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U. dUWt.u-'l.h'J. NATIONAL REPUBLICAN, Published Daily, Sundays Excepttd, BY W. ,1 MUKTAOH do OO. ii ' Ueo. M. Weston, Kdltor. gr The publication office of the National Republican la at the northeart oomer of D and Seventh street, seoond floor, over W. D. Bhep herd's ature. Entrance on Beventh atreet. Tuesday October 22, 1861. MfW Hearting Matter on every page.TO IKTETIEIT1NO PIIOM COLOU ADO TEH IUTOHY. On our first page will bo found the flrt mes irngo of the first Governor of Colorado Tcrrl tory, and for these reasons It will be read with Increased Interest. Governor Gilpin is n man of great ingnclty, and In the beginning of our present difficulty demonstrated bis loyalty and patriotism. Immediately after President Lin coin's first war proclamation, the Governor of fered his military services In any capacity, but as he was In a position to do more good a Governor of the new Territory, bla patriotic offer was not accepted. Governor Gilpin's views upon the great Im portance of securing the Rocky Mountain against rebel foree and Invasion are new and important, and we have been permitted to pre ent them, In the following extracts from r private letter, received a few diys ago by an officer of the Government. He has also, as will be seen, settled the question of tho prac ticablllly of a Pacific railroad. " In the beginning of this contest, I nntlcl pated a conflict of nlno years duration, to be finally ended around the city of Mexico. Since tho Manasa affair, tbe fires of civil war have burst out here. Here Is n conflict lor the possession of tho great mountains j the passes of the continent, and the connections with tbe Pacific ocean. This has suddenly become a strategetlcnt point of superlative Importance. Remember what little Importance atlachrd to Gibraltar beforo tbe expansion of recent modern times upon the Atlantic. So now, the Immense grow th cl our atTiIrs on tho coist of the Pacific ocati and beyond together with tho growing dangers of the sea connections, make this key of the l"i of tho Cordillera, and the possesion ol the great mountains, tho most valuable strati getical point upon our continent, and prospec ively the mot valuable to the whole com merclal world. An exploring party sent by nw In July, to mature a minute examination of tho topography between Denver and Salt Lake cities, has re timed, and solved forever the problem of a Vontintntal Road The route passes all the mountain chains under the fortieth degree, and continuously, without obstacle. gold wirnorr lisjit. The condition of this Territory is epciaHy interesting. The abundance of gold is the same a; salt in the sea, but economical method' of extracting it are not known or practiced. Science and discipline, labor and capital are wanted. Ten thousnnd soldiers, robust, healthy, nnd in tho palmy prime of physical perfection, are here ; but neither arms, ammunition, pro il'ions. clothin;, or horses, to put a single reg iment in tbe field Money is wanted. TUC SOITH DESIRE TUB MOeNTAlNS AND MEXICO. Again, It is In the programme of the outh era policy to Invest these mountains and Mex ico. 1 he North Is not awake to this. The war waging on the Potomac docs not menace the permanent, prospective overthrow of tho Continental Union. The poseselon of th mountains doe. Who has ever displaced the poofHe of the Alp", tho Tyrol, Hungary, ir tbe Caucasus! L-t such a people hold this mountain system, its pase and Its pares, and the hope of n Continental Union, the oracular inspiration and mission of our race, is quenched forever. It Is policy to anticipate and con quer results." FIGURES UPON THE SEGRO. The annexed tabular statement istak n from n recent pamphlet, " Cheap Cjtton, by a Cotton ilinufaclurer." It shows In re'pect to the eight extreme Southern State", that If alljheir slaves were set free to-day, they would Lave but a little mnro than half as many frie ne groes, in proportion to their area, as arc now found In DMawaro and Marylanl, where they are esti emed to be a very useful clas of labor ers. In Virginia, the total negro population, slave and freo, Is about eight to the square mllo. In Kentucky It Is much les. 1 mile Frccntrrra, In CI ke in!l- Deliwnre, 2.120 1!,723 !)30 .Maryland, 11.124 83,718 7.52 13 214 103,441 Avg. 7 81 11 inlli feltm In ltGO Ag la iq mil S Carolina, 23,385 402 241 13 70 Georgia, 58 000 4(!2,230 7 !I7 riorida, 5S,2C8 C1.753 1 01 Alabama, 50 722 435,132 8 57 Mississippi, 47. 150 43G69G !) 2(i .Louisiana, 41,255 332,520 8 00 Tmxis, 237,501 180,388 ,77 Ail,aia, 52,198 111,101 5.13 .-.75 188 2,422,304 Avg. 4 21 Rru iSE or More Rlhei, Piiuostits. A few iLiysago thirty seven rebel prisoners confined In thi city were released, and on Thursday last, twenty more, sUcted frcm among Hie North (Jarolliduns, confined upon CedlooV Island, in the Bay of New York, were sent to Portress Monroe, nhoie they arrived on Sat urday, and whrre tl.ey me t.i be lekused upon taking the oath not to bear aims ugalpst Un united States Government. This Is done In response to tbe ncent release of fif'y seven ol our wounded folJkre at ItlcliLT r,d As nun y all the persons released by the rebel air hurl- tic ore disabled by wounds and disease, more than half of tlem having bad a limb iiuipu tuted, Col Iiuike make a selection iuthotumr munner Iron) among tbe common soldiers, and those were taken who appeared to be mo-t dis abled and we-akeced by d eene. Their name are not given. This action of the Governmi nt was nn rgreeable iiirprl'c to the prlsorers,imd the fortuuuto ones haile-d their deliverance w.th unfeigned delight. Til KIR BBCttBT COUNCILS. In the clearing np of tho rubbish of the room occupied last winter by the famous com mlttee of thlrly-lhree, the following letter. written by a Southern member of It, waiffound, and Is now In our possession. Tho writer evi dently contemplated the disruption of the union with concern and anxiety, but he treats It as a fired and irrevocable fact. This was In the early part of January, and while the pre tence was still actively kept up, that thero was a possibility of preventing a conclusion really foregone, by " healing " measures of compro mlse. AH that was a matter of diplomacy merely, the object not beiog to restore tho national Union, but so to manage the pending legislative Issues as to produce a perfect union of the South. The national Union was regarded as gone, by tho fixed policy of the Gulf States, and so it was then, as It Is now, unless sustained by military force. The end and aim of tho manceuverlng last winter, In committees, In the " Peace Conference," at Wlllards' Hall, and on the floors of the two Houses of Congress, was not to bring back vitality to the dead body of the national Union, but to mass tho South in favor of disunion, by such a presentation of the pending questions a? would bring Into tbe measure the border States, which were still reluctant to venture upon so hazardous a step The subjoined letter, however, speaks suffl clently for Itself: " Wisai.QTON, January 7, 1881. " Deaii Sin : I duly received your favor, and will attend with pleasure to vour renuest so soon as I can get an hour's leisure. My labors on the committee consume nearly all my time, but I presume they will finish their work in a nay or two. 1 nus tar, their deliberations hate resulted In nothing of particular Importance, and I fear they will not accomplish anything calculated to quiet the disturbed state of the puDito mint, me trutn is, tne union is already dissolved, and It will require the same miracu lous interposition to restore its vitality as was presented at the grave of Lazarus. Mortal man cannot do It, and I look upon it that the whole matter is now resolved Into a simple question of security or preservation for the South, Yes, the Union is dissolved! The reins of Govern ment have fallen from tlfc nerveless grasp of me miseraoic oiei creaturo who now presides at the White House, and the next scene in the drama (and the most awful one too) will be the disruption of the bonds of society, when bad and desperate men will control the hour, and all will be discord, rapine, crime, and chaos. This Is the wrath to come. Dismal Night, with her chests. Is now hoverinn- around In shades The epidemic Is progreFsing, and Is now rapidly extcuding from South to North. It will go on increasing in a geometrical progression, and In accordance with the law of gravitation, it will become more rapid as It descends. " To my mind, this is no time for crimination, or for the luqolry, If thero waa just cause for the country to be pieclpltatcd Into Its present troubles? the sole inquiry is, the union of the South for the safety of the South. There must be no divisions at home. He who doubts im. perils the very security of bis hearth and dear est domestic relations. night or wrong,' every patriot mut now rally In defence of his own home and people. I think, If all the slave States, in the dread alternative now forced upon u", would simultaneously unite In separation, u wouiu tenu more to prevent a civil war be tween the two sections, and produce, ultimately, a reconstruction oi me union." Indictments for Titrxso.v. The grand jury, for Charleston, Kanawha county, Virginia!, have found more than ons hundred IndictmenlB for treason, almost exclusively among the leaders of various sections. Judge Jackson recom mended the Jury to pursue the plan of indict ing chiefly the active leaders, and letting go the deluded masses of the people who had, early In the present troubles, taken positions against the United States Government and In favor of tbe seceteion movement, of which thy had since repented. SThe Fairfax, captured by tho rebels on Saturday contains, in udditlon to some Gov ernment property, the private effects of Mrs. Elizabeth Evans.of Wlllhmsburg.(N.Y.,)of tho saleable value of quite $2. COO, and more val uable than that to the loser. These effects con'Is'ed of furniture, a large library, Ac. There were also 432 bales of hay on boaid, belonging to Peter Derry, of Georgetown. aj-Commander C. II. Poor, having asked an Inquiry into his conduct while In command or the Brooklyn, In respect to the escape of tbe rebel s'eamer Sumter from the Mississippi river In June last, a court of inquiry upon the care has been ordered to convene in this city to morrow. Tho court consist of Commodores Sbubrlck, Stribllng, aDd Sands. Judge Advo cnte, George M. Weston. & The Commissioner of Patents bos re jectcd McCormlck's application for the exten sion of hiB reaper patent. ArroiNTED. Charles Honklns. of New York. has been appointed to a first-class ($1,200 per annum) clerkship in the Pension bureau. $3F The steamer Sin Jacinto ia expected home from the coast of Africa In all this month. The Bermuda, We have learned the following important facts respecting the English steamer Bermuda, which recently ran tho blockade IntoSavan nah. Tho captain Is named Tesiere, and live In Savannah. An English rea captain was on board also, who took command when other vessels were lu tight. Her orders wero to make Tort Hatteras and hoist a private signal which would be answered, and, 11 not answ ered, to go to Savannah. She made Hatteras and hol-ted her signal, which was not answered, causing great alarm. Just then an EaglUh war vesfel hovo In sight, and she represented to them that the was in distress, being out of water, and then they learned that Fort Hat teras wax In tho bands of tho Federal foiccs. Sbe then mado for Savannah. She madeTybeo Light at two A. M , ran by the fort, and, seeiog no vessels, put about and ran In. Sbe waa met off the Light, by a flotilla, which escorted her up to tbe city amid the ringing of bells and firing of guns. Her cirgo was eighteen large ilfle guns, two WMtwortu 124 pounders, one ol which waslm ruedUtely sent to New OileaLB, 7,500 Enfield rfles, 18,000 Belgian rifles, with flxrd ammu nition to all of them, 90,000 first quality shoes, 90 000 oerco its, betides quinine, morphine, thread needles, tic. A return cargo of cotton was prepired for her, which Bho commenced to take abnurd but the populaco stopped It say ing she should tnke no cotton to England. She was loaded and ready lor ten on the 4th of IhU month, with acxin-oo' rlco, n val stores, ard a few balis ol cotion Two other etsels, with similar cargoes, wero dally expected Irom Eugland. N. Y. 7'rfbimf, Oct. 21. FE0M THE GBAND AEMY. . THE BATTLEJJF LEESBURC. THE GALLANT BAKER K LLED AT THE HEAD OP HIS COLUMN. The city waa thrown Into an unusual slate of excitement yesterday, by-tho report that a battle was in progress In the vicinity ol Lees burg, but nothing authentic waa known until the publication of the following telegram from Gen. Stone'a command to the headquarters here: " Edwards' Firrt, October 21, 1801. This morning, at one o'clock, five companloa of tho fifteenth Massachusetts crossed tho river, at Harrison's Island, at daybreak. They had pro. ceoded to within a mile and a half of Leesburg without meeting tho enemy. They still hold on, supported Dy me remainder pi ino regi ment and p irt of the Twentieth. " A gallant reconnolssanco waa mado, early this mornlne. by Major Mix. Vak Allen oav. airy, Captain Stewart, A. A. O., frr m Edward's i orry, towaraa keesnurg, witn inirty oavairy. They came on the Fourteenth Mississippi regi ment, received their fire at thirty-five yards, and returned It with their pistols, and fell back In order, brlnclna In one tirlsoner. ' We have potsosslon of tho Virginia sldo of fcawara's terry." Another dispatch received hero yesterday afternoon, stated that the rebel Gen. Evans bad four ptecca of field artillery and three pieces masked. It ia supposed that his force consisted of four thousand men. A prisoner who waa taken says that reinforcements were expected. A still later dispatch received at official quarters, says that General Stone waa of the opinion that he could take Leesburg and bold It against the enemy. Also, that he had telegraphed to General Banks for reinforcements, and they bad arrived to bis assistance. It la also said that Gen. Banks has advanced as far as the river. Late, last night, we received tbe painful In telligence that Gen. Baker, whilo in tho act of making a gallant charge at the head of bis brigade, was killed. It appears that about eight in the morning, ho crossed the river to reinforce Gen. Stone, when be was attacked by a large rebel forco under Gen. Evans. He Im mediately prepared for action, and placing himself at tbe head of his column, made a dash ing and brilliant charge, when he fell to rise no more. We trust In Heaven that there will be no more sacrifices like this, bat that If anything in earntst Is to be dono, that It will be done quickly. We have had reverfca enough, and the whole country Is beginning to demand ecseUiing more. COL. IvETES RECONSOITLR3. Yesterday morning, n detachment from Col. Keyes's brigade went on a reconnolssauco and captured a large quantity of hay and oats. I EFT THEIR CANNON. We ascertained yesterday, by a person re siding near Fairfax, that when the rebels fell back from the front of our army, In tho direc tion of Fairfax, the roads were so muddy, that they were compelled to leave six of their can non, but subsequently returned with a large force and carried tbem off. OEVHRAL M'CALt. Saturday, General McCall advanced as far as Drainesville, at( went out to the right with his reconnoIterlDg parfy as far aa tho river, which is three miles distant from the village. Also, a reconnoleanco on the left as far as the Loudoun and Hampshire railroad In tho latter reconnolsance, a party of tbe rebels were met, and a sharp firing ensued, when five of the rebels were killed. One of the number belonged to the Louisiana Tiger Zouaves. None of our men were Injured. ANOTlItn RLVIEW. Yesterday afternoon, eight regiments, the Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth New Jersey, the Thlrty-eixth Pennsylvania, tae Fourth Rhode Island, the Philadelphia Zouaves, and the District regiment, were reviewed in the open field, beyond Columbian College, by General Casey and Btaff. A largo number of ladles and gentlemen were In attendance, who seemed greatly pleased with the fine appear ance and regular movements of the troops. Tho review lasted several hours, all the regi ments acquitting themelves remarkably well. Competent judges pronounced the double-quick Btep of our District regiment to bo unexcelled by any other a well merited compliment lo I the officers by whom they have been drilled. FORT LINCOLN. Situated ou Prospect Hill, scar Bladensburg, is to be christened this afternoon, at 4 o'clock, at which it la understood that the President and Cabinet will be present. FLta raising-. A flag-raising will take place to-day, at 4 o'clock, on the corner of Twenty -Second and E streets, near the Observatory. RLUOIOIS MOVEMENT IN THE ARMV. Letters from the army announce tbat, In Bomo of the regiments, the Christian young men are organizing religious associations, by way of resisting and counteracting tbo vices of the camp. In one regiment, 1C0 men had tbui united. The msjor of a Massachusetts regiment had given leave to a few praying men to clear out a room, filled with lumber and lubbleh, and to occupy it for a placo of prayer. At their second meeting, to young meu urose, In deep distress of mind, asking for prayer In their be half. From that time, a revival spirit com menced, which went abroad among tho men, and many were awakened, and some converted. Tbe chaplain, whoknew nothing about revivals, did not know bow to help nor how to hinder, uod eo ho let the meetings alone. THE POTOMAC. Torty vessels, going down tbe river, passed tbe rebel batterlod on Sunday. They were fir-id upon several times, but without effect. Several vessels, coming up, passed the bat teries on Saturday, Of these vessels, only one the Eliza Jane, was bit, but did not sustain much damage. The steamer Reliance went down the Poto mao to join the flotilla Sunday night, and tbe Robert Letlie started thltLer at noon yester day. It U evident enough that there Is no effective blockade of the riter. Tbe Governor of New Hampshire baa ap pointed Thursday, November 28th, to bo ob served us a day of thanksgiving In that Statu. PftOM PENdAi 6lA. TOE BATTLE OF 81NTA ROSA ISLAND, We have some further particulars In relation to the fight between the rebels and Billy Wilton's Zouaves, upon Santa Rosa Island, which comes by way of tho Augusta, Ga , Oonstitutionalist, who was furnished with the- facts below by a Penaacola correspondent. It appears by this account, that tho rebel force amounted to 1,200 men, commanded by Gen. Anderson. The writer thus tells his story : About two o'clock this morning, (October 9,) we landed on the Island, and marched about five miles through the enemy's lines and into his camp, which we completely destroyed, burning up his tents, Ac, and killing bis sen tinels aa we proceeded. The Zouaves wero taken almost completely by surprise, but as soon as they recovered, fought desperately; at times, however, they acted rather cowardly, but, upon tho whole, gave us some pretty warm work. We finally succeeded In driving them into Fort Pickens, killing qulto a number of them, taking some thirty or forty prisoners, and a lot of camp equipage and other trophies. Sume of our men have brought away money, hats, caps, guns, swords, pintols, and pieceB of Billy's standard. Our loss has been very severe. Among the killed are Lieut. L. A. Nalms, of the McDuffle Rifles, of Warrcnton, aud aid to Col. Jackson; Joseph II. Adams and Frederick Cooke, of the Clinch RiHea; and J. Stanton, or the Irish Vol unteers. Among the wounded are tho following: N. Rice, of the Clinch Rifles, shot in the arm; Wm. II. Smith, of the same company, shot in the shoulder; J. II. Harris, of the same company, shot In the right ear. Too much cannot be said in praise of the officers and men; and the onjy regret Is, that some of our men were taken prisoners by the enemy v Such is the fate or w ar, however, and wo must Pined, while often successful, to have tho cup of victory dashed with the bitters of aaversity. We arrived ia camp at 10 o'clock this morn ing. Our wounded will bo well taken care of. Tho following extracts, from other letters, give a few further items of Interest: We killed about 100 Zcnaves, and lost hen vlly in killed and wounded on our side, but I do not know the exact number. We also took somo 30 or 40 prisoners. One of our mengot $340 in cash; Wm. K. McCoy took a gun' from one of tbe enemy; on other took tbe Zouavo Major's hat; others took coats, hats, caps, swords, a fine pair of navy pistols; one of our mess captured a fine German silver horn.t Ben. Bolt, sou of Judgo Bolt, ia missing; we think he has been taken prisoner. if. " We set out, and before daylight were landed on Santa Rosa Island, among Billy Wilson's Zouaves, away below, and marched five miles, fighting several battles beforo we got off tbe Island, losing several mon from thia roglmcnt. I never did see as calm a set of mon in my life as last night. Wo killed the Federal sentinels all the way up, and took the enemy by aurpii&e. I was by General Ander son's side, and fired, by hia orders, moro than a dozen tents, among them the oommlssarlat ; we also burnt up two hundred barrels of flour, several bales of hay, and many other articles. I killed two of Abe's men and took two nrls- oners while burning the camp. Jim Gorman, oi uiu insa volunteers, iook one. Karney Haney Is a bruiser, and Lieutenant Joseph Cumniings Is as (rood a man as vou'll want lo find. General Anderson goes In for destroying ruuicr muu Bluing, uy mistake, we nau some of our men killed by their comrades. " We laid down to fire, and many llmee the sand flew In our faces by the balls striking the ground. I claim tho h-Mior of killing the man that killed Nelms. Two of us fired at the same time, but I am Batltfkd that my shot took effect. "J. II." TUM nnspiTiT AT pttumi t The Peneacola Observer was received on tho I4tn instant, at Augusta, Georgia. A dispatch says : The Observer contains the correspondence betweeu Cul. Brown, in command at Fort Picxens, and Gen. Bragg, commander of tho Confederate forces at Pensacola, relative to the hospital at the navy yard. Col. Brown BATH )im nnttor-s n lrtrm, vaIIar, fl tn il.n building In the line of bla batteries, and says it ,tj to hbuu tto u ijiuicuuuu jor tue lyonieil erate troops ; and gives notice to Gen. Bragg to have all the women, children, and sick re moved. Gen. Bragg replies that the building now used as a hospital has always been used us Bucb, and he intends to continue to use It for that purpose. Ho will respect Col. Brown's hospital, even though the Federal guns ale dtreclcd to the destruction of tho Confederal ho-spltal. Gen. Bragg Boys, lie will hold Col. Brown responsible before tho world for any injury to his hospital. Tub Fiout near Pilot Knob. A detach ment of Federal troops under Colonel Mills was attacked on the 17th lnetani, twenty-three miles lrom Pilot Knob, by a rebel force, which the first reports exaggerated to 0,000. The Federal troops retreated, afteir some lighting and some loss, but neither very serious. Tho latest account is the followring, telegraphed (October 19) from St. Louis : " In tho engagement below Ironton on tho 17th the rebel loss is known to bo thirty-six killed and wounded, and is "believed to be many more, as quite a numln r were carried off the field. The Federal loss vas 10 wounded, 1 mortally, me rebel lorco is about 2,000 und believed to be the advanced guard of a much larger body who aro ome distance be low." All the alarms about an attack upon Pilot Knob, we believe to be the merest fudge. An Alfxandiuan Kti.LKn is Texas. II. Ken dall Carter, Esq , of Hai-tford, Connecticut, has received the following letter from Texas, re lallog tbo sad fato of au esteemed youth of Alexandria, Virginia, nephow of Mr. Lewis Mackenzie, of tbat city : "lam sorry to Infer-m you that Mr. John Mackenzie, whom you Bent to Toxas on busi ness, was unfortunately shot on Monday night, the 19th of August, no had taken passage from Berwick Bay to Sabine, in tbe sloop Eliza, and off the Mentour liver tho sloop was chuaed by tAO of tbe United fcitatea blockading squad ron, one a steamer and the other a brig, and, endeavoring to escape, ran Into Mentour river. Tne citizens seeiog her coma In, and supposing her to be it United StaJes vessel, fired into her, and in doing so shot Mir. Mackenzie in tbe fore bead. He waa taken ashore, and had the best medical attention at band, but dleel tho next day at I V. M., 20tb, and was burled on my plantation, his funeral, attended by a large num ber of persons. What's the Matter? We understand that two of tho bunks of Uiis city relusj to take on deposit thj demand Treasury notoa. Is this au indication oi tneir oeing under disunion mail, asrement 1 Are not tho notes of a Government which has up to this time shown its canacltv to meet all its engagements, us good as those of suspended LanKs: walmnKso. ouppose tne loyal men of Baltimore retaliate by refusing to take too notes ni ineso disloyal institutions would it not be a .fair offset to Ibeir uecumlon Ism 1liallimore P'atriot. Later from New Orleans. the rntm.K not rcnk. The Norfolk Day Hook, of Thursday last, contains the annexed dispatches from New Or leans, giving an account of the attack on the Federal fleet at the head of tho Passes of the Mississippi. It will be Been that there Is no account given as to whether tho Vin:ennen was sunk or only damaged, no account of pris oners taken, and no mention of damage dono to the other vessels. The running into the Vlncennes appears to have been rather an accl dent in the dark. THE ATTACK ON THE FEDERAL FLKLT. JVea Orleans, October 14. Tho New Orleans expedition consisted of the Mannssos, iron clad marine battering ram, one ilxty-four Dahlgrtn ; steamer Calhoun, flag-ship. 24, two 18 Dabl. grens ; Joy, 8-Inch .12, rifled ; Jackson, t vo 8 inch columblads; McRne. 04, pivot, four 8-lnchcolumblads, 24, rifled ; Tuscarora, 8-inch columblad, 32, rifled; cutter Pickens, 8-inch columbiad, and four 24-pound carronades. The blockadera consisted of tho Vlncennes, Richmond, Preble, Water-Witch, aud schooner John W. Tome In all S3 guns. On Friday night tho fleet started from Fort Jackson, the Mnuas'as leading the way. Tho night was intensely dark. The Manassas struck a vessel, which tbo ran into near tbo bow, and cut Into her upwards of 20 feet. Appalling shrieks were heard aboard the doomed ship. Signal rockets were fired, the enemy beat to quarters, and a perfect iron hail fell upon and around the Manassas, whose machinery got deranged. When tho morning came the fleet commenced pursuit of tho tetreatlng enemy, and heavy cannonading began, lasting until eight o'clock. Several shots struck the Richmond. The shot from tbo Yankees were badly aimed, not touching our vessels. The firing ended, the fleet returned to tho city with tbe prize schooner Jos. H. Tome, loaded with coal, which hvl been deserted during the night. A large quaotlty of lumber, intended lor construction of fortification nt head of passes, was burned. second dispatch Xew Orleans, Oct. 14. Tho prizes captured are the rchooner JrH. Tome and n launch be longing to the Richmond, laden with cutlasses. The vessel which was sunk is not the Prcbl-, but the Vlncennes. Tbreo of tbe vessels of our expedition arrived last night. THE ATTACK UN TUB KKMINOLU. Tho Philadelphia Bulletin has received a private letter from n gentleman on. board tbo U. S. steam cloop Seminole, on her lato trip from Washington to Old Point Comfort, from which we make the following interesting ex tras ta : "United States Steam Sloop Seminole, " Off Fortress Monroe. Oct. 10. " Wo arrived here this morning at 7 o'clock, having left Washington yencrday morning. Nothing remarkable occurred on the way down to Quautlco.Creek. At that point the Bteamer Pocahontas, wnlcu was some miles nuead ol us. threw three or four shells Into tbe bushes at Evansport, or Shipping Point, Vn. The fire wa? not returned, und she proceeded on her way. "As wo neared the Point, at 10 J A. M., our decki were cleared for action, ull bands at quarters, hatches closed, and everything ready. At 10.45 they opened on u', w!rh rifled shot and shell. Irom throe batteries, two on the bank and ono about fcur bundrcd yards in land, at Evansport. These -shot iell twenty rods short. The Semlnolo returned the Ore briskly, and with effect, from her pivot gun and two medium 32-pounders. We kept on our course, returning their Ore during thirty five minutes, and leceivlug theirs duriug forty- five. Wo wero n fine target lor them a slow steamer clear ogniDst the horizon, while they were hid In earth end bushes. " We ceased firing at 11.25 A. M., after which they Bent several ricocheting Bhots and all natitisome ones at our water line, wnicn iuck ilv fell short. We expended twentv-three shells several particularly those planted byCaplaln Gillis in person with good effect. They sent lib at least tmny nueei Dans find sneiis, all splen didly aimed, tneir guns being evidently well manued. Some of their shot and shell went over us, about eight or nine feet clear of the deck, and only a lew teet above my head. These fell or burst from twenty to forty rods beyond on our pot t side. Some burst just out side, before reaching us, and some just over our heads. 1- ragments ot shells llew about tbe deck, and splinters in thouards. " W were struck eleven times. Ono ball cut away tbo main stayB, scattering bits of iron chain down on tho deck. Ono shot through and shivered tho mlzzen mast. Soveral banged clear through the Bhlp, in at ono sldo lind out at tbe other. Une rlued ban came through In that way, struck and carried away the brats hand-rail guard around the unglne hatch, and went out through the opposite side of the ship. This ball went within five feot of me, and sent a piece of brass, bent double like a boomerang, whizzing over my head. How tho balls do hiss, and the shells sing aloud u perfectly dis tinct, fascinating, locust-like song; but growing louder and faster as they come nearer, plung ing, hissing and bursting through tho air. I was never under fire betore, but I never was cooler In my life. I stood by my capstan and took my notes of the time and tbe effect of tbe balls both ways, jumping out of our own smoke to see where the balls lodged, tic all just as a matter of course. But I thought of It after wards, and it was no joke. "Tho fight waa a severe one, and without knowing what fho other side suffered, I do know that the Seminole suffered severely. So soon oa wo get rid of somo expedition now on band, we shall probably run In North some where for repairs. " Tho officers and men behaved well. Had Captain Gillis stopped wo should havo been blown out of water. Every one sayB that guns were oever belter handled than were those of the enemy yesterday. Every shot camo true. Tbo only wonder is that no lives were lost. A number were Boratched by splinters. I was hit by them half n dozen tlmis. " Wo expected a lively time passing Matthias Point; but either they have no" battory there, or they nllowed us to go by it unmolested. We were abreat of the Point at 2.25, having been called to quarters from dinner, to prepare for an emergency. At this point the channel cariles vessels ot our draught within loss than half a mllo of the bluff shore. A good battery, well manned, could command tho river, and could have sunk us yesterday. After piping down, wo wero u second time called to action Irom dinner and threw three shells at the Point, but without any return. So -we weio three times cleared for action during the day," Sailing of the Nashville Denied, Tho Richmond Enquirer has tho following import ant paragraph: Somo of our Southern exchanges announce the sailing from Charleston and consequently the breaking of the blockade of the Confed crate States steamship NaBhville, for Europe, having ou board Messrs. Mason andSlldell.our Mlni-ters to England aud Franco. We htvo tho very best authority for saying tbat the Na3h vlllo Is Btlll In Charleston Harbor, and our Ministers did not sail in that vessel. Condition of Gen. Wise. General Wise, we regret to Biy, is considered to be growing worse. Ilia condition Is now regarded as ciit lcal Indeed. Richmond Enauirer. ICK AND WOClf OKD ROLDIKKR, AH UWJA&A4&1J. Published In conformity with the resolution ot the Senate of July 16, 1801. M General Hospital on E street, between fourth ui,rKuuirraj, ivasnmgion, ec(. n. 1st Excelsior l 1st Ithode Island vol.. 1 4th da do.. 1 5th JJ. .1 Volunteers.. X Cd New Hampshire vol 4 1st Mich. Volnnlters.. 1 2d da do 1 fid da do 1 4th da do I th do do., 3 Stockton's Michigan ltvlepmdent vol.... 2 7th Wiflconiln 1 IstN Y. Cavalry 1 1st Kentucky Caralrr, 1 Cameron Dragoons... 1 V S-Caraliy l tlh do do (bl 1 lh Penn. Cavalry...: 1 ltt Penn. Independent Utiles i 4th Penn. Cavalry.... 1 1st Indiana Cavalry.. 1 loth do volunteer.,. 4 1st U. M. Artillery.... 1 D. C. Volunteers 1 do do do S1 ! t 1 3 Dlnnteera. 1 i -m to..T.... 6 do t do 1 do 2 do 1 do 1 S2d do 24 th do S9th da seth do 43d da 46th do 79th do lit Mm. Volume.. 1 10th do do l 18th do do 1 19th do da 1 2d Vt Volunteers .(a) 1 4lhdo do 2 athdo do 1 1st Penn, Volunteers.. 3 8th do do It 23a do V6thdo 27th da 30th da 31it da da., do , do da do do do 3Sd da Total. , 84 With do (a) Ol offloer. (b) One ofllcer. M Seminary Hospital, Georgetotcn, Oct. 11. ' 110.8. Infantry 3 2d Maine Vo.untwn.. s 6th do do 3 9thMasi. do 1 Kenlncky.Cavalry.,.. 2 I .'Mh Peen. volunteers. 1 , I I". UU Utl...... 1 1st Long Island Vol. 1 14lh Mew York Vols.. 18 21th do do,... 4 ' Teamsur .'"! 1 2-xccieior Airigiiao .... 2 29th 83d 31st 18th do do da do do.... 3 .do.... 0 da (a) 9 do.... 1 lbth Indiana (c) 8 2d Vermont J 4th I'enn. Cavalry.... 1 loth Massachusetts .. 1 3d Veimmt lo 6ih Wisconsin 8 35th da do.... 1 Uatlbaldl Guards 3 Moiart ln oth do a 1st Fire Zouavea 1 ' SSd Pennsylvania 10 latnnuny 2 N. J. Ilrigadc 1 lit 11 leu. Volunteer!. . 3 i Id Wlrcoiuin 1 2d do do 1 HthNewYorlt l 3.1 do do., (b) 4,i Mott's Artillery 1 Jth do do. .(c) 14 Slit Pennsylvania 1 lit Minnesota do 2 ! loth do 8th Penn Volunteers. 1 42d do lo 3d do do 2 jlst Penn IUIIm 4 60th do do 1 9th do do..(d)14i Total 187 Ut do Artillery... 0 , (a) Two officers (bl One ofllcer. (o) Four officer!, (d) One officer, (e) One officer. At General Hospital, Union Hotel, corner of Brldqi and Washington streets, Georgetotcn, Oct. 11. 2dN. Y. Volunteers.. ICth do do 2 4 7 1 1 i 4 3 1 1 1 7 2 1 1 1 Id Penn. Volunteers. 1 3d do do.. , 4 14th do 17th do ISth do 19th do 22d do 23d do 26th do 2Cth do 2th do 33d do 35th do 43d do 49lll do 60th do 79th da do., do., do., do., do., do., do., do., do., do.. (111 do do... do... do... do... do... do... do... . 1 .17 .1" . 4 . 2 (th 8th do do 12th do 24ih do 2tl dp 85th do 45th do do., I llaxter's Fire Zouaves 1 McLane's ltcglment.. 1 2istlndlaua vols l 1st Michigan do 1 -.d do do 14 3d do do 4 4 Ih do do 8 2d Wlscousln Vols.... 0 5lh do do 1 oth do do 1 lit Minnesota do 1 lt ('allium! do 13 btocktou'a Iudp t Keg 4 Kentucky Cuvulry..., n TeamiUr 1 lloitie-r i Officers' eirtaut I do., do., do., do., do 0 lit Long Island Volt.. 1 Moiart Iteglmcnt 1 inckwdwi jiaiicry.. i MottVUattcry 1 2d Maine Volunteers.. 0 cth do do 3 3.1 N. II. Volunteer.. 1 2d Vermont do 9 3d do do 19 4th do da 1 oth Mm. do a New Jersey Cavalry.. 2 lit Penn. Artillery.... 6 Total , .19J At Hospital at Columbian OoUegc, Washington, Oct. 11. M Maine Volunt'rs... ( 3d do do,,., 3 6th do do ... 4 9th do do.... 8 10th Mass. Volunteer! 10 14th do do 3 19th do do 1 3d Vermont Volnnteera 1 Cth Connecticut do... 1 7th do do... 3 1st Long Islatd Vol... 1 IstN. Y. Cavalry 1 3d do do 1 8d New York Vols.... 3 fd N J. Volunteirs . 4 3d do do 2 6th do do 2 7tli do. cio 1 let Pino Artillery.... 1 3d do Cavalry 4 13th Penn. Volunteers 1 Slit .do do.... 4 33d dj do... .22 Chroman's Itltlcs, l'a Volunteer 1 lit Michigan Caalr t 1st do Vols.. . 8 :d do dj 7 4th do do 2 7th do do 3 8th do do 21 Stockton's Mich Voli 7 2d Wisconsin Vols.... I mil do do do do do. nth 14th 18th 22d Mh 8M SJd 351h 3lth 37lh do..., do.... do.... do.... do.... do do do.... do... do...., do do do do do do do 6th do do., Cth do do.. 7th do du 1 1st Minnesota do 2 19th Indiana do.... II 27ih do do litCalllomla do I 8dU. Infinity 1 4th do Cataliy. .:.. 1 Lincoln Cavalry 1 Quirtt-rmastu'r Uop't 1 Total 235 1 8 2 43d Co da. blcklei l!ilad.N.Y. 3 lamraany,N. Y.,Vol. 2 Garibaldi do do. 1 V Kalb do do. I Uerdau'sSharpiboot'rs 1 ltt U. S Cbiuseurs.... 1 lit N.J. Cavalry lu At General Hospital, (Circle,) Washington, Oct. 11. 4th Cavalry 1 6th d 4 nt Artillery 7 d do 10 3d do 11 4th do 2 6th do 6 1st Infantry 5 Cd Infantry 3 3d do I 8th do 2 o3d Penn. olutiteers. 2 Quartermaster a Dep't 4 Total., .M At General Hospital, Alexandria, Oct. 11. 2d Cavalry, CIA.,1 2d Artillery, U. 8. A. 6 3d Maine 11 4th do lo 6th do Teamsters, U. S 2 Lincoln Cavalry J Young's Cavalry 1 82d I'enftHylvauia. .. : 1st lew Jersey.... lb) 1 6t.i do (c) 1 liit Minnesota 2 2d Wiscontln 1 2d Vermont 1 2d Michigan 1 3d do 1 Total ion Dili flew xoric l 16th Kill 17th 18th 2Cth 27th 81st 821 37th jatli 40th 70th do... 1 do.... do... do... do .. do . do... do... do... do... do... do... do... (a) 30 23 25th Ca) One Captain, (b) Lieutenant One Lieutenant, (o) Ono octli 8t T II1S COMAIONWICALTI I OP VIUGINM , Exkcutive Dei-aktment, II Ao-linj, October JJ,15i)l. to tub raot-LE op iaaiu. Whereas several of the Cougresdonal districts ol this Btato are unrepresented in tbe Uou'e of itepte sensitives in the Congress of tho United btuloi, b reason of failure to efcot on the lourlh ilm.tdai in May last, cauat-d by aimed men In rebellion nguirr the Constitution and laws of tho Uulteil htaten li.J of this Slate j and it being the right oi tlio)0)a! In habitants In eacli district to be reprebenUtl m salJ House by a representative ol tbcl- own ni oli tl.r tbe Convention of Virginia, cu the 20th day of An gust, 1601, passed an ordinance directing nn elect!- a to be held on the fourth lliurrday In October in stant, i24th,) In every district o, the Mate so un represented and where vacancies eNit itfj lur ther made tbe law, by vlrtno of tbo ordinance afore said, that any person who U prveoted trom attend Ing such election, by reason of th occupation ol his own county by armed men iu liovtl lty to th Uoerument, that such voter may ettt an) where In bla Congressional district It I) furlhrr onlal'o-.l Hut tbe election shall be conducted ami Hie remit ascertained, declared, and certllled In the nun., ir directed In tbe code or VlrglnU of Uiu editlou el UOO. lly the 11th lection ot cliat.t.r 7H of Hut oode, any two freeholders may hold an election, Jl reeled by law, at any plaett ol voting, II no coin mtssioner to supeiinUud the airae appears and is willing to act, or If no commissioners liau bteu appotuted to hold the election now, therefore, lu conilderatlOT of the premises, I Kaaiieis II. Pituroiar, (loi ernor of the Common wealth ol Virginia, do hereby entreat tt,e lo) al o iara nf Ihl. HtutA tO ll jld eleOl I JU In 1 1 1 f-1 h.lrnl districts on the day above mentioned, to iheeud that the rn-ople may be repnsented, the principle cf rep rtKentative government sustained, and the (state huve li. r duo weight lu tbe National Legislature uct 17-td l II. PIEKPOINT.