recognition of resident Consuls of all the Powers which will not recognize similar officers of the Confederate States abroad.
The rebels at New Orleans, La., have taken a powerful tug-boat, covered her with railroad iron, and put her machinery below the water-line.
They have also built a new boat completely of iron, very sharp, with a sharp point below the water-line, intended to run down the Federal vessels of war. The latter will be commanded by Capt. Seward Porter, formerly of Portland, Maine.--National Intelligencer, July 16.
The Charleston Mercury of this day publishes the following :--The Sixteenth Regiment S. C. M., comprising eight beat companies, were on the Green yesterday for inspection (?). A more ridiculous farce could not possibly have been enacted than that gone through with yesterday — that is, if regarded in a military point of view.
If six hundred citizens, drawn up in two ranks, without arms or equipments, ununi-formed, and ignorant of the first princip
taloons, dark blue blouses, and the dark blue U. S. regulation infantry caps.
They are armed with Windsor rifles and sabre bayonets.
Colonel Mason is yet a regular army officer, holding a captaincy in the Seventeenth U. S. Infantry.--N. Y. Express, August 24.
The schooner Sarah Ann, Rome, recently purchased by John Douglas Mirridless, of Wilmington, N. C., and registered with the British consul as the William Arthur, of Liverpool, loaded with fish, beef, pork, etc., cleared from Portland, Me., for St. Thomas, and sailed to day — but information having been received that her destination was Wilmington, N. C., she was seized down the harbor by the collector of the port and surrendered to the United States marshal under the authority of the act of August 6, confiscating property intended for insurrectionary purposes.--N. Y. World, August 24.
Isham G. Harris, governor of Tennessee, issued an appeal to the mothers, wives, and daughters of that State, for contributions of clot