TH WHOLE NO. 9341. i IEWS FROM FORTRESS MONROE. Heavy Cannonading in the Direction of Yorktown. The Merrimac Making Ready for Another Contest* Intelligence from the North Carolina Expedition. A Sopor* Carrent that General BarnMe lad Been Ordered by the Scheie to Eraeute Newborn. M RIPLY TO THE REBEL COMMANDER. Telegraphic Communication Between Mobile and New Orleans Cat Off by Union Troops, Mi) kti) fcc. Forthss Moimor, April 6,1802. Qpaeaadlng baa been beard all tbe morning from the direction of Yorktrtrn. No official reports bare been reoelved bore, bat it la rumored that tbe town baa been burned. Thie la probably lacorrect, however. Another report says OuU aJLgM it (nWwgjrtaos there tMi qfttmoon. Ibo latent intelligence that wo hare In relation to tbe Vlrgtala (Merriaaae), ia. dated at Norfolk last night. At that time aha waa coaling ap at tbe Navy Yard, and waa expected to some out to-day. She baa two new guaa oa beard. It baa bean reported tbat Commodore Holllna would fommand tbe Virginia en bar next trip, bnt tbe name of Captain Pegram ia tba la teat mentioned in tbat eonnec* Mob. The Yorktown, Teaser, Jamestown and four other gunboat# are et Norfolk, Adeaorter came In tbla morning from the vicinity of arrad's mile. The enemy's force on the peninsula is net r?(NriK m targe u dm mm supposed. General Magruder's headquarters art at present at LM'aXlty(, Mar WllliesMburg. The Steam tugk Tempest, Haz? and Ellen B. Tarry arrNf tale forenoon frem Newborn, having left on Thursday. Wf bring a large mail for the North, and de. patebcs from \he amy and naval oonacnandori. There. *v?y little flhws of intereat from General Boraaide'e hpatinett. Tlje report wm earrent that General Burnalde had been adored to emanate Newborn witfita aix daya, and that hf had returned the reply that he would meet the rebel aemaaaaty at Goldsboro and at Raleigh. Thpir'e in little change in the atate of aflkira at Beaurort. j Part Macon fttill ho Ida out, and ia to be beaieged. Extensive preparatioM are going on, and operationa will be aomaaenced in a few daya. A few ahella have already been thrown into the fort. The a learner George Peabody arrived frem New York to-day, and proceeds to Hatteras. We were vieited oy a thunder storm last night The Weather still continues pleasant to-day. A flag of truce this afternoon brought down the follow tag released prisoners of war from Richmond:?Colonel Beauford, Lieutenant Van Horn, Captain Bliss, United States Armyi taken in Texaa last summer, and Colonel Woodruff, First Ksntucky regiment.taken in Kantnckv The Richmond pa port Mention that two men named Fryee Lewis and John Qpully have been convicted ae eplee, and Wer< r to have been hung yeaterday, but that a short respite bad been granted. The men claim to be British subjects, and loyal. Morils, April 4,1802. i The A&oertiier baa a special message from Memphis, | Stating that General Buell's army had reached Savannah, on the Tennessee river, from Columbia. There had been a brisk skirmishing and great activity on both sides for i Ike greet struggle. Mobile, April 4,1802. On Wednesday a Yankee force two thousand strong landed at Blloxi, from three vessels, and cut the telet graph line between Mobile and New Orleans. THE WAR IN THE NORTHWEST. Chicago, April 0, 1802. A special to the Chicago Tribune, dated at Cairo, 6th, ays:? A lAAJnildtr whf) has iitai rainvnn/1 foam f " in a. ' says 8. J. Kitchen, one of J off. Thompson'! Colonels, la la the iwtmpt back of that place, with a squadron of cavalry estimated at two hundred, and feare are entertained that Union men la that vicinity wilt be eubject to freah pereecutlona, and the report la current Wntght that JeffTbompaon baa assembled a force of con. iderable strength at Alcomb'a bland, twelve mi lee weet f New Madrid. Bla pooilien ia represented by aconteae very strong. Rebel gunboata and traneporta paaa our batterlea at Middle's Point without difficulty. None have come above Point Pleasant. A special to the Cairo Pott says that Daniel Wright, fsraaerly a sailor at Oswsgo. arrived bars to-day, having 4eserted from General Beauregard's army a week eince. Be (aye there were about tixty thoueand troops et Co rkstb, but no heavy guns around the works. One roglmsnt was under arrest,being disloyal and re bollious. Their army presented a state bordering on insubordination. Our Informant thinks there will bo a stampede if at backed. A special to tbe Chicago Timtt, dated Now Madrid, 6th, says ? Tbe gunboat Carondolet arrived last night, having run She blockade at Island No. 10 without damage. She bad ds low, on the side exposed to the rebel batteries, 'st barge loaded with bay, arranged In such a scanner as to protect her. The night was Intensely dark and stormy. 8ho passed the first Mattery before being discovered. Tne second flrod on her as soon as Its guns could bo brought to bear, but Iswlng to the darknesa and tbe speed with which she ^aneved, the fire was totally harmless. A third battery also MODcentraiea its nreon bcr.but not a shot struck the boat. ph? pawed the fourth and fifth batteries with tho same Ifiartunate rwult. Fifty throo shots were flrod at har. >, Wee mllw below tho Island tho robot floating battery 0 jawed oa bar and continued firing until tho Caroudelet m as out of range. All through tho passage 1 continuous (fire of musketry wis kept up fc UM shore, and many bullete struck the boat; but hands being below nobody was hurt. The Carun. delel Mid not discharge a gun during the entire passage, gho p weed the last battery within an hour after leaving the flet * A despatch from the Island, at six o'clock last evening, ymys very heavy firing was heard In the direc Hon of new aaurm. i? supposed that the Care Violet ?u engaged with toma of lb* rebel gunb bate. Fronton# to eight heatry reports were beard every ynlnute. Hor escape from Injury la running the blockade tie attrtbntable to the fact that she hugged the (thereof t\e lalandeo closely that U was nearly impossible for theVebele to depreee their gun* sufficiently to bit ber. There it great rejoidlng throughout the fleet at this I signal oncosts Death of Lventenant Fits James O'Brien. BAtTiiirtre. April fl 18?2 Lieutenant Fit*, .fame* O'Hrieu, of tieneral lander's gtaffi did#this moMlog of lockjaw, in conswjoenco of a Wound meftred In ayklrmieh eorae two months since. The Killed in tliv Fifth Ohio Regiment. CmronuTi, April 0, 1862. .tho killed of tbb^iflh Oho at the h tills of Winobester, Mflesp iu nufhbejr, arrla.tdhcre yesierday, and lay Inst iOpaTtho (i> thrletS.'sys' armory, where they were tatted hia large number of olt.'.sgne. The runerai ceremonies toMg place to-day. # :e ne NEW8 FROM PORT ROYAL. Arrival of the United States Transport Atlantic. General Hunter in Command of the Department of the 8onth. A BATTLE EXPECTED AT JACKSONVILLE, FLA., Ac., Ac., &c. Tba Onltad State, transport Atlantic, Captain Eld ridge, w*i*a4 at tbia port laat evening from Port Royal, S. C., wiui uiu government mail* auu passengers. Among tho passengers by the Atlantic aro Brigadier Genera] Sherman and etaff. General Hunter and etaff arrived at Hilton Head on the 37th of March, and asaumed the command of tho department. At Jacksonville our forces were momentarily expecting an attack from the rebels, consisting of two Mississippi regiments art one of Florida guerillas, with a troop if horse and a battery of artillery. Brigadier General Wright, commanding the Union forces at that place> was confident of bcingahle to sustain himself and protect the town and the inhabitants, the majority of whom are Northern men and loyal citlsens. Deserters who come in daily represent the condition of the rebol forces as desperate, being entirely out of food and relying upon foraging for subsistence. At tho request of Flag Officer Dupont, the Atlantic,on leaving Port Hoyal, pissed around the stern of the United 8tates frigate Wabash, in ordor that a passing salute might be given to Brig. Gen. Bherman, which waa done by the crew of the frigate manning the rigging and giving three hearty cheers. The following it a list of the passengers brought by the Atlantic >'Brigadier General Sherman, U tilted Slates Army; Captain Hanon, Assistant Uuartaruastar United States Army: Captain Haskrtl, United States Army; Captain Morgan, United Slates Army; Lieutenant C'eUernll, Ald-de-Camp to General Sherman: UeutJhant Coionel Reynolds, Government Agent; William Bacon, Boston: N. Crowell, do: Captain A G Gray, atenmer M'-Clellan; William Caldwell, do; John Petit, steamer Cosmopolitan; J B Litllefleld, Third New Hampshire Volunteers; H A Robblna, New York: Colonel Montlelh and servant, Twenty-eighth Massachusetts Volunteers; Mr Blauvelt, Lleutenaut U Brenen, Thirty-sixth New York Volunteers; O J L White, New York: L Harrington, do; G W 1'ourland, Boston; 8 Briefs, A V J Taylor, New York; OWCanMnter, C D Green, Providence; Captain Bieglow. Forty-fifth Pennsylvania Volunteers; J L Stanger, line Hundredth Pennsylvania Volunteers; Dr Wooster, Eighth Michigan Volunteer!; Lieutenant F H Sheviricb, Massachusetts cavalry; Lieutenant J Devine. Twenty-eighth Massachusetts Volunteers; W A Hardy, United States Navy; Burgeon F H Peckham, Third Rhode Island Volunteers; Brigade Surgeon O S Kembalh Capt. G F McDonald, Twenty-elshth Massachusetts; C W Hurd, Fourth New Hampshire Volunteers; Lieutenant H Taff; Lieutenant Leavenworth, Vklied States Army; Captain K Mathieaon, Heventy-nlnth New York Golunteers; Lieutenant gj Windsor, Seventyninth New York Volunteers; Captain Littey. Captain J J Wright, Capt C. Nichols, R Hamilton, U S.N; Dr E P Cummings, united States Navy; Mr McDonald, U S N; Kev. 0 AJ AfUC TV, DC?VUkV*UiU 1 CUUBJiTIIIIKI lUlUUlftTi; O W Bloomer, United btate* Navy: 8 M Doyle, Brooklyn; D D Davie, J Halstcad, Syracuse; H J Sedgwick, New York; John Dennis, United States Navy; E Brown, United Sun en Navy; J W Post, B Forbes, New York; Brt A Hermans, I Haskell, Mrs General Stephen end daughter, Mrs M C Don* eld, )( C Corabea, New York; General A A Lanee, Dr Bowdleb, Boston; E A Ken, Boston; Mr Rice, Adams Einre-a; tJapt Foster, Capt Hanerty, A W Kelsey, United Btaics Nsvy; M Godard, Boston; Capt I Philips, steeiner Mey(lower: Iyevi Spencer, Dr. Dalrlmple, Sereuly-nlulh New York Volunteers -J W Green, 8 Sennett, New York; Don Ameltd, Mrs Capt Eldrldge, children end nurae; Mr Moor, Quartermasters Department; John Young. J Graham, ateamer MaySower; Miss L Long, Jamaica Plains, Mats. The following veasela were nl Port Royal and Fernandlna when the Atlantic left:? United States steamer MeClellan, A. O.Gray; steamers Cahawba, Baker; Locust Point, French; Parkertburg, Hoirman; Potomac, J. Eldrldge; MayUower, Kdey; Conmopulltan, Crookcr; Boston, Johnson; Flora. ; Honduras, Ackerman; ship tiumminge, Wilder; nark Texas, Avres; sloop Oltalona, wheeler; steamer J., Hail-ton; brig Elizabeth, Trim bell; schooners C. M. Neal, Henderson; A. H. Part*trpern?ndln??United Btutes steamer Pawnee, steamer Georgia Creek, Mott. At Jacksonville?Steamer Belvldere, Bloan; schooners Ann Levrrett and J. M. 8 111, gunboats Ottawa, Pi:mbina and 8rnera; captured ateamer Darlington and the celebrated yacht America, raised by the United Slates naval forces. For the list of vessels at Fernandina and Jacksonville we are indebted to tho purser of the Cosmopolitan, who left Jacksonville April 1. Oar Hilton Head Correspondence. Hilton Hsad, 9. C., April 3,1M2. Arrival of General Hunter and Staff?Change* in the Department?General Sherman to Join General llalieek'$ Division?Capture of Union Picket* by the Seceth?Discord Among the Miss on tries at Beaufort, tic., dc.. ,tc. Major General David Hunter and staff, and Brigadier General Benham and staff, arrived on Sunday lust in tlie steamer Atlantic from Fortress Monroe, where the Atlantic touched. Their presence wus not looked for by many In the command, and the change in thj h ad of the department took all by surprise. On M?nd.iy, in pursuance of orders from the War Department, General Hunter assumed eoramand of the newly created Department of the South, which embraces within its limits the States of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida, and placod Brigadier General Benham, who relieves Brigadier General T. W. Sherman, in command of the northern district, which will comprise the States of South Carolina, Georgia anl a part of Florida. Not only In the supreme command of this department has a change been made, but in the subordinate departments as well. Captain Rufus Sax ton, the Chief Quartermaster, having boen appointed Brigadior General of Volunteers, Is of course relieved from command, and has been ordered to report to Washington for further instructions. Colonel J. W. Shaffer, an active, experienced and talented ofllccr, who has long been attached to Major General Hunter's staff, is appointed Chief Quartermaster of the Department of the South. Captain Fuller will ad as Poet Quartermaster. Captain H. A. Hascatl, who has performed the services of quartermaster since tho organization of the expeditionary corps In a most efllciont and creditablo manner, and to the perfect satisfaction of all, is also relieved, and ordered to report at Washington. His departure is looked unon bv all with great reirret.as his courteous ?n.i mn.ni manner*, and promptbusiness like style, have impresvod all with the conviction that be is the right man in tbe right place. May be be successful wbereve i be goes. Captain Michael Morgan, Chief Commissary of Subsistence, Is also relieved by orders from Washington, and ordered to report there. Captain J. W. Turner, United States Army, Is appointed in his stead. Captain Morgan leaves with the beslwishosof all for his future welfare. Tie has boen eminently successful in his department, performing his dutlos in a quiet, unostentatious manner, yet thoroughly and efficiently. The appointment of Captain 8a* ton as Brigadier Gene, ral of Volunteers, affords tho liveliest satisfaction to every one here? No better appointment could be made and U Is a graceful recognition by the President of the tong, faithful and efficient service of Captain Sexton In the most important department of tbe army. His labors here, as well as these performed In organising the vxpe dltion, were imiMOU and of the moat lnboriotti character; and how well he has penormed them may bo seen la the succosa or the oxpedi tloa. His department is thoroughly organized and and In fine working order. In his new sphere ef duties, if General Sax ton la as suecesafil as he has been in conducting the Quartermaster's busluess of the Expedition ary corps?and I feel sure that he will?lie will gam a high and enviable reputation and deserve well of the republic. Your at eclal correspondent desires to acknowledge the many favors which General Rax Ion has extended blm, and to return his warmoet thanks for the uniform courtesy and kindness which he has received st hie hands. My warmest wishes fui his success go w lh him. General Sherman goes North In the Atlantic, to rsport to M*)or General Hallor.k in the Department o( the Mississippi , where hew ill tske a command in tho II rid. From North Kdlat" we have stirring int"lllg*ni>#. The rebels have come down in considerable force and uci-cediMt in cutting off the other night i ea :y no entire company belonging to the Flfy-fifth I'unnsylvania regiment, which was on Utile F.I Is to lei mil as a picket. Strangely enough they neglected to guard the bridge lie tweeu ihem and the main force, aud the enemy su i ceiled in burning that, and then eurrounded the picket, killtng three ami wounding a dozen an I ca luring about thirty of our men. The balance esca.wd to North Edtsto. Shico then there have been several ekirmirhes, hut with no result. Amide reinforc- mi nts will lie notit to i oh nol Moore directly by General Henham. No rurther particulars Kian the. above have been received. I gf.jii ,, oc.-iul to North Kelts to to mot row, and will then oMa.n full detail*. JUfteenof the Forty eixth New Yorkwdibte rs were capture I, together with a field piece, yeeteriay on wilmlng|"t> Is and, on the Savannah ri'er. UoKrnel Rnaa took U-w responsibility c. leading thirty in. .1 on a rem nnotsspnee or what not, on Wilmington Islaud. without the order* or knowledge of General Glllniore, au 1 was there surrounds* by a supe lor fo co of the rebels, and hat' of bis men ci^tucd All the ofllcers sod the balauc* of the W YO NEW YORK, MOND men es aped In one way and another. The field piece dm 1'itit, and is doubtless now on exhibition in the city of Havannah. That la one reeult of ibis crazy mode of conducting affaire. The loeeons may be valuable to the officers in tbe department, and if they are, perhaps they may not In the end prove too expensive. ^flh.rs on Tybee remain as quiet as usual. Tbe rebels Indulge in a little pleasantry nearly every day in the shape or ten-inch shells, which they throw from Fort Pulaski on to Tybee Island, but which have not resulted in any damage to us as yet. They are determined to hurt some one on our side I am convinced, but they had belter wait awhile before they burn more powder, as they can hardly afford it at present. From Florida there is little or no news. General Wright's headquarters are now in Jacksonville. Everything is progressing quietly enough there, except now and then a skirmish between the Regulators and our pickets. We have loat two or three men by these scoundrels, and General Wright is determined to put a stop to it. The missionaries are getting along rather unharmonlously in Beaufort. Several return to New York in the Atlantic. Tne balance might as well go. NEWS PROM THE CUMBERLAND MOUNTAIN. The March of the Kxpedltlon?Details of the Nanh?Engagement at Big Creek Gap ? Jackionboro ? Flncastle ? Ha.ltpetre?Reconnoisaance~The Fight at Cumberland Gap, <&tc. [From tho Indianapolis Journal.] cvxbkri.and Forp , March 24,1802. On the 10th inst. a small force, under Col. Carter, started from camp on a trip to Big Crook (lap, Col. Carter commanding and Lieutenant Colonel Keigwin second in command. The detachment carried five days' provisions, an.l went without touts or transportation. At daybreak, 14th inst., after marching across the mountain duripg the night, the command atlackod three hundred rebels, resulting in a foot race primarily, em parte secesh, i xiuiug iur?o, wuuiiuwg nix, riiu ch|>iui ni? *11 m??u iwutn and camp equirage, fifty nine hordes, stx mules, six wagons and two hundred pairs of shoes, together with Lieutenant Colonel White, of the First Tennessee rebel cavalry; Captaiu Winston, of Sappers and Miners: Lieutenant Hoyle, Adjutant First Tennesaeo cavalry, and fifteen privates. Among the trophies were one hundred shot guns, one hundred sabres, throe llags and a large quantity of comm-ssary stores. The command then went to Jacksonboro, the county seat of Campbell county, Tennessee, where two hundred rebel cavalry were stationed, and found that the rebels were, like their illustrious Tennessee Pillow, lieet of Pail, as all ran save one?killed. At this place were taken tents for two companies and six hundred pounds of pow der, all of which was destroyed, as there was no transportation to take the articles away. Jacksonboro is on'y thirty-seven miles from Knoxvtlle, and was enlivened by raising the Stars andftripes. The socesh postmaster and county clerk gave their parole, agreeing to vacate their offices and bear true faith and allegiance to the United States. The next point of attraction was Fincastlo, when two hundred more rebel cavairy were stationed who acted on the maxim "He that fights ant runs away," Ac. bare was found one thousani pounds of flour, company books, Ac., which weri duly appropriated to Uncle Sara's boys. Our seventy five cavalry pursued tho flying rebels to Powell's river but were unable to overtake them. However, we sue reeded in destroying all their camp equipage. A salt petre establishment was next visited, and eight hundre< pounds of that article and the entire fixtures went th< way of all sinning scccEb. Along the entire route our troops were hailed with delight and great-enthusiasm. Old men cried with joy ot tho approach of the army, and ovcry possible altentiot was paid by the people to this the vanguard of their delivcrers. It I* a burning shame that this govermneni hue so long delayed Its action In behalf of these op pressed Fast Tenncsseans. Thore should be, to-day proinpt and enorgetic measures adopted to cl-an.se tbh entire section from tho blasting curse of secess.on. Oui boys were out fourteen days, sleeping ever] night but one on the ground, and troll sup plied by the tituens with every article roqulsiti to satisfy the "inner man." The only injury to our forc< w as one wounded by the enemy and two accidental); woun ed by our own men. So frightened were the rebel: at Knoxville that every bout and canoe at the vario-.; ferric- wag destroyed to p event the advance of tin command. Meauwhlle a portion of tho forco went on a roconnoia sance to the Gap. This place is held by a force of 5,Ob nten, strongly fortified and defended with sixteen guns There arc- two 24-pounders, one 64-pounder and th rest 12 and 6-pounder guns, all well p--sted to com mand the various approaches to the north sid of the Gap. We wont within ono mile of thci works, and quietly examined them. The rebel crowded the fortifications, and though ever; op; orlunity was out red, tr.ey would col lire or mak any movement to attack. We started to camp about ton P. M., except a very smallforce, bivouacked for the nigh three tniles from tho (lap, our watch Orel in full view Tho next mo; mug wo luisurely returned to camp. ENO AliKMENT AT CI MUERLANl) 6AT. Friday lust, having faded to draw the enemy's fire o two occasions. part of the brigade started to tlie<;u| which wo reached in the evening, reconnoitored tidduik drove in their pickets, and bivoua. kca on the mountal spur in rain and snow. Iu tho morning a iiarty of on skirmishers began work, and after a time drove th rebels about half mile from their first position. Th Ohioaus. being armed with long range rifles were very ellective. A volunteer parly su< corded In settling tho accounts of two of th secesh, while some ten or fifteen others share tho same fate at the bauds of the skirmishers, 'ih rebel guns opened on the skirmishers with grape, an ca i-ter and shell, but hurt no one, although seven narrowly escaped. Oil. Byrd was struck by a spet grupe shot and stunuvd. Our regiment was ordered i aid in placing ("apt. Wetmorc's guns in position an support the artillery. Tho guns wero stationed on top c aridgvj.lu lull.open view, without protection of un kind, except that best safeguard?bravo, determine men. About balf past ten o'clock A. M. the rebels had a last of I'ncle Sum's t'nion restoratives, admlnisteied by C'apl We tutor e, an excellent physician tor the times. I'nti five o'clock I'. M. balls and shells flow thick and fast The rebels fired ueir four hundred, and hurt nob.'dy bu the ordnance department or the 0. 8. A. Our gun wcrif most admirably bundled, and no douh did considerable injury. We are unable to te tho loss on the rchid side, but have heard tlui they reported sixteen ki.ied at noon, and if that wa ti ue, they must have lost olo hundred or more, for th work was >>uly Sport up to that time. Several limes th shell fr< m our guns rauscd the rebels to "skedaddle, and one battery wm entirely silenced. About four o'clock P. M. wo wero ordered to skirmuon tbr main road, leading to tbo flap, and while so doin were fire 1 on from five gnus, four round shot fallin abort u few yardr, throwing dirt briskly, and ono the! burst about twenty feet above the lort wing, the piece falling like haii among tho men. Providentially not mati was hurt. When they began to fire on ua our blood grew warn for tho lirat innuduriug the day, but it ho.-ii gave plac to miagk-d emotiona of pity and contempt?pity fo men who would auflbr themaelvea to lie deluded mi the anaroi 'f rebellion, and contempt for th Cowardly apirit inanifeated. This wna I ho fire timo we bad been under Are. and no Imliatiiai would have bluahed had every Hooeier eye been lookini on. Wu quietly returned to the spur of Iht mountain an laid down, with Motlior Earth for ab.*'l,the clouds fo covering, and sound: y alept, cotiaelona that relieldoti had no one near ua to "moleal or make us afraid." On Sunday morning we started to cainp, and to day for the Oral time In an weoka. tho rebel scoiita have vec tared beyond two nnlea from their atronghold. Wo wl bag tbem yet, and truat the day of deliverance fur Eas Tcuncaaee la not far < fT OONPITIOV OF TflR I.OTALIPTS ANP REBELS. Bincc wo came hate about 3,000 Tc'ii'ieasceaus bav come over and joined theariny, each one having bceu de prlvedofhta American birth ight, freedom, by aeoeal tyranny. The people of Indiana can scarcely con ceive tho aud trlala these true patriota have en dared. But th# day of loyal law abating vcngeino is at band. The strong hand of power, atwuy feared by bad men, la uow upon the leaders, uud sooi the oppreaaetl freemen of the South will eujoy llio bleaa ings of'constitutional rule. There ia no uniformity u dreaa or anna with the rebel a Idlers, black, blue, browi ami grayuult* intermingle, and every a'yle of nrm, frou Mini rillea to flint lock muaketa No rebel volunteer have ^eeu would pass muster when compared with ih< Inmates of our prisons, cither for intelligence or hones countenance*. Many good men have been corn tad led u enter their ranks,or s iflbr imprisonment or death, Throi have deserted from the flap, who report thero aevon en tire companies to consist of pressed men. One com pan j now at the Gnp is rc;iorted to have only three rebel* It nil raiiss. > so ti vHi iiicm lii a* brave men, determined enumles, and if they |>rov< friends in disguise we will have le*s Inbor to ovurpowci them. It is very unpleasant, however, to rcllect that w< may be compolleil to kill some paid Union mcu who an now, by force, In the rebel ranks. Cotton and the Knllrond Bridges In Tenneaaec. A Naahvillo letter in the Chicago 7\m? saysHmj Union people In Nashville, early in ibo history of thi war, Invested their surplne money in cotton, which wai sent back from the river and atored beyond the reach 01 the rebel authorities. This cotton Is now coming to light and several boat loade have already been sent down thi river. There ie much more yet to follow. It wae bougbl at eight and a half cents per pound,and will be sold al twenty four or twenty five, which makes to the specu Unite a handsome profit. It la gratifying that this pi old can only be earned by loyal oltlxena, none others bwiiip permitted to ship any kled of produce to market. An ellort is being made to secure the restoration of tbu bridge* destroyed by order of the r?b< 1 Floyd. Keprc scuta lone have been m de to (ioreraor X huson of the Inconvenience suffered by the public at large by reason of the absence of them means or crossing tho river, as well an hy the govoi nmont, which is obligo l to ferry its tr. ops and their buggage trains and supplies across u small and inconvenient fori y lioste. Tho cost of the who sus|>en-ion bridge was alxiul $2N>,0<K>. As the stone eolumns which supported it are still led Stan ling, It is estimated that it can ho restor.nl Tor less than hair that sum. Hot this ths directors claim n t to bo able to ra.se. The railroad bridge cost a much larger sum. Its p a an: still standing, but tbo wood work can acarevly he ro pb?c d for less than $200,000. The Uovernor Is o naidering the propriety of taxing tho properly or eoce<slontsts to restore these works RK H AY, APRIL 7, 1862. NEWS FROM THE SOUTH. THE PRESS AND CONSCRIPTION " CHIVALBIC " TEXAN WOMEN. The Ladies' Subsoriptions tc the Rebel Navy. MEANS OP PROCURING WAR MATERIALS Ac., Ac., &c. Want of Confidence in the Rebel Cnnec Endeavoring to inspire tho rebels with hope for th future after tbo disasters of tbo past, the Memphis Af jx*l WJK:? Th.ro is nothing that can supply the place of conf dence. Religion without faith, marriage without trust any great uudertoking without confidence in its justic and ultlinato success are as souudiu* brass uud liuklin cymbals. Noah would never have finished tho ark, no Moses have threaded the labyrinths of tho wilder nee l.itt fns thnie tritcl in n.ir innnlil Pnl' inlint: havn il covered America, or Washington have conducted u* . ly through tho [involution but for the resolute confideu that an muted their hearts und enabled them tosurmoun evory obstacle. Resolution, faith, hope, energy, an i.ecessary t success in a great contest tike tho oiu whl h we ar now engaged,as armies and navies. No people ever wo their independence who did not Fel out with tho firm d< termination to bo free, and who were not confident thi their canso was just and their ultimate success beyoud doubt. , Thrice is lie armed vho hath his quarrel Just. Great undertakings call for the oxcrciso of great erci gy. labor, hardship, perseverance. Unless wo have thcsi it were wise to koi-p our frail barks near the shore, an not venture out into mid ocean, to struggle With rushir , tempests and heaving seas. No one ever succeeded in acquiring fame or wealt who started life with a faint heart, and no man ever sui catded in personal cc inbat who entered the fight wil
doubt and irresolution. Thr mi s no impossibility to him Wbc stands propared to conquer every hazard; The fearful are the falling. 1 fiklri Hrlglitenlng. (From the Fayetteville (N. C.) Obseivor, March 17.1 5 We have been greatly cheered withtii a day or tv , past by information of a pertectly reliable nature, b 1 which we are not at liberty to detail to the public. V 1 cannot withhold this much, however, that a bright pr< 9 pect opens in the near future of most important resu in our faeor. Besides what wo are not at liberty to to t tho fact of the safe arrival of 40,000 guns is, of itself, incalculable importance. Newa from Klorlila. (From the Savannah Republican.! Persons direct from Florida report that the enen was about evacuating Jacksonville, their visit that place having proved fruitlose. Three guuboi had ascended the .St. John as far as Orange till where one got aground, and at last accounts t other two were employed in efforts to relieve b< They will hardly attempt to progress further. St. } gusiine was occupied by the federals some days m Wo cannot hear that the enemy has met with a; considerable amoutit of plun ler in the course of tin expedition, except contrabands, whom they sti wherever tlioy liud thorn. Nothing new from other tow on the ooaut. The War In the West. (From tho Churloston Mercury, March 20.] From the latest Western (wipers that have come hand, we glean the following interesting particulars w! regard to the siluutiun of all.nrs in tliu West ? A c iiuection is about to be made between the railroa terminating at Memphis. The work is undertaken by t Confederate government, as one of military necessity. Paris, Tennessee, wue occupied by the federal lort yesUrday. About three thousand, it was thought, co pt?e<1 the advance guard of the invaders. All the pi.b propenv had been removed. Tho planters of tho Southwest are responding nobtv the cull of ticneral Beauregard fur balls, l)u many of t y sugar and cotton pluuiuliou^ llu-rc arc bells weighing frt "r uily Lo lis c b ihiJrcil pounds, iwwl tor caning peop t. ( , ther. Theso, and ail other sizes that can be spated,!! ! being rapidiy rent forward. Among the New Orleans soldiery who linve respond to the cull <>r Con. Beauregard is I he Crescent regimci made i>ii tuuiuly of youths, muny of them c tning lrc 11 the schools t?) take their places in the nmke. It is ;> splendidly equipped corps, of the Best blood of louisiui ' and niimbars nine hundred mu?kots. The regiment i u rived at Jackson, l'eunessee ,on the 7th. r From a gentleman who has just arrived from the T< 0 nnssoo wc hive information of the further movemet 0 of the enemy up the Founessre river. At Keynoldsbtu ' llitmiihrcys county, he witnessed the pa-sago up thirty two federal steamers, including ono gunboi Monday afternoon and early in the evening fonrte more transports. Additional boats pulsed i.p on Tu< l<? day, carryiug cavalry, wagon*, artillery, mulos, i , The number of vessels composing the last lleel w as ti ' known. 1 The eucBiy is p aying a high game at Columbus, K I Immediately upon taking posse.-si m all the sugar, n , lasses, toba co, ike , in the hands of the citizens, w seized. The slock of sugar and molasses was large, a ^ the seizure was made for the benefit of tho federal tn m.ry, as was announced by Col. Bnl'ord, the euminandi Some stores of the same character, that w< 8 hsld by the citizens of tho surrounding country, w> f: also taken, and private property and right? totahy din II garded. lho doelarali. n was publicly made that the < Ileuses ol the war must be paid by the South, and tl ' ail the property of the Confederate States, so far a? * should couio w itliin their control, should bu used for ti |* p:ir|)oee. ' The women of Nashville aio treat nig the Yauke s that city w ilh great contempt. Wlion (.ener.il McUs 8 ol the l.tncoln army, a.rived in Nashville, lie sent e his card, with tho request that he might renew his f 8 mer acquaintance with Miss S. McN'airy. The tollownig w tho patriotic reply of llio noble and accomplished la h w ritten on the back of the card:? "S:a?: do not desire to reuew my acquaintance wi e tho invaders of my Slate. ' jj Two other Hessian ottieert obtruded their presence " to the parlor of l?r. Martin, and sent up their cards to I s rtuiieliier. Miss lie; tin Martin, an clciroiit anil aeeomnlhn u young la ly, requesting also the renewal of an old i quaiutancohip. Repairing to the parlor, wiih a look n turflah.i writ and contempt, she <1 uslied the card h 0 thuir facvv, and Bald:?' Your absence, sirs, will bemu r better company to 'no 'ban your pres. nee." r TUB F.NgHY'S ADVANcK TOWARDS g.VOXVILLB, 1 [From the Charleston Mercury, March ao.] a A corros.iondcnl of the Atlanta Ouf/lrfrrury, writ) g frotn Cumberland'iap on the Uth iiiet., says:? it Yesterday a Kent ickiuu who oaiue ovr to join a c >n r puny ho c, reported tho enemy encamped within lb q miles, with six regiments, A,000 strong, and others h yond thuCumbo laud, 7,00(1. miking 12,000. To day o cavalry went out on a rec onnoitvring expedition, at i. were tire I on by the enemy a advanced guard, doing i II damag' . b it threatening d monatratton.s ot cuttlug the t off. A battalion war, despatched immediately to tin relief, and all have safely returned. As I was sitting tho office to day, about twelve o'clock, I beard the loi e contl.ued whlr-rr-r of the snare drum, inula* 1 right i supposed, nsvor having hoard the sound bef, re, it w h the long roll, tho signal or alarm. With yells i f deflaiie i shout a:tor shout of toy, every man was in arms in timluutes. Tho fifth tloorgia and our battalion sunt i 0 such tremendous hallelujahs as awakened the rchi es H theso mountain fastnesses, and were anxious to he 1 1 on, Thistimo it was no false am hi. fot^thu enemy wo plainly in view. i Tnoir movements from tho lop of the mountain could I j plainly seen, and we mrtnlsod tliat th-?re were two ret , incuts and a small force of cavalry. Classes were In <1 1 tnand, and, with the aid of onn, some three miles distan 9 I could count their numbers. It b now genorally on t ceded that It is the aIvaooed geurd of a lurge fore j 'lliey are now within a half mile of our |dckotr. and yi s should see tho rascals how Stealthily they creep up fro 'rce to true. I watched them long and anxiously as thi i 'opiuyed as skirmishers, and e,tended their lines fro i the top of one hill to another, peering here and titer | to llnd If true Southerners were conceal d, ready lot I ily at them. I wked at these follows, not boeattsr t havu never seen Yankees before, but they worn the fir i Yankee enomtea I ever saw, aud of course our broai works were lined with officers and men gazing in ecslm upon the mast of mortality. Their bayonete sou glisten in the strong sunlight, and thdlr gloat ing beams would reflect towards the sk Wo could see them peering at us through Ian magnifiers, and now aud then collecting in groups gestic r lating violently, waving their repeaters, and, no doub , swearing vengeance upon those who had Impeded th? progress Into tho land of Andy Johnson and others 1 hie class. 1 have no doubt but that they are Westoi f troops, and appear well uniformed anil equipped. \\ Khali .ill deep upon our arms io night, and U<>d (rant mnr not be our last (lumbar. Shall the event wo ai expecting terminate no that I can (tea you and yoi rn? lorn tho now* of a glorious victory, or the red new of another d eaeterf Wo feel confident of mcceM, ar wo say to nil, therefor#, "be of good cheer." To-nigl their cainp dree aro plainly viiible, and we can (von no them an they poae between the I ghi end u?,eo moc pareing that we all have come to the cnnclniioii tbat t In aro holding an Indian corn dance. Wo ehall await |u tlontly the dawn of the morrow, and it cannot be em ldered,fturoly,outof place if I tell you that we doe: pect an altack. Letter from aConfrdrrule Prleoncr. [from the Nuehvli.e rati lot of April 1.] i C*nr Docoi-ai?,Caia'(lo, 111.. March (I, 18A2. The following letter wne received at tbie olllce ye-ie day, with a reouest to publieh:? In behalf of the prlnoncrn captured at Fort Ponelaoi composing the two companiee from I lx>>n county, I or pcrmireion, through your cohimne, to My to their frien that, they nra yon. rally wetland pi operly cared fr, Only on.'?A. I,. I nnnlnghant?Inn dim' elnce wo hr born here. W. K Winfrey and M. 1.. Itaker, of Cnptal \ [ERA Grijrsby'g company. wers killed In the fight at the fori Ciplaiu Cording lout nouo. We want to say to our wivei fathers, motb rs anil children not to run away froi their homes and firesides, us others have d"tie. even the federal forC's should come in their midst, nor griev themselves unnecessarily on our account, We known' (if we are detained long) hour our w ives and childr? will live; but we are prisoners of hope, and have form* a better opinion of the Northern people and the arm than we were accustomed to hear. We are short < clothing and particularly of mantiy. JAC011 I.EECU. Ntwi from Cumberland Gnp. I CYmiikkland Gap, March Id, 1862. The weather fer tbo last leu days lias hoeu decided! spring like. Winter seems to b" playing a Yankee trick and has retreated. The forests are budding, and tb blue birds are calling to their mates from every sprit After the rocont hard weather the warm days are pai ticularly grateful to the sol !iers. Tlio well look hrightc and more cheerful, on I the sick are beginning to eo:u from their beds into the sunshine. Measures Taken for tbe Destruction o Cotton. [From the Memphis Appeal, March 27.] Tile Brownsville Fitg of the 2<?th of Ma: ch states thi e tlie military commander at Fort llrown had ordered a i. the c< tton warehoused in Hrownsville to I stored outside of the city limits, whero it could te d< atroyed without danger tu the'town, it the guernli I- should attempt to land in force on that coast. In ai 1, eordance, a small mountain of tlie ileccy product hi e been built outside of the t wn, and it will make a live! g bonfire if the Yankees evor make a start towards it I r such strength as tu require the troops to fall back, s ______ The Ladles' Gunboat. [From tlie Charleston Mercury, March 22.] We have received from Mrs. F. Id. M. $lu,uud froi II Mrs. M. A. U. $6 lor the ladies' gunboat, and lit sends us a small contribution to the san 0 object. T'hs dressing cane sent by Joscpliif 0 will bo rafllod for tho sum sho names. The ft 11 lowing contributions should have hoeu acknowledged I ' us in our issue of yesterday:?S. T. a widow Udy,$. Miss Car!lo and Marie llay Itarnucll, $2: Mrs. A. F. I.., a butter knife; Miss M. A. L., a spoon; Miss F. A. L., spoon. A refugno of Beaufort district Rends ?s an exqulst r" white wreath of artificial flowers (valued at $8), to 1 9> rallied for the gunboat fund. Four Caroliua ladies gei d us $20. C The Wonen of Texas Want to Kniist. " [From the Charleston Mercury, March 22.] o- We find in a fi tter written by Colonel Daggett, of Text " lilt? loiuoing livvi:? ill J luiu couuijr, a c? i UCI made lor volunteers, nut of a crow I of mon only 11 marcbed out, wlion tifteou young daughters of Tex marc hod out iuto line, and declared thoy would go In the service of tbeir country if tbeir places were not till by good mon. A perfect yell ensued, and fifteen m look tbeir placet. Tbis it eo. ro The Now Secretary of Wtr( ot | From the Richmond Dispatch ] Vo (ieneral Ueorgo W. Randolph, tho new Secretary >* War. needs no introduction to our Virginia commuui Its A grandson of Thomas Jefferson, hie public and proi 11. sional career hat rellcctcd no discredit even upon tl of tiluftlrioue name. As a lawyer ho bos 110 superior at bar of Virginia, and in forensic or legal debate strongest of our statesmen and advocates would find him "a foeiuan worthy of thoir steel." Wo have list ed with greit admiration to his simple, unadorned, iy resistible current of thought and logic, which flows 1? as smoothly, quietly and powerfully as a great rlv lts Dignity and simplicity are tho characteristics of I ,ui genius both of tho lawyer nnd tho m tn. If these wt h" ail Mr. Randolph's recommendations, however, ?r. should never think of his bi'ing peculiarly qualified I i"- Secretary of War. Mr. Randolph, however, lias roceiv I?- a military educutiou, and during the present war 1 ny shown vast energy and aptitude in miliiary organtzatii ,ir rising rapidly from the post of captain of artillery "t' that of general, until ho has now been honored with ( n8 present most responsible and dilficiilt position. 1 Randolph comes to the helm of the ship in a dark hoi / with the rn rs or tho breakers in bearing, and tho eu| waves throwing the spray and foam over hor decks, f she has u stout hearted crew ou board, and the man w J? can rightly collect and apply their energy will yet hr the prou . satisfaction of seeing tier safe and afloat in 1 open sea, her broad flag kissed by favoring wluds i ~B bis own name honored and immortal, ho How to Collect War Material m. TO TllK KD1TOK OF THB UI1AHLKHTOS MKUOIIIV I jc Mav.-vitLS, 8. C., March 16,1W2 I sec in your paper of to day on official call for lead l0 call fOr sulphur and saltpetre had previously appear jl0 I would respectfully suggest to the ordnance ollicer 1 ,ln some energetic man in each city, town nnd villagegf diato, if practicable, ho requested to act as agent in p 'l0 curing each of tbonbote arti los. I'nlees some depot these essential articles is cstuldished in each dbtr e,l hundreds of citizens who would cheerfully give th for oirr defence will be debarred the privilege. C )|n' tainly any man wbo, ait tlnH critical period 1 u our country's history, would hold back fr ia' tho government any properly whatever which might ar* in our defence Is infatuated beyond Impeof redempti Come up, fellow citizens, iu every poesiblo way to ,n. rose .e. Move w ith^tpeed and energy, an I our ooun shall he free. Delay, and our causo is lust. SUMTK1 rg __ or The Privilege of (he Press in South C at. rolina. en [From the Charleston Mercury,March 22.J eg- On tho loth iii?t., the (Jovornor and Executive Coot sc. adop'.ed the following rea >luti< n? lot Resolved, That llio n\, ors and owners of nowupa; in tins S o e I e informal. that if any of their emolo y. alia I Tali under the conscr plioii, the Adjnta t an I Ins 10 lor (loneial wnl ba iii-u uctc.l to withhold from Come aa rate 8> r ice audi of raid conscripts on the editor or ow; ud ?r such newspaper shall derl.uc by aflldarlt to bo ab a- luteiy lie.'.! saary to carry on their respective establl er. inents ami that tlio w.k cannot he done by workn >re within iheir command or olhirwise exempt: 1'rovld ire The number withheld ahull not exceed aeveii for re- Charleston daily papers, live for the Columbia daily |h* t and two for e?' h country paper: And provided', 1 ail coueci ipls w itliheld from C aifederate service shall he 8 it >-i l to be iletui i d to such lo al ami special duly us n jat not seriously interfere with the buai eaa of their iomj live oltlcea. in WEEKLY TAPER EDITOIlfl EXEMPTED FROM PERVI ait. [Fi <un the l liai lesion Mercury, March 22. | up The bill in the Virriinu legislature exempting nc or- paper men from military duty hn? been in diflcd ao a raa include tho ronductora of weekly papora. Aa liai '> i pa*80d, the bill ex mpta "one e lit t of each new?pa now being published and such < mployes as tho oil th or proprietor may certify on u >nor to ha indis; ensa for contlucl jug the public it ton of the new spai* r so It in of the ramc la regularly published at leant oncu a wee lis _____ **? One of the Had Kflfecte of War. ,cr [From the Richmond Whig ] Wc near of many largo fanner* in tho upper com who have left their beautiful rotates, and, with tl c" negroes, have gono further in the interior, Families fi 1/union, Fauquier ami Cil;epper liavo born I m pellet there bnsly retreat* fr<un hearthstones dear to tbein their litile om * by the no ir approach of tho rut hi og invader. u Value of Negrort. ,f [From the harlc?ton Mercury, March 22.] c Negro proierty bus not, it seems, depreciated luvalu ur Fa'.t Isunrssce Tho Athena I'oil ot the 7lh ray*:?" id a * tie in thl* county, on the 27th of February, some nei no prope ty brought tho following prices ?Itark, a| in twenty von re, $1,600; Hetty ami child, ihrco nmni ir $1,131. A lot of flvo wua aohi at Knoxvllle, a few di in aince, for tho round *um of $6,000, a id we notice sa ug at other |>oiut8 at corrc*|K)iidingly high rate*. So.d ly pile llio war and other depreciaiiiig circumstances, not as property keep* up. o, Wilbur Jk Hon mole yesterday, at tho Ilrokeri1 E re change, the following sa of negroes ? ip Four fellows, ago 1 17 to 28 years, brought $3,426, a of rage $866. od Two gi 1*. $1,406: average $702 60. ro One tellow, 20 yearn old. J92;>. One boy, 9 yea a old, $590. I>e Thirteen alueriy negroes, aged from 46 to 90, avtraj rl $260 each, oil, Tlic Flag tiucetloN. n- [F-cm the fhark-siuii Mercuiy, March 22.] Afleorgla gentlemen sends oa awry niahoiatnt >u del for a Confederate (lag. It la the " untile flag" n> Rcauregai 1, except thai the blue cross, a* w< II as 1 >7 border < ( tlm Mag. are fringed with white. The me ,u may be ecen at our office. et Disaster at Sea. > I [Sf ocial Despatch to the Memphis Appeal ] St No* Oai/Asi, Mam h 20,1*62 It- ThsConledorato Strainer Vanderl'lll has foun e.-cd y sea, betweio. Havana nod till* city ui aouie other S>u M em port. She had mtny passengers an 1 a valuable c ? go. IhJ IU -'Bin mm. ? api -miin, ?vn I'l lur crrwi y ei^ht |K.*.mgere arrive I fa ely on th- Florida rna Another boa with eeventocu mon had not beeu hai from. I, ir MlecellMiieoue Itrmi. of TUo Vewtrloaua banka euiip.icd, in rachtnge for not n the volant -ore who lacHtiiy ft tnal cltyior tho mm ro war. with nil the direr change they wanted, taking t it currency at par. re Tho i'l hie O nvenih'ii of tho Confederate ftat<<? met ,lr Augimta, <?a., March 10. 'ihoro **er<> -oven Slate* r. p Rented. Col. J. V. Ctiaml) re, of Georgia, w-ts rh < , temporary I an me ,Uiei a-< n y II-hop j,., lktni-1 IU* c.nel. of 8. C., w.iBcl oeen pertnan. nt chairtm h A lire occurred on Sin.day night, almut twolre o'cio. y at tho reetilence < f *'a, t. T k Co ee, ilgotto *1 oiatrlct, ?. C'., w hich lealroyed hia barn. t . table-, 1 v.. exh ci I a. a cotton hone-, a <|o nttly f cor , t e ty ilx bala? t cotton and other art.clo*. The lire w?r tho aoi k of Incendiary. A few day since about #00 Yat knee front fill (on H< land don < "sa ennui, and Hint tig it deeorteil, hurt tho fine ieai h j o .f K be t( his itn, Kef). All tlie dh on ' ?r GeorgU have dctvrmii d not to ceive any ii'i cr i for tr?n?( ortail >n in accordance w , Gov Itr I'vti retuoit. ik Neither ftirln g <, e*te* ah.ra nor i'i.-tli rgo ?r n< ti grat* i e I ut Hut W. iKfarm <-n\ I yam r i.e., r. only of con mm I tig "111. ere. o JMm Atn! aw > no ?h I nan ? ed I > o.v cknot In prrriii nTaetj. mhla, u.,afntdvy? . L D. PRICE TWO CENTS. AFFAIRS AT THE STATE CAPITAL n if Baaincaa Before tHe Assembly?More iU* porta from Investigating Counn Utees? lUtnlt of the Investigation on Charges d Against Judge Would?The Antt-Renty era Pall In their Efforts to Break Him jl Down?Report of the Investigation on the Management of the Aaylum for the Blind?Two of the Managers of the Institution Forced to Resign?Canal Comy mlttee on Enlarging the Bocks for Pnblie Defence?quarantine?Defeat ot * the Alien Bill, Ac., Ac. Albany , April 6,1848. r There are In the Assembly upwards of one hundred bills " ordered to s third reading; lu fact, about all that baa been dons this week has been ordoriug bills to a third f reading. Notwithstanding the fact thai there are bo many bills ready for a third reading, that order of business was ,t bud on the table and the reports of stauding oonnnitteos 1 were taken up. A large number of bills were reported, 10 cov.-r.ng all inannor of subjects. Among the number was LS one relative to the Tax Commissioner's office in o giving tho Comptroller p wcr to remove for cause. Alas 18 tho Concert Saloon bill?the latter complete and ordered q to a third reading. Mr. Waterliury, from tho Judiciary Committee of last session, empowered to investigate certain charges made against Judgo Gould for packing juries, pres. nt^d this ,'n morning, on behalf of that committer, a majority and n minority report, ono signed by Ihroo members of tha "" committee and tho other by two mom tiers. Neither of these reports sustains tho diaries made Against Judge ' Could. Tbo ovideuco shows that it is (he custom oi [. persois having nothing to do but loaf around th? j s'ipo s to hang aroumt the court room to obtain the a privilege of serving ts tho jury; and I . order to proven! tills class, not always rehab.e, from being p acod tlioie t0 I wb"u tho panel was short, it had been the hubilol ^ | the Judge to suggest names of reliable persons to ! bo placed in the box* to be drawn from to prevent thore who are there Trom design from being placed on the jury. In accorduuce with this long iract ce Judge Gould suggested the names of two |U).guns on one occasion, both of whom thu t stimony proves to be i8i exccliont men, urn! no person compiaii.s that any wrong ng was done by the act of the jury that those men were vo placed upon; on the contrary, their vordtct bus been ;u, provon to bo just and proper. Hut Judge Gould, having lo made decisions against tho anti-renters?ua be was 0,1 bound to do under tho Constitution and laws of the eu State?that class of men seized upon'thts opjiortunity to ruin tiie reputation of an able Judge, preferring charges against him and getting up-un investigation. The charge* once having been mode. Judge Gould demanded a thorough investigation. A partial report was made last f winter, but the frionds of the Judge demanded further , hearing, and the ounmitloe were empowered to Bit during J' the recess. Hut that portion < f the committee who were . at the bottom of the movement against Judge Gould endeavorcd to prevent bis oil'ormg tcstimouy, and it waa ' not until some time in November that he could oblaiD , an opportunity to go before the u, and then all the teetimony that the committee bad was that offered by the Judge, agalust whom the charge wa% made, and tho only on P?hit proven is that Judge Uould suggested to the Sheriff " the nutnes of two reliable and trustworthy citizens to be , ' placed in the box instead of those of the rabblo around the Court House; and in dcing this he only followed ?." precedent long establisbod by the action of tb# *? Judges long before Judge Gould occu|ile>t thai 7, position; but no objection was raised against a them. Judge Gould, however, in hia impartial " decisions has crossed the path of prominent nntl-ront *?' politicians and lawyers, and they have seized upon this .' circumstance to injure his reputation, for the sole pnrpose of benefiting antl-rontism. T ie report signed by the " ' thiee members or the commit tee shows nothing more Jf ' than the above. It is signed by Aarou 1 Ingham, a pro. minont anti-rent lawyer of Albany; Malhuw Comsteck, " of Hrooxlyn, and Daniel Wuterbury, or Delaware. The , other re;>ort, which removes all blame or suspicion from JI tbe acts of Judge Gould, is signed by Francis Kernon, of , Utica, and Hubert C. Hutchaig,of New York. This syo> twrt f?r aiHfffiwtiiiir mimpH iu uiuiuoHLuinjtblir liable to a great abuse tiy designing man, but it certainly cannot piove any wore* than taking men from the clan Uutt usually bang about court rooms for thai purpose. No evidence ban been brought out justifying the attempt ! to strike at any particular Judge. Tit* right course to ; a pursue in ibis matter is to enact some low proad. venting the Sheriff from making up bio juhat ries from the rabble, or the Judges from sngtho costing tbo names, but to provide against the panel iro- buiug exhausted in Sumo otb* - way. The two report* for were very properly referred to the Judiciary committee ict, or the Assembly. The report o tlie Committee dWt not om come to any particular coneiisioii or recommend any 'or- deflulte action, showing conclusively that they had not of obtained facts enough to justify them iu recommending otn any particular line of acti u. aid The committee apiHiiulcd to investigate tbo manageon. nient of the New York Inst.tuto of the lillnd also reported the tins morning. They have not found auy facts showing a try misapplication of funds, but iu the n gotlation for the I. sale ui a portion of the properly two ol mo managers appear to lie somewhat suspiciously mixed up with sido. ;u- commission, Ac , winch being brought ti the attention of the Hoard by the investigation, tlie two member*of the Hoard of Management implicated bave resigned. Tits n,.j] committee further show that thi insulation commenced without any perfect system of keeping its accounts, and ,crs has heen conducted without auy partluular sjsiein until y,.d it cmne under tha management of thspieeent Superin,1,. tcm.cn t di.. Mr. Ogden, from tbo Committee on Canals, made aa n,.r important report on tli6 policy of lengthening and en,8n. largmg one tier of lock-*, so that they wiif admit the passl, sago oi gunboat* for the purpose of deiouding the frontier. Tlie report Ir an alilo and important out, and ita el lurtlier oonsideration was made the special order tOT tll(! next Tuesday. The resolution attached to the report >,a instructs our Senators and urges U|>ou our repreeontnn,0 tives iu Congress to prucuro the passage of an approprtation lor that purpose. inv During the debate on the bill authorizing the K.,.. s..le of Quarantine lauds on Stateu island to Hicnmouu couiiiy ui ine s-uno prico wuicu ino CF State i>atd fur It about sixty years age, the disi us.si on iM-tweaii Messrs. My ami Phelps took snmew<: wbat of a ?picy turn. Tho latter charge I tbe lormor s will) speculation, an J Mr. Kly retaliate l by sailing into !lly tl.o Chamber of Commerce. holding them ui> an fossils, .,0i and num.rous other names of tbe kind,auil particularly l(nr vindictive upon their represciitativrs brio. Ttie bill via 1,1,. Anally referred to the Judiciary Committee, with power to report complete. k . Tlio hill to allow alicba to hold real estate waa summarily killed in the Ilouse this morion*. Notwithstanding the noblo deeds done by forviKuera iu our armies this year, there still exists the same prejudice against liberal loglrl.ition In this respect, and the Legislature appears to be determined to continue to keep tho same illiberal law H',r upon our statute books. om Thern was quite a contest in tbe Senate this morning " orcr tbe bill to extend the time for building tbe borso , railroad, i mining from Hurl.on bridge to Kordbam, West* cluster county. This Is one of the bills of 1M0, which the Legislature |?ssud without Inserting tbe clauae allowing the Legislature t>> alter, amond dhd repeal. Senator tiansou moved the Insertion of a ?lause of that kind, , jn and aftor a manly contest carried lna point. ir! City Intelligence. ted F< xxtui. or Minism nation.?Tlie funeral of Michael !vs Ballon, a well known and very popular member of the lex Firo l>e|>artment, who died on Thursday last, after a few *s dsys'illui ss, took place at one o'clock yesterday after>'ro noon, and was of quite an imposing and solemn chalait-r. The late residence of the deceased, No 110 81 xih street, was crowded during the morning by hundreds or sorrowing friends, among whom were all the members of funum Hose Company No. 17, of which Mr. Helton was foreman f.-r a long time. The Sew York Fire P pertinent, as a body, also vis.led the house of mourning, and took |>art iu tho funeral pr. c< ssiou. Shortly aI. ter one o'clock the reqpuus, deimsitcd in n * neat o. fAn, were plac-'d in the magnificent hearse pmvid e<1 for the oooastoo; tbefamdyof the deceased entered the carriages, and the cortvg moved off slowly towards the place of b irlal. The procession passed through several of the streets of the city, and atti acted groat alien n0- Hon by Its length, m well as ihn aolanin character of "f thopageaut. Thk OujrrBSB.oto at Barm n'a.?Not content with hawIw. iKat.Vl'linl la It" at Tlirntim'a lliinmim Mnrina Iha w.ek.lho Chrtftilu Alliance aen>-atl..n preacher, Mr. C. C. U<*?, moat unneceBaarhv bring tbo --inevitable nigger' into Inn dteceerfo yeaierdsy evening, to the dtaguet o mnnjr of bin hearer* who lutd aa*einbled in th? lecture ' roomofthflMunoi.nl As tb prcacbor'a nubject?"llie the Wir ?wa* one lik< ly to bring a n-mber 01 pcraoaa lo#r: gniber to hear him.thn ini. odm lion o the a ibjeri of n<l dlseord (the nlggor) eictted hi* audience with diffbrent fe hnga Tho abolitiuniei* chceied vnh.meoliy, while ird th-r.tnalu er eulic: prra rv d gl.ence or gieete.i h.a rnmirkn with hifsea. The *|ieaker aa-erted that before tho war wan ended the abollll >ni*l? would be triumph n it, and thioe who b.i 1 not already becameof that party, wonld per foroa ha a to Join their creed. .Vow., merrmt h? rovbiTio* or tub.SfKrirT*. ?Tiie diiety and uncomfortable oondltion of tho ^treet< in thia rlty during all laat at week baa drawn'forth many public complaints. The ro resident* of Fifth avenue and tho upper purl of the ",u citv genmn K, c nplnln thet 'h y have beon blinded l'e? wlib clouda o uat. a Mug fr u naprl ihled ni eola. ,n- Tlio 'oi . n of lis is aiId to b ihe.mp, per action of 3k, the ' roton Her n fusing to . ow I'm watering ft. cart'to get tu If oa H an, ply ?t'e'. Tboyhare.il b* apnonra initialed some new and my elm |eun or.ier of i of thiuge depriving the - rlnhllng c us ,.f tli ir former an niirHt ges ?i ddnlio l g a greet n .in.u a on the people. It la to be h .'d that till- matter will b? lm ked intoai d I remaind lef r tra b.ro an ho etirmof Kind and dual If Hi* r t '" lo ud e ll n glv i ermlt for ?ater, wo to at t y what vi'11 the, is in the water of the North an Knal rive ?. itu paowsrn.?Chbrlea W. Jackson, a young mm eighteen yoni a of age, belonging to Cbaltuin, M laeachuaette, and iw emi ojel n boo d he -rhOotier .1 unes A. !*tctaon, now a! ying dplrlNoit.il r r.w a r wn-d aat evening,at h.l. paatSIs o'ld.eb, by fading ?v<rbn*rd while endea is s ortaig io get ou board ihs veaiel rom the yawl along, aids.