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VOL. XIII-NO. 17
DHIhLINO, Sweet Amy ask’d with pleading eyes, •‘ Dear Charley, teach me, will you, The words I’ve heard your captain say— I should so like to drill you.” What 1 .little one, you take command ! Well, Amy, I’m quite willing ; a such a company as yours 1 can’t have too much drilling. “ Stand over there, and sing out clear, Like this—‘Squad, stand at ea-ie.’ ” •• Oh, Charles, you’ll wake papa up stairs, Don’t shout like that, dear, please.” I stand at ease, like this, you see ! And then 1 need scarce mention The next command you have to give is this one, “ Squad -Attention.” Now, Amy. smartly, after me, (You're sure, dear, it don’t bore you !) orwurd !— Quick March—Halt—Front—Right Dress— There, now, Im close before you. • Present arms—Well, it does look odd You don’t believe I’d trifle; ,Ve hold our arms just like this, la drill without the rifle. Now say ‘ Salute your officer.’ ” “ Oh. Charles, for shame, how c;iu you thought '.hat you were at some trick, You horrid cheating man, you.” Charles “ ordered armswithout command -ne -im oth’J her rumpled hair, And pouted, frowned, aud blush’d and then said soiuy—"As you were.” War Times m New Orleans. The New Orleans papers have some in teresting items under the head “Talk on ’Change.” Tbe Crescent s uys : There were gatherings on the flags of Carondelet yesterday. True, they did not exceed a corporal’s guard, but it is with prolound feelings of sorrow that we have "to record that the prestige ot Carondelet street is one of the things that were. We allude to it in the real sense of the word. No cotton in the market; consequently no exchange making. We hardly know how to balance accounts with Carondeiet street. No cotton, no ex change, and no shaving—tbe glorious sus pension of coin payments by our banks hav ing knocked t the shavers—Sbylocks—into the middle ol uext year,—almost induces us to write the epitaph ot Carondeiet. We are asked bow Tommy Serrill got out of the Buatile. As we said at the time of his arrest, the Lincolnitt3 would not make much out oi him, our expressions are confirmed. He was reported to be an agent of the B-nk of England, He was just as much an agent as citizen Fassman’s . oss drayman. But .Serrill has got out ol tne Lincoln Bastiie. Some of our cotton .'actors would be glad to receive certain bal ances ffir cotton shipped through him. The sequestration act is freely comment ed on. For the information of all branches of Northern firms, we have to state that they are required to present a full balance sheet to the authorities. For iostauce : a copartner ol a Northern commercial firm is required to close at once and adjust the balances. II there is auythiug due to Northern copartners, it is under sequestra tion. I he suspension ol the banks seems to have ert-ated an instant scarcity of small change, the effects o! which, as thus stated by the Puayune, are aniu.-ing : There was ranch commotion iu the differ ent markets this morning, on account of tbe great difficulty of procuring and making change among the butchers and market women. The purchasers, or marketers, were also iu great distress, as they found their ourgains stopped after having conclud ed them, by the impediment of procuring the reaoy. All sorts ot plans were resorted to ; the butchers offered a premium for change, and failing to obtain it, made up the balance due in dimes anu picayunes by giving ex tra weight in the meats sold, &c The hucksters did the same, and made up in potali.es, beans, turnips and cabbages, for small change due. Thicks of War. —Some weeks ago, some soldiers of a Michigan regiment, we were told, mounted a stove pipe on wheels, an l placed it in front of their pickets, near Alexandria. The keeu eyes of the rebel scouts were soon upon the field piece, and a company of artillery and cavalry soon made an attack upon it. After banging away with canuon tor a reasonable length of time, without any reply, a bold charge is made and the stove pipe captured I Thi9 was a good joke, but the rebels paid us for it with interest, when they dug mock entrench naents on Munson’s, Mason’s and Upton’s II ills, near Washington, but took care to mount no cannon on them at all! The reb els must have bad a merry time over the New York “ specials,” wheu they got hold of them, which told how the rebels were seen at these formidable batteries on the 1 days mentioned, “ exercising at the guns !” —There are five rebel privateers tied up in Charleston harbor unable to get out. The blockade is too close for them. The Disaster to the Great Eastern* Site Breaks her Rudder and Becomes Unmanageable. FEARFUL KOLLI.VU OF TJIK VESSEL, TERRIBLE SCENES ON BOARD. Site lUaclus Cork a Floating'Wreck. Farther Point, Tuesday, Oct. I.—The following in regard to the disaster to the steamship Great Eastern is taken froju the English papers : The Great Eastern left her moorings in the river Mersey at half past one o’clock on Tuesday, the 10th of September. The pilot boats left her at 4 o’clock. She im mediately put on full speed, and all went well with her until 4 o’clock on Thursday, when, a strong breeze prevailing, the aft tackie of one of the forward boats on the port side became unhooked, leaving it sus pended by one tackle. The captain endeav ored to steady the ship while tnis was recti fied, but found to his surprise that she did not answer the helm. The fact was, though it was not known at the time, the rudder pin was broken. The fore staysail was run up but it was blown away. The paddle ens, gines were now stopped, and the the boat lashiDgs cut away, when the Great Eastern once more started on her course. The passengers then went down to dinner, and from that moment commenced a chaos of breakages which lasted without inter mission for three days. Everything break able was destroyed. Furniture, fittmgs, services of plate, piano—all were involved in one common ruin. It now became known that the rudder was unmanageable. About six o’clock the vessel had to be stop ped again owing to two rolls of sheet lead, weighing several hundred weight each,which were in the engine room, rolling about w th every oscillation of the vessel with fearful force. These having been secured, another start was made, when a tremendous grind ing was heard under the paddle-boxes. The shaft had become twisted, aud the floats were grinding against the side of the ship* The paddles were stopped, and thencefor ward the scene is described as fearful in the extreme. The ship rolled so violently that the boats were washed away. The cabin, besides undergoing the dangers arising lrom the crashes and collisions which were con stantly going on, had shipped, probably through the port holes, a great deal of wa ter, and the stores were floating about in utter confusion and ruin, come ot the chandeliers fell down with a crush. A large mirror was smashed into a t musand frag ments, rails of banisters, bars, and nume rous other fittings, were broken into num berless pieces. Some idea of the rough ness of the night may possibly be gathered from the fact that the large chain cables polished themselves quite bright with friction on deck. A spare rid ing bit gave way on the cabledeck, and knocked a hole through the ship’s side. Two oil tanks, also on the cabledeck, were so much damaged by another concussion that 200 gallons of flsb oil contained iu them rau into the hold, and caused, during the rest of the unhappy voyage, a most intoler able odor. The luggage of the passengers in the lower after cargo space was lying iu two leet of water, and, before the deliver ance ot the ship wts eflected, the luggage was literally reduced to rags and pieces of timber. Twenty-five fractures of limbs occurre lrom the concussions caused by tbe tremendous lurching of the vessel. Cuts aud bruises were innumerable. One of tbe cooks was cast violently, by one of the lurches, against the paddlebox, by which he sustained fearful bruises on the arms, put ting it out of bis power to protect himself. Another lurch drove him against one of the stanchions, by which concussion ODe of the poor fellow’s legs was broken in three places. The baker received injuries of a very terrible character in vital parts ; and cue ot the most striking incidents ot tbe disaster was this poor, brave man, crawling in his agony to extinguish some portion of the baking gear, which at that moment had caught fire. ■ On Thursday night the gale was from the Eoutbwest, but on Friday morning it had turned round to the northwest, and the ship was drifting an unmanageable log in the trough of the sea. She did not ship much water ou deck. It was soon discovered what wa3 the matter with the rudder. The pin upon which it turned had broken off three feet above the poiut where it entered the stern ol the ship. It was wrought iron, ten inches in diameter—and the iron appeared thor ougly good, breaking at that particular point where it appeared the strongest, which was one of the most curious incidents of the disaster. It was now found necessary to rig up some kind of steering g>ar. A spar was thrown overboard with the auchor duke attached, which,dragging in the water behind the ship, might bring her head to the wind ; but the swinging of the rudder made it useless ; and a plan was then suggested to the captain by the passengers, to which the escape of the vessel is probably attrib* utable. It was to pass two or three turns of chain-cable around the rudder pin, im- SAINT PAUL. FRIDAY. OCTOBER 11, 1861. mediately below the point at which the breakage occurred, and secure it with wedges and small chains. IJy pulling eitlie end ol this chain-cable, a circular motion of the pin was produced, and a connection being eflected with tbe usual chain attached to the rudder, and a temporary wheel rig ged up below the deck, a shift was made once more to proceed ; bu the screw ot the vessel upon which the locomotion now depended—hardly a vestige of the paddles remaining—soon stopped, being fouled by the rudder, by which the rudder was pre vented lrom veering more than was neces sary to steer the ship. AH of Friday was occupied with these arrangements, ’t he ship had drifted up the west coast of Ireland, out of the ordinary track. On Saturday night the brig Mag net, of Halifax, hove in sight, hauled along side, and lay to for the purpose of rendering assistance. Sunday, at 2 o’clock, the Great Eastern got under way the rudder was found to act, and the vessel proceeded at the rate of nine knots an hour with the screw alone. She met the Persia the next morning, and signaled her to come under the lee, which the Persia did. But circumstances were such that the Great Eastern’s engines could not be slackened, and the Persia made off, probably under the impression that foul play was intended by the Great Eastern. An attempt was made at an ex planation, but the Persia was too far off. The Greast Eastern continued her course on Tuesday morning, and reached the Head of Kinsale, where she stopped four hours to arrange her tackle. She signaled the shore, but no notice was taken ot her. At 4 o’clock, she arrived off Cork, and a small steamer came off to assist her, and the harbor was soon reached. As the rudder was sufficiently repaired, the ship would proceed to Liverpool soon. Our informant slates that it is almost impossible to exaggerate the anxious state of mind which prevailed while the fate of the ship was doubtful. There were several clergyman on board, and religious services were frequent. Tbe demeanor of the pas sengers was sufficient, apart from any sign ol disaster around, to signify the distressing nature of the crisis. A meeting was held in the saloon on Tuesday, and resolutions dI a pious and congratulatory character were passed. The passengers expressed gratitude to the commauder of the brig Magnet, and com plimented Gapt. VValker and the officers and crew ot tbe Great Eastern lor their in defatigable exertions. Some ol the proceedings, however, were of a less pleasant character, severe com ments being passed on the condition ot the ship, her streugth of paddles, and the way she was ballasted. McClellan’s Campaign About to Coin- Correspondence ot the New York World. W ashington, Sept. 29. —There are many indications that the opening of our offensive campaign is close at hand. VYe are reach ing tbe end of the beginning. Prepare, then, to hear, very soon, of great events oc curriDg on tne Potomac liue. The period ol suspense is about over. We are new strong enough to meet the enemy either in the open field or oo bis own ground. After a careful review of our own forces, aud stu dy ot all we know of his, I make this asser sertioo cooficienlly. The public will r.ot have much longer to wail ; the second divi sion of the national loan ought to be taken under different auspices from tnose Oi the first. During the iti3t few days wonderful ac* tivity has prevailed in important quarters. Generals Scott and McClellan have been closeted with the President and Mr. Cam eron tor hours together; the plans of the chieftains are approved by the statesmen, and the navy is to lend it invaluable co operation. Our fall campaign will be marked as it appears to me—as it would appear to any close observer, by two graud movements—the minor and the major. First, the passage of the upper Potomac iD loree, and dispossession of Johnstou’s column, simultaneous with the capture of the bat teries on the lower Potomac heights, by our flotilla covering a heavy land force. Th> se ac complished, we shall hold the Virginia shores from Free Stone Point to Leesburg. Second, The march southward of over 200,000 men, supported by a weight of artillery proper tiouate to modern ideas ; enough meo, under General BleDker, being lei behind to guard our then complete and impregnable in trenchments. ldonotsa- that when the second and more important movement oc curs it wib be over the McDowell route to and via Manassas, &c. It is not impossi ble, when our iutreDchmeuts are finished, and the preliminary actiou predicted above has established our possession of the Poto mac lines, that, with the exception ot Blenker’s reserve, the entire corps d'armee will couuttrmareh aDd concentrate on this side of the river for transit at some upper or lower point aud a rapid march across the enemy’s flank. The rebels are almost forcing Gen Mc- Clellan to hasten bis preliminary advauce, by the strength and importance of the new batteries they have planted at Free Stone Point and other promontories of the lower Potomac. I have the highest authority for INTENTIONAL DUPLICATE EXPOSURE uieiice saying that our Potomac flotilla is seriously menaced by these batteries; that the rebels are fortifying and manning them with great skill; that many brave men must die before they are taken ; that very few more guns need be mounted at Free ritoue Point, and elsewhere, to totally command the channel of navigation. Measures are already in progress for the rapid construction of a military raiitoad from Washington to An napolis dir.-ct, by way of forestalling any possible contingency. Meantime great activity prevails in the Navy Yard. Shot and shell are pouring into the holds of the Yankee, Pensacola, Underwriter, etc., and yesterday high com manding officers believed they would be ordered at ter, minutes’notice to take 10,000 men down toe river for an assault on the rebel battery ut Free Stone Point. Steam was up on all the vessels, and Commodore Craven in deep consultation at the navy office. The Commodore finally went down stream in the Yankee, his flagship, and will make another reeounoissance before imme diate decisive business is resolved on. But all these things are ominous of a momentous development of the resources gathered here duripg our ‘‘sixty days of atonement,” aud the hints ’.brown out iu this letter show you that we shall have enough to do aud record. Later from Europe. Farthkr Point, Oct. B.— The steamer Norwegian, from Liverpool, 2(jth,via Lon donderry 27tb September, has arrived off Farther Point. The Paris Patrie denies, but the English jouruaE reassert, that France and .Spain iuteiul intervention in the affairs of Mexico. The London Times says that the inter vention is with the full concurrence of the American Government. It was asserted that in consequence of receut events in Japan, the English vessels of war stationed at China have been order ed to Jeddo. Liverpool. —Breadstuff’s are tending downward, with little inquiry, on Friday Provisions dull and drooping. Consols lor money 93u93)g. Great Britain.— Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, in speaking at a dinner at Hert fordshire, reviewed file ceneral aspect ol foreign and domestic relations of Italy. He said she had become a great nation, lie took Mr. Roebuck’s of Austria, and complimented Earl Russell on his conduct. Of tne foreign department .Sir Edward said he had long fores'-eu the rupture in America, and he thought it would tend to happy resul s, noth lor the safety of Europe and o;b« reasons The breaking up ol the American Republic was not a failure ol democracy Anyotherform of government woffid have equally failed in keeping to gether sections of a community so neograpi caily vast,ana with interests so antagonistic to each other. The issue of notices for the adoption of short time in the Lancashire Mills was daily becoming more general, and under these circum-tuuces spinners and manufacturers were showing increased confidence to abstain from pressing their goods on the market until prices shall have attained a point in some degree commensurate with the rise in the value of the raw material. The limes iu its city articles attributes the confirmed decline in the funds to feel ings of disquiet as to the prospects of the operative classes in Manchester during the coming winter, aud the influence which a partial suspension of the cotton trade may have upou the revenue. Tne London funds continued to droop under considerable realization. The con suls declined one-fourth on the 25th. The discount market showed increasing ease The genera! rate was 3 per cent., but bills were at two and three-fourths. Mexican securities continued buoyant and advancing owing to the contemplated intervention. The following is a summary ol tbe news sent out by the City of Washington from Liver pool the 25th. Great Britain. —The Great Eastern was less damaged than was at first repre sent. She will be repaired at Miliiord. and resume the service between Liverpool aud New York. 'ftie 7 imes thinks the Emperor of Rus sia's letter good and appropriate, and more uccep»able to America tuan advice from any other power, but obviously the advice will not be taken by a proud and obstinate people, and more blood roust flow before the counsel; o! St. Petersburg will be lis teued to. A further correspondence from liusseii is published in one letter. He says he has no doubt whatever of the ultimate power ol the Northern and Western Estates to subjugate the seceded Stales it they put forth all their strength. The London Post publishes the terms of a treaty between England. France au i Spain for immediate intervention in the aff ors ol Mexico. There is no intention ot waging territorial war, but the combined naval forces of the three powers will occupy the principal ports in the Gulf, and will seques trate the customs revenue at such pons, ie~ tainiug one half and paying the rest to' the Mexican government. If Mexico sets tut allied powers at defiance an • ffectuat block ade wilt ne iustantly established. Franck. —The Const it alio and officially announces that the Washington govern ment has not authorized its agents in Eu rope to make military engagements, and that officers accepting service under that Government will therefore act on their own responsibility. Italy.— Active negotiations are going on between Paris and Turin relative to to guarantees for the spiritual independence of the Pope if Rome should become the capita! of Italy. A diplomatic rupture between Italy and •Spa n is anticipated if Spain should still refuse to deliver up the archives ot the Ne apolitan consulate. The latest is via Londonderry, London, Sept. 20, and is a 3 follows: 1 lie Times announces that the illness of tbe Pope is much more serious than was anticipated. Advices say that there is much danger of his life. HIE INDIANS IN KANSAS AND NEBRAS- W ashington, Oct. 8 —The Commission er of Indian Affairs, Mr. Dale, has returned from his official visit to the Indian tribes in Kansas and Nebraska. He was received by them with gladness. They sought every opportunity to express to him their friendli ness to the United States. He conversed with the returned Kansas officers, who took part in the battle of Springfield, and who informed him that no separately organized Indian forces were with the rebels on that occasion, but that a comparatively few of the half breeds only were in the ranks ot the enemy. The ef forts of the rebels to array the Indians against the United States, so far as the Commissioner could learn, was attended only with partial success. The Indians as a class, are disposed to be friendly, but those who are iu hostility have been co erced to this course by tne rebels No doubt is entertained that it would require no per suasion to raise a large Indian force in Kansas and Nebraska, to operate against those who may be brought ioto the fieid by tbe rebels. RIOT BETWEEN SOLDIERS AND THE PEOFLE. New York, Oct. 7.—A serious riot oc curre i in Hudson City, Saturday night be tween members of the Bunney Rifles, quar tered in the United States Arsenal and some 300 citizens, which it is feared may yet lead to very serious results. A number ot persons were injured, ine.tiding the Mayor of the city. While trying to quell the dis turbanee he was stabbed five or six tim :s about the head and body, and is seriousiy it uut lataily injured. There were serious ap prehensions of a riot yesterday, and the noli ary were ordered to hold themselves in readiness. STEAMER FOR HATTERAS, Ft. Monroe, Get. (i — The Spaulding sailed for Ilatteras Inlet witli 500 troops. General Wool returned to Old Point this morning, and will doubtless remain. Gen. Mansfield goes to Hattcras Inlet ou the Spiuidiug. .John Clark, late editor of the Boston Courier, was on the propeller Fanny, but left with the first boat load of stores, and thus escaped being made prisoner. The Captain oi the Fauny is severely censured, as it seems the rebel vessels were not seen until within four miles of the Propeller. On Thursday two tug boats, having the Susquehanna launches in tow, and laden with the remaining stores, have arrived. The 2dth Indiana regiment left Hattcras lulet for the encampment of the regiment, out. it was rumored before the sailing of the Pawnee they had abandoned their po’ sitiou, and were on their way back to Ilat teras Inlet. ABOUT AN INDIAN TREATY. Washington, Oct. 7.—The recently con cluded treaty between the Delaware Indi ans and the United States is officially pro claimed .It provides for the conditional pur chase of the surplus lands by the Leaven worth, Pawnee & Western Railroad Co., of Kansas in aid of the construction oi a Railroad through the home reserve. The number of acres is nearly 24.000, at bu ag gregate valuation of $287,000. A UNITED STATES OFFICER ARRESTED BY THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT. Dktkoit, Oct. 7 - A special dispatch from Toronto to the Free Press states that Col. Rrokin, M.P, lately authorized by our goverement to raise a regiment of Lancers, was arrested there yesterday for violation ot the neutrality law. Detroit, Oct. 8. —It is believed the charge against Col. Rankiu for breach of the neutrality law, cannot be sustained. At all events his arrest by the Canadian authorities will not impede the prompt or ganizitiun of the reguneut of Lances now beii g rendezvoused here. Over thirty re cruiting offices iu north-western Canada are actively at work, and upwards of 500 picked men have already been enrolled. AXOTHER WOMAM’S STORY. f IVo) Id's D‘spatch . — A youDg lady nam ed Harrison, lately school teacher iu Ten nessee has arrived near our lines, having been sick six weeks, escaping. She is in telligent aud in possession ot valuable in- NEW SERIES-NO. 410 formation, bhe states the fortifications at Manassas have three lines of entrench ments, one behind the other. On Monday last she saw Davis, Beauregard and Smith This information comes from her guide as she was unable to get through the rebel pickets in the morning. General Smith will send out several companies of infantry, and a battery to drive in the rebel pickets and capture the young lady provided the rebels have not already taken her away. GOVERNOR OF GEORGIA Augusta, Ga., Oct. 4.—Jos. E. Brown has been elected Governor of Georgia by a majority of between five aud ten thou sand. BRECKINRIDGE AT RICHMOND. The Richmond Examiner of last Fri day publishes telegraphic news from Lynchburg to the effect that Jno. O. Breck inridge aud other Kentuckians were at Arlington yesterday. It is understood that Breckinridge will resign his seat in the * United States Senate, issue an address to tbe people of Kentucky, and actively en gage in the war. He is expected to be in Richmond iu a few days. PRICE MAKING TRACKS FOR ARKANSAS. Jefferson City, Oct. (J. —The special to the St. Louis Democrat says little doubt i 3 entertained here that Price is on his wav south with the main body of his army. He is reported to be making demonstrations near Georgetown and Sedalia, being merely a detachment for the purpose of keeping our observation engaged. When last heard from, Price’s advance guard was at Clinton, iu Henry county. It is supposed Price will push on to the Arkansas line. Gen. Fremont will follow him closely and give him battle wherever he can find him. A force of between 3,000 and 4,000 rebel cavalry were seen near Lipton to-day, whose object is presumed to be to get between our advance and this place and fall upon some stray regiment or transportation train going out. Col. Coffee, ol Booueville, passed through here the other day lor St. Louis, but it has been since as.ertaiued that he is on his way south with important documents containing the official ecord of proceed ings ot the mock Legislature held at Lex iugtou. A scout from Linn Creek reports the probable death of the notorious rebel leader Rev. M. Johnson, who, while moving some of Torbert k Co.’s powder, Friday night, was dangerously wounded by the explosion of one of the kegs. Gen. Fremont and staff wiil probably leave for Sedalia to morrow. - [Special to St. Louis Republican.] —lt seems to be believed in military circldffhere ! that Price will avoid a battle with Fre moot if possible, but others entertain the opinion he intends a surprise upon some point the least protected, and that we shall Have a tight in a few days Fremont de signs to follow the rebel army into Arkan sas and force them to fight wherever he can encounter them. The paymasters who brought one mil lion two hundred thousand dollars to pay off’troops to tbe 31st August, have discharg ed their duty aud returned to St. Louis. Claib. Jackson is reported to be en route for Texas. The farmers of Pettis conntv recently of fered to furnish General Fremont gratis $250,000 worth of grain fer his army. Captain Champion, rebel, who was here last week has been arrested as a spy in Georgetown, aud is now a prisoner. Washington, Oct. B. [Special to Post.] Brigadier General Graham has been order ed to appear before Judge Merrick today for contempt of court. It is alleged that he forced a soldier into the ranks after he bad been discharged by the court. A pri vate of one of the Pennsylvania Regiments was killed by the accidental discharge oi a musket this morniDg. The cavalry and ar tillery regiments are marching to Capitol Hill where they will be reviewed to day. Every thing is quiet aloDg the lines. The powerful rain last night made sad havoc in some of the camps. TELEGRAPHIC ITEMS. New York, Oct. B. —The frigate Wa bash arrived from Charleston bar last evening. She received five or six shots below her water lines during the action at Hatteras Inlet. She comes here to have some repairs made to her hull and machin ry. She will sail again iu a week or ten days. I'he Roanoke, Vandalia, and Flag were off' Charleston. Portland, Me. Oct. B. —lu the admi ralty court this a. m. Judge Ware delivered an able opiuion, condemning the British schooner Wm. Arthur, before reported seized, on the ground that she intended to run the blockade. NEWS FROM BANKS' COMMAND. Darnestown, Md., October 4. —This morning guns were heard in the direction of Carnifax Ferry. This morning General Banks rode thither, and has not yet returned. The surmised tiring was from our guns to protect preparations said to be progressing there for crossing the river.