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3HT 30 23TQlf HOM.ioajr. lirf.o airr -d? TOl 4is liiptu gntof) mlita suit 1 i i vni XL-NO 309G. NEW-YORK, SUNDAY, AUGUST 25, 1861. i sts Mrr rr MM THE GREAT REBELLION Ilayor Berrett, of Washington, fl jrriEOxrcr Qi iU5; W. jzporUnt Seizures of Goods Destined (I 1 for the Rebels.

i 7io Rebel Troops at Har- Ferry. if; Jotnston Concentrating his Forces at Leesburgh. Ilore National Prisoners caped from Bichmond. Es- Secession Outrage Cumberland, JId. ft' Attempt to Capture Ex-Cov.

Thomas. Attempts to Raise Peace Flags in Con- Bridgeport Fanner Office Demolished. HTERESTfXG FROM FORTRESS MONROE. The Rebels at SewaiTs Point Startled. ErEOAL DISPATCH FROM WASHINGTON js WABHCtotOH, Saturday Aug.

24. The rebels in the vicinity of Tatlor'b tavern, About five miles from Fort Corcoran, took another fright last night, and fired five rounds of artillery ai some imaginary foe. AX 1MFOBTAST 8K1ZCKK. About one o'clock, this morning, seven wagon loads of flour passed within our lines, nine miles below the Eastern Branch, destined for Marl borough, a convenient point for its trans portation across the Potomac to Virginia. It being manifestly intended for the rebels, Capt Bowks, of the Second Regiment, Excelsior Brig adej seized it; and it is now held as contraband, THS TROOPS IX VIRGINIA.

A regular officer stationed on the Virginia side states that the troops are daily improving in effi ciency, drill and morale, so much so that he is confident that they will prove excellent solders in the next battle. GEN. MANSFIELD COMINQ NORTH. Mansfield's Head-quarters were lcosed 1 to-day, the Department of Washington having been superseded. He will leave for the North on Monday.

AN ARRITAL RICHMOND. Two prisoners, who escaped from Richmond on the 1 3th, arrived yesterday. They are Capt. Db GoLTKRtof the Fourth Michigan, and Assistant-Quartermaster Henry C. Jexckkr, of the Second Rhode 'Island.

Both were captured at Bull Run. They report the prisoners mostly confined in the tobacco warehouse. Sixty officers, and Mr. Ely Mr. Hcsson, of Rochester, are confined in a room sixty feet by twenty-four.

Mr. Ely and Col. Corcoran, and Capt. Downey, of the Fire 5 are well. The rebels acknowledge their losses at Bull Hun to exceed ours.

They claim to have thirteen hundred of our prisoners at Richmond, including two hundred and fifty wounded. They are in charge of Capt. Todd, said to be a brother of Mrs. Lincoln. lie is'harsli with them, but they speak 5 in the warmest terms of the kindness of Maj.

Their escape was attended with great and danger. CAME THROl-GII. TV Times was permitted to come through today and arrived In time. 1 i CLOTHING DKrOT. TheAempleof art in course of construction by 11 Mr.

Rjogs has been taken by the United States for rr a clothing depot. DISPATCH TO TBI ASSOCIATED PRESS. Washisgtcs, Saturday, Auj. 24. AU written correspondence carried by Express y- Companies to the 8ceded States, Is to be at oncepro- niwtcd: 1 i a The question of, the terms cf coUstmenU.

Iuca has been the source of the recent disturbances in several "''of the regimeats, has been judicially and The Government's right to hold 'thi soldiers, the fallacy of the pretences, oiiguatod by inis- chief-makers, is effectually expressed ty the decb-ion 1 of Associate J0uce Watri, wha has male the fol- order aajneb That be writ of A eerpuami rub jicimJa-n awarded by on a prior day, ti the twh 6. inataat, upon the application of aaj a. Stsvbiis, ine, petitioner afaresaki, be and tUe same isUereuv 'disc barged: and that the aforesaU Edws A.Sri-, vtKi be and he remitted to his military duty in the J'trsf Minnesota commanded hw ot. Wiius, a Gerann. and thst until then he remniu.

i' Un live craiUxiy of tbe uanea iaies Maxsmai lortais -The Fetter Investigation' Committee for a loaj tWnc were In session It is said they have r. porod to the several Departments about two hundred esnpioyes wao cannot be depended upon as loyal tq rtfce rMroaTANt ibksst: in Washington. BAxmeaa, Saturday, Aug. 24. 'I' Major BlRXETf, of Washington, passed through fids Citj a a prisoner this morulas, lie iin md I ANOTHER BLOW AT SECESSION JOURNALS.

Peotmaatef Wj B. TATtca haa just received or den from Washington sot to mail any copies of the Journal of Commerce, DaJy Jftw, or Brooklyn Kagl, daily or weekly, or the JVcewum' Journal. IMPORT AKT FROM BALTIMORE. CAPTURE OF LARGE QUANTITIES OF FLOUR AND WHEAT. Baltimom, Friday.

Aug. The agent of the Associated Press with the Army, sends the following from Hyattstown Gentlemen' from Harper's Ferry state that our troops, under CoL Goiww, have secured large quantities of Jour and unground wheat, including five hundred bushels belonging to the secession Army, at TV, -1- Aim- a mill owned oy mss a abled the mill from grinding for several months to come. There were no rebel troops at the Ferry, but their pickets frequently come in. There were supposed to be about live hundred rebel troops atCharlestown. Our Army is now resting, where the climate is salubrious, and the water "excellent.

Intelligence from the other side of the Potomac shows that the rebels have drawn to Leesburgh all their Tegular forces from Winchester and other points above, and concentrated them at Leesburgh, where their Army numbers from 1 1,000 to 12,000 men. Capt. HixciksoVb Home Guard alone remains in Jefferson County. The rebels have taken to pieces at Martinsburgh five locomotives belonging to the Baltimore and Ohio railroad, and were to make the attempt yesterday to transport them to Stras-burgh, oV some other point on the Manassas road. ATTEMPT TO TAlEEX-GOV.

THOMAS PRISONER. GBArros, Saturday, Aug. 24. Last evening, while Ex-Gov. Thomas was ad dressing a crowd in front of a hotel at Cumberland, some Secessionists raised a disturbance, which re sulted in their being driven home, and the destruction of the AUeghanian office, a secession newspaper.

This morning, the train bound west, which had Ex- Gov. Thomas aboard, when about eight miles this side of Cumberland, came suddenly on several cross-ties thrown across the track, and at the same time a num ber of armed men were seen rapidly descending a neighboring hill. The engineer increased the speed of the locomotive, and succeeded in throwing the ties off the track with but little damage to the engine, Some National scouts then fired into the train, it is t-upposed by mistake, but without doing any damage Thedecign of the Secessionists was to take ExrGov, Thomas prisoner. ARREST OF A BEARER OF DISPATCHES TO JEFFERSON DAVIS. Clivilaxd, Ohio, Saturday, Aug.

24, Detective King, of New-York, assisted by United States Marshal Arches, of Ohio, arrested Dan ikl C. Lowber, of New-Orleans, at Crestline, Ohio, last night Mr. Lowsia acknowledges himself as bearer of dispatches from England to JirraasoN Da vis, but professes entire ignorance of their contents. The dispatches ar? In his trunks, which were seized in New-York some days since. The officers, with their prisoner, leave Immediately for Washington, vii New-York.


A secession flag, under the name of peace," was hoisted at Stepney, teji miles north of Bridge port, this afternoon at 2 o'clock. According to previous announcement a addressed by Schsablb, from Pennsylvania also meeting was to have been a broken-down politician by Ex-Postmaster Goob- ill, of Bridgeport, and one Bildin, a sixth-rate lawyer from Newtown, but before one of these Secessionist had time to open his mouth a procession of carriages appeared, containing one hundred of the first citizens of Bridgeport and twenty-five of the returned volunteers. In less than forty seconds the secession flag was trailing In the dust, and in twenty seconds more it was torn in five hundred pieces. Several pistols and one gun were taken from the Secessionists, who drew but dared not fire them. A Union meeting was then organized, of which Eliab Howe, was appointed President, and P.

T. Babscx, Secretary. Some glorious Union resolutions, denouncing peace Secession meetings, were passed, which we send you by mail to-night. The volunteers are determined to sack the Farmer office at Bridgeport to-night, but our citizens are endeavoring to have them wait the action of the proper authorities, i P. T.

BARNUM. Halpast EigktP. M. The secession Farmer office has just been. gutted by the volunteers in presence of 3,000 to 5,000 citizens.

The windows were smashed, the type all thrown into the streets, and the presses destroyed. P. T. BARNUM. RAISING OF A FEACS FLAG AT KW-F AIRFIELD.

Dinbcst, Saturday, Aug. 24. At the raising of a Peace flag at New-Fairfield to-day, about four hundred persons were present. An attempt to haul down the Peace flag and run up the Stars and Stripes in lis place was sucsessfully resisted and resulted, in a serious fight. Two Deace men.

Messrs. WiamA nr.d GoaHAV. were seriously wounded, one of them, It is thought, fatally. No fire arms were used. Shovels, pickaxes and stones were freely used.

But about) seventy Unionists were pres ent. 1 he Peace bag is stiil flying. exists. I Dasbuat, Saturday, Atig. 2410 M.

The two wounded Peace men were alive at al o'clock this veiling. There were, only about three hui.ured people at the meeting. The.reace flag Is sull tying. No fighting was anticipated. No arrests of 1h disturbers of the meeting have as yetbee.i jnaue.

STOPPAGE OF THE TRUE AMERICAN. Trenton, N. Saturday, Aug. 24. The Trut, the Democratic organ of New-Jersey, isuspcnicd this and gives as a reason that the Government has virtually interdicted the publication of every paperthat does not support the Government and Administration.

The paper is one of the oldest and most prosperous in the State. EXCITEMENT AT WILMINGTON, DEL: WiLMiNOfoN, DeL, Saturday, Aug. 24. Grtat excitement xists In this city this even ing. A large crowd is around the Gazetu office, vhich has thj-eatened a course of unjust strictures on the First Delaware Regitnem.

The Mayor Police are on the groimd. The Mayor Is haranguing a crowd, but his remarks appear to have little ef fect. The euurse of the pjq-er has for a long time seen extractive cf the Government. txciTraii ATLouisviLi.r;KY, etc, i Lovrsviux, Ky Saturday, Aug. 24.

exritcuuuu pervaded the city thi afteraooa the parade of a regiment of XeatvXy volunteers from wldch the Seoes- sioBiftsckara.terlstfcayydaaonnced aa Invasion of the neutrality of Kentucky. The object is said to have been the retention of a flag, Eighty men acting aa Surveyor Coltos com- itaXr, went from sere this morn in to Rolling Fork, and took six wagon loads of contraband goods, which ere brought back to Louisville. This evening an accident occurred on the Lebanon branch of the Nai-nville Road from the loosening of a rail, by which four or five persons were Capt. Phjuix, with a company of one hundred men, came up from Camp Boone, to-day, to Haddens- ville, In search of arms coming down for Unionists, but not finding any on the down freight train they returned. AFFAIRS AT FORTRESS MONROE.

THE REBELS AT SWELL'S POINT SUR PRISED. Fostbbss Moiraoi, Aug. 23, vii Baltimou, Aug. 24. Gens- Wool and Butler have spent a part of to-day at the Rip Rape, experimenting with SAWTEas gun.

The second shell thrown burst In the Confederate camp at SewaiTs Point, which broke down the flag-staff and scattered the rebels -like chaff. A propeller which was landing troops at the Point, put back towards Norfolk. The whole affair was witnessed from the Newport's News steamer. Grand reviews have been held to-day at Newport's News and Camp Hamilton. CoL Wardxof has taken command of the Naval Brigade.

The gun-boat Seminole has arrived from the blockade off Charleston. The Seminole brought up as a prize the schooner Albion, formerly a Wilmington pilot-boat, from Cardenas, with a cargo of sugar, coffee, fruits and segars. When taken she was under English colors. The Captain and nearly all hands were drunk. She had run the blockade off Wilmington.

The Seminole has also overhauled several vessels showing English colors. She spoke the ZMelast night. She will coal and undergo repairs at Old Point The blockading squadron off Charleston consists of the Roanoke and Vandalia. The recent gale on the coast was terribly severe. The Confederate prisoners who arrived here this morning from Baltimore will be sent to Norfolk in a few days.

The propellor yew-York sailed to-day with nine prisoners for New-York. SOUTHERN ITEMS VIA LOUISVILLE. Locistillk, Friday, Aug. 23. A special dispatch to the Courier, of this city from Nashville, says that Jxrr.

Davis has approved the act appointing two other Commissioners to Europe. Also, the act for furnishing aid to Missouri in repelling invaders, and authorizing her admission into the Confederacy. Bib McCclloch was complimented for the splendid victory of his brave Army in the battle at Oak Hill. Congress is considering a bill (or the sequestration of property of alien enemies of the Confederacy. Congress is reported as having received dispatches by telegraph, stating that the English Government has sent orders to Admiral of the Gulf Squadron, to see that British merchant vessels be properly protected in their ingress and egress to and from the ports in the South.

High officials in Richmond are reputed to believe such to be a fact. The French Consul at Richmond has received dis patches announcing that several French war frigates have sailed for Norfolk. Congress has called upon the Navy Department for an estimate of the amount required to construct two gun-boats for the defence of Memphis and the Mississippi River. The report of a battle at Lovettsville is incorrect, the Lincoln troops succeeding in effecting their escape across the Potomac. Southern passengers who have just arriv ed, report that martial law was to be proclaimed in Nashville to-day.

PATRIOTISM IN MAINE. Camdsn, Saturday, Aug. 24. There was a great mass meeting in this city. yesterday, in favor of a vigorous prosecution of the war.

Dr. H. Estibbsook presided. Speeches were made by Major Nickerson, of the Fourth Regiment, Hon. E.

K. Smart, A. P. Gould and D. A.

Boody, Democrats, and by H. A. Farewell, Gen. Davis Till-son, T. R.

Sim on ton and C. A. Miller, Republicans. About 3,000 people were in attendance. Great en thusiasm prevailed.

RESIGNATION OF NAVY OFFICERS. 1 Boston, Saturday, Aug 24. The following officers of the United States frigate Congress, which arrived here this morning, have resigned Captain of Marines, Robert Fafsitt, of Virginia: Second-Lieut. Taos. S.

Wilsoji, of Missouri; Mid shipmen Htsst B. Clauoass and Huaax B. Cass, of New-Orleans. BOUNTIES TO ENLISTING OFFICERS. Albany, Saturday, Aug.

24 By a special order, to be issued to-day from Head-quarters, a bounty of two dollars a man is guaranteed to any person who brings in a company of volunteers, not less than thirty-two in ninnber. PURCHASED FpR THE BLOCKADE. Boston, Saturday, Aug. 24. The Government has purchased the barks Wm G.

A ndcrteti and Etpan Allen, for blockading purposes, at a cost of THE SIXTH MASSACHUSETTS REGIMENT. Boston, Saturday, Aug. 24. The Sixth Massachusetts Regiment, Col. Jones, will reform In a few days, and proceed to the seat of war.

SEIZURE OF A VESSEL SUPPOSED TO BE BOUND FOE A BLOCKADED PORT. By order of the Surveyor of the Port, the schooner Alabama which has been for several days past loading at Pier No. 8, North River, was seized and towed to the Atlantic Dock, where she will be overhauled and her (papers examined. Various cir cumstances combined to warrant the suspicion that this schooner was laying in a cargo for a Southern port, intending to run thu blockade, and yesterday it was ascertained that she had changed hands, the new owner purporting to be one Johx E. Biucps ho, on being questioned by the Surveyor, said the craft was bound lor Washington, but could not give the name of any responsible person in that city to whom he as known, nor did hejhave the appearance of a bona Jide owner of a cargo worth at $15,000.

The shipper of the cargo, onelJ. StAaarr, was sent for, who made his appearance la a condition far from sober, and wnose equivocations feud contradictory statements confirmed the suspicions at first entertained. The cargo of the schooner consists of salt, leuther, whisky brandy, mackerel, tanners-oil, bntter and other stores ot this kind, wnose possession at the present time would be very acceptable almost anv where in the boundaries of the C. S. A.

but which are not llktMv to be wafted thither by the schooner Alabama for several uaysiocome. THE RUSH OF TROOPS. .1 Correspondence of the Philadelphia Xortk America. WAsameToir. Auk.

22. 1861. For the two or three hrst days of the present there existed, unquestionably, considerable ap-r rehension of an attack by the rebelsind appearances fully justified the prompt measures adopted by the ecTewry oi ar. uen. McCleixa had reliable information of the near approach and probable de-igns of Joansrojf and BaAcaseAas's commands, end though entertaining ne feeling of insecurity, the General deemed It prudent to have ail our available fc rce in the field.

To this the Secretary of War f-wT imwK BTii not only is uie na-ti nal Capital made sale beyond peradventure, but an opportunity was afforded of sOrriiy np the spirit ef the North, which, owing to an overweening bad become somewhat inactive, and a little stimulus was evidently necessary. A large number i.iiuru ui ine xoyai suies naa oeen cc romurioned to raise regiments independent of those contemplated by the respective State authorities, -and In the majority of Instances twentr days had been give to get sue regiments ready for mustering Into the United States service. Not one of these, I learn. 'Hi was able to perform the eneajrenutnt enteral lnn hence the desirableness of consolidation, and an lm- roeoiaie uiuer marcn torward. I confess to being greatly surprised with the result of the saucn maoe at ine instance of Gov.

Ccensr, In Philadelphia. One i regiment, tor example, said to be full a month ago, and accepted for that reason, now arrives heie with four or five companies only. So with other regiments not more than one-fourth of the number accepted a month since will be able now to report, i nis, as is well known, arises not from any lack of men willing to enlist, but from the conflicting Interests of those who desire positions as field and company officers. Scores of men in every town and village ardently wish to serve their country, but such has been the jealousy and mismanagement of persons assuming to command, that recruiting has gone on so slowly, that even tuose, in numerous instances, wno naa gone into camp became dissatisfied, and sought opportunities of deserting. On the other hand, directly a chance lor an immediate advance to tne seat oi war was Dretemed.

we see all classes of citizens rushing in. regardless of personal considerations, to take their )iaces in tne grand Army oi me union, i nis ex-raordinorv evidence of patriotic devotion to the Gov ernment has thrilled the President and his advisers with joyous enthusiasm, and much of the anxiety consequent upon their great and solemn responsibilities is removed by tne renewed expression connaence thus manifested by a brave and loyal people. AFFAIRS IN MISSOURI. OUR ST. LOUIS CORRESPONDENCE.


Louis, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 1861. The clouds are rapidly thickening around us, and it is only due to the extraordinary exertions of Gen. Fremont that we can contemplate with a com parative feeling of security the advances made by the enemy. In spite of Mr.

Camzbon's opposition, to whose criminal neglect or stupidity Gen. Lton fallen a victim, and the loss of Southwestern Missouri may be ascribed, Frxmo5t has succeeded in obtain ing the services of all the available troops of Iowa Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio, for the object oi saving Missouri to the Union, and with Missouri, the hole Northwest, from the-ravages of the enemy. These troops are now pouring into our State as rapidly as they can be sent off from their encamn-ments. Some come armed and uniformed, others uniformed but without arms still, others without anything at fell. But It matters not what they bring, so we get the men Gen.

Fremont's Enfield rifles are not yet beginning to experience the drain made upon them by the newly-armed regiments. Saturday morning the eastern brought us the Twenty-second Indiaha Regiment, Col. Davis, and the Twentv-third, Col. Sanderson. Sunday, the Twenty-fourth Indiana, CoL Hovsr, went into en campment at Lafayette Park, and yesterday two Ohio regiments repo themselves at Headquarters.

The Chicago Union Safety Committee has promised to send four more Illinois regiments at an early day, and from Wisconsin two regiments are expected iu the course of this week. Our own citizens also are by no means idle. Such exertions were never before witnessed." Every man who can carry a musket hastens to offer his services for the defence of the city and the State. The reorganizsftion of the Home Guards is rapidly progressing, under the untiring supervision of Col. Fiala, of Gen.

Fremost's stf ff, who has been appointed Brigade Inspector of the five Home Guard regiments, and from hose military mind the idea oi the new plan mainly emanated. Gen Sieoel's RegL ment, Col. Solomon's, and Col. Blair's, are also being rapidly reorganized. The latter is to be turned into an artillery regiment.

Col. Blair's regiment has suffered terribly in the late Springfield battle. Nearly 45 per cent, of the men are among the killed, wounded and The Second Iowa Regiment, which is still in the city, and ill probably reenlist with very few exceptions, has also been fearfully dealt with. Five hundred wounded have now been brought into the city. I must say, the poor fellows bore themselves bravely.

Not a murmur of complaint was heard, though their wounds had not been dressed, in most cases, and must have produced excruciating pain. It is a shame and disgrace to our array, that we have such a small number oi surgeons attached to the regiments. Mostci the regiments have only one surgeon, while six is but a fair number to be attached to each regiment. Yesterday evening's train brought Gen. Sikoax, the hero of Carthage and Springfield, from Rolla.

Quite a crowd had assembled at the passengers' ddpdt, to give him a rousing welcome, and to obtain a glance cf the far-famed soldier. But the modest General deprived the people of this pleasuie by getting off at the freight depot, where he immediately took a carriage and went to the head-quarters of Gen. Fremont. He had a half an hour's interview with the Major-General, at which Gen. AbBoru and Col.

Fiala assisted. Gin. Siegel is a slim, undersized-looking man, quite different from what the daguerreotypes on our Fourth-street have represented him to be, by putting his name under the picture of a gigantic, thick-bellied individual. He has a small face, lines strongly marked, short, downy, blonde whiskers under the chiu, and a small moustache the color of his eyes is hidden by a pair of spectacles. His head is beautifully shaped and covered with long, black, silken hair.

Calm energy seems to be his main characteristic. His German friends serenaded him in the evening, when he made a short but energetic address, thanking them for their courtesy. He will return to-night or in the morning to Rolla, of which place he has been put in chief command. This settles at once the question of superiority, which Major Stdrois, of the regulars, was inconsiderate enough to provoke after the battle of Springfield, by questioning Gen. Siigel's title to the chief command.

Gen. Siegel's commission as Brigadier-General has been made out aid signed at Washington, and wiM scon be in his hands. Whether Gen. Sikoit. will 8-lvance from Rolla so soon as he at first contemplated, is now questionable-The enemy is advancing from all points with evident designs to get possession of the Mississippi River near Cape Girardeau Pilot Knob, on the Iron Mountain Railroad, leading to St.

Louis, and Rolla, on the road to Jefferson City. It has become apparent that with the limited forces Mr. Camesov had thought fit to assign to the protection of the Northwest, it is altogether impossible to drive out the Invaders from the soil of Missouri. It has consequently been determined upon rather to concentrate all the available forces of the Western1 Department at the most important points for the defence of St. Louis and the capital, Jefferson City, leaving the balance of the State temporarily open to occupation.

Thus four regiments have been withdrawn again from Bird's Point, leaving that place almost undefended. The three Illinois regiments and T. Boil's Artillery have been ordered to and are now fortifying. Sulphur Springs, a strategical point of great importance some twenty miles below St, Louis, on the the river while the Iowa regiment has been ordered to Ironton. Gen.

Prehtiss has also been ordered to Ironten, and is now In command of that important point. Gen. Harder is in the vicinity with about 15,000 meri, And Jxrr. Thompson, with four or five thousand, Is further south. Pillow is still at New-Madrid, where about twelve thousand men still remain under his command.

His real designs have not yet transpired. Part of his forces established themselves at Commerce to-day, 4 above Bird's apparently to put. up a battery commanding the river, but the arrival, of some troops trom Cairo speedily dispersed the 'assembly. The to have a marvelous genius for running away. The other day, CoL- Faze.

Hacxaa took a walk near Fredericktown, where hie regiment had been sent to from Ironton on a scouting expedition, i in the company of his Adjutant and an Orderly, when he happened to comeupoa a company of SO Seces i breakfast. o.vuw, 7 tuuuuujuii I tl rVm on, poys and rushed upon when wnoie MrnncanT rushed Mnhvarrtekea Into the woods, leav- gallant a 1f 2ear Axmgton.BooneviLiC, and around Jeffersoii JHWfl i- tit ve: tnU iciA-'i iwt'j ku cii mO City, matters have begun to assume so serious an aspect that it has been thought necessary to send several thousand troops from this plaae and Northern Mis souri for the protection of the Capital. Gen. Grant has been ordered to report himself at Jefferson City, and assume chief command. Detachments of Jack-som's Army are said to have occupied Oscevala and Warsaw, south of Jefferson City.

It Is absolutely necesssrv to raise and arTn more Home Guards in' such nlaces as Jefferson Citv. so that It will not be necessary to keep so many of our iuriue protection of citizens who can protect themselves, if they have but the arms. The greatest uneasiness has been caused at the Capital by we news um ine secessionists of Pettis and Johnson Counties had assembled, under CoL Stav-lbs. to the number of about three thousand, and were marching upon enerson city, a great number of citizens and Home uards had left those counties and fled to Jefferson City and St. Louis.

By to-morrow there will be about five thousand soldiers at the Capital, sufficient, at least, for the present emergency. The outrages hi Northern Missouri continue as usual. The trains are fired into every now and then, and the war between the Secessionists and the Union men has altogether assumed the character of guerilla warfare. Northern Missouri is a pocket edition, new and improved, of Mexico, where there is always fighting, but little damage done. It is a shame, however, that things have been allowed to come to such a pa.

The fortifications around St. Louis are speedily progressing, under the supervision of Col. assesdicbel. Artillery is unfortunately a little scarce, but what we have Is employed to the best purpose. Creels of willows are being constructed, to be filled with sand or earth, and to be used as fortifications.

A large number of men is employed in making them, the islands in the river furnishing the best kind of material. The city never was so quiet than since martial law has been declared hy is it not extended over the whole State? FROM JEFFERSON CITY. Jeftersox Citt, Saturday, Aug. 21. (Ieorge R.

Smith, of Pettis County, has been appointed Adjutant-General ot the State, and John Howr, Police Commissioner for St. Louis. 1 CHARTERED AND PURCHASED VESSELS. A great many lists ot gunboats, purchased ves. sels, and chartered vessels have recently been published.

It is needless to say that there is not one of them perfect, as the Navy Department will not, and we believe cannot, furnish a complete and accurate statement of the craft now in its employ. The list printed by us some weeks since was by far the fullest given out. Every craft known to be hired or bought since is added to it, as belov. Vessels having a attached are gunboats those owned by the Government are marked 1. Albatross.t 2.

Adriatic.t 3. Aiabama. 4. Anthracite. 5.

Adger, Jas. 6. 'Amanda. 7. City of.

8.. Acker. 9. Ann Eliza. 10.

AURU8ta. 11. Arthur. 12. 13.

rirazilera. 14. Baltic. 15. 16 Bow man, A.

II. 17. Badeer. 18. Brune, F.

W. 19. Uenton. 20 Black Diamond. 21 'Baltimore.

22. Brother Jonathan. 23. 24 i Belle Creole. 254Bark.

b'd'g here. 26L G. N. 27 Bell, Jacob. 2f.BienviUe.

9iCuyler, R. R.t SlConnecticut.t 32. -Columbia. 33. Coatzacoalcos.

34 35. 36. Chesapeake (for trip.) 37 Cahawba. 38. 40.

41. Daylhrht.t 42. DeSoto. 43. Dan'l vVebster.

44. Deans, Jeannie. 45 Dunleith. 46. Doane.

J. H. 47.. Pe Ford, Ben. 48 Die Vernon.

49. Des Moines. 50. Dawn (2.) 51. Decatur.

52. Empress. 53. Empire City. 54.

Elizabeth. 55.. Eureka. 66. Eagle.

57. Emilie. 5H.Freeborn.t 69 60 Fanny Gardiner. 61. Fanny.

3 62. Florida. 63. Farmer. 64.

Fear Not. 65 Floyd.tSSI 6(5. Florence. 67. Forbes, F.

B. CS.FIag.t 69 Gernshock. 70.. Georgia. 71 Georgia, State of 72 Gcmof the Seas.

73 General Hallett, 74.. G. W. Graham. 75.

W. Gould. 76. 77. Huntsville.t 78 Heart.

T. B.t 79 A. B. 81. Hazel Dell.

82. Ino. 83. Illinois. 84.

65.. Tartar. 66. Blue. 87 James Jerome.

88. Josephine. 89 January, D. A. 90.

91 J. C- 92. Keystone State. 93. 'Kingfisher.

95. 'Kensington, (probably.) 96 'Klein, J. C. 97. Lexington.

1 Point 99. Louisiana. 100.Monticello. 101 102. Massachusetts.

104 105. 'Mississippi. 106. stanzas. 107.

Marion. 108Mercury. 19. Meteor. 1)0 'National Guard.

Ill-. Nashville. 112. New-York. 113 New-York, City of 11 4 New War Eagle.

115 Nero. 116. 'Nightingale. 117. Queen.

118 Osgood, Chas. 119. Penguin.t 120. Peabody, Geo. 121.

Patapsco. 122. 123. 'Phelps. 124..

Philadelphia. 126. Passenger (captured schooner.) 127.. Pickup. 128 'Pampero.

129.Pettit, O. M. 130.. Planet. 131..

Quaker City. 132. 133 134.Rellance.t 1S5. 136. 'Rhode Island.t 137..

Roanoke." 138. 'Roman. 139.. Rapid. 140.

'Roebuck. 141. Ryland, E. M. R.

R.t 143 'South Carolina.t 144 'Stars and Stripes.t 145.. star ot ttie west. 146 Star of the South. 14.. Sparks, Joseph.

1-18. Thomas. 149 SoT.hia. 150. 'Satellite.

Hail. 152. Sea-breeze. 153.. Sumner, (in California.) 154..

Scott, Gen. 155. Scndder. J. A.

15 Sioux City. 158 Sachem. 159.. Tyler, A. O-t 160.

162 Terry, Ellen S. 163 Union. 164.. Uncle Ben. 165..

Undine. 167.. Underwriter. 108. Vanderbilt.

169. 'Valley City.t 170. (the yacht Wanderer.) 171.. Woodworm. 172..

Woodward. W. 175 Wall. Wm. H.

176 Warsaw. I77.Whitnev, Jos. 17H Rover. 179.Yankee,t GEN. McCLELLAN'S STAFF.

HlAIt-Ot'ARTERS A RUT OP THE POTOMAC, Washington, Aug. 20, ltjfil. i In compliance with General Ord'r No. 15, of Aug. 17.

1861, ficm the Head-quarters of the Army. I hereby assume command of the Army pf the Potomac, eomcrisinir the troops servinc in the former Depart ments of Washington and Northeastern Virginia, in the Valley of this Shenandoah, and lit the States of Maryland and Delaware. The organization of the command into divisions and brtgaaes win oe announced hereafter. The foliowlng-naraed officers are attached to the Btaffof the Army c-T the Potomac Major S. Williams Assistant Adjutant-General.

Capt. Alex. V. Colburn, AsMstaat Aljutant-Gen-eral. Col.

R. B. Marcy, Inspector-General. CoL T. M.

Key, Aid-de-eamp. 1 Capt N.B. Cavalry. Aid-ie-camp. Edward McK.

Hudson, Fourteenth Infantry. Aid-de-eamp. i Capt, L. A Williams, Tenth Infantry, Aid-de-camrl Major a. j.

OTjers, oikhju wmcer. Major 8tewart Van Vlel Chief Quartennlster. Capt. H. F.

Clnrke. Chief OimmWsary. Surgeon C. S. Tripler, Medical Director.

Major J. G. Barnard, Chief Engineer. Major J. M.

Macomb, Chief Topographunl Erg neer. Cant. Charles P. Klnifsbnry. Chief of Ordnance.

George Stoneh'am, Volunteer Service ot t-avsiry. S. Barry, Volunteer Rerviee, Chief Artillery: GEO. B. McCLELLAN.

Major-General U. 9. X. MORE SEIZURES IN PHILADELPHIA. From the Saturday.

1 xiwwy ewi orx, nae gamei a notor i rirtv liiu-r. tli Marshal -infill It inirv hih i prior to ttu tune, it neither had At i it o'clock, mornuur. Marshal MittwAta zed sboet two 1 Usandvcoptes at the oiSoe of I Aansal Centaurcc were cbargei About terty-five' hundred copies of these mieraoie l1 Uii ad ''i' --4i 7t luti 'd ouaI xo sail tti i rirblicarims are- now tn custody. The Post-Odtoe Department has been ordered to serve none of these papers to subscribers, and news ageaU and expressmen having them in charge will iMreaftnr' oe arrested and punished. There ta ne reason wwy the Marshal of New-York should not act tmutmrteoasr with Marshal Miuwarh, and shet en their obnoxious publications.

That tbey are labortnf to give aid and comfort to the enemy te eMdeaeea from the fact that most of the packages seized here are directed to piaces tn Delaware' Kea tneky and Missouri, where there are thousand of dis affeeted people, who need bet an evidence fcyaat pathy from the North to precipitate secession. These papers can go soutnwara dt omer roviee man tnoee leading through Philadelphia, and the slippery jeurn-alists who conduct them are not blind to anv media for faeiUtstina their circulation. The evil shoeld be averted where It commenced, by Closing thevreeta in new-iorx, and indicting me traitors, mere ere, since the recent outbreaks, but four or five dinanlom papers in Pennsylvania. Two of these are pubUshel in Lehigh Some of the others are of a ie-nominatkmal -character, and one. it is said, 'ia thte city, has published evidences of dislovaltv.

it OFF TO TUB WAR I nr. i -i ARRIVAL OF THE MASSACHUSETTS TWKSt TY-FLRST AND SEVENTEENTH a REGIMENTS. i-jt The Twenty-first Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteers, enlisted for the war, arrived at Jersey City yesterday morning at 8 o'clock." They troek tents at the Agricultural Grounds, Worcester, pa Friday morning, and were presented by the Ladiee a splendid regimental banner. They arrived here the steamer Connecticut, in fine health, and ready enaction. They are generally hearty and robust yeui men, ell calculated to sustain the hardships of a soldier's life.

They are dressed like the other regiments from the Old Bay State, and are armed with the smooth-bore Springfield musket of IS49, a very inferior arm. i They have twenty-five camp wagons, be. sides ambulances and hospital wagons, and 150 horses. They are accompanied by an excellent Band, enlisted for. the war.

One of the companies nisixily fxbBi Worcester has the French Zouave uniform-' Th total number of men is 1,045. The following is the list of officers: Colonel Auocstes Morse, of Leeminster. Lieutenant-Colonel Not yet appointed. Major Wm. S.

Clark, of Amherst. Adjutant Harris W. Pratt (temporary.) Surgeon Calvin Cutter, of Warren. Assistant-Surgeon J. Marcus Rice.

Quartermaster Geo. F. Thompson. Sergeant Major Wm. H.

Valentine. iuartermaster-Strgeant Royce. i Commissary A. A. Morse.

Company Officers Company of Tewinleton- Capt. George P. Hawkes Lieuts. Charles W. Davit, John Brooke, Jr.

ci-u-i Company B. of Springfieldf-Capt, Charles F. Wal-cottj Lieuts. Wells Willard, James W. Hopklua.

ft Compnnv of Spencer Capt. James M. Ric hart-son Lieuts. Wm. T.

Harlow. Ira J. Kelton. tx i Company of Fitchburgh Capt, -Theodore S. Foster; Lieuts.

Charles Barker, Ebenezer Hey-wood. Company of West Boylston Capt Pelham Bradford Lieuts. Solomon Hovey, Woodbury Whft-temore. Company F', of Worcester (Zouaves) Cant. B.

Frank Rogers Lieuts. Charles K. Stoddard Samuel O. Deforrest. flnmnsnv 1 i of Ashburnham Capt Addison.

A. Walker Lieuts. Alonzo P. Davis. Samuel A.

Taylor. Company of Bel-hertown Capt. Joseph 'P. Rice, (of Ashburnham, late Colonel of the Ninth Regiment M. V.

Lieuts. John D. Solomon C. Shumway. Company of Pittsfield Capt.

Henry A. Richardson Lieuts. Frasier A. Stearns, J. W.

Fletcher. Company of Barre Capu Thomas Washburn Lieuts. M. M. Parkhurst, John B.

Williams. CoL Mobse has long been a Major-General pf militia, and a nu inhere the other, officers have seen service among the three months' volunteers. In the course of the morning- a collation was prepared for the men at the depot, and the officers breakfasted at one of the neighboring hotels wrth; Mr. Howe. The regiment, shortly after noon, left' In tw enty cars for Washington vU Philadelphia' and Baltimore.

j' Before the regiment left, Gen. Hiram Walarpoi who happened to be present, was called speech, and, promptly responding to the call, was enthusiastically received. After paying a complioien to the efficiency and discipline which now marked the present military organization at Washington, he proceeded to speak of the' alleged causes of the rebellion, and to demonstrate their wickedness and fallacy He said. The right of revolution is as old as the human family. But revolution and secession are not regarded as identical by those who claim the right of any State to secede from the National Union.

Secession: is claimed to be the mere dissolution of a partnership, from which ny State may withdraw by giving due notice. Our fathers exercised the right of revolution, and were successful but they had real grievances to-resist they were taxed without representation; and the mother country was alike Indifferent to their interests, or the ties of consanguinity. Not so with the aeden of the National Government towards the Souta We never wrouged 'and injured them year in and year out we have manfully stood by them in what we deemed their constitutional rights. They have had almost unlimited control of the General Government. They have had the great majority of our Presidents, of the Foreign Ministers, of the Judiciary.

They have invariably controlled the Army and. thewNavy, bile slave property is the only property allowed any representation in the Administration of the Government. When and where has the General Government ever refused to execute any law passed by Congress that had for its object the maintenance' of the constitutional rights of the South The whole executive and judicial power of the Government has been uniformly and constantly exerted to carry out in rood faith all legislation that looked to that The Fugitive Slave law has been faithfully executed, in every Northern State. But when Massachusetts sent one of her Most eminent citizens to Charleston, to test the validity ef that constitutional provision which guarantees the olnxens-of one SU'e the same privileges that are aecoidadto their own how was he treated, reviled and persecuted, and finally sought refuge beyond her borders, to be saved from the hands of an infuriated mob I Was that the sort of treatment from one sister State to another, and that last the one which; on this continent, had first introduced the Ballot the! Bibie, and the Printlng-peoS; the descendant of that bxly of men who, on Ihe Mayflower, drew up the first written Constitution, on this hemisphere, previous to their landing on the then bleak and Lnhoepiuibleshores of New Enc land Jim) There were men with boary AU1K1 UUK1 Vt hy had tU.y com to wither there, A wajr twui khvir chiulhood land I tf) II vnt 1 There wsi. wi4Da a icarieajnv Lit bj licr ucy lovii'a was ruanh-- i brow terencTy hfgb jr.

Aud the litry m.tx uf youth. Oh, call It laly gWaatf, 'ibsoI w'fiwe Tb lot nast there thty 4ean4i 1 Of what i.e SoutJi a right tO em- flaint Whyshi u.e" snc break no wet Union a South Garuiitta toexe arc ooi over ssiye-holdeis, not more emmu lutes the poMibuiiiiM of yet South erai oovernmeiii Stages sena'e tier had tqw.l voice ith with' hi million of 'orf I3nv-viyariiaw1rtiHstwo and a half Of hard vr enterprising and indue-Uious people. Had not Ftn'rida svhicta jaasddtf aa BiiUions upon mUliOTiS the with a unie isiJL-J, jujd a property ya0 Lion of, o.ily thjcc-and-iweuty Lrlliious, equap power in ILe' Senile of the Stags' U-lm oof own great Eiripire State wKh hrt-tnand5 a haHanlfloa and 'f W-iTpwrtys -ra lots' ot onk thioand mlUton fmrZz gregate number -f l0l Jerfia iw U-e cu id.fawb.vV0?.! ther ifiai all 'ft ncf. cvxv.e- aii iKAwmu ShUl tht coul usti- tutional sentiinentf-tortRe live between tt uws fhto A-I fll Ha S. ih i.nd th St.

Jawrencix i jai iLjm the as we have in? tK theil Constitu- lOiice tne ceiamns; t.l itAw, mr.l.slY.'oaj-irfJC fl States, arlexrrt- th! SOieTK.jncui ftJ At tne 'dictsoKUunei Chief, isle. --j tvtcre ji)-r nn. Irr tto HJUre.hiot'h., tlvJ(i n-wIlliHg to-f -lal twe, w'ai pxivigy-iual unction. La everv t-tiiziM. to lie South ast-i the Jj vou tell mc there Is.

a small and orjanitntti-jala the North 'that i i't in r.j itiit i -t 1: M. i tt, -it-j rsii tJrjiiL'jjj. 1q lWTirj ail not tho-e iuea ex icise, aonn-ol in Carolina, i In the a uvrst ration of ihGen- rrMtaroct- i. tVY II HAI fl 1 I I IP.

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