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Reported Surrender of Moseby.

Rosser asks Leave to Follow Suit.

The Assassination.

Immense Rewards Offered for the Murderers.



NEW YORK, April 20. — The Herald has advices from Winchester to the 18th which state that Mosby surrendered his force to Gen. Chapman, at Berryville, on the 17th, after arranging the terms with Gen. Hancock, which were similar to those granted Lee.

It is understood Gen. Rosser has also asked his command to be included in the cartel.

Mosby's men number, probably, 700.

Great numbers of Lee's soldiers are arriving with our lines.

They scout the idea that any portion of their army has gone to Johnston, and say when it is fairly understood by Johnston's men that they can go to their homes, they will go.

The Herald's Washington dispatch, says it was ex-Governor Farwell, of Wisconsin, who notified Mr. Johnson of the murder of Mr. Lincoln. Mr. Johnson had retired for the night when notified, and prompt means were taken for his protection.

But for this presence of mind of Governor Farwell, in all probability Mr. Johnson would also have been murdered, in the excitement produced by the knowledge of the murder of Mr. Lincoln.

As it was, an unusual stir was heard in the room of the unknown men, where a pistol and dirk were found.

WASHINGTON, April 20. — Maj. Gen. Dix: — $100,000 Reward. — The murderer of our late beloved President Abraham Lincoln, is still at large. Fifty thousand dollars reward will be paid by this department for his apprehension in addition to say rewards offered by municipal authorities or State Executives. Twenty-five thousand dollars reward will be paid for the apprehension of G. A. Alzerot, sometimes called Port Tobacco, one of Booth's accomplices. Twenty-five thousand dollars will be paid for the apprehension of David C. Harold, another of Booth's accomplices.

A liberal reward will be paid for any information that shall conduce to the arrest of either of the above named criminals, or their accomplices. All persons harboring or secreting said personas, or either of them, or aiding or assisting their concealment or escape, will be treated as accomplices in the murder of the President and the attempted assassination of the Secretary of State, and shall be subject to trial before a military commission and the punishment by death. Let the stain of innocent blood be removed from the land by the arrest and punishment of the murderers.

All good citizens are exhorted to aid public justice on this occasion. Every man should consider his own innocence charged with this solemn duty, and rest neither night nor day till it is accomplished.

[Signed] E. M. STANTON,
Secretary of War.

READING, PA., April 20. — I have just seen Mr. Lyon, a U. S. detective officer, from whom I get the following relative to the Booth affair:

The report that Booth came to Reading on the train is correct; he was in Reading all day. The man that recognized him, informed Lyon that he knew it was Booth. Lyon immediately, in company with Mr. Miller, another detective, fairly traced him to the depot, and ascertained that a man answering his description had got on the train which had just left. The facts were immediately made known to Mr. G. A. Nichols, Superintendent of the road, and an effort made to telegraph to Port Clinton, the first telegraph station, but the operator not being about, an engine was fired up, when Lyon and Miller and the man who had seen Booth proceeded at full speed to overtake the regular train; they did over take the regular train, but at Fort Clinton were informed the man described had got off there, but whether he went to the Cataragus train or not they could not ascertain.

A dispatch was sent to Tamaqua, to the conductor of the train, and in the meantime Fort Clinton was searched. Upon the arrival of the train at Tamaqua the conductor telegraphed as follows: The man is on the train.

Another dispatch was sent to the next station for further information, with orders for his detention. At 8 this a. m. Detective Lyon received a dispatch from Conductor Bright, dated at Catawissa, saying: No such man came through on my train.

Mr. Lyon states that he is satisfied that the man is Booth.

What measures are being taken for his arrest are kept private for obvious measures.

The following is a description of the party: About 5 feet 8 inches in height, black eyes, black hair, cut short and inclined to curl, short black mustache, had [unknown] in both cars, wore a white felt hat, had a piece of crape on left arm, wore a Lincoln badge on the right breast, in mourning; had on a black frock coat and common military pants.

NASHVILLE, April 19. — The procession today in honor of President Lincoln was the largest and most imposing ever seen in the city. All places of business were closed, and every store and dwelling appropriately draped, in mourning. The procession numbered upwards of 15,000 persons, among whom were Generals Thomas, Rosseau, Miller, Whip[unknown], Fowler, and Donaldson. Over 10,000 troops were in the procession, and besides Governor Brownlow, both Houses of the Legislature, the Com[unknown].