MISCHIEVOUS RUMORS. – The Herald, with its veteran proclivity to mischief, announced yesterday:
“The steam-frigate Roanoke, now at the Brooklyn Navy-yard, has been ordered to be fitted for sea with all possible dispatch. A large force of mechanics and laborers were put to work on Saturday, who continued to labor through the entire day yesterday,” (Sunday.)
It adds elsewhere that the “two frigates, Wabash and Roanoke, are ordered immediately to sea from the Navy-yard.” We are not at all surprised at learning from the best authority that there is no truth in either of these statements. The directions received two months since from Washington that the work upon the Roanoke should be “put in a state of forwardness,” has been succeeded by no subsequent order; and therefore on Sunday last not a nail was driven, nor was any work whatever done at the Navy-yard. And no orders requiring vessels to be immediately prepared for sea have been received.