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WHOLE NO. 9140. THE REBELLION. Important News from Maryland. The Secession Legislature Broken Up, and Its Officers and Members Arrested. All Quiet Along the Union Lines Before Washington. Sharp Skirmishing and Defeats of the Rebels on the Upper Potomac. IMPORTANT NEWS FROM KENTUCKY. Prospect of a Battle Between the union ana ueDei Forces. General Anderson Culled by tlie Legislature to Repel the Enemy. IMPORTANT HEWS FROM MISSOURI. Rebel Demand for tlie Surrender of Lexington. Union Troops En Koute to Reinforce the Garrison. Departure of a Naval Expedition from Old 7oint. Probable Early Recognition of the Rebel Confederacy by Spain, &c., &c., &c. OIK SPECIAL WASHI1CT0N DESPATCHES. Washington, Sept. 18,1881. EXTRAORDINARY MKKTINO OF Til* CABINET. An extraordinary Cabinet me.ling was lie Id tliia after neon. All the members were present. AFFAIRS ALONG THE UNION LIKES. Everything is qulot along our linos this morning. There lias bevn no disturbance during the night, and reiHirts from the various divisions of the grand army do out indicate that the enemy show any signs of Immediate attack. Indeed the opinion is becoming settled that there will be no battle until General McClellan Is ready to advance, and when Hut time comoe he will notify Beauregard, Johnston It Co. w vwijivo "-".oclc to-nigbt everytmng ?s quiet along ihe I'aion lines, and tho enemy Is nowhere to bo seeq, PROBABLE EARLY RECOGNITION OP 1HE REBEL CONFEDERACY BY SPAIN. There are sound reasons for believing that tho Spanish government have taken tho Initiatory steps to recognize ?ho rebel government of the Confederate State?. It is Relieved here that the reports about tho conduct Of the Captain-General of Cuba have been thrown ut by tho Spanish authorities to feol the pubIk; pulse, and that tho Spanish Minister Is really in possession of Instructions to recognise the Southern Confederacy in a few days. Whether this order Is contingent upon another defeat of the Union arms la not clear. That tho Spanish government naturally entertains an unkind feeling towards the government ef tho United States is an easy matter to understand, on account of the Ostend manifesto, but when it Is remembered that tho authors rebellion, it 18 strange that Spain should so mack admire them as to desire to recognize their bogus government over and above the prosent genuine government, composed of the old aud firm friends ?f Spain, and particularfy that class of men who fought the Buclianan government in Its attempt to steal Cuba. That something ; fe going oo In the Spanish kingdom of mysterious ; char.'ictcr, Is e?i lent from the fact that tonight t bo Span tob Minister gave a dinner at Ms residence to six of the prominent foreign Ministers. It was not only a mysterious, but a highly Important affair. The parties present, and the points discussed, will serve for future consideration. That the dinner camo off is sufficient. THK FREMONT DIFFICULTY?TOE TR0CBLE3 OF THK MILITARY DEPARTMENT OF THE WEST, ETC. The govornment is much troublod by tho difficulties that have arisen in the military de!>artment of the West. There are three sides to the controversy, represented respectively by the President, General Fremont aud the Dial, famtlw First. Tho President does not approve of tho sweeping terms of Fremont's proclamation, declaring omati cipation to the slaves of rebel nmsters. The_ law of Congress does not expressly autliorlze that course. It simply confiscates all slaves who are employed by permission of their owners la service against tiie United Statos. It do?s not declare that they shall bo emancipated, nor does it make any provision as to wiiat is to bo done with them. Fremout's\ proclamation applies to all tho slaves whose masters are disloyal, and emancipates them. Herein Ilea the discrepancy. The act contemplates the hostile employment of slaves; the proclamation the disloyalty of the master. Apart from this, tho rresldont^sustains aod relies on Fremont. The second phage of the difficulty is an allegation zoning from the B'.alrs against General Fremont that be has surrounded himself with a swarm of peculators 'rom California, and has thought too much of making con tracts ror their oarlchmont, and too llttls of taking active ueasures for the defence of M.ssourl. To the first branch of that charge the response is a general denial. No contract has been entorod Into by 3eneral Fremont for the bencflt of any parties, but for the advantage of the govemmect alone; and only one ^allfornian had been placed on bit staff? and that at the instance of members of the Cablnot?and he bad seen removed by Genera! Fremont some fortnight ago on account of his being mixed up In some contract. As to bis not having taken more decisive steps to expel the 'Abels from Missouri, the reason alleged is, the withhold ng from him of the farces necessary for bis projected norcments, they bchig, for probably good reasons, seoj to other points. This explanation entirely <>xonerateg . ? iiwiuw, as uc U!W IMU UU L'jre? WiDI|UKM VU UU* Uertake any great movement. The third phage of the difficulty Is the interference in i" of tho Blair family?the PoRtmaster General and Colono Frank P. Blair, Jr., member or Congress from St. Louis. It is from them that the charges hare emanated, and tho last named has been placcd under arrest for speaking disrespectfully of bis superior officer. I understand that tho real secret of the hostility of the Blalrs Is, that Fremont would not permit thera to dictate to him, and would not lend himself to a combination of contractors from New York. Philadelphia, Cincinnati and elsewhere, who had :e ne the patronage of tho Postnr aster General. I am assured that some tun days ago Frank P. iilalr demanded that thre? millions worth of contracts xhould bo given to that combination, and that Gen. Fremont's response was that liis duty was to opiioso all eueniias of the government, whether Southern traitors or Northern Bclieiners. In rounection with this trouble I am also told, tliut d ir. ipg Montgomery Blair's recent visit to St. Louis, he had u luivM-Biiug conversation wiiu mtb. rremom, m wuitu lie tolJ ht r menacingly that ho could make and unmake men. Ttie lady made a politely sneering observation that bis specimens did not evince much hkill In the milker, and added that the light was not a political but a national one, and that if tbo government wore to be swindled soiuo one else besides General Fremont should bo placed at the head of the Western dc]?rtinent. RETURN OF TliE 1'OSTM AMKK GENEltAL AND QKNEKAL ME1GH. JVwlmaster General Rlair uud General Meigs returned this forenoon from St. Louis. General Meigs' special mission was to exatuuo the Quartermaster's ltepartmeut, and he reports that he flnds the greatest energy prevailing there. A NEW MILITARY DEPARTMENT IN TIIE WEST UNDER GENERAL MITCHELL. An order has been issued from the War Department constructing a new military depot in the West, by taking the whole of Ohio and a small i ortion of Kentucky in the immediate vicinity of Cincinnati, from General Rotecrans' department, and plscing General Mitchell in commandGeneral Ko*ecram continues in command of the remaining portion of the department. He has Ik retofore commande I in Western Virginia, Ac., within which are his present scenes of operations. NON-ACTION OK UENKHAL M'cLELI.AN AS ltEOARDS FUGITIVE SLAVES. I'pon inquiry at the headquarters of the army of the Potomac, I have ascertained |H?itlvely that no orders, general or special, havo yot been issued by General McCle'lan relative to fugitive slaves, so that all tho reports and comment* on that subject which have appeared in the papers are, to nay the leapt, premature. Nothing has yet occurred requiring action on his part on that subject. THE AKMY. Tlie President this morning made the following appoint, mi nts for a new Kontucky brigade, which in now ready to tnko tho field as a portion of General Anderson's com. niand:? First RrgimrrU.?Major W. 7.. Ward, of Kentucky, Colonel; John II. Ward, of Howling (Jroen, Kentucky, Lieutenant Colonel: James B. Carlisle, Major. Second Rryimmt.?Edward II. Hobson, Colonel; John Carlisle, Lieutenant Colonel; William Hobeon, Major. third Rrrfinitit?Wade Velaga?, Colonel; Z. C. Edwards, Q lartermaster; J. P. Williams, Commissary. James S. Mackie, Esq., one of the principal diplomatic clerks of tho Department of State, lias been detached from liis duties, with a leave of absence, for tbepurposo of Joining Gen. Stone's stafT in tho field. (ion. Man;-field hart been assigned for the prosent upon the Retiring Hoard, In place of Gen. Tottcn. The Governor of Michigan has appokitod First Lieutenant Orlando M. l'oe,of the United States To|>ographioal Engineers, Colonel of the Pec rid regiment of Volunteers from that State, made vacant by the promotion of Colonol, now Brigadier General, Richardson. Lieutenant l'oc, by vviucua ui luu cri iviul / Ul 1> iir, ri'UHIIH HIS TUUK in 1110 regular service. lie wan, until his new appointment, an active member of General McClelliin's stair, and was with liira (luring his brief but successful campaign in Western Virginia. Ho has recently conducted several important reconnnoissances in tliis department, and was present at the affair at I/CWinsville. James M. Reynolds, of New York, was to-day appointed Sutler to the Highland regiment. REVIEW OP THE PHILADELPHIA FI11E ZOl'AVKS. The Philadelphia Fire Zouaves were reviewed by the President to day. PRESENTATION OF A FLAG TO THE CALIFORNIA REGIMENT. George Wilkes yesterday presented, on behalf of the State of California, a beautiful flag to the First California regim'ini,-in a neat and brief ipeccb. Colonel Matliieson vpiicu (ICVJUII.J >11 i~.i vi.v liirmui. 1 UU VUIMUr nia Senators, Messrs. Latham aail McDougnl, and others delivered addresses, which were received with applause. AFFAIRS IN ALEXANDRIA. The rebels in Alexandria have fine opportunities to communicate with their Virginia friends by passing down the hivcr m boats beyond our lines. Lienor selling clandestinely continues. EFFECT OF NEWSPAPER RKVEI,ATIONS OF NAVAL MOVEMENTS. The conduct of the New York Tiibune in exposing, or attempting to expose, the programme of secret naval expeditions lias becomo very embarrassing, and in some instincts catiscd a change in orders heretofore issued. It is to day a subject of Inquiry by the government where the leak In tho Navy Department is, by which means the Tribune has boen supplied with the secrets of the department. Tho unpatriotic disposition of tho Trilnme managers, in attempting to expose the operations of the navy, is a subject of severe comment here. THE NAVAL ACADEMY. All candidates for admission to tho Naval Academy are required to report at Newport, R. 1., between the 20th and .10Hi Insts. and not at Annapolis, as heretofore. POST OrFICE ORDER AGAINST THE LOUISVILLE COURIER. Tlie following notice was issued through the Post Office J)epartment to-day:? Ordered, That tho l/ouisville Courier, found to bo an advocate of treasonable hostility to tho government and authority of the United states, be excluded from the mails and Tost Offloos of tho United Statos until farther oriters. By order of the Postmaster General. JOHN A. KASSON, First Asst. Postmaster General. COMMUNICATION BETWEEN THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT AND ITS CONSULS IN REBEL STATES. It in ascertained at tno Department or state mat tiereafter communications between the British government and its consuls Id ports of the insurrectionary States will, with the consent of our government, be carried on bymeans of British vessels of war. This course will obviate the embarrassments which have hitherto attended those communications through other channels. THE ARREST OF MtW. ARNOLD IUK1U8. It should have been staled yesterday, that Mrs. Arnold Harris, after having boon detained Ion# enongh t? be searched, and nothing of importance berug discovered, was discharged. , ? "RELEASE OF MRS. PHILLIPS AND HER DAUGHTERS. \ To-day tho Secretary of War permitted Mrs. Fhillfns. her daughtors and sister, to leave the house or Mrs. Greenbow, where they were confined, and return to their own house, upon parolo that they will neither leave the house nor receive visiter*. 1 'RELEASB OF MKflHS. PENDLETON AND STROTBEK BT TDK REISKLS. A letter wax received hero this morning from Virginia, stating that the rebel authorities at Richmond bad failed to (hid anything against Messrs. Pendleton and Strotber> two Union men who wore arrested some time ago and taken to Ricjmiond. They had accordingly been discharged and sent lion* THECA3EOF THE ALLEGED DEFAULTER, PAYMASTER OALLAOIIKR. Hayden anil Ford, proprietors of the faro bank where Paymaster Oallagher played away the government's money, have been released to-day, upon the parties con. seating to deposit twenty-seveu thousand dollars uiLh the government until such time as Gallagher demonstrates whether ho is able to secure the govemmont against logs. ARKITAL OF THE PBINCE DE JOINVILLB AND SUITE, l'rinde de Joinville, two sons and suite, arrived this afternoon, and were received at the depot by tlie Bra zilian Minister, and conveyod in the latter's private carriage to the Prince's quarter.?. CABCALTIB8. Private Mosely, of Company I, fcew York Twelfth regl. ment. fell dead in ramp this afternoon from apoplexy. Corporal Alfred Highland, of VMen. Michigan, Company E. Second Michigan regiment, wa? nhol this morning white on picket duty to the left of Bailey's Cross Road*. The ball penetrated one shoulder and pawed rut of the other, striking a private who stood behind him in the arm. Henghland's injury, though sever*, is not lllcely t? prove fatal. KANAQER OF MILITARY RAILROAD ROtTES. R K. Morlev,Of Pennsylvania, has been appointed go ncral manager of the military railroad routes, In place of Col. Thomas A. Scott. A BTltiM kikr ts'firvp nrtrom tt? nnrmmrei-t A commit tee of Philadelphia Hope Hobo Com|?ny ar- I rived to-day, aud tendered, through Ool. Florence,tho ua? of their steam engine to the government. 1 W YO NEW YORK, THURSDAY HORRIBLE RAILROAD MASSACRE. A Railroad Train Precipitated Into a Creek?Fifty Soldier* Killed and Upward* of One Hundred Wounded. Cincinnati, Sept. 18,1801. last night at hair past eight o'clock a train on tho Ohio and Mississippi Railroad, containing a portion of Col. Torching Nineteenth Illinois regiment, while parsing over a bridge noar Huron, Ind., 143 miles west of Cincinnati, fell through, killing and wounding over one hundred diors. Intelligence of the disaster reached hero late last night, when a special traiu wot despatched to their assistance. Tt<o following despatch has been received from tho operator of tho telegraph oflko at Huron, dated ten minutes |>ast one o'clock this morning:? ' The bridge No. 48 was broken In two; It let four cars down iuto tho bud of the crock and one on the top of them. The cngino and one car |Kissed over safely. There are about one hundred wounded and tun or Itftecn killed. Tho Colonel of the regiment says that about that number are killed, although nearly all of one company are missingIt is thought that the bridge was weakened by some ma. licious persons." Cincinnati, Sept. 18?p. m. The accident on the Ohio and Marietta Railroad lias proved worse than was at flrst reported. Four passen mr on top of them. These cars contained two hundred ftnd fifty men?Companies E, F, G and I. Th" two latter companies aro the principal suflfcrers. Captain Howard, of Company I, in among tho killed. Up to this time about thirty of the dead have been taken out and more aro under the wreck. A train is now on the way here with ninety two of tho woundvd. The impression at tho wreck is that forty or fll'ty are killed. Tho indications aro strong that tho bridgo was tampered with by malicious or traitorous perpoiiri. The bridgo wae bixty feet *pan, ten feet high, and wa* lately inspected. N AMKS OF TI1E KILI.ED. Tho following ure the names of tho killed and wouiu* ed:? ? COMPANY K. Marl in Kellogg, J. C. Valentino, COMPANY n. C. H. (.'aiding, Itavld Noble, G, M. Brahetlue. oompa n r I. Captain B. B. Howard, 1'rivate McCoonolly, Cororal Jerry Ingram, Captain Bruce, Corjioral A. rainier, H. C. Burroughs, W. A. Hogg, W. Harwiek, Carroll J. Colcoran, Antoine PafTner, I!. Connors, John Douglas, John Brown, H.Hunt, Jotteph Smith, And four others whose names have not ti?nn NAME8 OP THE WO CUBED. COMPANY A. Firpt Lieut. Cliftoo T. Wliar- l'rivato Massoy. ton, seriously. COMPANY B. John niAdimao. leg ampu- J. W. Peck. tated. COMPANY F. W. F. Rrown. W. W. I/>ano. I'aniol Marry. B.F.Wright. Proapect Waring. Paute) Smith. Rii haril I'ortcr. Corioral II. E. Pee ho. Jamc s Myers. Corporal A. Goldsmith. J. H. Hafkinsou. A. Y. riuinmer. C. W. Martin. J. W. Liudeay. John Rut-'gell. J. Anna. Felix Cox. Andrew McCormiclt. J. H. Border. H. Atwood. W. Wclab. COMPANY O. Geo. MnrriB, geronsly, W. Billings. nm. iracy. w. K. WMteley. Jno. I.yons. J. B. McMnlleu. Alfred Taylor. II. A. Heed. Caleb Shower. J. W. Honghtaling. H' tiJ, neunett. Charles K. Hu1u>d. Jno. J. Ahbell. Janr b Maxwell. II. T. Miller. Stephen Stalleck. Mirhacl .lames. James M. Teomson. Christian. J. A. I.lndsey. John Hayes. Low IS Springer. R(ib"rl (J. Osborne, seri'ly. Clark 1 Ridge. II. Sholt. H. Karr. Martin Wftllmer. H. Hopewell. Deunis Callagher. Thus. Dyi k. Ik-nnil Yimreis. Abraham IVrsing. R. Mumford. Charles Henslng. J. Mumford. oowavy i. Panicl Snyder. Michael Maloney. A. Gilmore. Harrison Cowd'r. Alfred Crlppon. Howard Reardiley. Cnas. H. Kea. W. C. Smith. Jonn Khinas. E. J. Irwin. Conrad Jehlessor. M. Jones. James I.vnn, seriously. W. I'iltnan. J. 8. Allison. Jtaninl Karlnw Win. Wilppo. John Kramer. Aiiguste Wlnthrop. Cbrporal Vincent. I.. M. Carroll. ?imon Vichor Ainikea. W. P. Tyler. II. Dennis. Jno Morrissey. II. H. I'almer, seriously. W. H. Vickers. JameK Dawson. Frank Hardee. John Fritk. H. Ilobbs. S. Howling. Nicholas Alure. W. Noble. M. V. Foley. Joliu W. Hot-ton. COMPAXY K. James C. Fnllorton, ami twelve others,go slightly wounded that \*e omit their names. Six arc seriously wounded, beyond hopes of recovery. The wounded arrived hero at fivo P.M., and were all taken to the Marino Hospital, whero ample arrangements have been made for their comfort. IMPORTANT FROM KENTUCKY. A Battle Expected Between the Union anil Rebel Force*?General Anderson Called on by the Legislature to Repel the Rebels, &c., &c. LotJisviLr.B,&>pt. 17?1&30 P. M. Telegraphic communication below Klizabcthtown has been interrupted since six this evening. Great military activity prevails In the city. AU the Home Guards (Union) are assembling. Part of Rousseau's brigade is now landing here, and it 48 understood they are to proceed southward, over the Louisville and Nashville Railroad, immediately. The Homo Guards (Union) are all out in uniform. Their destination Is supposed to bo southward. A special despatch to the Memphis Appeal says Genoral Braxton Bragg has boon appointod Contedorate Secretary of War, vice t. P. Walkor, resignoi Louibvuli, Ky.,Sept. IS, 1861. At sine o'clock this mornine. when the eovernment troops rcached Rolling Fork, Ave miles north of Muldraugh's Hill, they found the bridge over the fork burned and the enemy on Muldraugh'3 Ilill. His number was unascertained. Gen. Sherman discovering a ford about breast deep, sent a reconnoitering party wiith had not returned at four o'clock this afternoon, at which time Lieutrnant Colonel Johnson wag despatched from Louisville with an additional force of 700, consisting of the remnaut ef Roao. crans' commanJ, and about 400 of tho Home Guard (Union.) There was great enthusiasm by the bystanders at tho depot on the departure of the'troops southward from Louisville. The city Is full of rumors, one of which is Ibat General Buckner is commanding tho rebel forces at Mildraugh's Hill, which is doubtful. Anothor is, that after the rebels had burned tho bridgo at Rolling Fork the 1'ninn mi n burned the bridge at N'olin, fifteen miles south of Kllzabethtown, whereby they stopped two of the threo tiains which tiie rebels supposed they had obtained by tho burning of tho Roiling Fork bridge. This is probably true. There have been no trains from tho South to day. Telegraphic communication South has also been obstructed. THE KENTUCKY LEGISLATURE. Frankfort, Sept. 17,1S#1. In the Senate a bill was introduced to provide for the security of the (Hate army aud protection of tho railroads, In the House Mr. Wolf's report from the Committee on Federal Affair* was adopted, 7 to 30. Fra.xkfort, Sept. 18,1861. The Committee on Federal Relations reported substantially as follows:? Whereof, The rebel troops have Invaded Kentucky and insolendy diotated the terms upon which they will retire. Therefpre Resolved, TTnt General Anderson be Invited to take instant charge of this department and call out a force sufficient to expel the invaders. This passed the House and tho Senate concurred 25 to 9' Tlie Senate also passed the Concklin resolution,with but three nays, which proposes to confine the war to the two armies, and discountenances partisan quarrels as leading to civil war. 81U V tMtft'l b OF INDIANA TROOPS. J?mjuiOKrn.T-?, Ind., 3ept 18,1881. Two thouaand tbrce hundred Indiana troopg arrived her# tbia evening, and aeten hundred additional are expected before to morrow morning. RK H SEPTEMBER 19, 1861. IMPORTANT FROM MISSOURI. LEXINGTON SUMMONED BY THE REBELS TO SURRENDER. Jicmiu*?? Citt, Sept. 17,1861. Reliable new* from Lexington up to Saturday lwa been received, and shows that there had been no light there up to that time, though the Union troo|>s had been sum' nioned to iurrcnder by General Price, whose army was 14,000 strong. I General I'opo will reinforce Lexington to morrow, tho 18th, with 4,000 men. The correspondent of tho RejnMican nays that reliablo information has boon received that Islington still hold out on Monday, and had been slightly reinforced. Tho Clara Bell had arrived In safety at Lexington. Intelligence from tho West, received hero to-day, contradicts tho report that General Parsons had arrlvod at Georgetown with 4,000 rebel troops. jEnniaoN City, Sept. 18,1801. The correspondent of tho St. Louis Dmwcral writes that we have no dodnlto reports from Lexington, but it is a settled fact that that place is Invented by General l'rlco with some 16,tK)0 rebel troops. Good military authorities here are continent, however, that tho United States troops there have been reinforced, aud that unless tho place was takeu yesterday it is safe. General Price Is reported to have a large park of artillery, part of lilch are the guns taken from General Slegel at the battle of Springfield. A part of Geueral Price's forco is reported to be forty miles from this city. Mis scouts have been seen fifteen miles from here. Ben. McCulloch, with 18,000 well armed rebels, Is re ported to bo advancing rapidly from tne southwest in tho direction of either Holla or this city. Many think this will be the point of attack. Another objcct of this march is said to bo to get between our troops at Rolla and other points aud prevent Junctions) while General I'nco is operating against I.exlngton and the capital, and, if those ploug aro successful, then form a junction with General Price. Chicago, Sept. 18,1801. Mr. Howard. tho agent of tho Pittsburg and Chicago Railroad at St. Joseph, arrived in this city lull night, leaving thai place on Monday morning. Ho reports that the only obstruction on iho llamilbal and St. Joseph ltail road to be the bridge across tho Platte river, which will be repaired today. Two Ohio regiments passed over this road westward bound on Monday. There aro now fully 10,000 Union troops along the lino, and no further trouble is anticipated There aro no avowed rebels along the road. Mr. Howard is coufldent that the rebellion Is completely crushed in that section of tho State north of tho Mii ouri rlvar. lie stated that the rebels carried away from St. Joseph half a million dollar* worth of projierty, most of which wus stolen by rebrfct from tin1 express niesson* gcr. He V arned that Lexington was attacked on Friday and that the Union forces woro all in entrenchments. THE DEFEAT OF THE REBELS AT HOONEVILLE. .Ikkfekso* City, Mo., Sept. 17.1861. Tlio correspondent of tho St. Louis Democrat gives tho following account of au engagement w ith tho rebels at Eo nevlllc on tho 13 h, taken from Captain Eppstein'i Official report ? The Captain says that after the fight had lasted about an hour tho rebels whom he had taken as hostages became so restless that tliey begged him to allow one of their number to go with a Hag of trucu and ask an arm is tlco. 'Ihis hostage came back soon afterwards with tho request to know my conditions. 1 thereupon ordered tho llilng to cense, and demaudud that they should with draw the rebel forces two miles from tho city, and not molest any of otir families or any other Union people, and U> leave the arms of the killed and wounded on tho ground where they fell, while I promised to lot tho pri Honors free whom 1 had taken, with tho exception of preacher Painter, whom, I Informed lliem, I would shoot In case they should not honorably keep their promise for Seven days. They left tow n according to this agreement with me. Thus it will bo seen that the gallant Captain, with only one hundred and tlfty men, actually dictated liis own terms to fully four times his number. Tho enemy fought well for a little while, but out of the whole six hundred only nix could bo found to storm tho worltH. Their leaden bravely led tho way, but tliey absolutely refused to follow. Of theno six our men killed four, Including their two leaders, Colonel Brown and his eon, Captain Drown. These latter two fell near tho intrenchments, and wore drawn in. Thoy died iusido of them, lk-aidca theao tho eDcmy had eight or ten Icillttd and wounded. Besides Colonel Brown and hits son, tho rebels lost two other captaina. Colonel Brown was armed with three eight inch revolvers, a riilu, a sword and a bowie knife. These weapons are now in tho iMissepsion of Lieutenant Pea.*e. An Indiana regiment, Colonel Hovey, was scut to guard thoUimlno bridge from this place to d iy. As tho train was leaving a private named Wallace, In getting on the train, was rua over and Instantly killed. The steamer War Eagle arrived this evening, having left Tfcx.ncville ul three I\ M. today. Sho reports nil (pilot there. There were about 2,-00 Union troop? there, conftidtii.K <-r tlie Iowa Filth, tho Illinois Eighth and abut tiilionof tho Indiana Twenty-second, besides the Homo Guards, when tho boat left. I.aM night a battalion of Homo Guards waft pent west to guard the J .amine bridge, eigfit miles from Booneville. On ontering (he bridge they were fired upon by the reboi pickets, aud returned the fire, killing one rebel and wounding another. None of tho Homo Guards wero injured . A private In tlie Iowa Fifth, named Wm. Parrett, committed suicide on the War Eagle this evening, on the woy d"wn, by shooting himself. A courier Just from Boonevillo reports that the rebel force was retreating towards General Price's eommand. Two thousand men irom here ha<l arrived at Arrow Rock; but Green awl Mains hud left with 5,000 to 6,000 men, taking a southwesterly direction. MORE DISTINGUISHED FOREIGNERS FOR OUR ARMY. TWO THOUSAND ITALIAN VETERANS OFFERED TO THE UOVBKNMENT?GARIBALDI NOT COMING, ETC. The steamship New York, which arrived yesterday from Bremen, bring- among numerous passengers a num" ber of officers, lute of Garibaldi's army, who come to this country for tho purpose of tendering to our government their services and military experience In crushing out the rebellion against the constitution and the Union. The rnotst prominent of those officers, and one who comes highly recommended, is Major Valentin BraoMS wein, Into Adjutant of General Garibaldi. This officer is tho hearer of certificates and crodentiuils from the Italian patriot and General Avezznni us to capability and military KkUl on tho battle field. The Hon. Oorgo Marsh,the American Minister Resident ut Turin, presented Major Brauenswein with some very fluttering testimonials, and introduces him to Secretary of War Cameron for his kin 1 considerations. In order that our readers mny form a just estimate of the qualities qf this officer, in regard to his military services, we present thefollowingbiographicalsketch, which we were enabled to gutliui of him. Major Valentin Brauenswein is a native of Austria, anil was born In the el'y of Vienna, in tho year 182U., At the age of fifteen ho entered the military school at Neustadt from which hu graduated in 1846. Bo then entered tho Polytochiuc school, and graduated with honors from that Institution in 1S-18, at which time he was biovetted Lieutenant llo wus concerned in mostly all the oampaigis of the revolutions, and also distinguished himself at Bolferlno, Magontn and other places during the Italian war of 18.19. In 1860 he joined Garibaldi at Palermo, who elevate I him to tlm rank of Major, and appointed him Adjutant GeneraI j of his stafl. In liiut position his great skill hi engineering camo in good steud. Major Brauenswein superintended the building of ail the bridges, and often commanded tho pontoon trains in p?rsou when in active service. At the termination of tiie war he still remained with Garibaldi, and inasmuch as a number of his brother officers emi raw in this co intrv and wero received in tho service oi the federal army, Major B. alto made up bin mind to volunteer on the right Hide or tlio Union, to which end ho comes endorsod In Hon. George Marsh. In appearance tti'i subject of this sketch is rather prepossessing. Ho is mil and well built, and hi* features present u somewhat florid complexion; yet his Hashing oye at once atami* him the soldier. The only brawback in the career of Major Brsnenxwein is that he is unable to speak the EngU li language; but French, Italian, Germm and several other tongues he is master of; and it will not bo surprising IT, ia a few months, he will bo capable of freely conversing In our language. In regard to General Garibaldi's coming to this country, tho Majsr says that at the breaking out of the war bo entertained some idea of oflWIug bis services in behalf of Uie maintenance of ttic lHIm , but the project is, owing to his Mr.ftsa, uttorly impo??iWlo at present. When hi* aid left Cuprera, on the 18th ult.. Garibaldi was confined to his bed by a severe attack of rheumatism. But in spirit the noblo patriot is with us, if notm person; and nowhere on the face of the globe has our ^iorioua Union a better friend and defender than General Garibaldi, th?' chitmpiqn of Italian liberty. ?f?inr Ilrnuonswoin i? anthnrif^ in nflrr nur irnvArn. mentthe services of upwards of two thousand veteran Italian soldiers, with their ofllrers. The c lflfors mentions tu connection with the subject of this sketch' arrived in the same vessel, but are personally unknown to Major 1?., and wo wore unable to obtain any further information In regard to them. ERA] NEWS FROM GENERAL BANKS' ARMY. REPORTED MOVEMENTS OP JOHNSTON'8 REBEL FORCES. Damstoww, Sept. 18,1891. Reports are current hero that Johnston in movt?g up on the Virginia side of the Potomac. Some state his fores OA bigli as from thirty tlvo to forty thousand. If ho essays tho attempt hie advance will be met la a becoming manner. Tho remaining mutineer* of the New York Nlnoteonth regiment, twenty three In niimbor, are to bo sent to Haiti, more to day, and forwardod thenco to the Tortugai. Tho original number won 202, but tho remainder have re turned to their duty and allegiance. Yesterday was ono of the hottest days of tho season. For several hours the thermometer stood at 93 degrees In a shady location. Ono of tho prisoners, the Rov. Mr. Wilson, of Baltimore, was invited to conduct religious ceremonies In tho encuinpmeut of tho Fifth Connecticut, but be dochued to do so. The number of important iiollticjil prisoners now held by Provost Marshal Stouo, of tho Fifth Connecticut, Is I twelve; the cases of several others have been disused of. 1 The number of prisoners confined by edicts of courts martial is comparatively small, considering the magnitude of tho army. IMPORTANT MILITARY CONFERENCE AT BOCKHLLB. ltornvtt.il, Sept. 18,1861. It Is currently stated that an Important conference wns [ held here yesterday, at which wero present several high | military gentlemen. | The arrest of Messrs. Bonie, Brewer and Young hns stricken terror into tho rebel ranks of our community, and It Is said thut somo of the leading "peace ' men are likewise expecting to bo arrostod. SHARP SKIRMISH NEAR SENECA CREEK? THE ENEMY DRIVEN BACK. Wasuinoton, Sept. 18, 1861. A despatch to the War Department, dated Purnstown, says that a party of tho Thirty fourth New York rogl ment, Colonel I,e I'ue, crossed the Potomac at Heuecft creek on Monday night, and encountered u force of tlireo companies, losing two or three men out of fifteen. The next mornlnu thev shelled tho rebel e.imn nirt drove t)n> enemy bark. A private Utter says Corporal Grarey was killed, and Corporal Zugg wounded. A LIVELY ARTILLERY SKIRMISH ACROSS THE POTOMAC?A REBKL BATTXRT SILENCED. Baltimokb, Sopt. 17,1800. Tlie correspondent of tho American, writing from Sharp*burg,tn Washington county, Md., roports thatkcvc ral BkiriniBbos occurred near that towu on Friday tun I Saturday last. On Friday the rebels appeared in large numbers in Shephordstown, Virginia, and commenced Uriug on tho vuiuuwts uu inu fiurjinuu hiup. Several cannon were brorg'it out. When thoUnionists, under Colonel Andorsou, brought i wo of their guns to bear upon theni from Poudun llill, opposite tho town, and opened with bull and jrrapo, they goon silenced the rebel buttery auj destroyed several houses. A (lag of truce was sent from tho rebels, proposing a cmation or flrlng. Since then all had been qnlot. ALARM OF TIIE REBELS AT WINCHESTER, lUl.TIMoKK, Sept. 18, 1801. All reports about Gen. Johnston crossing tho Potomac are unfounded. There is much alarm at Martlnsburg and Winchuetor about (ion. I tanks crossing the Potomac with twenty one thousand moil. Tho rebels hail scut to Johnston for as. aistanco. Reliable accounts from Winchester state that tho railroad between Strssburg nnd that placo is not being builti as reported, and that tho rails taken up near Martlnsburg aro to bo used for laying a lino from Richmond to M in issue. It has hitherto required three days for tho transportation of troops between those place*. TIIE SKIRMISH AT DARNSTOWN, MD. In the lilt, which wo published on the 17th Inst.,of the officers of Companies B, D and I of tho Twenty eighth Pennsylvania Volunteers, wo accidentally omitted th? name of tho Orderly Sergeant of OV>m)>uny I. Wo now willingly supply the omission, as lie has worthily dietiugu.bhfd blmsell w ith the others. His name Is Alfred K. C'olgnn. THE PRIVATEER- SUMTER. HEBEI. SYMPATHY ON THK I'AKT OF BH1TIMI SUBJI0T8, ETC. A private lottcr was received yesterday from Trinidad by Messrs. Wheeler & Wilson, from which wo have been permitted to (ake tho following extract:? The dread of privateers is ko very (treat in this island that no on?, for the present, frels safe In embarking on a speculation of this kind, and lurticularly now, after having had a visit of a week from tho privateer Sumter, after a successful cmise, taking eleven prize* in the Antilles, leaving Ave in I'ort Cubello and six in Havana, Sho brought with her the mate an i part of tho priz'f crew of tho prize Jos. Maxwell, from Philadelphia, captured five miles off the coast of Laguayra, which sho had just left, with <100 barrels of flour; balancu of her cargo destined for I'ort Cubello. Her object in bringing them hero win to ascertain the fato of the prlvatocrsmcn of tho Savannah, and to subject them to tho samo treatment if the gallows hail been their lot; but finding nothing of the kind had transpired, they wore liberatedwith a written promise from ouch not to take up arms against (lie South. I liad a long conversation with the engineer on board, who is a Welshman, and ascertained from liltn that they were dotermined to lay hands on ovury Anu.ri nan vessel hailing from tho Northern ports, and,' when In danger themsolvoe of being captured, to blow tho whole tiling up. rather than be made prisoners. They are great ly eiublttereiTagalnst the North,and are quite sanguine of ultimate triumph. She took a fresh supply of coal and proceeded on her re gnlar cruUo. Not ft little surprising, however, was the appearance after a week of tho Northern steamer Keystone State, eight gune, In search of the Sumter. and not finding hi r here she started ofT immediately, determined to capture hor at all hazards; but In my opinion, If they uome in contact with oach other, it will be a death truggln on the )*rt of both; and the Keystone State, being a i.a< 1 dje,bc.at, with her engines all on deck, would probably fftre the wo?st. for in disabling h'T thus the other woulil have the whole control. I think it a ^re.it mistake on tho part of the government to send out su h vessels on a cruise. There is a great deal of sympathy manifc.- ted here for the South, particularly by Uritish subjects. Th?y wore highly elated with the Sunater. tho is < certainly a beautiful Boat, and, if capturcd, would be a glorious prizo for the North. 8ETZURE OF TWO MORE VESSELS UNDER THE CONFISCATION ACT. I Philadelphia, 17.1861. TLeicliooncr Fair Wlnd,nr aud from Kail river, Ixmvl t> Baltimore, in bnllittt, wiu) captured, as being partially owned in North Carolina, on tlie 'J8th ultimo, Inside Cape Henry, by the United State ateani frigalo Mltine?ota, wliich pliu-ed a prize crew on board and brought I it to thta jwt tll.i morning. Also the British schooner Prince Alfred, of nnd from Antigua, bound to Baltimore, with twenty pmichoons molasses aud flft-onn hundred btiglixN Fall. wan c ipturt-d off Capo I/x<kout, on tho 6lh inrtsnt, by the*l?nite'l 8lat> s Kt"t<mer Susquehanna, who also placed ? prize ? ro\* ou board oud brought her into this port to <lay. LAUNCHING OF A NEW GUNBOAT AT BOSTON. Dumo.i, rx-pi. n, iv>l. The new gunboat Pagamore *M launched to day from Sampson'! yard, East B'*ton. Her keel wag laid tslxtr days ago. Two other gunboat* are nearly ready for launching at East Boston. THE NATIONAL LOAN IN BOSTON. Boston. Sept. 18,1461. The subscription* to the Treasury loan yesterday re.uhed nearly $220,000. NOTE FR9X MR. VALLAXDIGHAM. TO TUB EDITOR OP TIIF. HERALD. Datton, Ohio, Sept. IS, 1461. Will you be kind enough to say that tho "Hon. C. I.. Vallandigham, of Ohio," ia not, as asserted in your isai.e of yesterday, "delivering seceMlon stump speeches and writing secession letters" anywhere ?r t/> anybody, brt quietly attending to his own business, in his own dlstrl< t, among hlH own constituents, in his own way, "subject only to the constitution," and proposes continuing po to dor His worst sin Is that he subscribes, pay* for and rean? mo .-new iokk mmw. .myfr?i.ww. -' " Implicates'' him in all the "treason" whereof lie id i guilty, and he adheres to it. C. L. YALLAMIOHAM. LD. PRICE TWO CENTS. IMPORTANT FROM MARYLAND. The Maryland Rebel legislature Broken Up and III Offieeri Arrested, Ac., Ac., Ac. Fkkdehick, Mil., Sept. 18,1861. Lieutenant Carmlchael and Hergoants Wallace iuid Walts, of tho Baltimore police, have arrested all th? members of tho legislature who voted lor 8. Teakle Wallls' report. Thirty thousand copies of tho same hava been seized as treasonable documents. Colonel Dix, sou of Major General nix; Colonel Copeland, aid to Mi\|or General Banks, and other prominent military personages, have been hero for two days, apparently directing th?? proceedings of tho Baltimore police. All tho clerks of belli houses hare beoc arrested. There li no ssaclon 4 the Legislature. Immediately after tbo farcje wan gone through with yesterday afternoon of calling tho roll and adjournment an unusual stir took place in tho community. Companies of Wilson's regiment woro observed inuring through the city in different directions, anil soon it was found that tho city was walled in, so far as an outlet w is concerned. No one could leavo without a pons from the Provost Marshal, whoso oilico wits soon crowded with an excited throng of people, who had been stopped and turned bark. In the meuntime l.ieutenant Carmlchael, of the Baltimore police, was moving quiotly about with his officers, accompanied by u B'pnvl of military, making arrests, commencing with the officers of tho legislature, and es pecially tho c.erics, who contended th.it thoy would kc<'|> the legislative machine going until a quorum should arrive. Tho first oecu|iant of the guard hoaM wiui the Clerk oP the Ilouao, Milton Y. Kidd. His nesistant, Thomas fl. Moore, could not bo found till Into in tho ovetiing, hut WM dually arretted. The Clerk of the Senate, Mr. Kilgour, and his nesistant, Mr. earmark, were also found after much dlfllculty,and taken to the game destination. Mr. Gordon, of Alleghany, and Mr. McKubbin,of Alleghany, wcro next taken, and soon Messrs. Salmon and Durarit were In durance vl!o. An effort won then uiadu to find M"Hsrs. Kosaler and Mills. At a late hour Mr Keasler was arrested, but Mr. Mills, at tho last acoovul*, had not bi>on taken. The aim of th ) oflfloors was to arrest ail tho member* who voted for Mr. Wallis' famous rejiort, about 30,000 copies of which were yesterday seized and appropriated to cimp uses its bjlng a treasonable document. During tho al'tornoon tho Union mombera of tho Houm and Senate met in caucus, ami resolved that tho action of the Senators nreaent in not asaomblinff. havinc virtually brought the Legislature to an end, they would return to their homes, and not again attempt to reiwsemblo. Mr. Long, lu tha meantime, wub (tolerated to prepnro a brief Etui emeu I to be signed and published by tho niembors present. Tha arrest of the clerks will prevent them from calling tho roll, and so the legislature is at an end. Several of the most noisy and actlvo secessionists in town have also b.iou arresled. Tho prisoners will remain in tho guard house all night, oud bo removed to Fort McHonry in the morning. Tho Union members of both houses refusod to moot this morning. The legislature 1b virtually dead, all tho officers being under arrest to prevent calling tho roll. Tha Union mombers wiU leave this afternoon for home, and tho secession members for Fort McHonry. Tho city is ouli t. The talk of Invasion bv Gen. Johnston is laushod at. Utibn flaps are (lying, with tho motto?" Tho Union must bo presorved." Alter twenty-four hours conflucmcot, tho odlceri of thn legislature wore allowed their liberty on taking ill? oath of allegiance. All auented eioopt John N. Brewer, tho roa ling clerk, who refused, and wan sent off with iiino members to Annapolis. At four o'clock this afternoon there was not a memhor of tlio I/'Klslaturo In tho city, all having left for home. Those ukon to Auiiapolls are E. Salmon, Joslah U. Gordon, Richard C. MoCubbin, Thomas J. Claggett, Bernard Mills, (lark J. l>urant, Andrew Kesslor, Lawroncd Jones, Tin, R. Miller. Tho great body of the accession members illtl not mak? their appearur.ee. IUi.timorb, Sept. 18,18A1. The following is a lint of the members of tho Legislature and others arrested at Frederick for disloyalty. Tliey were cent to Annapolis via the Relay House, and will probably proceed to Fortress Monroe by the first stenmer unless detained by order of General IHi, waiting further orders from tho government:? Richard C. McKubin, of Annapolis. S. I'. Car mack, Senate Oommittue Clerk. K. A. Hanson. Thoc. E. Pehletgh, Doorkeeper of tho House. Clarke J. Durant, of I/jonardtowu, St. Mary's county, morchtuit, meiftbvr of tho Hou?o J. Ijiwrenco Jones, of Talbot county, mechanic, mem* her ?r the House. Milton (J. Ki<Ul, Chief Clerk of the House. T. H. lloore, Assistant Clerk of the House. KUbourno, Speaker of the House. John M. Brewer, Reading Clerk of tho So mate. E. Salmon, of Frederick county, fanner, member of th? House. Josiah II. Gordon, of Alleghany county, lawyer, munbcr of tho Houso. Thomas J. daggett, of Froderick county, farmer, member of the House. . t Andrew Kosslcr, Jr., of Froderick county, farmer, member of tho House. Also Moras. I'.lk.ns, BUey anil John Ilagan, hotel keeper aoar Frederick City. The following Is a list of persons arrested who refused to take tho oath of allegiance and are now under guard at Frederick:?Thomas Hoopor, Wm. liaylis, F. W. Desley, F. Davis and B. Fowler. A new paper, called tho Neu> Dominion, appears to morrow from the office of tho lato Exchange. NEWS FROM FORTRESS MONROE. FoRrRBSH Monro*, Sept. 17, ) Vi# liALTlMOKK, Sept. 18, 1861. / TIjr; iloamer from Old l'olnt has arrived but brings DO news of importance. OUR NAVAL CORRESPONDENCE. uwmro Statbk Stkam Frig at* Koanoki, 1 Orr Kortrbw Momroh, Sept. 18,1861. J A RocU L'ioA <4 Rebel* Deiert SeuxtU'i Point and Pitt to /Iirtrm Monroe?Soiling tj the Roanoke?More <iffu:ert Detached <tnd Changed, dr. Yesterday, as is tho usunl fashion on board of men-ofwar on Sundays in port, was a day of liberty among the men. There wns a continual stream of visiters passing and repassing from the different vessels of tho Act, and there is now a larger number of ships here than th> re haa been for some time. There must be at leapt 4,000 sailora ii' w in port hure on the different vessels. No liberty was allowed to tho m<n to go on shore, nor will there bo here at tor during our Hiay iitp. wo are hj sail iraii ihtb <>u Wi-doeaday morning, which fact I may divulge now, an this will not reach yvu until that morning. Where wo are to go to Unot known, but you must not be surprised If you hear of us tomowotre uown near Savannah and that tho expedition will bo succoiwriil there in not a shadow oT doubt, (iod grant that it may be. B t ."peaking of visiting, wo received one lot of visitors that we llltlo expected. A boat containing a U t of r<*> el Holdiers from Scwall'd Point, taking advantage of their Sunday's row, gradually worked oil' l'rom there until out of range < f th ir guuf, and then, with several "l?ng pulls and strong p ills" brought up un'ler tho stern of the I'nifed Stat.-s 1 ! pof-war St. I-nwrence, which war the n- arcs* on'' lying t i tho Point. The refugee* were taken on board lUo flagship Minnesota and from thence sent by Commodore Strin.;ham to (Jeneral Wool at Fortross Monroe. They give * deplorable picture of tho rebel gatherinj.' at Scwali'g Point, (raney Island, Norfolk and vicinity. Half clad and wor-*' fed are tho rebel troope, and If aa oppor. rr ?..a M?H>t ? .,! mnnv n nno of* tlinrn wunlff Ipavti "?"V ? iu double nukk time. It would be imprudent to mention all they say of the operations going 11 among the rebels; but what they divulg? ;* if 8'irU ncbaractor as to be of great importance to i:s In future movements. Most of the men will in all probability noir Join us unrtor tiio .Stars .aid sir:ii.ul assist to bring their desperate o'.d associates to a -ense of their manhood The desertion of these m<-n speaks badly for the caure of the rebels, ami slimy) that the effect of the recent glorious victory at Halter'as is having its effect at a dlstaui e as well as iu North Carolina. Ueut. Robert W. Scott, who has been on our ship since it went into commission, to day took leave of ug ttrnid the hoarty cheers of the crew, who manned the rigging as our old shipmate .vont over the sides. _ Our master, ('apt. K'lwari < avoriy, wiuj is wen nmmu In Now York, also leaves us to day, hiving been r'otaobe*! to take cuiriiu md of iho bark Gemsbok, which i? lyinc 1a port hero She is a t.uo craft, UiaiiniDg |^r ?uu* on ?acU Hide, with a pivot.