Newspaper of The New York Herald, April 26, 1862, Page 3

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated April 26, 1862 Page 3
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Itaada ta*t them (o meet their prcseui w?ufe A oeaamit toe, oontfiming > ( the ml lowing grrUemen, ? ? tb'*u aftMinted to ttfclJ ttmle Uie fund* wlucU may be oollecw.d tot tbio purpnse :?Meesrit. ttruv*-., Lttuurop, Hunter, Oentey end Chjute. Bubwrtpltoiie were Ut?u luu?ded in to the munum of fi 000, after wtncii llie l uiuiniltee edJourood to Monday u?*i at twelvu ?'nock. IMPORTANT FROM THE GULF. Terrifio Bombardment of Fort Jackson, on the Mississippi. RTfltL FIGHTING AT THE LAST ACCOUNTS. Mew Orleans the Rebel Stronghold of the Southwest. ITS FORTIFICATIONS AND DEFENCES. Our Map of the Locality and it* Surrounding*. Escape of a New York Union Man from Rebeldom. His Experience While in tlie Confederate Service. WW NEW ORLEANS MAY BE CAPTURED. Demoralization of the Rebel Army and Their Chiefc* Beauregard's Pets Refuse to Fight for His Cause. She Union Feeling- Strongly Developing Itself. Disaffection of the Rebels and Suffering of the People, &c., &c., &c. THE ATTACK ON FORT JACKSON. Koktrbss Ho.vroh, April J!>, 1862. Ben. Edwin M. Staxiox, Secretary or War:?. 1t? Norfolk D.uj Rook of this morning tins a telegram fttn Now Orleans dated the 23d instant, from which the following information is obtain*! Bon has been a heavy continued boiubardinent of Vsrt Jackson all night. It was still progressing. The Willi in tbs fort represent themselves still cheerful, With an abiding faith tn ultimate success. They stale ???y nro making repairs as beet they can. I Their barbette guns were still in working order, though most of them bad been disabled at timos- They MMrt we have fired twenty-live thousand thirteen-inch ^slls, of which one thousand fell in the fort. They think Bat our ammunition must soon become exhausted, but mart the* can stand it as lone as w* can. A* label Oong rw? had adjourned. JOHN Tl'CKER, Assistant Secretary of War. Hiaixicarthx*, Dkpaktiunt or Vtaoi.iu,) April 24, 1862. / aw. E. H. Stanton, Socretary of War:? The Norfolk DaytBook raporla a heavy bombardment MVbrt Jackson, on the Mississippi river. Major General Laval) la repreeouted aa say log ' it was terrificIt waa UU 00*Mooed at the iaat advices. JOHN E. WOOL, Major CeneraU THE BEBEL COMMANDER AT NEW ORLEANS. The Major General Lovell alluded to in General Wool * despatch, aa being In command of the rebel force* and dehiiil at and around .New Orleans, ia the Manxfleld Lovell well known in this city. He la a native of the District ef Columbia, ts between forty and forty-five years of age, Md entered the Military Academy as a cadet, appointed from that District in 1838. He graduated on the 30th ef June, 1842, rtanding number nine in his otaea, in which there were fifty ulx membor*. Among hi* clasa atee we find the names of Generals Ros?erans, Newton, Pope,Seth Williams, Abncr Doubladay, Dana, ftykes, and other* In tha Union army, and Genrgo W. Rains, G. W. Smith, and others in the rebel force*. On (he let of July M42, he was promoted to the second lieutenancy of tbe fhurlb arlilhrv. and on the lGtli of Kebruarv. 1847. v?' farther promoted to a ilrst lieutenancy. During 1647 ?a414is lie atlei as aid to General Qiitiu.m, In the Mail" ?mn war, and was grounded In the assault of Chap iltepeo, a the 13(h of September, 1S4T, for which he waa brevet!ed enptnin in July 1848. Ho was ul?o wounded ta the attack on the De Helen Gate. He resigned hia Mae lion with the army of the United Sta.og a the 18th of December, 18R4. The cause of hi* resignation was for the purpose of Joining tfceespedltlbn got up by Can. Quitman for the oldest of revolutionizing Culm, and In this he waa Joined by his baamete and co-robel, dudtavua W. Smith. When that oheme exploded he came on to New York, aod occupied 4er eevoral years the position of Deputy Street Comtnla iea*r, under the sinu G. W. Smith, who held the chief ate. During that time he organized end commanded th* City Gourd, of New York. This company was a por ttasef the Ninth regiment of New York Slate Militia, fniea Gen. Sendford offered the services of the First 4frtslon to the Governor of thta State, for the purpose of patting down the rebellion, CapUln Lovell resigned his ?siiisiliin and for some time remained paaelve in this <*y. G.W. 8mlth and he, however, after a lapse of ttme, left the city quietly, and were next heard ef as ttwerale In the rebel ranks. It may not be out of place, tn connection with thin batch, to atale that, during the dinner given by the Oty Hoard to the Savannah lllues, tn 1S00, Oapt. Novell, as chairmen, alluding I* the volunteer Mr vie# then orfMtalag la England, remarked that "if thai country ?Nkl ralM and boast of U?r twenty thousand Tolua aere,A?nerloaoouldeaally raise two hundred thousand, ' fally anaod aad equipped." This war ha? proved ah# eouM hare raised over a million, and even have doubled ait number, without any very great trouble, In the WW or a foreign war. AN ESCAPED UNIONIST S NARRATIVE OF OF AFFAIRS IN NEW ORLEANS. . By tile arrival of a gentleman In this city who occu. pled a prominent position in ons of lbs rebel regiments, but wbo escapod in tho guise of a pastry cook on board Ike Republic, leaving bis wtfs and family to take cats of Bis business in Now Orleans, wa art put in possession of Important Informs lion relative to the fortifications of <kat city, the condition of the rebels, lbs sxtoutofthe Oktco feeling In that quarter, and other interesting mnl Mr, which will well repay perusal. Our Informant Is a gentleman of Intelligence and a very shrewd observer. In seder to Illustrate inoro clearly what w# give below, we lay befort our roadsrs an sicsllnut map of the city of New Orleans end the fortifications and dofeneer to in vleloliy which came under the notice of the gentleman alluded to. * fasten ov rue rosnncartovs aaouro ssw oauaews. Fort Jackson, on ths Mlsaiaslppt river, mounts one hundred end four gene, aad Fort Philip, nearly op|K>site, Mity-flve. There are maskad batteries on either side of the river, extending eight miles. These baiterlea are kttttt In the form of triangle*, base to base. The rebels have thrown chains sercss the rivsr, which srs held by raft* ? t?t> ?Bd# *4 ^ then Mtfepr sd. Jley also hay* # NEW TOR rafts loaded with turpentine in reudtuess to nee agalufit the aldi r* of the Union, by floating theni, wheu set on lire, in proximity to the Union Beet. Within about nine mile# of the City of New Orleans, on tho old battle ground of the last war with England, there 1* a fortification extending from the river to the lake and the Mexican Gulf Railroad. This fortification is built on a ridge, and after It crosses the Mexican Ouif Kaiiroad it emerges into a swamp where it Is interrupted, and again Commences on the other side, where the Louisiana race course formerly was, extending to the lake. This fortification mounts forty two guns, several of which wvri spiked one night by the Union soldiers, while the sei.tl" nels were "en duty." Within about four to six miles of New Orleans, near Algiers, which is situated on a road bock ofthe river,two forts are now built, large enough to hold from twelve to fifteen guns each. There is an intrenchment thrown op opposite the Mint, on the levee or bank of the river, mounting one gun; but four guns con be worked with facility there. * At C&rrollton, Ave miles above the oily, are two fortifications, extending across to Kennerville, thence to tho Jackson Kaiiroad, ten miles from the city, and on to the lake. Governor Mooro, when colled upon by the Oornmon Council of New Orleans In regard to the defences of the oily, stated to thorn that "ho did not know what to do in tho matter, as be was not compotont to fill the position he held." 1HI1 MILITIA OS XKW ORLEANS AND TUKIR LACK OP ARMS. 'l'ho whole number of muekots In New Orleans is only seventeen hundred and one. Tho First and Hecnnd bri. gadns of volunteers (or Home Guards) and Beauregard's favorites," Los Enfans Psrdus," were in the city when our informant left. Tho city militia, with tho First and Second brigades, have boon ordered into camps of instruction?this order including all male whiles between the ages of eight eon end forty five. When formed in )iD8 for drill and fAvUw all Ah?Anf ago urn rmnikhnd hv a fine of three dollars and forty eight hours' oonliuemmit in tho parish prison. The militia are being armed by Gov. Mooro with pikes fifteen fast long, having formida' bio spears attached. The nTIlitia in New Orleans, with the First and Second ^brigades, amount, in the aggregate, to twenty thousand, the majority being Germans, who have been beard to say that they will not fight. On a second rcrusal to drill they are declared "aliens," and confined to prison during the continuance of the war. The stores throughout the city are closed every afternoon, iu order to afford ample time for drilling the men. TUB ONION BBNTIMBNT IN TIIK PlTT, AND HOW ST IS T1UU1TD. There areagreit mau.v Union mon in the city , but they are afraid to say anything, as the parish prison is so contiguous, and a great many have been incarcerated there for tbo expression of L'nion sentiments. There were s^ven old men, who had beou following the occupation of fishermen on tho lakes from seven to Ofteou years, arrested in Now Orleans and sent to the parish prison, llaviug been kept there some time, tlicy woro taken out of prison at twoivo o'clock at night, hand, cuflbd and hanged, without any trial, because tho city authorities thought they had known too much, and might run down to the blockading fleet for the purpose of either piloting thein up or to give them information. One poor old man, a carpenter by t:ade, who has it wife and Ave children, has bo?n confined sir months iu the parish prison for saying "Abo Lincoln was a l'ar bettor muu than Jeff. ravin." Another was confined three months because bo said Jeff. Davis was a "political scoundrel and thief," and damned tho FouiEe-rn confederacy generally. AVhcn peoplo are ar rested they get no trial, but an lamination before Mayor Monroe, who sends them to prison 'during tho war. If any of tbem happen to have money to pny a lawyer, who will not take a case short of ons liundrod dollars, he stauds nmne ehauca of getting out after three months confinement. A groat many of thohe in prison are English, Irish and Scotch, who claim British protec , r ion: but as Mr. Muir, the British Consul, "st< pped out' and left a young Creole injliij office, who*had not the experience or knowledge of his dutios, they a.e unable to procure a release. Our informant soys he has carried letters from these pnseucrs to the Consul's deputy; but be nevor troubled himseK about them. The prisoners art put in the criminal yards with thieves, murderers, counterfeiters, Ac., and are very scauiily fed. They are locked up sixteen hours out of the twenty-four, and but very little light is allowed to enter their colls. Tlire# young oyatermcn, not long since, set out in a schooner belonging to one of tb# party, for a short pleacur# sail. Doing discovered by the captain of tb# ' "Screwmon Guard," stationed at Proctorvillejthey were arrested, and, after being confined for two months, tried for stealing the tchooner to run down to the blockading fat They were foundguilty and sentenced, one to eight and the others to twelve months hard labor on the fortifications, livery other week they were to bo fed on bread and water; one was sentenced, in addition, to wca* a ball and chain to hla leg dnring the whole time. mint dat ura n raw owjuns. No snch thing as gold or silver can be found in the city. ICvery business man Issues his own money. Gold is worth eighty per cent. Pierre Soule Is now ono of the provost marshals, end has rsren hundred men engaged to burn the city at the approach of the Union form. The following were the average prices for articles in New Orleans when he left:?Salt, $13 per sack; butler> $1 20a $1 36 per pound; coffee, fl 36 per pound; lard,33 cents per pound; potatoes, $8 per barrel; flour, $30 per barrel; pork, $60 pur barrel; boots or shoes, $25 per pair, and in these proportions for everything else. The poi-pie would die of starvation If they had not the free mailtet, which supplies them with meat and vegetables twioe a week. Iron iescarce. They would buy any sort of this now very useful article at the highest prices?if tbey could get it. There are eighty tons of powder stored in the new Marine Hospital.. Tho banks have cut five dollar bills in two to make thacn two and a hall'. As fust as the merchant! procure Confederate money thiy buy cotton and sugar, intending, u soon us they aro attacked by the Union forces, to put the Americau fl.ig ovsr this property for preservation. Tlie merchants do not wish to hold their money, but luvott it in roe! estate and sueh like. There la one Union paper In the city?the Daily True Drho?edited by Mr. McGinns*!-. The Picayune had to auspotid the publication of Its evening o I it ion for want of paper. It is now printed on yellow, brown end all Icinda of paper that can bo picked up, and is reduced to half its former size. Our informant further states that tho worst secessionists in the city aro Northern born men, the Vigilance Committee being composed almoet exclusively of this olass, of which E. A. Tyler, a jeweller on Canal street, is the principal. tiu TRAITOR twk.ob. General Twiggs can be seen every day riding around the city in his barouche, drawn by a span of horses, looking the very picture of a traitor, at the expenee of hie young wife's fortune. The cause Of General Twiggs resigning his commission was that the Mayor and Common Council appropriated 1100,000 for the protection o( the city, and appointed a committee of Are to euperintend tho works, which made oft Twiggs "hopping mad," because be could not bare the handling of the money. He and the Mayor bad a Dare-up In conaequeoce, and he aeat In his resignation to Jeff- Paris, stating that he was too old and tnQrm to Ull the office. Jeff. Davis then eent General MansDeld Level) to take command of the Deportment of Louisiana. m mat. rim (pkio.v) rots.wins. Four hundred, and eighty eight of tho prisoners taken at Bull run and Mannssae were brought to New Orleans and Incarcerated In the pariah prison. They were sscorted though th? city by a regtmsnl of darkles, under c ramand of "Old Jordan," who was at'tbe battle of New Orleans under General Jackson. These prisoners were placed sixteen In each cell, with ooo miserable blanket eaoh. They woreserrod with two scant meals a day, and were covered with vermin. tub O'SiTjumut* soi-Dirar. The West drilled as well as the best dressed regiment In New OiImus Is the negro regiment, end prominent among them ean be teen "Old J<>r<lan," who Is captain of Compatry A. All tbe officers of this regiment arc colored. O ir Informant says that the rebel officers and privates who came under bis notice are the most droaken. demorallsod set be ever saw. Most of tbs officers wore drunk,all the time he was'tbere. P. M. Mlldreth, proprietor of the St. Charles Hotel, baa a company called the llildreih (Maid, and is aa adjutant inonsofths f.o ii.tians regiment*. Jas. 0. Nlaon, proprietor of lbs New OrleansCrrf-tnt, is<a lieutenant soloncljn Scott's cavalry company. HOW NSW OM&tax Hit ns ram cv.li. By goh>g up Uko rontcbartraln the Union forces mlphl snier the hesrt of the city by two baains, sailed the Old and New basuu. On pasting up tbs lake to Pans JUatichno, where the Jack.<on Hailrogd crosses, tboy jiould cut off mil communication with tbe city and itomp Honrs, whM? l? |evsnty-?*io? mjss distant. To Uketiie K HERALD, SATURDAY, bridge at the Put Manchae would be to cut off afl eoaimumcation Willi Camp Moors and effectually cripple the retreat of Beauregard. The grouo<t being ex< oedmgly nvampy.tbv only available place that the rebels oould &olect to givo battle would be whoie there is oulya single line of railroad. Pass Monetise is thirty seveu milea from New Or.o%us, and tbo Ohly fort to pass in going from the fligUots to fatke /forgnJ ^ty, JUke FontiUurtrain is Fort Pike, w hich is not strongly for tiffed, and could bo easily taken. The water around this fort is gouorally eight feel in doptb. How "Hiui'Ksr.AUD's rtTB" an-werkti His JuenywrrK.m, The'-daring chivalry" of the iioutb iq Strikingly eaeinpliflod In tho hearing of Beauregard's pel ocmpauy on the following occasion:? Beauregard, through a iettor transmitted by his ataff Surgeon, Dr. Cbopptn, demanding an immediate reinforcemeat of 5,000 men from New Orleans, Informed the military of that city that thoy must hasten to Columbus at once, as that point was (he Confederate key of lbs Mississippi. The First and Second brigades wero thereupon called out, and Beauregard's letter was read to them by Governor Monro, but with tho exception of about 300 'key refusal to comply with the requisition. Tho Orleans , Guard, belonging to tho First brigade, in which Boatirogard had tho distinguished honor formerly of declining any position save that of'' high private," and to which organisation he bad pres.mled tho colors captured at Fort Sumter, were Out Jlrit who refused to yo. KKHKL ODI*BOATS IIKINO HUU.T. TKfl Pnhnla Kuiia tKa ?n?Kn.t Vl.mi.U an.) e?..?sr.t .v.--.., , w ...VI K ?|V.I1U? ...V. nmui others, not iron-, la*!, fitted up Tor action. Tho two drjr docks-at Algiers have been removed and converted into guuboats, mounting twenty guns oa*h. Their docks we perfectly lovel, with no bulwarks. The centre is built up slantingly, with two feel ihioknoss of timbor, and then piatod, having only a hatchway towards the stern to place the men in. They are towed by steamers. Two gunboats hive been built at the old Bayou Bridge for Lake Poutcbartrain, by Sidney A. Porter. They have very iwge side-wheels, but are not ironclad. They mount ton guns each. Tho Manassas hatteriug ram, or "the Mud Turtle," as it is more appropriately designated, is acompleto failure. It is altogether broken down, and requiros two steamers to help it Into action. The rebels are building two gunboats at Carroll ton, on a new plan, invented by a young and ambitious mo cluuiic, named Smith. Kach is to be three hundrod and twenty-five feet long, with four propellers, two in the centre and two in the stern. Thoy are built of fourtoen-inch timbers, one laid on top of the other, secured with bolts, then cross timbers are luid, to Impart solidity. The roof is to be rouDd, so that the balls will glance ofT. Tho cross timbers in side are fourtoon inches s piare, and ibe outside is plated with iron. Both craft are to be per fool ly so'id, except the engine rooms and where guns Are placed. Thoy aro also cutting down fourteen old steamboats aud towboats, for conversion into a warlike flset, which, wliou completed, will bs brought into action uudor command of Kd. Montgomery, ex-Captain of the steam'joit Republic, running between New Orleans and Memphis. This work is progressing slowly, and will not bo completed Tor some tune to come. The rebels have the Tollowing gun boats at Randolph:?The l.izzle .Simmons, the Gross.) Tete, Yankee and Livlnr '.r>n ?tho latter new ..ad ironclad, but the balance nre nearly worthless. Thoy carry two guns forward ana two aft, and have irou ea tings to protect only the boilers and machinery. Mississippi ittvun finririeAnos.s. There are no fortifications at Raton Kongo, \ IcVsburg, Natcbsz or Memphis. Tho only fort ilicit Ion on the Mis. slsalppl, from Vow Orleans to Memphis, is that of Fort Adams, on one of the bluffs, which mounts four guns. Fort Randolph tfnd Fort Pillow (t.he tailor situated between the former and Memphis) were loft almost coml?aratively deserted during tlte bombardment of Island No. 10. The guns woro taken by the rebels from these forts to strcngtlien'Island No. 10, leaving only a small number of men end Ave pieces for their protection. mkmplllp. Memphis contains a great many Union people. A portion of Generals Cheathnm's and Polk's troops are stationed at Humboldt, at tlie crossing of tho Memphis and Ohio and Mobile and Ohio Railroads. The Commissioners at New Orloaus paid a visit to all tho stores and mado the people give up everything in the shape or arms, bowie knives, pistols, shot guns, ?kc. The citizens of Memphis have built a railroad through Main street, connecting with the Southern roods, so* that in caso of an attack from tho Unionists they can remove their goods farther down the river. Tim RaiuioaDS ajrn bbidgss i.kipino inomvmcmrmis. The railroad from Memphis to Paris, Tenneasoe, is in good order. Eight miles from Paris, towards the Tennessee river bridge, the railivao Is cut away where It crosses O creek. At Big Sandy, ten miles from Touuevoe river bridge, there is a bridge 800 feet long and from thirty to forty feet above the level of the water. A large tree Las been felled across this bridge, and the floor timbers nro partially cat every * few feetFor seventy five feet this bridge is entirely cutaway. Two miles from Tennessee river is another bridge, one-eighth ef a mile long, built of tresslo work,' one third Of which has boon torn up. On tbo bat\k of the river ihs depot bat been burn?<l and the switches destroyed. The tele graph wires have been taken down from Paris to the Tennessee river. The distance from Paris to Tennessee river bridge is twenty-six m lo*. Right milos from the river tbero are two cuts, ouo a quarter of a utile long, through which the railroad is laid. These cuts are through limestone rocks, which have boon torn down and tbo tracks covered with them. The tanks for holding water all along the road have boon destroyed. The Inhabitants from the Tennessee bi Idge to Paducah are all "seoosh." Thoy have nothing to any wbiie tho guiw lK>ats sre in such ch*e proximity, bat as soou r.e they leave they hurrah; for ".led. Davis,'' and cry "Down with the Yankees." lllK IIATn.B Of UAMJL rAt AXD hi t MONT. Our informant was engaged In the b ittlos of Manorial and Tlolraotit, (much ngaiost his will bo it s.'tiil), and gives some statements regardiug thorn that a.o in teresting. Ho says there were no negro regiments at the battle of Mana?sas I'lains, as heretofore reportod. The rebel army was whipped twice on the 21ft of duly, and, had circnmstiincos prevented Johnston's reinforcements reaching them, thoy would have had to beat au ignoble retreat On the arrival of Johrnon, ho Imiog the senior General, Peaun gaul was in the aot <-f giving up the command to him, when Jolir.stea told him that as he had planned the battle and commanded so far through tho day he had bettor keep command. After the battle of Min.ieaas Beauregard wanted to adTime on Washington; hut Jeff Davis stopped him. When Beauregard sunt Iti his official report of the battle.be spoke In It about bis contemplated advance on Washington, wbich displeased -lolT., who orJrrtd him to unite an, other retort to tuit him. As near as our Informaut con Judge, the loss of the Southern army at Manassas was 3,600, wUk.Ii Is setting it down at a low flguro. Jeff D.ivir arrived on th* flsld about five o'clock on Baud ay. A great many of the rebels died from disease before the battle. The dead were buried iu pile holding from fifteen to twenty bodies. Without finding any fault with the Northern generals at the battle of Belmont, our informant states that If the officers in oommand that day had attended to their bustnew a little closer they would hare been the victors, and eared many a valuable life. When the Union army surprised tha rebels, and drove them through the cornfield to the bank of the river, oapturlng their field pieces and turning them on the enemy, the former stopped and gsvs up thsshass., Instead of capturing them er driving them into the river, as tbsy could have done, tbev allowed them te concentrate, and also to be retafbrced by the Eleventh Louisiana regiment, Onlonel Marks. At the Mine time, It must be said that tbs Union troops fought wsil end msuo some of tbs most splendid charges on record. now sino "Jtn'' MORrmtn his emrr. Just before the expiration or the term of the one year volunteers, the ladies of Richmond were sent by Jeff. Davie to the different regiment*, to present them with splendid banners end (lags, In order to enoor.rago them to reiiilist. When Jeff, found out tbst thle dodge would not work, tbn won were Tured a bounty of fifty d- liars a ho id and thirty days furlough. Some accepted this offer, but (Ac majority refuted. As soon as Jeff, found out this be put a stop to tlielr laavlsg, and judical thtm all It to rnmt during tht war, without banners and bounty. Most of tbs men lo Jie Southern army are those that leave the Northern Stales in the flail to rohira In the s immer. Tbsy are for tbs most part cotton roller j, screwinen ami deckhands on Ih* steanih . atf running or. the rivers and being unahi* to gofbom* or procure work, tliey must of necessity join the rebel ranks. tn wdi.csusrn son mem jukus a aii.ur Mirraiut. in order ic give an Idv* of the br.erest a true Southern born planter Hikes In ikla war. our infcrmmt folates the following ioeidt id ol what a well known Rad river plautcr uic a shirt t.me ago ?Reading is eoc of lb* daily APRIL 26, 1802.?TR'IPLI papers a sketch of Um sufferings of Oenaau) Oreene and his army In Um tune of the Revolution, be oacfcuuied, after reading Um a: ttcia, This will never do;" ao ha wout to work and pick'd up ail Um blank its and qulila that ho ouuld spiru, buxed U>?in up and directed tlicin to ' General Oreene, Richmond, Virginia." After due in quires, > no one by that name was in the Southern army, Ure bosun were opouod and the art idee dlBtnfcuted id tho Seventh Louisiana volunteers, Colonel Horry Hayes, nsnriStt* invitb ma ohuauiv to dodats .vkss to not asms. .Toabow tho eagerness of Um SoiUwrn generals far arma.o-ar informant atatoa that thoy have caused the Keverend Dallard 3. Dunn to boonrao agent for oollecting arms of ailkiAda throughout the South, luvKlng Um people to bring ovory doeortption of guns, bowie-knives, pistols, Ao , to Mm. If those artiolea were not voluntarily given up, Um government.proi oeod-tobuy them at a fair price, payable after tho war. toeing that the peapie did pot respond as libe ally iw It waa thought tody should,* oommiUee waa appointed to visit every store and private dwelling and take ail the arme they oouW And, Any person refusing to give them up was id prisoned. TPs srKKMiru or run amnna. Tl>? strength of the rebel army, up to the pass'g> of thsnew militia law, was 405,000, which has b"?u largely increased slnoo this now taw went into operuti m, KtliAlary 15. Our informant says,how iver, that deducting those who have been impressed, the native lioni "South runs" bear a vary small proportion to tm whole iftmoer and that tbosoof them who volunteer e-l are either officers or expectants <-f position. "so* toxa por this world." Jeff. Davis, o?r informant says, if '-let ainno, will soon "shuOlo off this mortal oil," a. bo Is now n more skeleton, having totally destroyed his health since his assumpt .nn of tho duties of President of tho Souibom confederacy. IS it sot Our iuform.tnt says thai ha h is noticed, walking the streets of Now York, several Southern mon, whom, be thinks, aro here as Bides. Ho says that their property und interests are ah is the South, and bo vory naturally *-ks, -'What are thoy dolug here now, when he lias so often heard tliern curre the d?d Yankees in New Or loans?" Our informant related to us several incidents about

him-elf, tbo particulars Qf bis oscai>e, Ac., which wo forbe.ir to publish, as his wife ami children aro allil in New Orients, and it aught bring them into trouble, duf flee it to say that ho is a New Yorker by birth, and was forced into tin* robe) servioo TIIE DEFENCES OF NEW ORLEANS. [From the Now Orleans Picayune, April 6.| A correspondent of the (Richmond) Dhpa'ch, writing from this city, soys what follows:? nbw ori sivs, 1302. The Mississippi is fondled so as io blimps-sablo for any hosUio fleet or flotilla. Flirts Jackson unJ K. Pdliip n.o armed with one hnndrod and seventy heavy ; um (slxty-th-*u>nt.\M\Ue! s, rifled by Berkley Britten, ami r ; reived from Fngl ml), The navigation of the river i* stopped by a dam of aboiti a quarter or a mile from tl.c all ivo .oris. No flo! ilia on earth would force lint <'aru in less than two h >urs, during which it would ha with u chert and cross rango of oris hundred ami seventy gnu* of tho heaviest calibre, many of which would bo m.iivou with red h-l shot, uumorous fiunare? lor which have bom 01 jefd ii ov. y fort ami buttery. In a day or two m shotl h ivo ro.viy two iion-rijal floating batteries. The plates are four and a hall im- > a tiiii It, of the host hammered iron, reeelvod from England and Franco. Each iron rs>ed batt-ry will mount two l y Mttty-elght-poumle.s, placad so as to skim tho water, and striking iho o iemy's hull between wind aud water. Wo h ivoan ab.iudmt supply of incendiary sholls, cupola furnacosfor msuilKi irdn,coi:gvev?rockots and tlro-h;p.c Between Now Orleans and the forts thoro is a const at succession if earthworks. At tho Plain of Ch dinette, near Janiu's property , there aro redoubts, armed with rifled cannon, which liavc been found to be olio tivu at live miles rati go. A d^ch thirty feet wido anj twenty do?p extends l run the Mississippi 10 La Cipriere. In forts St. Philip .tail .lackson llievo are :i,000 men, of whom a goodly ijtrti m are experienced artillerymen and gunners who hare served in tho navy. .\i .xc'.v urinous ? en ive nave uu.uuii inianny, 011.1 as many more (pinnercd in the Imnwelat.e neighborhood. In discipline a id drill they are far snpori ir to tho Yankees. Wo Iriva two very able and active g?nors's^a?ho possess our entire c nfld'Oice, itene'al Mansfield I.ovef1 and Brigadier General Ituirg'ea. Ko.' Commodore we havo ol I Hotting, a Kelson in bis way. Nsw Opiba Hocss.?The preliminary arrangements fur the oro. tion of a now Opera House are, we undoiBtand, marly completed. The site fixed upon it> a most eligible ono, a little above Union place, and, if the purchase can be efloeted upon the terms ollerod,tho building will be immediately commenced. Tno new houso will seat about sixteon hundred persons, and it 13 estimated that its entire cost will sot be mors than $100,000. A largo pro portion of tho auditorium will be divided ofT into Tour seat boxes. On the ground floor there will be two tine stores?cue for su ico cream saloon, and the other for any purpose that may oonsist with the general plan of tlie building. It is calculated ttint the e two stores will bring In a rent of $.1,000 a year, which will go some way towards paying the interest on the capital invested. Tho theatre cm, under those clroumstnnces, be let for the same rent por week that the Academy of Music costs per night, and the leasee will have full command of bis house; for there will be no privileged stock hollers and no deadheads. Under the conditions on which tho Academy of Music is at present let, at! the best seats and boxes a.o occupied gratuitously by the very ' lass of persons upon whom a manager m >?t reiios to aup.Kut the iip.ua. It is 110 argument to urge th t this is tl e only advantage winch the shareholding go. .or the money which they have souk in the building. If they have invostcd it extravagantly and without duo consideration as to the capabilities of tho house in the wuy of returns, it is no reason why thoso undert king tbo risks or operatic sp* ulcti.ms should iulor upon them under circumstances it.at render failure cert.-.i i. 'ihu orpendituro entaii-*?i by a company sir h as is requiei to keep the Academy constantly Ailed is too nre.it for any manager, una.lad by seasea subscriptions, (o ii.eet. If to t. tat ililllculty be flu K superadded a dupropoi t.ouatoly high rout, uu<l is crippled besides by the occupation of Ins best places by doadhe. dr, it is clear Hi t ho cannot, long continue the struggle. Ibis is the reason why no msnagur will now venture upon in ro than n fo.v nights of opera in Now York. It dies n t pmvo, however, that under prop, r economical coudHKUM our community is not able to support a coutinuoi.b season of ssvorul months, as 111 the groat cities abroad, it is the object-of tbe projectors of tho new building lu pit ibis i| i est ion to the test, and if tbey nil heie strictly to their plau" wo believe that they will solve It satisfaitartly. Trm Oi-kjtw in Brooklyn.?This evening the "Figlia d| Regginsnlo" will be given at ibe Ricoklyu Aeademy of Music, w ith KoUnftg, RngnMI nnd S'wini in the principal rvlt*. IhiS wfli be positively (be last in.hi or opera for the presont in either city. On Monday Ibe troupe go to Roston. Ktrstnge K?eape of Two Confederate Offircri to Toronto. [From tbe Toronto Leader, April 53.1 fwo fonfednrato oftlrera have Just arrr, e.F in Toronto, who made lather a novel estate from trie hands >4 ihu Northerners to Canada. It teems thuy sorvtid at Fort Rone sou?fought well?and wore captured. K01 some ttmo past they havo boon moved about from one place to another, and wore last being cared for on the Co! >mb->a (Ohio) Railroad, when, unexpectedly, thoy met with the liroper and what afterwards proved successful 1101111 <4 escape. In the cars they wero dressed In their dm. federate uniform, when a couple of kind end p triotlc .passenger* slipped plain dross ovorcoau to them, and gave them tbe whisper to put tbe new toggery on, and bide, aa much as poeslble, their military aspect. Till* was accomplished, when, In n few minutes, the person in charge of the train came along, and so well was th? disguise olftcted. took tbrm for common people and ekpreiMd surprise at their being there?forgetting, It is left to be presumed, all about hi* two officer j prisoners. They were consequently msde to l ive the train,and of course were right glad tint fortune and i c.trcumstaucss so greatly sited their flight, .'-oon Uie two Confederates nmde tracks for Canada, and ui due time reached Toronto. Their name* on tbo ragi-ter book or the Rosin House, elaborated with the appeD<l*ge of " C. A.," attract much attention. Ihey esprees themselves quits at homo, and hayo met with many manMesUllon* or kindness and sympathy, of which it is to be hO| od ibey are deterring. Police Intelligence. Carom tie ths Aor?Cammi or Bt soiar-.?at slats hour on Thursday night, as Mr. Groan, pawnbroker,of No. 231 West forty-second street, returned from s visit to Itreoklyn, be discovered s light In his store, hu I suspecting that there were burglars within, he devi sd a plan lor their oaptuie. Accordingly he gained access to the rear by the ball door, and cbservlhg two m*u in the act of paoking up a lot of vslunhl s, retreated f<. ihe purpose of procuring the assistance of the jvdies. l'isternly offl cars Hlldrslb and Kelly came along, when the entire parly entered the store and surprised the bu glare, One<>f the thtovoa named, Michael lirsnnan, was knocked down hr Mr. (ipeea, and handed over to officer Kolly, while tha other pohcetixui canned the remaining burglar, tuuaed Job* Melvln. The prtsoners wase taken to tbe atuiion bursa and sesrehod, w hen no less, than seventy wtltohc* were found in their i* sseeeion. Oh be ng taken before J slice Kelly, at the Jefferson Market Police Court yc# isrdsy, ihsy waro committed fbr siamintun. 3 SHEET. INTERESTING FROM THE SOUTH. More Rebel Accounts ol the Battle of Pittsburg. WHAT IS HISTORY? The '' Magnificent Victory" of the Rebels. 41 Major General Basil and Staff Captured ami General Sherman Killed," &o?i &c., Ac. From New Orleans dates to the 13'.b test., received yesterday, wo make iho following oxeerpg. On perusing them oar reidai s may ancortain how much roliance can bo placed on the rebel accounts of the into buttle at Pittsburg Iuinditig. Ilebul Account of the Ptttsbnrg LandlnK Battle. [Front lb. New Oftenua Picayune E:;tra, April 7.1 C iiXTn, April 8, 1A85. Tee great battle, wlii'lt was expected for some days, term at sunrise hi. morning, iu an .Mack by us on ilto wiu-.e ol tbe < neuiylines. At one o'clock fu the after n>on wo luvl driver, them buck two miles with gio.t slaughter, an J we had arrived at the Tennessee river. Wo have taken many pi'teg of artillery, and kilted a en shleralilo number of federals. The b iltlo is .till geing j on with terrible slaughter, and everything foreshadow-; a gloria", victory for us. We have made a la go number of prisoner., according to whose statements the No, them fortius engage,! amounted to 125,000 men, with an abundance of Artillery. 1 Our loss w,ll bo considerable. The first rgimcot of Louisiana (< !? Hen' ) l ui already eulTerod terribly. It was on the cxliuuie right, and had to faco tho Missouri troops. ii captured stone's battery. omiorai (hidden has been wounded In th? left arm. Our strategic movemn' t8 w?ro co brilliant that they astonished tho enemy Our army in confident of victory. I read this despatch, being near tin* bottle lie'd. P. S.?I hive Just learn-d that the news has been received in Corinth that it la eti potted the whole of l bo enemy's army will ejihor be capLurod or annihilated. the otpekivrr:vdihs't op the r-r.< okaph at New Orleans. [Special despatches W the Now O. leans Picayune April 7.J Eiai.n of Battu:, \ Np 'a PiiTasvFd.Tonn.. A ril fi?4 P. M. f Tho battle bogaa at .six o'clock ibis morning, our forces havtug fliHi a'ticked. We have driven tho eno my from ins pomtiou for five or six tnilee towards Pitts burg, taking Ids <r.nvs one aftor the other, and eo' b of his batteries, with an immense quantity of war muni lions. Tho enemy left ..11 his ten's armed. Each battery v.us tuirou at tho point of tho bayonet. AH the troop's from Arkansas, A Wlntrs, Tunne-I/jtiislsna n ut Mis:<istiiipl, fought with heroic bravery. The slaughter was (j eat ou helh siii < eu. Gadrieu lire loft au arm. Hon. fiimlman was wounded by a in><;o of shell and lost his horse. t'apta'n Thos. AV. Hunt, Aid to General Hardy has bear wounded. Lieutenant WertanH, Aid to Otenurul Hm Innui, tit 1 Colonel l)oin, the -'e\ onlh Ar kausas, liavo Iiini iheir livus. 'fit hati'r c mtl.'.ncs wltli treat determination. Wo h'vo t.ii i-n aii the oneiny s batterier, m the right o>.copt one. Tho tire is Irimen done don, our ernire aud otu't icht. A* our eoJdiets ad* Vance they are g-oeted wub cries. Onr right has already reached u'w Tenuorscs river. Co .into, April 6, 1862. Tin'battle -otttin ics bloody, and wo have all the ad. tantrum, flu euomy has been driven f "in all his works of dnie.ioo a'i.ritii f hu*e hides. We h ive caplurod a coushlorabto ij-.ia' ity of i .vmon, amni'inii ion, t"nts in I i>r sine ?. Tlinso -s?y that, .he ear/* d'.irmv of (Jen. Duo!! Mat ti n'' 1 toof Oitiv*' Onmt from tkebfjin iiiiignl th ha'It*, and that the wh lo army is engaged in the strugglo. CenorulBeamegird commands tho right, and he is seen iu every plai o .vl'oie the bat I Is is 'aging the hot tost. Ho says 'hat he has tbosremy In his hands, and that he tvill give a good acenunt of them. The First Louisiana tm k a hair ry, i nd th Twenty first Alabama two Unr loFte? a duo I ami woun'led i 'I he considerable, b t our soldiers fi.'ff with valor and glory. ! i..i n o D?rrui, April 6?5 P. M. 1 write in the lies .Iquai'tors of D^auregard. Hos.ijh llie euemy ate in ir.unp!e:.i Might, and he is taking oner^gotlcmei tres to pur-ue tiiem. 'Jho enemy is dnsending the Tennessee, end r.It ivjitorert. We already have inoiT power thousands nf Inderal prigenrrsand nearly all .heir art tilery. We hav g tin 'U a complete and gloilous victory. Tlueti*my has been on all sides surprised,ro>ihol, d'tlvryrd,at7?r?rd,un l driven into Uut Tunc- -co river. Iteanregiiii'. says that this battle is wor'.b mote Hun that of Manassas. He calls it the biilie of Shiloh, by which iiNine a bend of tho river In known, anil lie consr.Ie.s it a decisive victory. I write these line* <>n tbo aneniy > paper, and before me ?ro all their tents, occupied by #nr troops. T regret to Inform you that General A. Sidney .lolinson samuig the dond. The federal General Proittits his just been brought in aa a prisoner to Gonersl Tlimregard. He says that General Qrautdonr.nantltd tbo federal army, aided by Oencrala Sh'Tmau, McfTernmd and Watlaci. (.'onoral Smith was sick.' Primt i?i says that they had aix divisions, and that his oonaistod of 7,OC0 men. Ho d<ies not boliave that the federal force exceeds :t(i,000 man. Sh'-rmau'tcamp haa ' isn taken. Pteutiss ^ays that tbo Confederate* have fought with bravery and that, their victory la complete. He opines iltat 1A? 1vhoU of ths may's tinny will be teai pod with Ihelr gunboats, Ire >ttj>'>rr.t,ar'itler if,armawnst and munitions. A i'.EBEf. CANARD. IKrom the Now Orleans Picayune, April 7.] COBtxiu, April 7 18P2. Morgan, lhaCepl'.n of a body of gnertl as, hascaplured Major Ooneral BxvM and histluff Cuuxth, April 7,1M2. have gained a groat and glorious victory; we hava madosU thousand prlsonais an I tskou all die enemy's Wile. ies. BlUIJIUWAltll'S ur PATCH JO DLS WI FT, ir.oin tlidNc.f Orleans Picayune, \pr<I 7.] Kiiuioi. Ctn k. fnv.w. sr.- , Api il7,l?82. God ha praised. Wohato galuod aoonip'ct, vitiory. 1 am iinhi'i't. L'L' U'ltKG till). Oa thu Raiiin day he sent I-the Itichmond Cabinet a similar despatch, which we publlnhed some days ago. vnAT PTI.I.OW SAYS. New Orleans puiicrs of Urn 8ih iurt contain ilosiwichee from Memphis of the 7th. continuing tbo above news, and gtv'ny tntnn additional items, tieueral Pillow li-nl arrived at that city and had dechtre.it th it the haitle had cased on the line of tha Teen but. 1!ivt tlio Confederate batteriea, .-( cted oil the shore, had opened lite oo tbo on. my V gnnboaW lo ?! tain l' fm in iheir Itiglil. II" ado a that the n<mit>?i i>! |>ri?oi.era lmd etuiied ft.uoO, aiitlntl.r u \??i-n millarrlvliiv. 1 ho tneiny loft front twenty to twenty five thovrand rtau l' f ami" , UK) pieces of art lUory anil It their incntllona ami camp outi.t- It ir <aioi|?t<M tiu't tha fedora's I- m i5.600 n??n. tho coniciirr.iuia 4,000. Tim tiody oftJenera! Jihuston hat'. be.n taken to Corinth. The coniedivates at??l the r vroiiu<;c t occupied tin mio. toy cainr. Tb" New Orleans |?.ipore also Bay thai ibr l.ieu emtnl Colonel* of tha confederate*, rut too, ''reurr, Wiliums, and Colonel lirown a ? killed. TUore wa.a le-eides mm} off! 01 a wounded, though not severely. Aoordbii? to anothor teh-graphx; despatch, General I'mtit'ss ?lato.l that tlie fvde.al forcer alouo nmnnntod to 3'>,ot)0 i. en o oil eighteen" hat term*. [Prom the New Orleans Paily leli.t.of April to.) Vr.nrttir, Ton i , A;>rll 10.?A tlimsnnd rmnorr are a it oat concerning Irlarnl No. 10 anil of ihe gri-at battle fought on theTenne see river. At thiar.ron?nt the car* In Main street aro crowded with federnl prisoners ou their way South. Treaty -even h.indri rt prtmners have already arrived, among them tlenaral Prentiss. An extra train has Jum an ive.' from Corinth, bringing now* Kai th? iumv appl'tr* to f/'itrraf /l^ iicninl fo. on a m1*1t oi three Pel/' la Irani tit ?/ < ?'. Thii lie rrfii'rti. Tlio ('onfedetati i. have secured an immense rpianiily of in"ulti"n> of war?the front of ihair victory. They tnnght qf 'he .he'd oi letllb rfphty jritcn if Ih't enem ft nrtiV iy and lhirfvfh<>i*er:>el onmylifr military e (I wtal .Ihsrman hither, killed fry Mar/an t teMaUrt. It it n?w mated positively thai fihaml No. 10 lute no! b><*n 'alum by the en'ma, htn that ibay have occupied tha land halt or lea below the irland. Several (ohliert of the occupied bo tier tee arrived hero thia morning, having li .d lo swim a rnaco of several mile*. Two or three of cur gunboat? rwlad v-aierd-iy tor the teland, with order* from Cumm dure Hotline. The troop? which are now on the Uland will d find Ibi jtoWixn?fo (ht lad tM emit*. General Ilouuregaril lias gireu tlx oominand to G< nerel Trudeim (From th* New Orleer* Pelta, April 10.) ttaarnie, April 0 ?Th* Victoria, which has jurt arrived, atat'* that floe of th* enemy's gunboats had passed ovei to th* other alJe of the Maud, carrying the tr-*|u which took th* battens* ol Mount Pleasant I'l front. O.ir *oldt*ra spiked th? gone. The number of tlx enemy a force*, Which hare pawed from on* ehle or th* river to lb* other. I* calculated at from Ifi.ooo to 20,000 men, while the idntoderate* who defend th* bland do not eiuood 1,800. t'oniuio.'oi?t Hi'Illna ha? gone to Foit Pillow with tha Confederate squadron. TUB PKt'OND DAY'S FIOBTIKO. [From tha Maw Orlaane I^elta, April 10.) MaHniH. April 8.?Tha fader?!*, relmoictd hy *divl lon of 7,tAW men, attacked tha Confaderatcf at daybreak. A it*"t'*r?te battle took place, in which (be enemy waa repnlwd,br.t energetically returnad to the charge with Treeh troop*?probably the column of General Buetl. Notwlthalaad: ig this desporAto reinforcement, lb* federal* w*ro d> torn to 'h* ottur tide of ihi rim. Grnei nl Trndean Wot at leland No. 10. The V i a if tin 12th announces th* arrival of r.enorat Truriean at 7 *w Orleans. II* did not proceed to take minmaud of tb* jw*t of Island No. in, aa ap pointed by Ueiwiregard, for reasons which the I'tUa thinks tired n-' Wo ment ion-J. The new* of the occupation of thu Island wmi to hav* r<veha-i the peopla of the Orescent City and thay therefore ting temewbai mildly* Our Naw Or'enns dale* of the l.Tih m*< announce. m rofereneo to a t'leyrasn from Cortath of tha 12th. that It had baen agreed among tk* oonniandermtf tlx two c. ntending pai ties that tlx surgeon* of Iho oin and Wie other bi lo (hould he all'-trail to go 'o car# that'- wounded tlovt rould not be tekan from the hat Bo IWId. Th* i*!o gram a?Wa?A resi-'unt of MuhrllX aay* that ay. ..rrting to a Yaukaa iheei-atou from Pittsburg received H are, the number of killed, wounded and priewora of ibtfede rati amounts io 10,000, and Ukjm of our own in 2.000* only Aft/ ut them being prisoner*. Tke Kebilt Hear from G?*?rstl Mtubcl. Another telegraphic despatch from CoriiiUt, dated the 12th i..Blunt, at 0?o o'clock iu the afternoon, announce# thai the federal-, stationed at HuntsviUe, bad advuia od agaiuxt Itocatur, Alabama, and occupied the bridge. Tba inhabitants, it says, sooiug tbcuu-elvea threatened with having their houses b'lraod by the enemy, oil<?re4 uu resistance to their entrance. They amounted to 2f>,('0b inert. Another battle was nut exported, but funeral Beauregard was continent in the rcadiuers of bm for tea, and had the greatest coutkleuce iu litem in case of a new attack. Oneral (iladdea died on the morning of tha 12th in* e la 111. According to doomnenta feund in the federal carnp, the Northern force* engaged iu the battle of the 8th inaiaut were not molar stiiy iboiiaaud men. TlioConfederates ray their Iomos amounted to four hundred ki led and three thousand wounded,many of tbein slightly. TERRIBLE ACCIDENT IN FORT PULASKI. 4 Oar Fort Pulaekl Correspondence. Koirr I'rijt-sKi, lia., April 14,16<i2. Ktplotion of a BUxkeDy Shell?Death of Three and Wnoiwiingof Two .Soldier*?The Damrijt to the Tort,<(e., <fe. A distressing accidonl occurred here yealord >y, which resulted in tho death of two and tho wounding of three soldiers, one of whom bus since died, and second in so badly injured that he cannot possibly rePAvdr Tt in thia wloA'?A .UIo^K. merit of the Third Rhode Island, bo In# engaged in removing tb? piles of eliet and shod from the parapet to tho mvgrulne below, accidentally dropped a laded l ercu *lon aboil of the Bl&keiey patent, which bad been capped and prepared for use. The projectile instantly exploded, and killed privates John Gorden and Mirhsol Giblun and mortally wounded Sergeant G. G. Hill, wbo baa since died, and Joseph Souther. Charles Morgan, a prlvato, waa badly injured, but will undoubtedly recover. This (ad accident has cast a gloom over the entire command. Precautions have been taken to prevent another catastrophe of a liks nature. Tbo remains of the deceased will probably be interred at Hilton Head Island, where the maiu body of tbo Third Rhode Island are now encamped. A careful insjiection and surrsy of tha fort mako it upparent that $50,000 will hardly placo the work in the position it was before we opened our territlc fire. ft". Is no others of importance here. NEWS FROM NEW MEXICO .St. Loins, April 24, 1802. The correspondent of the Missouri .Republican, under date of Fort Union, Mew Mexico, AprH 13, says:? Colon d Slough, after the battlo of Apache Canon, Mj hack and took position at llornivl ftprings, forty-five mtles south of l'ort Unlou. This was doemed tbo strategical point, bri ig within supporting dl tance of Fort Union?a iKisitiou to harass tho enemy aud to form a Junction with Colonel Canby when he should leave Fert Craig, three h ndrrd inil<*s south. We had boeu there one Jay when Colonel Canby sent from Fort Craig his Assistant Adju. I int General with peremptory orders to Colonel Plough to IV.il hark with hU column to Fort Union, which was immediately obeyed. It would seein that we crippled the enemy in tlie tight at Aparbo Canon more than was beliovrd at flrrt. Wo have reliable information that we killed one hundred mou, including six officers, and woucdod over two hundred. Wo have now prisoners at Fort Union twcnly-ous officers and eigl ty-two privates. Tito enemy immediately fell bark to Santa Fe,and arc again, it is believed, con. entrutiny In their old position at Albuquerque. Yesterday au express arrived fromOolonol Canby stating that he would leave Fort Craig on the 31st. of March. If the ouemy is is the vieluity of Alb iquerqne, with ordinary travelling Colonel Canby is in their immediate vicinity , and as our column is one hundred and eighty miles fiom Albuquerque, and will only leave this morning, ho will oe uusupporvcu ry mia column, aim wiiu owe nun* dro l regulars will have to encounter their forces, mile-a ho can slip by and join the column, which loaves here tills morning. It is understood that Kit Carson, with a regiment of V"\v Mexican Volunteers, seven hundred strong, Will lerrnln anil garrison Fort Craig. It is rumored that Col meliiSteele and Baylor, of the rebel army, are advancing into New Mexico with eight hundred additional men. Important events will probably eccitr beforo the next express leaves for the matesA well authenticated report has just roacbed here thai the Texan forces, 2,000 strong, are intrenching themselves at Santa Fe; and that Colonel Canby, having strengthened his command up to 1,200, is fifty mile* south of Santa Fa. This may enable our two columns to act together, and make tie 2,400 strong. If this is the rase, we will luvo one of the bloodiest battles on reeord. The enemy's artillery numbers about eighteen pieces; ours twolvc pieces. The Broadway Concert Saloons. SEVKIt At. OK THKM OPKKKD AO A IN?KKMOVAL OK TDB "I-HHTTY WAITKR OlltLS"?NO AKHKSTS, KTC. The Broadway concert saloons, with but two or three sceptious, complied with the law governiug theao instl" tntlncs last evening; and, in all probability, this week will end a'l of them. Tho police were visible at an e.?rly h- ur keeping a close watch on each one of them found open. They are determined to carry out the law to the fullest oxteut. Several of the saloons that closed on Thu'slay night epenod agiin last night, three of which hid the "pretty waiter girls" in aiicndamu as pari of the audience. The American Music Hall, No. 4-14, was crowded throughout tho evening, but no liquors were sold on the premises or girl* admitted to the auditorium. A bar ad Joining the entrance, QtteJ up by tbo proprietors, dono a thriving business, the audience b-ing eoutp- llod to go out Into the street to got into the tuh-en. Canterbury Hall wits also well Attended, the proprietor, Mr. Kox, complying with the law, I y closing his lu-rattd allowing no ferns- s among the sodicn". Jim Melodvoti 0|e ne-1 ns usual with a numb r of the girls tu ulleadance. No li |tiors were,however, sold. About ten o'clock Ordain Ileim tiotlflo'1 them that tli?y nt i?t not have woman in the snloi-n, and thay accordingly withdrew them, but we nndorstan I they inland to continue tb nt overy uight, iv they cislm they cannot prevent thetn from allowing fomal'* to become guests of tra place, so long as they do not welt in any way npoe the getiUemon. The su'ern s in the basement of Wood's l!otidings,-StJl and (>KJ llroud way, known as the I'arlor Opera and I'alarm ' (ori'irt J tell, both ventured to have the girls in ntJvndRnce, lint about uino o'clock tbe police made a descent on both pieces and drove the girls out. fne toil-dies also opened last eight with otily theatrics l|mr formancet; rho the Dahlia and Oartbaldi. together with one or two others. Superintendent Kenurdy, Im >rIng that several of these places had no license, had thein closed ncsIn. The JJuvolty Hall was permanently closed y - tcrduy by the pr< prietor. with a view of changing it into a ro-tanrant, where lie intends to lesep the ''pretty wa ter girls" as uiual. A hearing in tbe case of the two young girls arrested at the Canterbury and American Saloons on Thnrsdsy night will come up before Judge Barnard this morning An Interesting Case of am Alleged Swindle an a Catholic Prleet. About tbe 3d of April the ship Adelaide, from Liverpool, arrived here, on board of which was a young man named Wtn. Henry Gorrte, who, daring the passage, made tbe acquaintance of a young girl named Llisy Mullen. During the voyage they became deeply In lore withqneanother, and Carrie finally wanted to marry her. She, however, refused until she arrived in New York, when ahe wee accompanied to the residence of her friends by Oorrie, aa-t wbo also mode several visit# during the following week. Finally he demanded to know, of her If the would marry him, wbcn the atated thai aha could not eooeent aa aha waa a Catholic and ha a Protestant, and that aba could marry oaly Catholic. Ha laid bar, however, that there could ba no difficulty about that, aa ha alwaya had a great liking to that faith, and would go to aay prlaat and b e received la tha ahurcb. I'pon tbaio condltlona aba ronaanted to marry hhn and tnt two called on Father Doyce, of St. Mary a cburab, jut Sunday, whan Oorrle waa duly oouaaaratad to tba Catholic faith. They ware than united In matrimony and when the ceremony waa concluded Oorrle detired' to know uf Fattier Uoyce, if It waa uot customary to receive any money fur bla trouble, to wb oh Father, Uoyce replte-l in the altlrmativo. Corrl# then aalled for pen and ink aud draw a check on the Itutchera and Drovera' Hank lor twenty dollar*. After aome little conversation Oorrle o.-ked Father noyco if he would accept a donation for the church, oa he waa going to the ware, and aa he in all probability might be killed ba would Ilka to make Uio church a donation. Father Bnyoe replied that he would be happy to accept the (nunc. *lien,uj?>o Corrle drew a check on the eareo bank Tor 1100. He then wantod to know if Father Uoyce could cash a check for $28, which Father Doyce Mid he could, and another check waa drawn and the money paid over to Corrle The iouple then loft, but on the foil, w in* morning Father Doyce,on presenting the eWlu ,.t the bau<<,found tbem to be worthless. lie accordingiy paced the matter iu the hands of detective Philip Karl, y, who aoon had Corrle in hi* custody, and lie wn? ll t even in# locked up at the police headquarters to await examination. Corrle IS a good looking fellow, about twenty eight years of age, with heavy Mack who Iter* and muita. he. It teems that ?n the morning follow mgh hla uiai rl.vge ha daaertod hie wife, iluce vh?h llm? rU? bar not reea hla.

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