence of baring re- . eently been occupied by Ashby's mon. < While our tonma wero loading with bay, about two bun- , dred of Aahby's cavalry came near, and threw out two , compnnios as skirmishers. Our men covered the departure of their teams, an 1 prepared to resist as attack, which was finally commenced. At length six Wisconsin pickets oame up with rifles and killed two of the enemy. One of our cavalry dashed upon the enemy,amid a shower of bullets, and killed one of the rebels with his pistol. The enemy made no effort at a charge, but gradually advanced as our troops fell back to the town la good order and unharmed. It la a noticeable Tact that for several months the Inhabitants of this section have been entirely without coal and with limited mean* of transporting fuel into the towus. , The gas works at. Martinsburg, Charles town and Wittf Chester are closed for want or stock. t The cars to-day only reached Hall town, four milee out of liari er'e Ferry, owing to the previous destruction of | the bridge. No movements of importance have taken place to day. ! den. Jackson was in person at Middletown this morning, five milos north of 8trasbnrg. Ashby's cavalry still bang on the rear of Jackson's retreat. | MOVEMENTS ON THE LOWER POTOMAC. Attack of the Hebel flatteries on a Union _ Steamer. Wssamurax. March 14,1802. Despatches from General Hooker's headquarters express the opinion that the rebels have not entirely ora' cuatsdFredei.ckeburg. This opinion is confirmed by a despatch from a correspondent of the Heraid on the PoI <otr. :>c, stating tbnt a New York etoamer was fired upon from Aquia Crack whilo coming up. i It is possiblo tho rebels may have a field battery at that point, ready to run away by railroud upon the apt proach of a federal gunboat or scouting party; but it is not probable (bat they have any considerable feres at Fredericksburg. f As the New York steamer Achilles was on her way up B yesterday the rebel ba. teriee at Aonla creek fired six shots at her. None of th*m took efleet. j Hie stoel gun that was found back of Cock Pit Point has been shipped on board a barge 1 Newt From Poet Roy At. ARRIVAL OF THh STEARIC It DKLAWARR. Tha United States transport atcamer Delaware| Capt. Cannon, arrived at this port from Port Royal yaaterday. 0 Tho Delaware 'eft Port ltoyal on Moaday last. She * came North for the purpose of obtaining a new boiler, 1 which is nearly completed. ci The steamer Matanzas, which left New York for Port u Royal on the 2flth ultimo, arrived at the latter port on tho 2d instant, having encountered a rough passage. 1 The Missiseippi, which was injured by grounding on the Frying Pan Suoala. baa arrived at Hilton Haad for repair*. The Atlantic will take her placo for the present. 1 The 7th instant was the coldest day of the season at * Port Royal, the thermometer having fallen aa low as 38. There was considerable snow and frost for that section of the country, e y Coroners' Inquests. Thk Late StaBBtxo AmtAT Dstwssn- Sailors ?Coroner Riuinay held on inquest ye teriUy at the Kew York Hoei. pital upon tho body of Thomas O'Connor, a sailor, who ? was killed in an affray with a shipmate named Francis 0 Doyle, at the corner of Roosevelt and Bats via streets, on the night of the 10th instant. The accused, who was 1 prcont during the investigation .admitted that hs slabbed a deceased, but said he noted ia relf defense. He delivered up the knife with which the wound was indicted, and made no <-ii->rt to conceal any of the clrc.imstanoes alls tending thu fatal occurrence. The jury rendered A vert. diet of "Death from injuries at the hands of Francis Doyle, March 10, 1802," and the Coroner thoreupon ' committed the accused to await the action of the Grand Jury. The prisoner states that on the voyage the s deceased was very abusive towards him, and assanltsd him repeatedly without cn\se. Officers Irish and Cramlay, of the Fourth ward, si s entitled to great praise lor a the sAgsclty they displayed in the arrest of the accused, o tv'llsn in the Lai* Ficirr wini Tim Msskimao?An ino quest was held yesterday, at the foot of Cortlandt street, upon the body of Edward O. Oarrity, a marina on board H lit? Tutted States frigate Con*res*, who was killed In ths I' In:* action with ths Morrimac at Hampton Reads Be q ci- w,l wits struck In ths shoulder with s piers of s shell, and died in about su hour afterwards. The body was forwarded to Hei.aon, Vermont, for Ititermeet. Garrity t wts about nlnetron years of age, and had bei n attached I to the Cougr- ss since September 12, lsfil. The jury renU de-ed a verdict In accordanee with the above facta. Police Intelligence. lURi.vo Cxbit or PomsT Piouna?ts Mr. Nathan Brown, of Vo. 157 West Thirty-fourth street, was about to enter om of the Eighth Avenue Railroad cars at the corner of Dri ndway aud Canal street, on Thuraday afternoon, be wat atiddealy pushed aside by a well dreeted man, and prevented from ascending the step*. Not attributing the conduct of his rnllow passenger to anything but III bnuding, Mr. Brown ogaln essayed toenler thscur, whan 11 was caught around ths waist by somsbody from be bind and dragged back a second time. Turing ti.e struggle Mr. ltrown's coat beestne unbuttoned, and he ima gintgi dc felt a hand diving in'o bis |>ar.tal<ien pockets, bit it whs not until his assailant bad left that betook ths recaution to fesl for bis wallet. lie soon discovered that lie bad been robbed of $414, and started np Broadr way in pursuit of th" thief, whom he succeeded In overhaul ng st the corner of Howard street. The prisoner? who gave his namn as John Mason, was taken y ;o i ib High Hi ward station house by oftcer ,f liritt n hi.(1 locked uo lor rssinination. tin being questioned m relation to the stolen pocketboo'u, Mason dm1 claimed all knowledgs of lis whereabouts, but upon n inn-mug that Mr. Brown was a rsfldent of Now York, and would c-nnlnly appear to prosecute, h# heeams -jultc cimmuniCatlve, and said be would <ie wliat he f Coul-I townrdsre-overlng the money, provided the complaint was withdraw ii. Yesterday the complainant ap paired lietpre Justice Kelly, at the Jedr-on Mn-kcl Police Court, and made a lengthy affidavit against the prisoner. From Mr. Brown's evidence it would ap|- nr that thiro was a confederate with Mason at the time of tin larc.-ny lo whom the ponkotbonk was parsed iust imra l ukm ma aowpm?t. Mae<>u r wan committed for further examination. E htftrw to* or Aa ok ?On Thursday in hi an Incendiary 1 flre ocurred la a cabinet maker' rhop, So. 04 Weal Nine" (rei.ih uroet, occupied bv F.rne.t A. lie- hk?r. The Fire Mitahal, in hie ineeethcatlon, found that guepleloo reeled on two boyi, named rhar'e* Muntiay and Jnmea O'CounolI. Yentorfiiiy ofllcer Kennedy, of the Twenty, ninth precinct, arreated theae boys and convoy# I lUom ' before .luetic# Kelly, at the Jelftr" ?n Marki t J'ohco Oi-i.rt. , Tti < Jittt .ce dulilncd them. to await it further e\aininatt?.-o. 1 Mtt siarh n?ctt e lies taint rare. P> no*. Marrh'14, 1862. An order w.ia unanimously adopted. In the IIonw > toi i'n y a Alio th Vonetruction of one or two Iron . lad i , etna morn, n th i plan of K> oar n a Moni'of, for th# pro ! t< ion of the barber el M?* achoeetia. jD. PRICE TWO CENTS. important from the south. OUB BALTIMORE CORRESPONDENCE. HiiTiuOKK, March 13, 1802. When u the Late Rebel Army of the Potomac??Petcripiuo* of Their Second Deft tutor Line?Opinions of the Secessionist* in Baltimore?The Betreat Hegarded as a Masterly Stratsgie Muoement?Suite of tkeling at the South, c?c. The evacuation by the r--bel army of their stronghold at Manasaaa, and their abandonment of the liue of the Potomac, an event which coinp'etely changes the whole aspect of the war, is ao imiiortaat in tin consequences as to justify the closest scrutiny into lis meaning and purpose. The army which confronted Washington ?n the line of the Potomac, extending from the HUoiiauioah to Mathiaa Point, a distance of noarly one hundred iniler, could not have been less than 175,000 strong. That they were euperbly armed, comfortably clothed, well fed, well disciplined, and profusely supplied with artillery of the most effective kind, ie attested by incontrovertible testimony. That they have executed their retreat with perfect success, in tho fuce of on urtny of superior force, carrying off all thoir artillery and baggage, and protecting thoir retreat by destroying the railroad bridges and other bridges behind thorn, thus executing the most diUl. cult feat in utodorn warfare, is another fact which cannot be disputed. Where, then, is the rebel Army of the Potomac gone, and what do they propose to do? I have some information throwing light on tneso points which I deem reliable, because It comes from the same source frotn which I have heretofore drawn useful hint" which events have always vended. It was thus I learned Ibo facts in regard to the actual strength and formidable ermuuicui 01 wiu Jicirimac, cumraurncaieu 10 tne mk iuld ten days before she attacked tho Union Lieut. According to this authority, the rebel Army of the Potomac commenced their preparations for removal three weeks ago, in pursuance of recommendations mado to tho rebel War Depart man l by General Beauregard. Wnen Beauregard passed through Richmond on his way to Bowling Green be told Jeff. Davis that by tho middle of March tho roads would be passable for artillery, and that by that time there was no doubt that General MeHullan would altaolc the works at Centroville. That if he made the attack In front he would certainly be repulsed, with even greater loes then on the 21st or July ; but that if he succeeded in turning the position, either by the way of Goose creek and Loesburg on the north, or by the way of the Potomao rivor batteries, it would bo quite another matter, and the Issue of tho battle wontd then depend upon the result of hard fighting on both tides. But If the event should prove disastrous, if their troops should be defeated , the march or tho Union troope to Richmond could not be impeded, unlees the defences of the Rappahannock, commenced in Juno last, should be completed now (at tho time he spoke), before the movement of the Union army should begin; and that If there was any danger of their array being surrounded it would be better to evacuate soon after tlio tlrst of March, and save at least their men and guns. It will be remembered that before the battle of Manassas it wts not certainly known that the rebels would be able to hold their position there, If attacked by General McDowell's army. And it was well understood that if defeated there the rebel army would fall back on a second defensive line, and that line was formed by tha Rappahannock and Rapidan rivers. A military survey 01 the right bank of those rivers was mado at that (June); but beyond that, and some curthworks at Prodericksburg and between Tappaliunnock and Urliauna, nothing was done for months. When the Hr.rnside expedition was Arst ventilated in the papers, it waa thought at tho South that it was to sail up the r.ujfpnhannock ana march on Richmond from the . northeast. Accordingly, the batteries that h d been erccieu between Urbunna and Tappuhanuock were mounted with gune of heavy calibre, and artillerists were trained to work them. This was all that had becu dono before the rsccnt movement. It ia believed by the Southern sympathizer! In Baltimore that the bulk of tho rebel Army of the Potomac la now distributed along the right bank of the Rappahannock and Rapidan rivers, at poinla which are most likely to be attacked, and whlcn they liave been fortifying for several weeks past. It is well known that they can command tlie labor of nny required number of etavee, and that a fen weeks' time la all that an energetic commander I requires in order to intrench himself In comparative aecurity. There are no very good wagon roads leading direct from Washington to Richmond. There ia an oM turnpike road irom Alazaadria to Richmond, passing through Oecoqnan and Fredericksburg, and another from Culpepper to Richmond, passing east of Gordoasvllle, through Louise. The bridge on which the latter road oroecea the Rapidsn rlrer has been deetroyod by the retreating army. It la intimated that although Manassas has been abandoned as a military nscuasity, yet thoro are stratagto reasons which make the naw defensive lino quite as serviceable to the cause of the doutu as that of the Potomac lias boon. All that part of Virginia north of Culpepper is a desert, made ao by its nine months' occupancy by an army of Marly 200.000 men. The Union army, then, an it advances to the Rapidan, eighty miles from Washington, will hare to transport all tta atoros and neceaaarias as it goea along. The artillery, also, will have to be drawn that distance The "artillery duel." when it ia again reeumed, will be l'ought perhaps in the neighborhood of Fredericksburg, but, at all events, where the gune of the rebels and of the Unionists will have about equal advantages. It is thought by the Southerners that the former, on the right bank of the streams above named, will be able not only to hold at bay tho latter, but also to defeat them. It Is imposaiblo to ascertain by what means the people of Baltimore who sympathise with the South keep laformed as to the movements, plans to soma extent, and state of feeling at the South. That they do keep ao informed hoa been too often demonstrated to be doubled. It is believed by them that tho recent retreat of the rebel Army of the Potomac it a strategic movement of the lirst water, and that v hiio part of that army has gone to attack Bnrnaide, the main body have only fallen back to a defensive line on which they con protect Richmond to better advantage than tbey could at Manassas. Thoy laugh to acorn the idea that the war ia suy nearer its termination uow than it waa in July. They say. indeed, that the war has uuly just begun; that tho South has never been Invaded before now, and that the Union armies will meet with reverses that will annihilate them before tliey can gain any permanent success in the Southern States. Tho? ridicule tho idea of there being any latent Union feeling at the South, and say that the Southern States are united as one man in their determination to achieve their Independence, and thai their recent reve'nes will only nerve them to renewed eflorts. They may be mistaken, but this view is corroborated by all t'ne intelligent prisoners now at Camp Douglas, who are frith from the bouth; and U Is certainly not the part of wisdom to ignore It. THE REBEL CONGRESS. Kkhbosd. March 10,1863. Congress to-day discussed the operations of General Albert Sidney Johnston in Tenneasee in a warm and lengthy debate. Ur. Adklns said nearly every member or tho Tennessee legislature had rignrd a petition praying for the removal of Johnston from the Tennessee Department. The petition was presented to the President. TREATMENT OP DESERTERS. fFrom tha Norfolk Day Book, March 11.1 Wa bill "amending and re enacting tbe eighth seetioa of chapter 29 of tho Code of Virginia, edition 1800." which was reported in the Senate on the 3d of Karen, and referred to the Committee on Military Afffclrs, la secret swodon. was on Saturday reported by that committee back to the 8ouate, but has not yet been acted on. The hilt reads as follows:? Ke It en.v'ed by the General Assembly, That the eighth sertlou <>r chapter 29 of the Code of Virginia (sdtlion I860) shall be amended and re-enacted, so as to read aa follows:? 8. Ke person shall absent himself from bis regiment slier tbe commandant thereof has received an order requiring a draft or detail to be made, and of wbtch said person shall have been lu any way informed, uutU such detail or draft shall have been made. Every person so offending, who shall be subsequently detailed to march, unless ne join the detachment with which he is detailed at its place of rendesvoue. or show that he was prevented from so joining by nnnvnldaM# cause, shall bo considered and treated as a dese-ics. Every per son who shall refuse to give his name to the proper officer when called upon for enrollment under tbe a t paned February 8,1862. entitled "An act for aacertaiiiiug and eurolllng tho military (orocs of tha Commonwealth," shall be considered and treated aa a deserter. This act sba 1 be la force from its passage. The ft lav# Trade. INITIO NT ATM CIRCUIT COURT. Before lion. Judge Shlpman. March 13 ?The foiledSUUu m. George Garnet.?In thl# -u. Ih. nrlmn.r la tmliftA.1 for Lhi ranit .l offence Of laving on im bark Buckeye. Mr. Edwin James, oouomI for the prisoner, ma le an application that the trial of tho accused abould be net down for an early day. Mr. J am en complained that the accused, who was an English subject, had been confined in prleon five months and bad not been informed of the nature of the accusation again*! him. He bail directed Inquiry to be male and found that them wr-w no examine!) >ns or depositions in tho case. The t'ntted States m?trl?t Attorney said that the learned gentleman was mistaken. Mr. .tunes aald ibal he had the assurance of the prlaoucr that this waa so, ana he hail a note from the United Hi .tee (Tommiesloner, also stating that there were no depositions nod no examination. The I'tstrict Attorney .1 enured Mr. Jatnet that they aboubi be furnished. Mr. Jame i fur'her said that the prooaedlng* had been very txtrnordlnary, fir he found mat the captain who commanded the vessel had been discharged upon hail, while his client waa detained. Hie .fudge appointed Wednesday next for the trial. Mr. K. ralafhild Smith, Unite ! State* l>let'i< t Attorney, sndT. P. Andrews, Assistant United Slates instrict Att ney . for the government. M ?rre. Edwin .famee and Thomas Pnnphy for the prisoner.

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