Affairs in New York.
--A letter from New York, dated the 14th inst., gives the following intelligence from that metropolis of Yankees:
The iron-clad Manhattan
was launched from Secor
's yard, Jersey City
, this morning, in the presence of several thousand spectators, among whom were noted Admirals Farragut
, Chief Engineer Stimers
, and a number of officers from the Russian
fleets. --The vessel was christened by Miss Gregory
, grand-daughter of the Admiral
, after which the "monster" glided into the water without the slightest mishap and amidst the cheers of the multitude.
The dimensions of the Manhattan
are as follows: Extreme length over armor, 235 feet; length outside of stern post, 160 feet; extreme beam over armor, 46 feet; depth of hold, 13 feet. It is expected that the Manhattan
will be ready for sea say about the 15th of November.
The one hundred and sixty rebel officers who were sent on here from New Orleans by the steamer Evening Star, were transferred from Governor's Island
to-day to Sandusky Bay
, to join the thousands of their fellow rebels confined on Johnson's Island
It seems that these prisoners, while on the steam-tug conveying them from the Evening Star to David's Island
, were supplied with an abundance of champagne by certain sympathizing friends, which was so freely imbibed that all hands were in a state of intoxication before their destination was reached.
At one time they threatened to attack the guard, and in other respects behaved themselves so scandalously as to create serious alarm on board the boat.
There is, I hear, some reason to suspect that the Russian
officers were offended at the invitation given to the French
officers by the Commissioners
of Charities and Correction, yesterday, to visit the public institutions.
preferred going alone, and hence declined the invitation.
At all events that is the story.
To-morrow, however, the gentlemen from Muscovy have concluded to go on the excursion, and have sent the Commissioners
a notification to that effect.
As for the Britishers, we have got rid of them altogether, Admiral Milne
having returned to Halifax
in the Nile
, which, with the Immortalize, went to sea this morning.