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THfi ADVANCE, SEPT. 6, 1861. WS OF THE WEEK, BY TEt.EGMPH.Jl TO THI ADVANCE. :DOM TO THE SLAVE! TO HfC rttOOLAIMKI) Aug. 2i». Wm. Lyon Mo P. p., t-xiiin'd In this citv >vi«« i'\ ;ht >»H the llpper (*auu<lian leading » tin• n*lH*Uion of IH!{N, which re \ hm r< il« to the United States ^Ivi year*, during which time he mectrd with the Now York Trib 'in,: pardoned in l^U) lie returned <bi UMI WII« elected |o Piirliiinient po.itM.n ln> oeeupicd for several Mr w»»s universully celebrated. •in - < MOMIOK, Aug. L'H, We have M'\ tVom the Naval Kxpedition. ci si , Aug. 20. I'upt. Jockinek's y <»f « nvalry, of Col. VnuvaUur- ginit II(, leaves at 10 p. M. to day. Reported alh of Jeff. Darts. ITHF.HH MONUOIS August :i(). — The >at IrnquuiH from the blockade off null arrived hist evening. She v; heard heavy carmoundiug when Jtcran in lot, and almmpoketoabrig hud met the Federal fleet. We 10 other intelligence.of the expedi- <>n. of the (Confederate prisoners ed ti»r Mime days at Old Point, ex <l ih« opinion that the Federal '* would be blown up by sub marine U'K which Lieut. Maury had placed Ul<r.i< inlet, and other assailable on the Carolina eoast. •c the i|iianel Iwtwcen the Alabama ir^nim troops at Yorktown, which •d in the killing of H men of the 11a l(« fMinents, they have lK % en trans- 0 Noitolk. The Alabamians ae- the latter of cowardice. -- morning a small gunboat mounted ifled brasn cannon ran out from k to within 2$ miles of Newport Sh< fired 21t shots at the United friiMtr Savannah. No person was 1 The brig was witfiin ranireof but •e Suviinnah's guns nnd Sawyer's -iiiinon on «hore. When they wen 1 it to lieur upon her she ran down I <>l<l Point and fired two shells, u In. h exploded near Sominole and id < his.- to the Hip Hnpv The fire •hirniil whereupon «he retreated I I Sew ell Point. i .II;I M, August ill. The steam- i olii'inian nailed from (Quebec at 1>J I , tin < morning. She take** out NO j !-<-rs »nd o\,r 4100,000 in specie. 4in\itT«tN, August HI.—It seems tlui; the administration at present, 0 int» ntion whatever to avail itself l><rintKhion and sanction by Con- or tin collection of duties on ship- <»r to the entire closing of the ports on the land side are in the pos <<f eh. iimurrectionary authorities. i\ < 1 imient will rely on theexistance ieienry of its blocke<U' for a suffi- IHW 1 to any reclamation which > mude by any foreign Government id t<« their maritime rights. Yoiih, Aug. HI. Messrs. David ne, tin Commercial Kditor, and Fm«-, have succeeded in oonduct- • biisitM^H of the Journal of Com W I! Hall, Hollowed nv,\ |). [I. \i!l hrrt-nOer conduct the paper. »\<- iMM.nt ha\e removed the in- ) i;> un^'t its circulation over the ; i<| Lvprrv routes in the Tnited Tribune nays we have positive in > • HI trom St. Louis, to the effect <n I'rrmotit U this morning to |ir«>. lituntion declaring'the whole t Missouri under martial law and I •• tiodoni to the slave population. INN vi 1, \\\<r. Ht. It is understood ujot (Jen. Fremont hns issued a nation to the citizens of Missouri, 1 into operation the late act of YOUK, Auguut 20.—Fitxpatrick, net broker, wan arrested Wcdnes- d M« n' to Fort Lafayette, in named Alleghcr kicked his wife ,h last evening. »tniti'»iiK arc going on tor a change erthiji i»i the Journal of Commerce. v.cnr «'ditor»< have been allowed to a w < •. in higher, but transactions are ml dispatch to the Connnerciiil ith'i' itativcly announced that the :t!!{•«• •ttamps are us good an the. es, but are not on sale | S< inn ri, of Chicago, an old auti- 1 iiiiiii, htis been appointed us Con , li i^t.tl i< 1! arrests are no longer to l>o r.l heto, us the purposes of the int nt ure thus interfered with. d'* «.»rre«p<mdcnce : The relwl.* {<>w have name<l their (-amp ' Val ^hiim, * in houor of that rcprcsen n-poi-trd that Hriglmin Young has ) d CtHh in<le|H>ndent. LEXINGTON, MO M Aug. 29.—The rebels, encouraged by exaggerated raports of the battle near SpringHeld, are congregating in large numl>crH, and surrounding the counties, and committing all kinds of outrages on Union men and their prop- erty. If they aro allowed to overrun La- fayettc and other counties in this part of the Btate, an they arc now doing, they will steal enough from Union men to Hub- sist their army for months. In view of this condition of things, assistance, has been asked of (Jen. Fremont. The Home Guards still occupy the fortifications, and are well supplied with arms and provis- ions, mid can probably hold the place,; but reinforeenumtM are needed, to operate against parties engaged in ravaging the country. Prominent Union men are daily threatened with death. Ex-Uov. King, of Kay county, has l>cen warned, but his devotion to the Union cause is unshaken, and he and his sons are ready to shoulder their muskets. HriiANTON, PA M Au^.20.—AtaConvcn- tion held to-day the following resolution was passed :— Resolved, that the thanks of this Con vent ion arc hereby tendered to the Hon. I). S. Dickenson for his recent masterly plea for the Union, and express our high satisfaction in the course of the distin- guished lender of the Democratic; party, and the hosts of other pniiizans in the patriotic course they have taken to rely on the support of the Oovcrumcnl against the machination of traitors. WAMIHNOTON, Aug. 2O.—Hpcmial to the Post: The Washington Republican of this morning expresses the opinion that a battle across the Potomac cannot be avoided many days longer. Mrs. Urccnough and Mrs. Douglas still remain in their homes. The (Jovernment has taken no measures to punUh their complicity in the rebellion. Mr. Russell, tl»e. London Times corres fumdeut, has returned from his expedition among the camps, and reports that our troops have wonderfully improved within a fortnight. Mr. Barrett will receive the appoint- ment of Consul at Newcastle, Knglatul. Advices received from Virginia to-day represent that everything is quiet. Considerable alarm was occasioned in this city by accounts of a skirmish yester* day, but a quiet night followed. There are strong indications, however, of an at- tack from the rebels within a very short time. The eiiemy are in full possession of Bailey'* Cross Roads, and are bringing up their baggage from Springfield station, a distance of tour miles. Tribune correspondence: Last night, at 10 o'clock, (Jen. Franklin's brigade, comprising the 15th. Hist, and 32*1, N. Y. regiments, were ordered to advance, with- out knapsacks. They marched to within 134 miles of Bailey's Crow Roads early this morning. The enemy opened with two rifled cannon, from a hill-top a quar- ter of u mile iKjyond the Cross Roads, on our pickets, and followed them about half a mile. (ten. Franklin has about :t,000 troops, with cannon, and are near a point at the-Cross Romis. A detachment of pickets under Col. Wasliburne, of the 'list, went forward. The enemy were at IIIMUII 800 yards distance. Our troops tired upon them, but without doing any injury. XKW-YOIIK, Aug. 20. Mr. Kllis Hcbm- ble was this* morning conducted to Fort Lafayette, n* a (lovenmient prisoner, by f). IL Carr. U. S. Marshal ot Connecticut. He wns taken in Litchtield, Conn., where he was arguing and preaching Secession, peace, and other treasonable doctrines, which the Connecticut men do not agree to. The U.S. Marshal has taken a repre- sentation for Colonel Burk, from Mr. Schrublc. Hon. David Wilmot is ill in Pennsyl- vania, and it is feared will not recover. His disease is cancer of the. stomach, lie has been declining for several months. WAHIIINOTON. Aug. 29. ••-Hereafter BO minors will be mustered into the service of the U. S. States Voiuntcrrs, without the consent of their parents or guardians. ('apt. (larder Chapin of Virginia 7th Infantry having given proof of disloyalty is dismissed from the service of the Uni- ted Stat«>8, to take effect immediately. it is extremely difficult to obtain relia- ble intelligence respecting the result t>f the picket encounter on the other side of the river, but there seems to be truth in the reports I lust several of our troops were killed, and others wounded nloug our lines. Yesterday and hist night the Post Office Department having authentic accounts that the mails have been repeatedly vio- lated and cannot be carried safely in that part of Kentucky named therein, it is or- dered that the Post Office at Hicknian, Columbus and Padncah, and ull other Pout Offices and Post rontes in Kentucky went of the Tennessee river be discon- tinued cxeent as follows : route No. 9662 from RasHnllville, Cady's and Mayfiold is continued as far as Milbourne, and all other Post Offices on that rout* except Aurora are dontinuhd. Herald correspondence : This enemy has not only re-established their old line of wicket*, as before the battle, but has actually increased on the territory for- merly held by the United Htates nearly a half mile nearer our position*. WABIIINOTON, Aug. 30.—The enemy must make an attack Upon our line*, and that, too, at an early moment. Information from the rebel army nays that on the roads leading to Richmond and toward Htrawsburgh there has IM-CH much sickness among the men. They are short of everything except wheat, flour ami corn of which tjiey have an abundance. The men were very restless and there was 110 discipline. They were highly elated with their success at Bull's Run. and were BO confident of their ability to thrash the Abolitionists that they im- peratively demanded to IMJ led on to Washington. It is probable, in obedi- ence to fliis request that they are being paraded along our lines. An intercepted letter from Columbus, Va., shows that New York papers were received at that point within from ten to twelve days of publication ; and further, that the rebels an* basing their move- ments on tho supposed intoutions and designs of the military authorities here, to suppress the Secession press. All persons will be,*rcmoved from the departments against whom charges can be brought. Two rebel batteries have been discov- ered within a few days. A flotilla threw in a few shells into Ac- quia ('rack, which produced a scattering antong the retain, and which was returned, Imjt without effect. A gentleman from Kentucky naya that the Union sentiment i» gaining ground in that StiUe. Prof. lA>we 1ms removed his traps, and will make an ascent near Arlington Heights. The result of his reconnoisnnce hah not transpired. He remained in the ail] over an hour, when the balloon was drawn down. - I'rot* Mitchell arrived to-day. He is to be assigned a brigade at once. They now have :v battery of rifled can- non on the top of the hill from which they kept up a tire on our troops for the past few days. The reconnoiters make out a force at Morrison's Hill, and throe pieces of cun non. All these military movements (Jen. McClellan wan fully apprised of and will pay hi* respects to the enemy. Acolumn of 40,000 men is prepared to cross Hampton bridges, they are deter- mined to make an attempt to get Mary- land in their possession. ManaHKun Junction has been virtually abandoned, then: being only a guard left there to look after the guns and a battery left then;. The forces have, been pushed forward on the Potomac, and tire thrown across into Maryland. WASHINGTON, Aug. :H).-• Herald corres- pondence : The enemy across the Poto- mac now occupy several important st rate- getical points und ure throwing up forti- ticatiotiH. The line of the enemyV pickets is on the Alexandria Itailroad, at the junction of Hunter's Creek and the Columbia turnpike. At this place the enemy have constructed breastworks commanding the turnpike,on :i line with Hailey'n Cross 1 toads. The. War Department IIUK proof suffi- ntly strong against the women recently ?Hted, to«place the' fart of their compli- • with, mu\ aid to, the Secessionist** cie arr cit 1KM ond all doubt. INKW YORK, August HO.—An immense meeting of the friends of the 09th (Irish) regiment took place last evening, in aid of a fund for the widows of the soldiers who died in the last battle. Thomas F. Mciighcr delivered a stirring address. Tfie steamer Mat.an/.as brings MafranzuH dates to the SJ5th. A British schooner arrived there, having run the blockade off\ Newlnrn, N. C, and sailed again for Charleston. A sloop from Charleston also arrived, havinir run the blockade. The rttorcfthip Jtolejiae, from Fort Pick- ens Aug. 2, and Key West Aug. 14, has arrived. James Brown and Jno. S. Jirun, seamen, invalids from the Colorado, died on the passage, and their bodies were i*>n«i£iicd to the deep. , Vug. itO. -Special to Chieugo Times: Limit. Pinckney, of Capt. Hal- nton's company, of the 10th regiment Illi- nois Volunteers, came to this city last evening. He htates that a large; body of rebels, variously estimated at front 2,500 to 3,000, under the notorious \Martin Orecn, took po.sHCs»*ion of Palmyra. Mo., yesterday morning. There were no Union State troops there to defend it, and of course Ho resistance was made. Some 5,0{)0 of the rebels arc in the* town, and the balance in camp, in the outskirts. A train of earn, containing a consider- able quantity of muskets, for the troops itt Mt. Joseph, which letl Hannibal yester- day, was fired into near Palmyra, and forced to return. No damage was done. EOM.A, Mo., Aug. 80.—Tho eorreispond- of the St. ljouis Democrat, furnishes following items : HK, Aug. ai. -The Democratic Convention for the second Assembly District was held at. the City Hall this r. M. Dr. Harry Clifford presided, Dr. James Farin and James H. Hoffman were appoin- ted Secretaries. 1 ent the '1 Parti**** from SpringOeld report that a skifmiah had taken place, in Union county, east of Fort Scott, l>etween Col. Montgomery, of the Kansas forces, and the rebel troops under Ruins. Reinforce- ments bad been sent to Rains from Spring- field. H,000 relicts were in camp at Pond Spring. Another encampment, number- ing 5,000. was at a spring south, on the Payettevillc road. There, were also en- campments near Springfield. Gen. Me- Bride, with 1,000 men, has arrived, during lust week. 1,000 men were encamped ut Dry Creek. Every vestige of property belonging to Union men in Green county had been seized.\ Fremont?* Pro«IamMto«. ST. Lou!*, Aug. :J1.—Provost Marshal MoKiustry lmw issued orders peremptorily prohibiting any pcrnon from passing the limitM of the city without a H|tecial per mil from hit* office. Railroad, HU:IUU- Iwat;, ferry und other agents, are prohibi- ted from selling tickets to any one not holding a pass from the Provost Marshal. Thin order is aimed especially to ttuch parties reaching flic city, for the purpose, of communicating information to the enrmy. The following Proclamation was innued this morninc : Hr-KuqvAHTVAW, WKHTKUN DRVAKTMKNT, t RT. LOIIIH. Antr. Wth. 1HA1. f The circumstances in my district ren- ders it my duty, OR Injing Commander of the Administrative powers, to enforce the laws. The disorganized condition of the country, the destruction of property* by bands of murderers and marauders who infest nearly every county of the State, and avail themselves of our misfortunes, and the vicinity of a hostile force to gratify private and neighliorhood ven- geance, and who find an enemy wherever they find plunder, finely demands the tjeverest measures to repress the daily in- creasing crimes and outrages which are driving off the inhabitants and ruining the State In this condition the public: safety and the success of our arms, require unity of purpose, without let or hinderanee to the prompt administration of affairs. In order, therefore, to suppress disorder, and to maintain as far at* now practicable, the public ]M*aee, and to give, security and protection to the persons and property of loyal citizens I do hereby extend, and do declare and establish martial law through- out the State of Missouri. The lines of the army of occupation in thifl Slate ure for the present declared to extend from Leaven worth, by way of the Posts of Jefferson City and Roiia, Ironta, to Cape (lirinneau, on the Mississippi River. All persons who shall l>e taken with urm.-> in their hands within the*- lines hhsill l»e tried by Courf-martial, and if found guilty will b«? shot. The property, real and personal of all |»crsons in the State of Missouri, who shall take up anim against the United States, or who shall be directly proven to ha-ve ttikcn active part with the enemy in the action, is declared to be confiscated to the public use, and their slaves, if any they have, ;m» hereby declared free. All persons who shall IM- proven to have destroyed, after the publication of tfiis order. Railroad trucks, Bridges or Telegraphs, shall suffer the extreme pen- alty of the law. All * pernon* engaged 1st Treasonable correspondence, in giving or procuring aid to the enemy of the United States, in disturbing the public tranquility by crea- ting timI circulating false representations or ineendiary documents, or in their in- terest, arc warned that they are exposing themselves. AH person* who have been ted away from their allegiance are required to re- turn to their homes forthwith. Any such absence without sufficient cause, to be presumptive evidence against them. The object of this declaration is to place in the hands of the military authori- ties, the power to give the instantaneous effect to existing laws, and to supply such deficiencies a** the condition of the war demands. But it is not intended to suspend the ordinary tribunals of the country, when* the law will be administered by the civil officers, in the usual manner and with their customary authority, while the same can be peaceably exercised. The Commanding General will labor vigilantly for the public welfare, and in his effort* for their safety, hopes to obtain not. only the. acquiescence but the active support of the people of the country. (Signed) J, C. FREMONT* Major (ien. Commanding. NKW-YORK, Aug. HI,—Ricfiard S. Free- man was arrested yesterday on his way to Krone, N. If., to purchase shoe pejfging machine* for Georgia* parties. He was taken,to Fort Lafayette by order of the Secretary of State. Tho remains of (Jen. Lyon arrived at throe, o'clock this i». M. They were escorted by a guard of honor of the Seventh Regiment to the City Hall, where they will lie in state until one o'clock on Monday afternoon, when they will go to Connecticut. The Fifty-fifth regiment left to day for Washington via Ambrin. Special to the Post: All in quiet on the Potomac to-day. The Unionists near Morrison Hill are leaving rapidly. The War Department is actively engaged in the Volunteer forces by appointing Offi- cers, without regard to grades. An orderly sergeant who has shown special bravery in battle, has f>cen appoin- ted a Captain, to the great delight of his men. PHIIJADKLPHIA, Aug. 3*0.—The remain* of (Jen. Lyon will arrive here to-morrow morning. They will be received by a military escort, and taken to the New- York boat. BALTIMORE, Aug. 30.—The OUt-Point boat has arrived. There is no news from Fortress Monroe. DATA VIA, August 80.—Oun. Thayer, of Warsaw, and John H. Skinner 2d, of At tica, were yesterday elected delegates to the Democratic State Convention, from Wyoming county. WABHIHOTON, Aug. 31.—W. H. Ward, late of the Macedonian, who lately re- signed, arrived in New York on the lle- leaee, Friday, and ha« been ordered to spend a watering season at Fort Lafayette. The Navy Department had tfie Poto- mac Uivcr examined lost night, between this city and Fort Washington, for boats which might be used in transporting con- traband articles across. Letter* to Western Kentucky, tx> the discontinued .postoffices, should be ad- dressed via Louisville. BOSTON, Aug. 81.—The ynited Btatcs Marshal to-day seized 50,000 ]>ounds of tobacco, the alledged property of James Thomas Jr., of Richmond. The tobacco reached Boston via Nashville and Louis- ville. WARHINGTON, Aug. SI.—Times corres- pondents : Thi:; ihorning a demonstra- tion with 8 pii'ces of artillery was made against our pickets stationed at Full's Cross Koads. After retiring a short dis- tance, our troops returned the fire, and finally compelled the enemy to retire. They resumed possession. Only one sol- dier was wounded. In military circles it is believed that tlie present movement of the rebels has no other significance than to keep their men actively employed to prevent demoralization anil dsBotution of their army. The rebels still hold Munson'g Hill, a short distance, beyond Bailey's Cross Roads. 25 scents from the New York 87th entered their camp unobserved, and made a capture. They brought away with them :i camp kettle as a trophy. The rebels can I>e plainly seen from tfie cross road throwing up breastworks around the brow of the Hill. Capt.Whipple. of the Engineers ac- companied Mr. Lowe on his aerial ascen- sion yesterday. They observed nearly 1000 men at work throwing up entrench- ment on MunsonV Hill judging from the camp and gmoke l>efbre the Hill. They think tin; rebels there arc assembled there, to thtj number of 4 or 0 Regiments near Fulls Church and Fairfax Court House, a distance of 7 miles. During the entire day skirmishing par- ties have been kept up between the pick- ets of the two armies. * The State Department will not issue papers to anybody permitting tuem to pass from tin; loyal to the rebel States. The. Seerctmy of the Treasury contem- plated issuing an address to the people. Information has been received to the effect that deserter* from our troops almost daily cross the river inio the secession country and they arc furnished with citizen'* clothes, and money, a.nd are then conveyed 11 cross Chesapeake Bay in binall boats. They then make their way to Delaware. WASHINGTON, Aug. 80.—No exciting news from other side of Potomac to-day. Movement*) of enemy believed to be in- tend to draw detachment* of our troops ont from their intrenchments. No indi- cations of an attack to-duy. Several soldiern have esca|>ed to-day by donning civilian clothes. j A new army order suppress the pos- sibility of all objectionable news and un- der it 1* provisions (Jen. Dix will take measures against the secession journals in Baltimore. The 13th Rochester Regiment of New York Volunteers has lost only two men by disease since their arrival here. Official despatches from the East Indies state that the flag officer has received the orders of the Navy Department for the immediate return of the squadron to the United States. One ship will however be left there, and also on the coast of Africa and Brazil, after these squadrons shall have been withdrawn for blockading purposes, * , August 30.—The Bal- timore Union has the \following reliable information regarding Oen. Rosencrantz from a well known citizen of Baltimore who returned yesterday from Western Virginia. The name of this gentleman how iK.'cn frequently used in Baltimore as having written letters declaring that he had been in company with Rosencrantz and states that up to the time of the 25th Gen. Roscncrauz wa» not only alive and well, but was taking things quietly at his headquarters. No information of* 0 dis- astrous character was understood to have been received at headquarters. The affair of Col. Tyler, near Summerville, had been received, but no other account beyond. It is believed by military men General Rosccrantz can fully maintain himself, as he has good aides and officers; and military men differ as to the probability of any general engagement in that quarter. FAYKTTK, MO M August 29.—Appre- hensions being felt that the branch of the State Bank at this-plocc would be robbed, the Cashier yesterday sent the specie amounting to about $100,000 to Alton, on the North Missouri Rail Road for transportation to 8t. Louis. On reaching Alton the money was seized by a party of 20 Secessionists. Whether it will be re- covered is not known. Some saying that Poindcxtcr has been induced to return it to the Bank, while others assert that he will attempt to cross the Missouri River, and curry it to Oen. Price's army in the North West. LOVIHVILLE,Ky.,Sept. 2--The JournnJ strongly condemns the course of General Fremont, and advocates a loyal neutrality on the part of Kentucky. FORTOKSS MONROE, Bept. 1, via BALTI- MOUE, Sep. 2.—Steamer George Peabodj arrived from Hattcras inlet this morning, having in tow the prize Brooke captured at the inlet. The Harriet Lane was got off at 2 P. M., on Saturday. Her armament and COAI had been thrown overboard, the guns will be recovered. The Minnesota had left for New-York, with the Confederate prisoners. The ae- ccwionists had S killed and 25 Mounded. A new military department it is sap- posed will be created for Gen. Butler. Capt. Lander'^ company of 3d Artil- lery was detained on tlie Peabody. They were the first to land, and with the Naval brigade completely cut off the Confede- rates escajK! by land. Lieut. I^oder was the first man on shore. The gun boat R. B. Forlws, from Bos- ton, went ashore yesterday on Smith's Island, near Cupe Charles, three propel- lers were sent down from Old Point to assist in getting her off. Two members of Hawkin'e regitnent* were accidentally shot to-day, one of them killed. WASHINGTON, Sept. 1.— The Naval Ex- pedition which left Fortress Monroe has been heard from. They are on the way to New York with 500 to 800 prisoners. They took 2 forts, 2,000 stand of anna, and 82 cannon, l>esides large amounts of munitions They took Forts Hatterus and ('lark at Hattcras inlet. The parapet inclosed two thirds of an acre of ground, well covered with suffi cient traverses, ramparts, and parapets, upon which our shell had no effect. The larger work, near this inlet, was known as Fort Hatteras Fort Clark, which was about mfgn hundred yards northerly, is a square re- doubt. It mounts five guns and two six- pounders. The enemy had spiked the guns, but in 11 very inefficient manner, upon abandon- ing the fort, the day l>clore. We had our troops on the shore at the time of the surrender of the forts, but re- embarked the regulars and marines, find- ing it impossible to leave them, without a delay of tfie fleet, which could not be spared\ from Fortjvs> Monroe. On consultation witli Com. Stringham, Gen. Butler determined to leave the troops, and hold the fort, because of the strength of the fortifications, its, import anee, and to prevent its possession again by the enemy, and the very great diffi- culty of its capture. Until he could get some further instruc- tions from the Government, Commodore Stringham directed the steamers Monti- cello and Pawnee to remain inside ; and these, with the men in the forts, are suffi- cient to hold the position aguinst any force which is likely or indeed possible to be sent against it. The importance of the point cannot be overrated. When the channel is buoyed out, there are fifteen feet of water over it, insid the harlx)t\ at all weathers. In the hinguage, of the chief engineer of the rebels, in an official report, *\it is a station second only in importance to For- tress Monroe on this coast. AH a depot for coaling and supplies for the blocka- ding squadron, it is invaluable: and as a harbor for our trade for the winter, it in of great importance to hold it. With the prizes taken in that inlet and captured with the forts, by an official re- port of the. Chief Engineer of the coast defenses of the rcl>el8, will also be found the arms and munitions of war captured with tpe toil as nearly as they can l»e as- certained. While, all have done what they could, I desire to speak in special terms of com- mendation, in addition to those before mentioned, of Max Weber who was in command of a detachment <^f 800 men on a strange coast without camp equipage or possibility of aid in the face of an enemy GOO strong on a dark and stormy night, also of Col. Weiss who conducted a reconnaissance of 20 men, and of the the daring and efficiency of Capt. Nixon of the const guards, who during tliu firnt night, altliough in the face of an enemy of unknown numl>ei>. nobly performed his duty. I desire to commend Ut your attention Capt. Lander of the New York 9th, who was in command of a detoehtment of bin regiment when the unfortunate casualty of the Hrrriet Lane prevented Col. Haw- kins from landing. Pcamit me to speak of tlie. efficiency of the regulars under Capt. Lander, who worked zealously in aiding the volunteer*!.. I desire especially to make acknowledge- ments to the volunteer aids, who planted an Ameican flag on Fort Clark, on the second morning to indicate to the fleet* its surrender, and to prevent the further wasting of shells upon it, a service of great danger. 1 also make honorable mention of offi- cer Fiske, who risked his life on shore to carry my orders before the troops landed, and to apprize them of the movements and intentione of the fleet. Also my thanks for the valuable aid > Capt. Haggrrty, who was employed in visiting the prizes in the harbor, and in drawing up tlie capitulation. CHICAGO, Aug. 81.—A fire yesterday at Bishop Hill, destroyed several houses, and a large amount of broom corn, to- gether with several hundred thousand foet of lumber belonging to the Bifchop Hill Colony. Estimated loss $23,000 to $80,000, No insurance.

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