irst bale of cotton raised in Louisiana under Banks's free labor system, was sold in New Orleans, on the 12th, at 67½ cents per pound.
Gov. Andrews, of Massachusetts, has been on a visit to Norfolk, Va. He reviewed two negro regiments there.
Four Yankee prisoners who escaped from Bell Isle on the 9th inst., arrived at Fortress Monroe on the 16th, clothed in Confederate uniforms.
The most stringent martial law is to be enforced throughout Missouri. Dr. Crawford E. Smith, of Saline county, has been ordered to go South, and 175 of his negroes taken from him.
Alfred Stanley, brother of the Ex-Military Governor of North Carolina, has been arrested by Gen. Foster for Secession sympathies.
The editor of the Alexandria Gazette has been notified that his paper will be stopped if he persists in calling the Legislature at Richmond "the Virginia Legislature."
Maine has given Cony, (Rep.,) for Governor, an overwhelming majority.
Among the reports in the Northern