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From the New York Herald, of the 25th, we gather the following additional news items:

Release of Ross Winans.

Fortress Monroe, Sept. 23
--Ross Winans, 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.

Messrs. Morehead, Barr, 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.

Ex-Governor Wise and his son indicted at Wheeling.

Ex-Governor Wise and his son, O. Jennings Wise, have been indicted for treason by the United States District Court, at Wheeling, Virginia.

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.

From Washington.

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 army.

There was considerable firing between the pickets along the whole line of Gen. Franklin's division during the night. ‘"Nobody hur"’

A close reconnaissance to-day developed the fact that the rebels are extending a line of fortifications from Munson's Hill towards Springfield Station and Alexandria. 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.

Major Lewis, 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,
Washington, Sept. 20th 1861.

Special Order No. 72.

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.

By command of Major Gen. McClellan.
S. Williams, Ast. A. G.

Want of discipline.

The Herald says:

‘ "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.

Col. Lany, 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 6th infantry.

Major and Quartermaster Vanviet, U. S. A., assigned to duty as chief of the Quartermasters' Department, Army of the Potomac.

Major Bernard, Engineer, has been assigned to the duty as Chief of Engineers, Army of the Potomac John Newton and Winfield S. Hancock to be Brigadier Generals of volunteers.

Skirmishing in Kentucky.

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. The Iowa 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.

Gen. Backuer is stated to have taken possession of Owensborough, Ky., on the Ohio river, seventy miles above Paducah.

Flight of J. C. Breckinridge.

Frankll, Ky., Sept. 23
--It is said that John C. Breckinridge and Wm. Preston escaped from here through Montgomery county on Friday.

Gen. Sherman had possession of Muldraugh's Hill yesterday.

Henry Dent, 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. [Of course. 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 forces.]

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.

From Europe.

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.

The Persia 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.

The Canada reached Liverpool on the 15th inst.

A London dispatch of the 15th inst., says there is no news to-day of any political importance.

The Persia 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 and Liverpool were unfavorable. Breadstuffs were quiet but steady in Liverpool, with the exception of corn, which tended downward in price.

The Emperor of France had denied that he was making extraordinary naval preparations.

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