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Our Correspondence. trial of the Union gun at Old Point — Rip Raps — anniversary of Norfolk — balloons — ladies at work on winter equipments for soldiers, etc. Norfolk, Sept. 16. On Saturday, a number of the Federal troops had quite a busy and exciting time on the beach at Old Point. They were engaged in testing the Union gun. The target was on the shore a long distance to Northward of the fort. The greater part of the men who were at the gun, had taken their jackets off, and worked with much activity; but they were afraid to remain at the gun when she was fired. Just before the string was pulled the most of the Yankee gunners would run off for some distance. I have not ascertained the result of the trial of this mammoth piece of ordnance. The flash was as the vivid glare of lightning. Reports came booming across the smooth surface of the splendid roadstead like the deep, sullen roll of distant thunder. A schooner is lying at the wharf at the Rip Rap
From Washington. arrest of spies — a New York correspondent wounded — more "Masked batteries "--return of Gen. McClelian, &c. Washington, Sept. 16. --Three spies were arrested here to-day. F. W. Walker, the correspondent of the New York Express, has been dangerously wounded by a prisoner, who afterwards made his escape. Commodore Porter has been assigned to an important command on the Mississippi. The correspondent of the New York Tribune says that the Potomac flotilla reports new batteries five miles below Aquia Creek; and also a large number of soldiers at Mathias Point. The steamer Pensacola will not be able to pass the Point without a severe fight. General McClellan has just returned from a visit to Gen. Banks. The proclamation of the Captain General of Cuba, regarding ships bearing the Confederate flag, occupies the serious attention of the Cabinet
Later from Europe.Arrival of the Kangaroo. St. John's, Sept. 16. --The steamship Kangaroo has arrived, with telegraphic dates from Liverpool, via Queenstown, to September 5th. The sales of cotton for two days were 27,000 bales, and the market closed unchanged. At London consols were quoted at 92 8/4a92 7/8. The political news is generally unimportant. England was about to send two more regiments to Canada. A railway accident had occurred near London, by which thirteen were killed and fifty wounded.
From Fortress Monroe. Fortress Monroe, Sept. 16. --The Confederate steamer Patrick Henry (formerly the Yorktown) ran within three miles of the blockading squadron a few days ago and opened fire on it. Sawyer's gun drove the Patrick Henry back. The Henry mounts twelve guns broadside, and two pivot guns. The Confederate steamer Curtis Peck appeared yesterday morning above Newport News. A steamer from Norfolk made a recounoisance yesterday, and an attack is immediately expected on Newport News. A Frenchman who deserted from the Patrick Henry, (or Yorktown,) says she is ironplated to protect her sides and upper machinery.
From Missouri. Jefferson City, Mo., Sept. 16. --Intelligence has been received from Sioux City, announcing that one thousand Missourians had attacked Boonsville, and had been repulsed with 12 killed and 30 wounded. F. P. Blacir, Jr., has been ordered to report himself under arrest on the charge of using disrespectful language when alluding to superior officers. Gov. Jackson has publicly announced his intention to move the Capital of Missouri to Lexington, which will doubtless soon be in possession of Gen. Price. Whether the Legislature, which adjourned in May last to meet again to-day, will be ready to proceed to business, cannot now be ascertained.
New Orleans Banks — communication not cut off. New Orleans, Sept. 16. --The Banks here have agreed to receive on deposit and in payment of debts to them, the Confederate Treasury notes at par. The steamer California goes to Mobile tomorrow (Tuesday) morning. Communication with Mobile, it is believed, will not be cut off by the withdrawal of troops from Ship Island.
An English Captain's opinion. New York, Sept. 16. --Captain Morris, of the Royal Navy, at Port Royal, says, we are ordered to observe strict neutrality, and if the privateer Sumter were to come in to-morrow she would receive the same attention paid to United States vessels.
Seizures and Arrests. New York, Sept. 16. --Four vessels were seized to-day. Seven Southerners were arrested to-day on board of the City of Manchester. Nothing treasonable being found about them, they were released. Mr. McMasters, the editor of the Freeman's Journal, has been sent to Fort Lafayette.
An engagement in Maryland. Dearstown, Md., Sept. 16. --The Confederates attacked the Federal pickets to-day, opposite Pritchard's mill, and were repulsed, 8 Confederates are reported killed, and the Federal loss was one killed.
Arrivals from Texas New Orleans, Sept. 16. --Gen. Earl Van Dorn and Lieuts. Robert W. Kipworth and A. V. Verlon arrived this evening from Texas, en route to Richmond.
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