New York Times, September 4, 1861

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New York Times, The (Newspaper) - September 4, 1861, New York, New York VOL. 3105. NEW-YORK, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1861. PRICE TWO CENTS. 1HE GREAT REBELLION. IMPORTANT FROM WASHINGTON. More Fortifications Being Erected by the Rebels, the National Pickets from !Mtflrson's Hill. Congratulations to Com. Stringbam. IMPORTANT FROM WESTERN VIRGINIA. Safety of Gen. Eosecrans Assured, Condition of the Retal Army in Virginia. "Plentiful of Shoes and Clothing. IKOTIIER PIRATICAL CRAFT GONE. of the Privateer Jeff, Davis St. Augustine, off SPECIAL DISPATCH FROM WASHINGTON. WABHtwaToa, Tuesday, Sept. 3. McCmfH yesterday resigned the Colonelcy the Thirty-seventh Begiment, and to-day the tcrfgnatlojj was accepted by the General Command- i THI CABINET. f There was no Cabinet meeting to-day, although jhfc was regular Cabinet indicates that everything is running smoothly. BXCBTJIT1NQ. From ati parts of the country the Government baa assurances that recruiting is going on with great briskness. The average number recruiting Is about fire thousand a day. The .new recruits are generally men who, in addition to gratifying patriotic instincts, are seeking the service as legitimate means of employment. The pay of thirteen dollars a month, with clothing and sub- sistence, is about as much as any laboring man or mechanic can earn the year round. The men WhtJ thna enlist for employment are generally apt to obey orders, and to do a soldier's duty with alacrity and without grumbling, no PASSES. No passes were granted to anybody, to-day not even at the, urgent request of heads ol De- partments. [SPECIAL CONSULS. In reply to numerous inquiries it is propci to state that Secretary SKWABD will not appoint special Consuls under the unless tl ere is an absolute necessity for the presence of such an officer at a foreign port. EETIKTVS. Jen. McCiELLAif, to-day, reviewed the regi- ments of Col. BAKES and Col. COCCRANE. Yesterday Gen. McCLKiiAN reviewed Gen. COUCH'S Brigade, near this city. VISIT TO THE NEW VfOT.KS. The President and Secretary SEWABD visited the new works erecting at the junction of Seventh and Fourteenth streets. The tioSps werd drawn -alp in line, and warmly cheered their distin- guished visitors. A SKIRMISH Or PICKETS. In :i skirmish, to-day, between our pickets ami those of the rebels, four men were killed belong- ing to Col. MC.LEOD MuKriiY's Regiment, and two of the Garibaldi Guards. MEN 1W HOSPITAL. There is an increase over last week in tlie num- ber of patients at the hospitals. There arc at thr rti tetreet, Washington, 124 Columbia College, Alexandria, 135; eruptive disenses, 24, Seminary, Georgetown, 183 Union, Georgetown. 183. Total, 805. In the samo hospitals, at the ilaat report, there were 597, showing an increase of 208. Notwithstanding this increase, the sanit- ary condition of the troops is most excellent, and the proportion of sick is very small, the number of men. BK1OAD1EK GKMvlIAl.P The following appointments w.'ic K'.a'lt; Brigadier A. lUuiiniii on .mil Eleazor A. Paine, oi Illinois Justus McKinslry, rU. S. A.; O. Howard an 1 Charles D. Jamicson, of A D. McCooh, of Ebonexer Duinont, Robeit H Mihoy and Wallace, ol Im'iana i: Mcklrs, of The iuau> to oc- a brigade of Brigadiers, the i.piiomtnu'-'t.-, aging five a day. A REAPPOINTMKNT. BOOKS PE'HBY has been reinstated as Com- mander in the Navy. JONATHAN C. BURNETT, oJ Ins appointed Register of the Laiul-oihcc :H Jot Srolt, Kaiigas, and WILLIAM HOLLAND, ol Mis- souri, Rei-civiJr of the Lnnd-officc at Mr. orvirx.-r.KKKEKS. Thorn ?u unusual influx of olfiee-spekerb Wiihuu's a crowd ;uv- as niak- j.ssnruuce doubly sure Wabliitigton no rrom professed however much the G.n eminent may be iinporilcd by covert ass.iiiauts. ANOTIIir.R HKBKI. KR1GIIT. During last night rt bcls experienced a fright along their linos ihe liver. The long lOll was beet and their pickets mjK'.c a retreat to their camps, amid the frequent firing of guns. The artillery on Munson's Hill tired a number of shots toward our pickets at Bailey's Crosa Roads, causing them to lall back. It is not known what was the occasion of the fright. T1IE CANNONADING ACROSS THE BITER. Heavy cannonading heard in different directions from the city, this morning, excited apprehensions of an attack on our lines. It proved to be a sa- lute fired at the Navy-yard, on the occasion of a visit by the President and Secretary CAMERON, and the trial of some large guns at Chain Bridge. gome pieces at Port Ellsworth which had been loaded for some time, were also fired. THE KNEUY AT CHAIN BRinGE. Intelligence has been received that the enemy appeared in force to-day opposite Gen. SMITH'S command at Chain Bridge. GEN. FBANKLIN'S COMMAND. Major-Gen, FRANKLIN is in command of KEAR- NEY'S and MITCHELL'S Brigades. Col. MCLEOD MURHHY is Acting Brigadier-General until Gen. MITCHELL assumes command. Gen. FRANKLIN'S fltaft'is composed as follows Capt. W. JOHNSTON, Acting Assistant Adjutant-General FRANK HAMILTON, Divisiou'Surgeon Lieut. J. P. BAKER, First Cavalry, Aide-dc-Camp Lirut. C. W. TOWLES, Fifteenth In faiitry, Acting Quartermaster and Commissary. A SLOOP'S CARGO. The sloop, taken recently with contraband arti- cles, arrived to-day. She is a mere sail-boat of twenty-two feet in length, yet had a cargo worth fifteen hundred dollars. The revolvers were of COLT'S pattern, London make. HOWITZER DRILL. The newly-appointed Master's Mates were prac- ticing the howitzer drill to-day at the Navy-yard. THE RFDELS OF AQU1A CREEK. The propeller C. C. Alger, from Philadelphia, arrived this afternoon. She reports the rebel bat- tery at Aquia Creek much strengthened, and that a force was still working upon the intrcnchments DISCHARGED FOR ILL-HEALTH. Owing to the lax manner in which many Sur- geons of volunteer regiments have perfornipd their duly in examining recruits, many of our troops are daily being discharged on account of ill health. A little move care avoid this difficulty, and save money to the Government. PORTRAIT OF UR. DATES. A splendid portrait of Hon. EDWARD BATES has just been completed by A. J. CONAUT, of St. Louisi and has been suspended, with those of h.'s, prede- cessors, in the office of the Attorney-General. PRICES IN VIRGINIA. A gentleman who has just escaped from East- ern Virginia, VIA Fredericksimrgh, states that the following arc the ruling prices there: Coffee, 60 cents sugar, 37 cents Hour, ?12, though wheat is only from 40 to 50 cents per bushel spool cotton, 12 cents boots, to per pah1. There were no sewing-needles to be had at any price. The place was not fortilicd. About men were posted along the route to Manassns Junction. TUa New-York and Baltimore news- papers were smuggled across, and were to be had at Fredericksbnrgh. DKSEKT.ERS IV) KIUJXPTED. Sixteen dosrrters wrc brought to the city to- day from Ball imore. They arc daily intercepted at Havre de tJrace and Baltimore, on -their way North. MR. K-rnvmixJU, OP TENNESSEE. Hon. EMEKSON ETHERJDGE arrived this evening from the West, and is stopping :it Brown's. Tho object of his visit was to get possession of his children, who wore in West Tennessee. Through the cooperation of personal friends, he in his purpose. DIBJ'ATCH TO THK ASSOCIATED VREP''. i Tuesday, Sept. 3. The Secretaiy ot thr has addicted fn.' lolloping lettoi to Commodore NAVY DT.r.M-.T MF.M', Sept. 2, 1651. Sin- Thr Drpurtmenf coiijuiUilalrs you and of join unJ aKo tlie orlii era and soldicis of the Army. orpt'v.'iieii v. uli you. on Ihr induction o( Forts Ilullrr.if. :iud ClitiK. and the cupiurc of the forces employed in their defence. Tlie result thus fai of an expedition piojecled with cure, and the occitpalion of tlie positions i-ominandiu? the most important inlet on the JN'orlh Caro- lina, will be altoiKlrd with consequences that cau scarcely be ovei -estimated. This biillmut achieve- ment, aeeonipl ishetl vt ithout the loss of a man on your part, or injuiy ;uiy one in llie Fedcial senice, has carried joy and to the of cvny friend of the Union. It is, 1 trust, bul ihc beginning of re- nits Hint ill soon eventuate in Mipprcsbirig the inbiirrci'tion ani! confirming moie strongly tluni llir Integrity of the Union. Convey to the ofliceis anil men of the re- f-jHjclive vessels under your command the thanks of ihe Depai tinent for their gallant conduct, und tlie assurance that is nflurrlpd, luat in the great emergency lhat is now upon us, the country rely, J-s of old, ujioii llie and the cour.ige aiui the enfliUbi-'.Mii of onirn I ;im, rcsfcctrully, >our ohpclirnt .-rrinnt, C.IUEO.V WELLES. F II. STRINCIMM, cornin tii'lnig Au.inlic B 'tiding 'r-in. Tbc Secict.uj ot llu NJIJ h: mull tho dncclitm and iippiovnl of f aii'l iii iniisu.iucc of llic .id tur ittiiuip, nl r- .i.i.iear diw1 to pcifonn Jut; llie fullov. iianied CifT.- ccis as u Uouiu io ilciemiiiicuJi i K'jtott ihc in tlu cases which ma) be pn'hrntcd UuimnoJore PAILDINO, Uln D.C. FAKIUGIJ, and 1'l.M'KNEV. The Preside nt.ii.i" i uifl> (if llie 01 tlie Di.tL'oci forsiilh iliy i i UiDDtr. :ind i ncl. t-y U'M. A. Itii-ii M.II-ON- C-ipt-. CUM. II. L.. IJ. H. BRADLEY Corporation Attorney, In place of JABKB Al. CARIIBLI, resigned. Col. O. O. HOWATID. of the Third Maine Regiment, and Col. JAMESON, of the Second Maine Regiment, have been appointed Brigadier-Generals. The firing across the river this forenoon, of heavier gunslhan have heretofore been heard at tills point, was occasioned simply by tlie exercise of the men at the guns stationed In some of tho United States forti- fications In the vicinity of the Chain Bridge, and near Alexandria. The enemy also fired this forenoon, from rifled guns on Munson's 11111, at the Union pickets, without, however, klllingcr wounding a man. The following is compiled from this afternoon's Star: I of troops, and assume her portion of the military tax wlihout putting Ihe Government lo tlie trouble of collecting It. Kentucky Is all right. This may be relied upon. ANOTHER PIRATE CONE. having been selected by Gov. In order to enable the citizens of New-Haven to pay that tribute of respect to the memory of tlie distlngulflhed de- ceased, which all desire to do. STATE POLITICS. t 'ill. 101.1." C. ol 'niarious interesting facts in relation to the condition of things in Vliginia. The gentle- man to whom we arc under obligations for these items is a man of eminence, and his statements be implicitly xiieil cildenci: lurnishcd. Last theie Confederate troops at Winchester, except a few sick. At Lcesburgh, tlten: wci c thiec or four regiments, and one at WaterToid. ;i little above the Point of llocks. There was un- other at Goose Creek. From letters rent by Hirer different parties, young men in the Confedciate ranks at Richmond, to per- -ons in widely different localities, we learn lhat at Richmond and vicinity the Confederate forces were in a sad state of destitution especially was the vvant of- ihocs b.u'.ly felt, tlicwiiters agiceing in their state- ments that the soldiers weie barefooted, anil in want in" suitable elotliing. They warned other young men, their old associates, to away from Richmond. In confirmation further of llic fact relative to the M-arcily of shoes-, it was stated llwt the teued in the -vals of the tannery at llills- hoiougli. -with the hair scarcely removed from them, r.i.iied them off to convert them into rhoes Joi the troops. The most strenuous efforts imikinj on all hides to fin nitJi needed articles of woolen-. I.i Ihe sutsct of the campaign they seized only 1lie b.-iffsof the Union men to mount their cav- iliv, bul tl f-ir nrcrls were'O pies'-iiiK that they scion 'ec'mtod to llic farm1; of in pu-.-'il (ten ing intense ithsitii-factiC.i publishes a'letter from Feraandina, Fla., dated the 21st, which has been received at Savannah, Geo., saying thnt the crew of the Davis had arrived there, the vessel having been wrecked on the ban while trying to get into St. Angustine, Fla. THE PIRATE 8UMTER HEARD FROM. BALTIMORE, Tuesday, Sept. 3. A letter from Key West to the Baltimore American, dated Aug. 20, on board the frigate Santee, says that on the evening of the 14th, the steamer Powhatan came in off Pcnsacola, saying that they had .captured a prize to the secession steamer Sumter, which was trying to ffet into the river with a large letter-bag, containing let- ters to JEFF. DAVIS and others. Some of the letters stated that the Sumter was going to a certain post or cruising-ground, and would be there for a stated number of days. So the commander sent tlie Pow- hatan immediately to look for her. All was quiet a1 For! Pickens when the Santee left.. The steamer Louisiana was disabled on her down- ward trip by an accident to her machinery. She was towed down by the Adelaide and towed up again, ar- riving here tills afternoon. She brings no news from Fortress Monroe. MORE ARRESTS OF ALLEGED TRAITORS. JOHN C. RAHSIIXO, a merchant of this City, was arrested on Monday night at the Instance of the Secretary of State, nnd confined the rebels, trai- tors, and other enemies of the Government, al Fort Lafayette. He is charged with having held out In- ducements to the Cnptaln nf Ihc schooner called the Arctic, to take a trip lo Nassau, N. P., and convey thence a numbei of cannon to Wilmington, N. C., for the use of the Secessionist. The Captain having a fear that he should he unable to run the blockade, withstood Mr. RAIIMIXG'E offer, wliich was of a tempt- ing character, and the cannon, as far as is known to tiie contrary, arc siill at the Bahamas. The prisoner Is a West Indian by birth, and carried on at No. 36 South-street. On Monday, a merchant named DAMEL COXNII.L, was arrested by Detective EBSTACI for using seditious language toward the Government. He gave utterance to Ids treasonable sentiments while add rest ing a few individuals in front of the Park Barracks. Suncrin- lendent KE-JNBDT did not regard tlie evidence sufficient to warrant his detention, nnd he was discharged. Mr. DUITSUPIELD, also a merchant, was at- icsteil by Officer LEWIS, of tho Fitweiith Ward, on suspicion of holding treasonable romnmnlcation with Ihe rebels. In this case also Hie le.-.limony did not the allegation, and Ihf :i gelling on boaid the cms, on liii way to the Democratic Mule Coiivenliuii. UKRORTS FROM MISSOURI. ROLLA, IMo., Tuesday. Sept. 3. The correspondent ol tlie St. Louw Democrat fmnk-lies the following A gentleman from bpiingficld, 1'ridaj ic- jvnls lhat MuCi'i.Lui-ii, vtilh Ttxas, Louisiana and Arkansas troops, was moving towards Ar- kansas. He last heard from at (lie Chalybeate Springs, neai Mount Vemon. Ilis vieie also being moved fiom the Hospital, and taken .--oulhward. On Tlunsd.iy, the 2'Jlh nil., Gcii1-. PIUCE, PARSONS, SLACK> anil moved towards with a force of some men. When last heard from they wcie innii'hing towards Jcfleison Ciiy, on Ihe road between and Wariuw. Only a porlion of Gen. McDjiiBE's Division remained in Splint-field. Thirty-eight of the Dent County Home Guards were Miipris-ed Sunday morning early at Bennett's Mills by 350 rebels, and 2 of them killed, and 8 Bounded, one moi tally. The killed and wounded of the rebels filled a larjic iv agon, but their number could nol be ascertained. The Homo Guaids retreated. Eighteen secession piiioncis, who were taken by the Guards the day be- fore, weio confined in a hoXise neai by, and the rebels mistaking them for Union men, Aitul on them, wound- lug several. REPORTS FMOil CAIRO. C.UBO, Tuesday, Sept. 3. Lieut. 'TUFTP, who was sent with a ilag of truee from Gen. PILLOW'3 camp, at re- turned luht night. Col. terms were ac- cepted by Gen. PILLOW, and an exchange of prisoners tako place Fit teen hundicd icbcls aic reported to be at Mew M.idiW. -REMOVAL OF THE REMAINS OF GEN. The remains of Gen. LYON, which were deposit- ed on Monday evcnirg In the car which had been prepared for then, aild which was appropriately diupedln black, left tho depot yesterday, by the 12if train for Novv-llaven. There was no ceremony at- upuj> Uic d and LY- MAN TRSMAIH. Kx-Slalo Prison Inspector RHODES, and CuABLKsC.ll.WAi.xEa liave the inside truck for In- spector, but Ex-Inspector RUSSELL is> alto In the field. W W WRIOHT will probably he nominated fur Canal Coinini--Moner. DEAN HICIIMONDN hcad-qnar- tors are at tlie Syracuse House, where Hie Tamilian-. Delegates arc mustered, ivhilo PETIB. and arc ai the Voorhies House. The principle holelb arc rapidly filling up. THE VERMONT HTATB ELECTION MoNTFELirn, Vt., Tuesday, Sept. 3. Our Stale cl-ction held Parly HUPS d'iring the campaign been badly lirokr.n up, so tlwt no comparison of the vote ofto-daj vulh that of last year can with propriety be maiie. Hon. FBKDF.AICK liniiiiioos, ol -.oiejfor by the Republicans and a portion I1 e liberal Democrat. Hon. B. II. of .-.viaiiini., was supporli-'l by llie straight and ANOH7.W TFA the Union The election 1ms off very quirily, and iLe vote teem unusually Muall. We have iclmns oi the Governar.v from -7 tOvMis, v. liicli eiubiitci- -omr- thing more than oim-filih of tlie totes of yc.o. Tlicy KIVC HoiltRooK, O..W7 851. Tin- samr 1-nMis. IT-! year, KAH IMHES. Republican. O..V.t.1 Dr.noc: J I'n'iil-iii'JiIjiP Uc.iioiTiit. Tin- In tin- fiom that of Irom the opposition lo 1lic Republic 'ii i.ui- THE ARAOO AT THIS PORT. Important from Oar Paris Correspondent. Sympathy of1 Napoleon III, tfftj the Union, Our Ability to Borrow Money in France. Arrival and Reception of the Queen In DibllD. icportsof 47 Hciifsentsitivps of 39 are said to bo Republican, 8 Ui'i'ia a.i.i I Deaiocrat. Of tin Union nifii, air bi.oiui lo strong MUNICIPAL ELECTION IN WILMINGTON. "Wn aiNOfos, Del., Tuesday, Sept. 3. At the city diction held to-day oiuire tinion ticket was elected. YISCZST 0. GILPIN V.HS te- clccted Mayor by 772 majority out of 1 ,300 oles. REPORTS FISOM WESTERN VIRGINIA. WHEELING. V.i., Tuc-ylav, Sept. 3. The thnl leli here Snml.iv uiqlit to dispeihO the rebc-1 in ic- lurned Tliey icpoil the outbreak brcn mwli inngniticd in iinpoitiincc. tliev reached YV'ortliingtoit, vvliicli is >ojnc ilisttiucr ui the coiintiy from thi> the .st-t-pslic s li.u? NATIONAL LOAN IN PHILADELPHIA. 1'llll.AIH'l I'lIU, Sept. It. was uj.cncd ID tl-e Nu' Loan lion V.PK .-nt'-r ihn UNION MKITINC AT IO Hon. JOHNSON -poke to an immense Union meeting al Miong 1'nioii were .iduplc-d. MASSACHUSETTS HO--TOS, 'I Col. I'l'.rtDAN IICIP, and Ins ju-1 u dispatch fiom the Sociality ol Wav, icfju id I Queen VICTORIA rr.ost enthusiastically re- ceiied al Dublin Cotton scod is brinjj regularly shipped to India from Suez. The liist election, under the new "Appropria- lion of Seats Bill." took place in South Lanca- shire on l'i and resulted in the return, of Mr CHARLES TrnNEB, the Chairman of the Mei sey Dorks-, and the candidate of the Conservative Party. A letter Irom Turin, oif the 13lh states that t'lc Miiiii-trM of Jl nine Ipas entered into a contract nith the house ol W. H. "VVKnn Co., of New- York, foi Ilie construction of two iron-cased f'igaips, The of Milan, gives some I'.mhci p.irliriilari Tiie contiact signed by Ihe Mr. of New-York, has just been mo.lnicd, QS follows 1. A. reduction of 2 percent, lias been obtained on the price first agreed on ol lires for each frigate. 2. Of the Uva systems, English and French, as repre- sented by Gloirc and tho IVarnor, the prefer- ence IIMS beon givcii-to the French system. The frigatcjaie to be completed, at the contntctors' ribks, in tuo cars and a half. Baron i. lias been eenlenced to a year's impiisoninc-it for the assault on his son, and the latter to a Month's imprisonment for refusing to gi'.e .11 .'iniil his parent. 'llie Mn o' Public Instruction has ac- ol Proieslaiits lo open The i f publishes ihc sub- -tanci' A -pi: h'tli r from the Kmperor in the P- Hi r. ii'ig thrit, if Ihc condition of .iil.iir-> i.-r.ittil, the present status quo will Pn'nc tiiat nialtCib look well in l.elui nn. The ib excellent Syria. Tin! ol tiie Prenrli Department of War loi the jear v.ill Lc more than the jTCM'iit vear. The I'.ui. has been less firm; Rentes, Tin- i orn .cry gtoi'i.i it of tli" London Times gives uiiui of tlio utatc of affairs at A ii-iiibli lit had occuiTcd at Pontclandolf. A company ot liulian soldiers, upon amving there uero rtcir Oil iho Xational (JuarJ and the pco- IMC with ri'juifiiif, but while they partaking oi the olTeied them, I IIP people and masEicrn them. next d.iy the. Iroons town, bom'wriipd .ill JeMi.u-d ol i'imdcd the lire. One i- ii to marry It is repurt'-'i 3 ('f t are dead. j .iitompted to enter (i. 1 r n) :ht. They escaped, .j t .I Uiicol them waa wounded. TI r made an altempt to land a ii' ji ion'.'1, but were repulsed. I1! l formally dissolved on tji( _< iti.l u new cne is lo lie called. v c .....i passed both He-use-- tho ot the Diet ill.-mil, protecting llu- iiiuonslitiiliODJl ainl JibUrary con- du< I "f I Tlie collection o( t .1 mil.taiy force I he rigidly cnfbrcri! A collision hml la'.e-i pt icr between the r ;