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July 25.

The rebel steamers Merrimac and Lizzie were captured by the National gunboat Iroquois, they having run the blockade of Wilmington, N. C., the evening previous.--the rebel steamer Beauregard, after attempting to run the blockade of Charleston, S. C., returned to Nassau, N. P.--Jefferson Davis, “regarding the furloughs granted the paroled prisoners from Vicksburgh of too great duration in the present condition of the country, with the exception of those of men most distant” from the camp of General Pemberton, at Demopolis, ordered that they be reduced, and an order to that effect was issued by General Pemberton.

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