August 13.--Three scouts returned last evening from Charleston, Missouri, bringing three Confederate prisoners well armed and mounted.
The prisoners state that General Pillow's Tennessee forces had re- landed at New Madrid, and Jeff Thompson contemplated an immediate attack on Cape Girardeau.
Codensburg, N. Y., Aug. 13. --A fire early this morning on Water street destroyed the store and stock of H. T. Bacon, dealer in ship chandlery and coal; also the premises of J. H. Morgan and James G. Averill, liquor merchants.
Total loss, $40,000, insurance, $25,000.
New York, Aug. 14.--The banks of New York, Philadelphia and Boston have agreed to take fifty millions of the Government loan, they to be the sole recipients of the Treasury notes.
Washington, Aug. 14.--Col. Farnham, of the Ellsworth Fire Zouaves, died this evening at the Infirmary, of wounds received at the late battle, combined with an attack of typhoid fever.
Washington, Aug. 14.--The Commissioner of Indian Af