[from the press Association.]
The steamer Che Kiang
, from New Orleans 23d, arrived at New York on the 3d inst. A meeting of Louisiana
planters, within the Federal
lines, was held at the St. Charles Hotel
, which continued two days, to consider chiefly the cultivation of the sugar plantations and regulation of negroes in perishes within the Federal
A committee was appointed to confer with Gen. Banks
regarding various questions which arose; and that officer, having been formally invited, entered the hall, and, after being welcomed by the President
of the meeting, responded with a short speech, and retired "amid enthusiastic applause." The results of the agreement entered into are substantially as follows: That a fixed compensation is to be paid the negroes for their labor; that the negroes are left to choose whether they will accept the terms offered; that the contract, if they accept it, binds them for only one year; and that the Government
pladies itself to protect them against ill-usage and inhuman treatment.
At the same time it does not affect the claim of the master on his slave, which may be determined in the future.
correspondence, of 22d, says three hundred and eighty-odd rebel prisoners who had not been exchanged, left by steamer Empire Parish for points in possession of the rebels.
The demonstrations by Secession sympathizers on the occasion were so great that Banks
sent down a regiment to disperse the crowd.
Over one thousand contraband letters and other articles were captured.
On information of a negro that rebels were planting torpedoes between Port Hudson
and Bason Rouge, the gunboat Essex
went up the river and captured four, containing each 200 pounds of powder.
Reports from Baton Rouge
represent that there are numerous indications of an immediate movement, and that great activity prevails in the army.
communicated to the Senate a message with a memorial from distressed operatives of Blackburn England
, expressing gratitude for material aid, and hoping an interchange of feeling will be productive of a further manifestation of sympathy, with a prayer that the civil war may "come to a speedy termination in favor of freedom, regardless of race or color." The message suggests that more effective relief could be rendered by aiding the sufferers to emigrate to America
, and urges the adoption of some plan of assistance to emigration.
A message was received communicating a letter of similar purport in relation to a meeting in Manchester
says the comments of the London
press on the Charleston
blockade will teach the rebels what British sympathy is worth.
A Nashville dispatch, 3d, says the rebels under Van Dorn
advanced towards Franklin
the day previous on two roads, 2000 strong.
After manœuvering, hoping to draw the Federal
forces out, they returned.
Two of his command were captured Van Dorn
's headquarters are at Spring Hill
, thirteen miles south of Franklin
of the 123d Ohio, is Post Commandant at Franklin
Seventy prisoners, all of Morgan
's command, mostly from the 1st and 14th Alabama regiments, arrived from the front on the night of the 2d. One hundred and ninety-three rebel prisoners left for Louisville
on the 4th.
There are thirty feet of water on the shoals.
The bottom lands of Nashville
are entirely submerged.
correspondent of the Herald,
of the 25th, says "the re-establishment of the blockade off Galveston
has been published in the official organ here and the notice of it has been communicated to the Government
by the Spanish Minister
A Kingston letter, of the 13th ult., published in the Diaris de la Marina,
, says the U. S. steamer Vanderbilt
arrived there two days after the departure of the Alabama
, and was unable to procure coal or provisions, having no specie, and no one being willing to take Treasury notes.
says, by ‘"latest advices from Europe
the insurrection in Poland
has assumed most formidable proportions.
The most important fact announced is that Russia
have made an engagement whereby the latter power allows Russian
troops to pass over her territories — a fact which foreshadows that Prussia
will cooperate with the Czar to put down a rebellion which bids fair to deprive her of her share of Poland
It is added that the Cabinets of St. James
, the Tuilleries, and Vienna
, have taken umbrage at the understanding which seems to exist upon this subject between Russia
, and that Napoleon
is already concocting a dispatch to the Prussian government showing how great is his regret that Prussia
should depart from the principle of non intervention.
It is evident all Europe
will feel the influence of this great and sustained revolutionary movement in Poland
, and that Napoleon
will find scope for his energies quite near at home.
This will leave us to deal with our troubles without any undue meddling, as we shall now hear no more of Napoleon
's mediation, save in a pacific manner."’
The Washington Republican
, of the 5th inst,
The following is a summary of the news:
The Springfield Republican
, of the 3d, has a dispatch from Beaufort, S. C.
, February 22d, stating that Fort.
was captured the day previous, with a mile and a half of the rifle-pits, by the 47th New York regiment, with the aid of boats!
Advices from San Francisco
, 3d, says that 2,200 troops embarked at Mazatlan
for the Southern
part of the Republic
to operate against the French
Another steamer was following with more troops.
The precise destination of the expedition is unknown.
has telegraphic dispatches, which it says are obtained from rebel sources, of glorious Federal victories by sea and land; that the Petersburg Express
states that a great battle has been fought at Vicksburg
, and that the Confederates
do not claim a victory, which it interprets as glorious triumph of Federal arms.
Still, another dispatch announces that the rebels are evacuating and flying from Vicksburg
Its own information, from official sources, leads it to believe that Charleston
also has fallen!
George P. Kane
, of Baltimore
, was again arrested on the 3d, charged with organizing a company armed with revolvers, to resist the authority of the United States
In default of proof sufficient, he was released, with the understanding that he shall report to the Provost Marshal
The Philadelphia Inquirer
says that a British fleet is gathering in Hampton Roads
, and suspects they are in the secret of the rebel plot to recapture Norfolk
(?) and intend to be witnesses.
The House of Representatives have concurred in the Senate's amendment to the Tax bill, imposing a tax on transactions in gold
, designed to repress speculation in coin, and prevent the extravagant it tion caused thereby.
refused to suspend the rules to consider the Senate bill for the admission of Colorado
as States into the Union
A dispatch from Trenton
, dated the 4th, says that a large mass meeting of Democrats form all parts of New Jersey
was held at that city on that day, 34 guns being feed in the evening to celebrate the termination of the present Congress.
Speeches were made denouncing the Conscription bill and Executive usurpations.
When the meeting reassembled in the evening an immense crowd assembled, and resolutions were adopted denouncing the usurpations of the Executive
and Congress, taking strong State Rights grounds, and calling on the people to show firmness and courage in this emergency.
The Conscription bill was denounced as an aggressions upon State sovereignty.
The steamer Tycom
, from Memphis
, arrived at Cairo
on the 4th, and reports that two dredging machines had arrived below and would he put to work on the canal immediately.
The river is rising fast and the water is interfering very much with the camps at the head of is and No. 95.
The levees are broken and the water is pouring over at a fearful rate.
A number of State prisoners, recently liberated from Fort Lafayette, held an indignation meeting in New York the same night, Mahoney
The nature of the proceedings is unknown.
Advices from Paris
mention a contract for a Confederate loan to have been received for $3,000,000 in bonds at 7 per cent., exchangeable against cotton.
city article says: ‘"As the Government
possesses all the means of transport from the interior to other ports, the cotton thus hypothecated will be first available for shipment to Europe
The price at which the bonds are to be issued has not transpired."’
The emancipation meeting at Liverpool
was very enthusiastic.
of the Emancipation Society
says no letter or telegraphic dispatch has been received from Lord Brougham imploring them not to present their address to Minister Adams