From the New York Herald
, of the 25th, we gather the following additional news items:
, having taken the oath of allegiance, was released this morning, and will to-night accompany his son to Baltimore
Confiscation of a Southern vessel.
Boston, Sept. 24.
--The bark Florence
, from Malta
, was seized this morning by the Port Surveyor
, in consequence of being partly owned in Charleston
Sent to Fort Lafayette.
, and Duadd
, who were recently arrested in Kentucky
, were sent to Fort Lafayette on Tuesday last.
They were previously allowed to take refreshments at the Astor House
and his son, O. Jennings Wise
, have been indicted for treason by the United States District Court, at Wheeling
Condemned to hard labor.
Ulysses C. Vannorhoff
and Isaac Wilcox
have been tried by court-martial in Saint Louis
, on the charge of taking up arms against the United States Government, and found guilty.
They were sentenced to hard labor during the war and their property confiscated.
Washington, Sept. 23.
--An order has been issued preventing all civilians and officers and privates, not on duty, from visiting the outposts of the Federal
There was considerable firing between the pickets along the whole line of Gen. Franklin
's division during the night.
A close reconnaissance to-day developed the fact that the rebels are extending a line of fortifications from Munson's Hill towards Springfield Station
They have too large earthworks in progress of erection at Munson's Hill, directly South of Mason's Hill, commanding the Columbia turnpike
; which are surrounded by deep ditches.
On Saturday, two wagons loaded with clothing, arms, and medicines, were captured near Fredericktown
, St. Mary's county
, by a detachment of Col. Cowdin
's First Massachusetts Regiment.
, of the Forty-Sixth Pennsylvania Regiment, was shot through the heart on the 28th September, by private Lannahan
, of that regiment.
The cause which provoked the deed was the tying of Lannahan
to a cart wheel to be dragged into Washington
In accordance with a late act of Lincoln
's Congress, the following order has been issued:
Headquarters army of the Potomac,
Special Order No. 72.
Washington, Sept. 20th 1861.
Under authority of section tenth of an act of Congress, approved July 22nd, 1861 a Military Board, to consist of offerers herein named, will assemble at Arlington, Virginia
, at ten o'clock A. M., on Monday 23d inst., to examine into the capacity, qualifications, propriety of conduct, and efficiency of all commissioned officers of volunteers who may be ordered before it.
Detail for the Board.
First, Brigadier Gen. Louis Blinker
, volunteer service; second, Brigadier Gen. John H. Martindale
volunteer service; third, Brigadier Gen. John Sedgwick
, volunteer service; fourth, Col. J. McLoud Murphy
, 13th New York Regiment; fifth, Col. Julius Stahl
, 8th New York Regiment.
The Junior Member will record the proceedings.
Want of discipline.
"The disorderly conduct of the privates," by which Washington city
has become almost bankrupt in morals, "is in a great measure attributable to the carelessness of company and regimental officers, who forget their position (?) and sink the officer in boon companionship with their men. In many instances the officers are no better than the mercenary hirelings whom they command.
They are men who are accustomed to boon companions,
and the Lincolnite rabble in the modern Sodom
is good enough for them.
The Herald hints that the vigilance and the Provost Marshall
and the patency of loaded muskets and sharp bayonets have almost stayed the tide of rowdyism and insubordination.
Several army officers have been retired by the Retiring Board
; their names will not be made public at present.
, who had been retired, has been restored to the position of chief of the Topographical Engineers
The Count de Paris
and Duc de Chartress
, nephews of the Prince de Joinville
, have been assigned to the staff of Gen. McClellan
, with the rank of Captain
Federal army Appointments.
The following named Brigadier Generals
have been appointed:
John B. Stodd
, of Decotah, late Captain
and Quartermaster Vanviet
, U. S. A., assigned to duty as chief of the Quartermasters' Department, Army of the Potomac.
, has been assigned to the duty as Chief
of Engineers, Army of the Potomac John Newton
and Winfield S. Hancock
to be Brigadier Generals
Cairo, Sept. 23.
--The pickets of the Iowa
7th at Ellicott's Mills
, Ky., eight miles above Columbus
, were approached on Sunday evening by a body of rebel infantry, numbering fifty or sixty.
boys fired upon them, bringing down three or four.
They returned the fire without doing any damage.
Another skirmish with the rebels took place near Hunter Mo.
, four miles below Norfolk
, last evening.
Three of our men and horses are missing.
The rebel loss is not ascertained.
Reports from below say that the rebels at Columbus
are crossing to Belmont
; also that they are in possession of Blandensville, Ky., eighteen miles southeast of this place.
is stated to have taken possession of Owensborough, Ky., on the Ohio river
, seventy miles above Paducah
Frankll, Ky., Sept. 23
--It is said that John C. Breckinridge
and Wm. Preston
escaped from here through Montgomery county
had possession of Muldraugh's Hill
, City Marshal
, has been appointed Provost Marshal
of this city.
Another $50,000,000 taken.
In the money article of the Herald,
It is said:
We understand that the Bank Committee, which has just returned from Washington
recommended the associate banks, at a meeting held to-day, to assume the second fifty millions of the $150,000,000 Government loan, and that the banks at once agreed to do so. The taking of the first fifty millions insured the taking of the rest; but the fact is not the less gratifying.
The bankers returned from Washington
very confident of the power of the Government
to suppress the rebellion within a few months.
The little matter at Lexington
looks very much like it.]
This afternoon the market was generally steady, with rather a better demand for Southern bonds.
[Probably owing to the Lexington
defeat of the Union
Foreign exchange gave way again to-day.
The best bankers bills were sold at 108¾ and very good bills indeed at 108½ a 108¼ France
ganged from 5.27½ to 5,30, with a rather better inquiry than there was for sterling.
The part of exchange between this country and England
being about 109 5/8 exchange on London
must now be set down as standing at one per cent. discount.
It will continue to rule at a discount until our importers begin to be more liberal in their orders for foreign goods, and it will fall still lower than it is if we should increase our exports of breadstuffs, or re-opening of the cotton ports and-commence the shipment of cotton.
By the arrival of the Persia, at St. Johns
, 23d, we gather from the New York Herald
that the dates brought over by her are four days later than these by the Saxenia.
The steamship Canada
, from Boston
, arrived at Queenstown
on the 14th inst.
reports passed on Monday, 16th inst., the steamship Great Eastern
, putting back to Liverpool
in a damaged state.
A dispatch from Queenstown
, of the 15th inst., says the steamship Persia
had £11,000 in specie on board.
on the 15th inst.
A London dispatch of the 15th inst., says there is no news to-day of any political importance.
reports the following arrival from a blockaded port Arrived from the part of Charleston
, Sept, 8th, Mary Cren
, at Liverpool
The Great Eastern
was to have sailed for New York on the 10th of September; so, if she left on that day, she had been six days out when met in her crippled condition.
Consols closed in London
on the 14th inst. at 93 5/8a93¾ for money.
In the Liverpool Cotton Market
prices had advanced one-eighth of a penny per pound for fair and middling descriptions of American, and holders were firm.
The stock in port amounted to $58,000 bales, of which 531, 500 were American.
The trade reports from Manchester
Breadstuffs were quiet but steady in Liverpool
, with the exception of corn, which tended downward in price.
had denied that he was making extraordinary naval preparations.