Newspaper of The New York Herald, October 31, 1861, Page 3

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated October 31, 1861 Page 3
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Klot b* k of Jamestown to the rtver nearly opposite d.msvllle. Hi Ir average distance from the olljr Is perhaps three miles. Th<'re la n?t a road. ? ravine or a emmi along their hue that they do not fully command. Tlii oo hundred and twemy-Cve men have been employed U|<on the fortifications for several weeks past, but a day ?r two since thm force wan coutiideralily reduced, xn 1 owing lo the unfavorable' condition of the woather De rations were ontlruly suHiMtnded 011 Thursday and yes terday. They will be rusmn d, however, at onca. Good quarters for troopa hato been creeled wherever guns are Mounted. THE REBELLION. Departure of the Great Naval Expedition. NEWS FROM THE LOWER POTOMAC. Heavy Cannonading Between Our Gun boats and the Rebel Batteries. IMPORTANT FROM MISSOURI. Return of Rebel Troops to Their Homes. IMPORTANT HEWS FROM CUBA Arrival of the Rebel Commis sioners at Havana. THEIR RECEPTION BY THE CAPTAIN GENERAL Fight Between Texan* and New Mexicans at Alimosa. Suspension of the Writ of Habeas Corpus in Washington. Opinion of the Judges of (he United States Circuit Court. Our State Prisoners Removed to Boston. The Trial of the Savannah Privateers. KPORTANT CHARGE OF ME NELSON, Ac., Ac., Afe ont SPECIAL WASHINGTON DESPATCHES. W Asm koto*, Oct. 30,1W1. TfflBRESPONSIBXMTY OF TBI FORWARD MOVEMENT OF OUR TROOPS RESTING WITH GENERAL, M'CLELLAN. Tbe President Informed certain United Statea Senator*, who called upon faim yestorday to know when * forward march Is to take piaco, that tbe responsibility of such a Movement la left with General McClollan, and that it is tho purpose of the Executive to sustain liim in his under taking, whatever his determination may be. The Senators Ml satUfWd. THE NAVAL EXPEDITION. li is certain that no ntie outside of the naval expedition knows where tbe first blow will be struck. It is proba ble, howover, that the earliest news concerning its opera tion will come through Southern channels. A FL AO OF TRTJCE? ENGAGEMENT BETWEEN OIR GtN BOATS AND TBE REBEL BATTERIES ON TUE LOWER POTOMAC. At about ton o'clock yesterday morning a boat contain ing soven rcbolt, with a flag of truce, was seen coming across the Potomac from the mouth of Quantico creek. Oaptaiu Adams, of the First Massachusetts regiment , went 40 wq to the shore at Rudd's Ferry to reoeive it. When within about a thousand yards from tbe Maryland side the rebels in tho boat threw overboard a barrel, which they anchored Ilk* a buoy. Taking in the fl^g of truce they pulled back to lit* Virginia side as fast as possihlo After reaching land the same white flag was flaunted by mo of the crew over the battery at Shipping Point. In the afternoon heavy firing was heard down the Potomac from Budd's Ferry. Two vessels of the United States blockading squadron, the Tbomas Froeborn aud the Philadelphia Iceboat, were aoon soen comiug up tho river. Besides tbe two bat teries known to be at Shipping Point, three others a little to the southeast opened upon the vessels. Two of these batteries are upon high bluffs, entirely concealed by trees. Tho steamers returned the Are. For an hour the cannonading on both sides was continuous. None of the ?hots are known to have struck the steamers. The shells from tho vessels wcro admirably served at long rauge. Rover&l were seen to burst about a hundred foot above tho enemy's batteries. It was afterwards ascertained that new rebel batteries had opened upon what were ?upposed to bo our pickets, soven miles below Buttd's ferry, and the steamers returned tbo flro. TIIE BI.OCEADE OF TOE POTOMAC RIVER. The Puscy arrived at the Navy Yard to-day, bringing top-itches from Captain Craven. Tho rebel steamer George Page has gono as far up tho mouth of Quantico crock as slie con, but is not yot half a mile from the rivor. She is apparently aground, and if so it will re quire a high tide to float her off. Tho rebel bat tones wero opened upon tho Maryland ?h re yesterday, and flr'mg continued to a late hour last night, but without damage to anybody on our side. It is believed that no voxels have within twenty four hours run the rebel blockade. *HE "ON TOJUCHXONI)" SHRIEKERS AGAIN AT WORK. Washington is fast becoming infested again with the shriekem \\lio drove General McDowell Into Bull run by their cry of "On to P.lchmond," and tbon, coward like ran away. These men don't know tho difference between * musket and u handspike, and yet they assume to advise General McC'cllan. Tho Inttor knows exactly what ho ig Mont, what ought to bo done, and how to do it. Three shrickors don't know anything of tho kind. They bad better go heme. Ibel nation may rest assured that it 'a tho flxod purpose of ^Goneral McOlellan to fight the relol army now In front of Washington, but no clamor will foroe him to do so ftmi be is ready. Ha knows that tho enemy have hero c?n cont rated thoir whole power and staked everything upon tbe issue. TTe understands the magnitude and difficulty of tho undertaking, and will be governed by his own Judfnicnt, acd not by any suggestions from self-consti tuled advisers. Ho is willing to bo Judged by tbe issue CONVICTED OF TREASON. Tho following pel-sons n nro tried before a military co irt martial which convened at the Ft. I/wis Arsenal on tho itn lilt., purs'iaat to spccul orders from the headquarter* of iho department, of whicia Major Juo. Mctlvaine, of tho Thirty-fifth Illinois Volunteers, was President. They ware tried on a charge of treason against tbe I'nited States, and found guiUy as charged, and set) enrod to im prisonment it hard Lbor during the war, And to have their property rou dialed for tho uso of tbo govcro m -iit:? Jobo Caldu ell. llaery J. Philips, Tbos. G.Childors, Jos. (taker, Philip Jackson. The following pcrswsm wero ?bo found guilty of the lams charge, but in consequence of various mitigating circumstances were discharged fk'>m custody :?r.'i>i.(.li Uvck, Juo. C. Thurraan, U m. I). fTutt.V , Duvii^K. Williams. ACTIOS' OF TUB AHMY RETIRING BOAKD. Tbft Army Ketiiing Board to day disposed of tho case of Henry, I.. Scott, pro nt Inspector General of tbo army. XbA J3oAr J, fr&jc th? evidence before ibum, wen rc luotuMy compelled to retire tbla able and gallait officer. ! Ttj?y alio had (he cm* of Luiher Loouard, military store keeper, tinder consideration, but failed to find anything that would warrant hls being put on the retiring list. TJiK HI'SPKNNION Of THH WHIT OK IliUKAfl COIITCB ? Ol'lNtO.NH or THK JUDOKS Or TUB CIRCUIT OOI'KT. Deputy Marshal Phillips repre**nUd to theCircuil Court lo -day (bat be did not sorvo the rule issued by that body oji the?3d Instant, to bo served on General Andrew I'orlor, Provost Unrnbat foi the District of Columbia, because ho was ordered by the President of tho United Stales not to servo the siniue, and to report to the Court that the prlvl. lege.* tho wi lt of habeas corpus baa been ittejiouded lor the present, by order of the President, in regard to the soldiers of tho army or the United States within this Dis trict. The Deputy Marshal respectfully diaolHimi all In tention to disoboy or treat with dUrespect the orders of tho Court. < hief .Itihiice Dunlop delivered an opinion lo the court as follows: ? Rule to show ca ise against General Andrew Porter, Provost Marshal of tlie District of Colombia, why an at tachment of contempt of court, issued against him for obstructing tho process of tin* Court and tho administra tlou of Justice under it The return mado by Deputy Marshal Phillips, the Jflth of October, wo will order to be fed, though we do not doubt our power to regard it as insufficient in la? and to proceed against tho officer who has made it. Tho exiting condition of the country makes it plain that that olDcor is powerless against tho vast military force of the Executive, subject to hit will mud order as Commander-in-Chief of the array and uavy of the Uuited Statue, Assuming tho verity of the return, which has been made on oath, the case presented Is without parallel in , the Judicial history of tlie Uniud States, and involves 1 tho 1'roc anion and efficiency Vf the Judge* of this country, j The President, < hargod"by ttie constitution to take care | that the lawn be executed, ha* seeu nt lo arrest the pro cessor thia Court, and to forbid the Deputy Marshal to execute it. it dues not involve merely tho question of the jiower of the Executive in civ 11 war lo suspend the great writ of freedom, the habeas corpus; When this rule wss ordered to give efficiency to that writ, no notice had been given by the President Co the courts or the country of sucb suspension here, now Uibt announced to us, and it will bardly be maintained that the suspension could be retrospective. The rule in this case, therefore, whatever may be tho Presi dent's power over the writ of habeas corpus, was lawfully ordered, as well as the writ on whicb it was foundod. Tho facts on which the rule was ordered by the Court are as sumed to be true, as respects the President, because the President had them before him, and has not denied them, but forbade the Deputy Marshal to sorvo tho rule on Gen. Andrew Porter. The President, we think, assumes the reepoiisibilitiegof the acts of Gen. porter sel forth in the rule, and sanrtious them by his order to Deputy Marshal Phillips not to serve tbo process on tho Provost Marshal. Tho issue ought to bo, and It is, with tho President, and we have no physical power to enlorco tho lawful process or this Court on his military subordinates. Against the President s prob. billon wo have exhausted every practi cable remedy to uphold the lawful authority of this Court. It is therefore ordered, this 80th day of October, that this opinion or the Court be filed by the Clerk, and' mad* part or the record, as explaining the grounds on ? which we now decide not to ordor any further proceed ings in this case. Associate Judge Marshall said:? As a member of this Court and on its behair, I wish it understood that, not withstanding the blow levelled at this Court, I do dis tinctly aBsert the following principles:? Writ? That the law in this country knows no superior. .wTcTt T lbe supremacy or the civil authority over the military canaot be denied: that it has been eetAbiifihed by the ablest jurists, and, I 'believe, and re ^tTonvy war.^1 1,*'W * lh* 0ottn,r>r dl,r'n8 ?* court ought lo be respected by every one, as the guardian or the personal liberty or tbo citizen, in giving ready and ell,. dual aid by that most valuable ninuis, the writ or habeas corpus. tburih- I therefore respectfully protest against tlx* right claimed to interrupt the proceedings in Ibis caso. WrKRKSTINC t'ORKi^SPONUEKCI1! BKTWKBN TffE AMERI CAN CONSUL GKNI5KAL TO KGYPT AND THE AMERI CAN MISSIONARIES, ON THE CARE OF FAR! 8 EL TA i BKJBB* The following it tb* correspondence between Mr Thayer, the American Con.i ,1 General to Kgypt, and tb* American missionaries, on the subject of tho case of Faris el Tabeeb , Just received here by the government. It will bo seen Hut the Consul General has succeeded in obtaining an ample indemnity from the Egyptian Vlccroy i for the outrages committed by a Mahomedau mob:? r.viTKO Srints Ooasoum Gswiul, 1 Alsxanmua, Sept. 27, 1801. f tiKrri mKN? I take pleasure in herewith transferrins: to your ehargo the sum of one hundred thousand piastres ?Ptaril, paid by order or his Highness, tho Vice roy of Kgypt, as an indemnity Tor tho maltreatment or yonr a?ent, faris el Tabeeb. by the populace of Osiut As you and your associate, tho He /. Mr. Uarnet, now on If n:iy l? America, are the employ era, and were his efficient friends in proem log this relation Pur his in juries, I take the liberty or asking jou, In oase he con Bents, lo bold tho money In truet, and to pay him tile regular proceeds or its investment lu such securities ?s you may deem most safe and advantageous to him. Allow me. gcutlemen, horc to remark that tho ex ample of the line and imprisonment of the thirteen men, who, in the arrogance of their power, stimulated and led on tho fanatical niob against this hmnble missionary laborer, Is a triumph not a Ions of tht pral-cworthy enterprise In which yon are Immediately engaged. Tlie great multitude of Chris liar s or all denomination*, whether native or of foreign nirth, throughout Kgypt will equally share In iu be nefits. While, therefore, in stich a vindication of tho richly of conscience, they thankfully recognise tho wise and tolerant poliey of tho Viceroy, 1 trust they will also not forget tl>e agency of our government In dispo.'ii e his Highness to adopt It. They, hardly U?s than ourselves, have reason for congratulation on the proof thus signally anoriled that the enemies of ?ur republic at home havo not destroyed its influence abroad , and that Its honored " alwaj s has been, lb 1 jxitent kj mb'ditlik* ol civil and or religion* freedom, t am, gentlemen, very respectfully, WILLIAM S. THAYER, lo the Reverends Messrs. Lansixo, lhxiu and Ewino American Missionaries in Kgynt. - ? ? Awxahmua , Sept. 28 , 1 181 . To V . f- . Tuatct. Esq. , Consul Genoral of tho United States for Egypt :? Sui? ? heroby acknowledge the receiptor your note of the ?7 ? ii one! also of tlie one htiudred thousand i>ias trc* Atturir, the amount of tho fine obtained by the l>ni ted Mates Consul General as the recomjien sc to l'aris, our agent ai Osiut, lor the outrage committed upon him by a Mahoniodaa niob. We cannot rerruin from taking this ocasiou to expr(u>B to von our graiillcation at the suc cessful termination of this adalr. Please acccpt our hearty thanks !or your prompt inlorrerenceandemcientand wise ly directed e Hurts in bringing it lo aspeedyand saccossful i^sue. lbe cvonu or the la?t few years, and eRi>oclally the trat'eilles of Jaflb, Jedda and Damascus , havo shown lee bitter Intolerance of Mahnmeilan bigotry, and, at the same time, tlie iuejneiency. Troin political complica tions, or the representatives or the European Powers in protect mg tho rights or Christians or socitring justice when they are violated. Tho de< isien obtained in this cMe will have, and, as we have evidence to beliovo.lias already had, a most happy eWd. As Americans wo re Jojce in tho eyld. ace whicii i-$ thus given, ospccially at this titrio, of the Influi noo or our government In this land, and that t.iai Inllncnce will bo used on the side of tolerance and right; and as mihslonarics wo lejoice i:i so favorable a decision in a matter so vitally connected with tho pros;w>rity of onr missionary work. At the same time wo [?er.soually congratulate you ?d so auspicious an inauguration of y. ur otr.ciai career amoi p ns. You would oblvce us by conveying this cxiiri .-^ion or onr sentiments to the government authorities ut home " ' hliv? the honor to be, yours, mos trespeetrully. O. LAKSING. S. C. EW1NU. JOHN HOGO. EXCHANGE OF PRISONERS. Hod. >!. T. Oiloll is here urging an exchango of prl?on ers. Colonel Woo l .-nil pi*ty of his men of the Four tecutli (Brooklyn) regiment aro at Richmond, many of them wounded. TIIE ARMY. Heury B. Living ton, eon of the lato Pchuyler Living ston, been appointed First Lieutenant In the Eleventh infantry, United Slate? Army. DIFFICULT* BETWEEN TP-OOPS AND. CIVILIANS. Some members or the Thirty -third New York regiment, owing to gross Misconduct, to day got into difficulty with citizens in the neighborhood of Lcwlnsvllte. Two of the former were severely Injured. General Hancock sont out a detachment , and promptly p'.acod tho sohlicrs under arrfEt. 801.DIEJ18 SENTENCED TO BE SHOT. It Is understood that General McCiellan has issued an order for the shooting of four soldier* found guilty of sleeping at their pickct potts. MASTERS AND MASTER'S MATES. The Navy Department will Uke no notion ef apj>lica tious for places of masters or master's mates where the a^es of the applicants are not statod aud references to tbnir laat employer given. nnorrti) fkom the rolls. flaptuin Henry B. DavW.son, or tho Tennessee First cavalry, hav 1*3 left his re^imont, .July 1, on thirty days' lcnv?, and having failed la report for duty, has boen dropped from ll?e rolls, A RUNAWAY TRAITOR. WHO IH UK AM) WHAT K UIS NAME? The I'ortssraouth (Ua.) correspondent of a Itichmond pap'r senus the following: ? Hi is morning a live Yankee wm brought up from l'i|{ Toiut. He ;s a lieutenant in oIu'k navy, and wuh altairlicd to llic .Minnesota. Hi* ^tflteuifrit i?i tint In* decried, having heoune disgusted wtih bis aMociattons, He gives a groat deaf vi mforaia Ijou, 4U1 1 ffema 10 be well jntfted. INTERESTING FROM MISSOURI. A BODY OP REBELS LAY DOWN THEIR ARMS AND RETURN TO THEIR HOMES. JwrBRNoX City, Oct 39, 1861. A special despatch to Ujo 8t Ixi us ihmo*-r<it says' ? General Prentiss, who loft St. Loom Sunday lust Willi a force of infaulry to surpi ise and capturc the rebels at Ful ton, In Calloway county, baa returned, and roports tli*t before be reached Fulton G (mural Jobu R. Henderson, of tbe Slate militia, bud made a compromise with tbo rebels at 1'yir's Mills, near [ Concord, by which be agreed that the United States would | not make any arrests if the rebels would lay down their arms and return to their homes. I General Prentiss acquiesced in the ootuproniiso, but on the first violation of It will visit sovoro vengeance upon the offenders. The rebels wero four hundred Strong, and General Hen derson's force numbered 1 ,600. 'l'he proposition for com promise csme from the rebels. ANOTHER LETTER FROM FRANK BLAIR. Sr. Low, Oct. 25, IM1. Editor St. l/)uia IUtubucaw: ? You do mo tbo honor this morning to coun?ctiny name with the title of "Mtyor General." It is very true, this in done with a sneer; but iu) 1 am not very tenacious about my military r< pulutiou, I ran afford to submit to your sarcasm w itb good temper. Jt is very evident to me, from the want of knowledge shown In the article, thai it could in t have been written, or any of its points suggested, t>y the aula or H.-cretaries at headquarter?. It is clear that it is merely some of your own blundering, exeiisublo, per baps, from the novel ty of your positkw, aud the sudden chaago which has C'ime over the Hr/nihliean sinco tbo dn.vR of Camp. lack son and Booitevlllo. In order to show bow impossible it Is that any suggestion that 1 desired to be Mm"r General could have come from any well informed quarter, I t-iko tbo liberty of transcribing a paragraph from ? pri vate letter from Mujor General John C. Fremont to the Postmssier General Blair, dated aepiora ber 8, 1861. He ?ays:?1 "Frank's regiment will be a brigade, ami a lit command for a General ot artillery. i urged him sevoral times to accept high rank and go into the war, hut lio does not like to lose bis p<'S It ion in Gin grcss. I think ho is wrong, but we alt set different valuee ou the same thing." The testimony you have borne to the "wonderful energy" of M^Jor General Fremont in racing an army of ninety thousand men in a few monibs, ?ml in the saiuc moments holding such a line as that which you di-scnbo as extending from Cairo to Kansas City, i( very honorable to the General and to you. And when you add that this army won organized in half the time General Scott required to raise a similar force, aud the line held by Fremont is much longer than that held by Scott, it seems to me that nothing can bo add< d to tlio eulogy. Out it appears to me thut your enthusiasm for Geueral Fremont should not induce you to do injus tice to another, (ieneral Lyon held every po.-t bow In lii by General Fremont, except l'aducuh, and he held many others, including SprtngflcUl, not now held by General Fremont, ami never had more than fif teen thousand men under his command. In lact, General 1. you drove the enemy eutirely out i f the Statu of Missouri and into Arkansas, and until Getierul Fremont arrived and took command, General Lyon never met a reverse or disaster. I trust that it will not he i egarded as a reflection upon General Fremont to say the truth in regard U> General Lyon, and especially be under cover of an attack on tlio "Blair family," you have defamed the dead Lyon by saying, that "the Blair policy brought OS to the ( ergo of ruin, even before General Fremont came here." Let me say, that if 1 could properly and honoru bly assume the credit at the conduct of ' affairs in Mis souri prior to the day upon which General Fremont ar rived here, it would bo my pride and glory to do Sj; but Ik nv full well what is due to the 'fame of that brave, patriotic, and self-sacrlflcing soldier, Geueral Lyon, to plume myself upon his deeds or seek to ap propriate what belongs to his Imperishable re nown. While therefore I can toko it iu vory good temper thut you should laugh at the idea of my being a Major General, and when, luduod, if it were at all necessary , I could polut you to some exam ples, not a great way off, which would servo to illustrate now absurd and ridiculous such an appointment would I be; at the same time I cannot permit you to say that af i fairs here "were brought to tlio verge of ruin before General Fremont came lie re,." when it is universally known that Lyon's career was, up to I ho time of General Fremont's assuming command, an aninterruutod series of brilliant successes, without a reverse or disaster, and that oven at this in.-iant it is proposed to exchange the prisoners he took for Mulligan and those we have since lost. I do not Intend to derogate from the high pralso you bestow upon General Fremont for organizing such a large army, and holding such a loug line. I readily admit that General Fremont has more men than Lyondiad, but if Lyon had not the same ability to raiso men, yet he hud the kuack of winning victories and taking "prisoners, which, after all, If not so glorious, is not altogether with out merit. FKANK P. BI AIR, Jn., Colonel First Missouri Light Artillery. OUB KEY WEST CORRESPONDENCE. I'.NITXD STATK-M SnUMS* RllOMt Ib'I-AHO, \ Kttf WBfT, Oct. 22, 1(461. / Arriralat Key West? The Rebels Ending HatUriet off' AVui InUi ? A Large fbrtc at Work ? Worihleuuezi of Sailing Ships in a Blockade ? Southern Recognition of Ute f'rem h l\ng ? Captain Mitt-a/rtnm to Command IheSatannttJi ? IMparture cf the Rhode Itland for H>rt Vickent ? Onuul G eneral Shvfddl Sail I for Havana, <Cc. , <fic. We arrived hero iw the 21st in.Ki.irit, after n disagreeable passagu of soven days from Old Point. The weather ever sincc we left lias boen unsettled and rainy, which, with tho crowded state of the ship, mado everyone exceed ingly uncomfortable. I heard nothing of interest until falhng in with tho sloop Jamestown, otT Netv Jnlot, wbero the rebols are o.ceting heavy battore, in anticijiation of an attack. The Jamestown run in il< so to shore the other day, and saw a Urge force of men at work. They have evidently heard that wo intend a de* moustration somewhero on the coast, and are (cod log troops frcm the northward to the different pregnable points. Ono of tl.eofllecrs of the frigate fabine, stat ton ed oil' Georgetown, relate I a circumstance that occurred a few days ago, which shows how useless sailing shi;.s arc on the blockade. A small tugboat entne out of George town and ran around them several times out of range. As there wm no wind the f-'abine was completely powertara, And the little tug, after s atisfying lier curiosity, run into harbor again. On the IStlj, inst. we arrived cflf Charles ton, where wo found the steam frigate Roan oaks and gun boat Montieello. On the 14h Inst., the shin Th'>ma? Wat sop, from Liverpool, in attempting to run into Charleston, was chased by the Monticcllo and run ashore n-"?r tho lighthouse. Boats from the Roanoke and Monticcllo were sent on board, and found a largo cargo of salt, flannel, &c., &c. Several steamers came down from Charleston, In hocc, in. doubt, of wrecking her; hut our boys saved them tho trouble, as they strip) e.d her of all that was valuable and then set her on tire: so the Charleston ions will have to go without salt to their soup for some time to come. On tho I6th a French gunboat comtnunicatod with the Ro anoke on her way to New York. Tho garrison at Fort SumUr, when they discovered her, hoisted the French flag above their own, thinking that "Monsieur'' would feci Mattered by the compliment; hut no notioe was taken of it by tho commander, and both French and American of ficers expressed their disgust at the mean spirit that could demand to such low trickery to court favor. A few hours before we arrived the Monticcllo stopped a schooner, supposed to he try ing to slip into Chai leston; sho was from Nassau, loaded with fruit, and her papers made out for Baltimore. Captain Brain went on board and ipiestionod tho Captain ? Vinc-nt, whoso name tlie v HFel formerly bore ? what he wan doing there if hound to Baltimore? His answers wero rather tin satisfactory, and the appearance of the vessel suspicious, as she was , known to he owned hy a man by the name of Vin cent, in chariest. who has probably sent her to Nassau, where sho was run ashore to protend a wreck; lier name changed to the Iruogene and an English register made out , and a clearance for Baltimore, in ca?c sho did not succeed in getting pata the blockade. Although the vessel arid nil her movements wero exceedingly R'.ispi clous, tho captain Of the Roanoke did r\< t think himself justified in condemning her, and allowed h> r to go on l>er way. she was soon late at night steering to the north Ward. The Montieello kept us company us far an Savan nah, wh^re she has been ordered tokeep guard with tho Savannah (sloop of-wnr), and where you will bear of her if any work is to be done, Captain Mlssaroun, who came down with us from Old Point, take." command of tl.o S ivatu ah, in place of Captain Hall, who will jir? ba bly return home in our ship. By the steamer Keystene Ftatc, that left here some days sg<? fi?r N'ow York, you have probably beard of the capture of tho steamer H. ?. Perry, formerly the Savoy ; but, in rase you have mt,I will rclato tho affair as told me here. The govtva inent mall schooner that runs to Havana, aid that arrived l ore on tho lfdh, bro ght intelligence to Colonel French that a steamer had started or was about to Kail, with a large <i until y of arms, ammunition and stores for the rebels ot Tain p. i o> Cedar Keys. Tho Key-tone H'.ate w as fortunately In tho baibor coaling, ?nd Colonel French immediately seot ; word to Commander Scott, who got under weigh and pro- ' Ct oded to lh" southward The same evening ho fell in I with his prize near .-'and K< ye, aud brought her in h'-re, where Captain McKay, her commander, was removed t<< Fort Taylor, and also a Mr. Tcft, a merchant t-ald to l>" in- j terested. The vessel aud cargo ate said to be worth $100,000. Ship Inland is reported to be in peaceful p"S<essioa of ' our troops. The uews from Kort Pickens lutes that the fight between Wilson's Zouaves and the rebels resulted very differently from tho report In the Hou'bern jiaiiers, , our side winning the tight and driving tho rcbols with a loss of seventy or eighty killed snl wounded. Wil j son's men are said to have toebaved with great gidtan'ry. i 1'liere is no local news hero of any interest. The gun- ; iMiat Wanderer is doing duty in tho harbor. We shall leave hero to-morrow morning lor Fort Pickcne and the mouth of the Mississippi, where 1 hope to have an ' opportunity of getting full pui ticulars of the fhJit. Consul General Sli ifeldt leaves for Havana to-day ia tlio govern ment mail boat. UNITED BTATE9 STEAMER PAWNEE. TO THK EDITOR OP TUB HEKALD. Naw York, Oct. 29.1861. Presuming that yo? desiro to Inform the public com et )y respecting the armament of tho naval expedition, allow me to correct au error which has several times appeared in your paper. Th? l'awnee has twelve nine inch guns instead of four, a* slated. JUSTICE. Wintkr GAKOXX. ? Mr. J. 8. Clarko is to have a benefit this evening at tho Winter Garden, when all who have not seen him m h is great character as Salem & 'udder, in the "Octoroon,'' should avail thcmsK^V'-8 ,ho f'ppvr t unity. NEWS FROM THE UPPER POTOMAC. A CORPS OF SAPPERS AND MINEIIS TO 11B RECRUITED FOR (JEN. BANKS' DIVISION. l)AK!?ie~-T\twsr. <>ct. 18?J1. The Sxlilxuh was observed a* unal by tJun. Banks' lit- | vision. All occupation nol absolutely nocessary was suspended, and religion* services woro generally held in the camj?, and tho troop* fatigued and worn out by I lie rapid marches ami rxpop uros of the pact we?k enjoyed a day of calm r?)w*e. riic present position of iho army la perhaps tho boat tliat could be solccted In this section of the Stale for a restiug place. Water Is abundantly supplied by tho Se neca, Muddy creek and their tributaries; lingo Hubble fii-Mf niid heavy furcf in allbrd lino parade and camping gronu<l*,a>< well as fuel lor warming and culinary pur poses. Yesterday was R|>ont in arranging the jiosittons of regl me'ita by brigades at convenient distances from each other. Tho supply train will remain for the present at ita former locality. The forced march of last week by various routes showed tho neewsity of a corps of rapper* and miners to bo permanently attached to this division. Capt. Ool Inn", of tho liouuvo* d'Afrique, who directed a corps of workmen in advance of our return, has been requested to forthwith enlist a corps of lftO men, to be attachod to tho division ku the above capacity, with tils Zouaves to operate as a protective force when on active duty. Captain Collins will shortly pro ceed to Philadelphia to form thlsVorpi, which, In addition to a complete outfit of the nece-sary implements, will bo ai med with the most approved breiech-luadiug cuj bines. Arrivals from the Monocacy and Ibe scene of tho recent battle below show Uiat all was quiet thoro yesterday. The enemy 's pickets freipiented tlie Virginia shore of tho l*otomac and occasionally sent a lomleu romplimeut to our piokets on this tide, but no soi ious ca; ualtieB occurrod as

l'ar as your correspondent can learn. THE STATE PRISONERS REMOVED. Fort Lafajrcttc 1? vac u a t<d? Departure of One Handred and forty-Eight Priso ner* for Boston. On Tuosday laiMt United States Marshal Murray , acting in pursuance of orders received by him from the Secre tary of Stato at Washing ton, proceeded to Korl Lafayette to give instructions to Colonel Uurko, commander of the fort, for the removal of the prisoners there con linn J to other quarters. This was not unexpected orders, as some time past the government determined to make Fort Warn-n, In Boston liarbor, the headquarters of the rebels now in their hands and any others who may hereafter he arrested. Fort Warren has heen pr?i*r?d for the recep tion of any number of Stato prisoners, and a most trust worthy officer, Colonel blmmlck, has been entrusted with the command. There were some cogent reason* for this removal of the prisoners, perhaps tho strongest be ing that Fort Warren is a muah more secure place of de tention than Lafayette. The reason, however, of most interest to the confliiers themselves is that they can be much more comfortably accommodated in their new quar ters. In accordance with the recommendation of tho Marshal several persons, against whom no special treason or dis loyalty is charged, will ho liberated on their taking the oath of allegfance, which they are ready to do. Hy the removal to Fort Warren the prisoners wilt be deprived of the visits of friends und seuret sympathizers, too many of whom got admittance to Fort Fafayette yesterday morning at eleven o'clock, wheu tho work of removal commenced. Mauy of the more violout of those seces sionists are most violent in thuir language against the go vernment, and throaten to hold Mr. Seward poisonally should they ever be able to confront him as free men. Among the most agrleved of the prisoners is Kx -Gover nor M irehoiul, of Kentucky, but he justifies himself by asserting that, though favorable to Southern tnde)?n dence, he net or committed any overt act agains^, thj government. As to Mr. Lowber, who endeavored to make his c rape the other day, he in the only man among them with '-gyves upon his wrist." In accordance with all theso preparations, at an early hour yesterday morning the prisoners wore removed in a tugboat to Governor's Island, where, after a short <le teutkm.thcy were planed on bo-ird the State of Mains, which had been chartered for the purjiose, and sent to Boston. A guard of two hundred men from Fort Hamil ton accompany the prisoners. It is understood that Marshal Kane, Mr. Barron, for merly of tho United States Navy, and the prisoners now in Fort Columbus, will also be removed to Fort Morgan , together with Charles Barklay, who was sent I'rotu Fort Lafayette to Undine's It-land. We give a correct list of tho prisoners, together with their i e-fMcnees and th? time they were committed .? JHimrr. AvulnM luiumillai. I. Alroy, Itieluiid H.TIagenlown, Md Inly 31. X Harbour, J. It Uku PierMenre. La.. August 24. 8. Brewer, >1 .. . . . Biilllmot e, Md Kept. 23. 4. Parr, Martin tv. .. Louisville. KV Sept. 28. 6. Brown, Ueo \V . . . Baltimore, Md Kepi. 26. it. Brain, John <' NaslivlUe, 1'enn K<p'. J8. 7. Butts, W. it Portsmouth, Va OoLX ft. B.v k, Joseph Murloti eo., Ky Oct. 5. 9. Baun, Edward. . .Currituck co., K. 0 Oet. f. 10. Bilker, Geort'e. . . England. Oct. 7. 11. Barnard, O. W. . .Netvbern, N. O Oct. 7. 12. Berry , Micliarl. . .Brooklyn, It. 1 (Ja t). i.'l. Burton, Bethel . .Brouktvn, It. 1 S nt. IS. 14. Cttsick, John M. . . Woodv'ille, Md July 31. l.\ CI:.1h>iuc, II. II. .Now Orle kits, La VuguatJSl 16 Onst, Henry New Orleans, I* August 38. 17. Clagget, Tho*. J,.7rcdert> k co.. Md .Scot. 23. 1H. Crow, F. M Oldham co., Ky Oct S. in. Carter, A. H Baltimore, Md Oct. M. 20. Coo henr'.Wm.F. Plymouth, N. C Oct. 7. 21 I>avts,John \V. Baltimore, Mi July SI. 22, ilrntu, Hubert . . ..Lmvloa Co., Va Kept. 13. 21 Dan-son, Arthur. .London ro., Ya . .Kept. II 24. Durante. J fit. Muiy'seo., M I Kept. 23. Si Dcnvett, )t. F I-ouUvfile, Kc . .S<-j . 25. Sit. Denniwn, It. M. . .Baltimore, Md .Kept. 2H. 2('. lie Costs, Alfred. Charlsatou, 8. C Oct. 11. 2s. Dougtaes, J. A. ? - .Efanloti co., N. C. . . .Oet. 7. 29. Ballon, H. II Ltte Lieut. U. H. H Oct. Id. 80. Eakins, Samuel. .llUh mead, Va \ugu-!2d, 31. Elliott, ltobert' . . .Freedom, Me Sept. 7. 3 2. Freeman, It. S Maeou, Ga. August SI. :sj Faulkner, Chss.J.Mariinshnrg, Va Sept. <t. St. FJetidC!*, Jos. It.Malone, N.V Oct. 23. .V'. Flinders, F. D. ...Malone, N. V Oet. 23, 30. (>at< lit-il, W. II. ...Baltimore, Md July 81. 37. Gilchrist, Wm Philadelphia, l'enn ? Si'pt. 23. 8S. Gordon, J. II Alleghany co., Md Kept. 23. 3f. Giitihh, J. W Oldham co, Ky Oet. 5. SO. Ombbs, Wm. . . .Madison co., Ky O 't. fi. 41. Orlasoti, Kolit. S. .Wilmington, N. C Oet. 7. 42. Howard, t'liax baltiuioie, Md July 31. 43. HlekarLj. J Cecil co., Md Kept. 28. 44. Howard, F. Key. .Baltimore, Md Kept. 20. 45. Hall Tlios. W Baltimore, Md. S?pt. 38. 46. Bolivia w, L. 8 Hullitt co., Ky O t. 6. 47. Harrison, Wm. G.Baltimoie, Md Sept. 26. 4-<. Jones, J. Lawrence Talbot co., Md Hept. 23. 40. Komieial, t.'lias . Carroll co., Miss Augunt 18, fitl. Kilbomiie, Klb. a. Anne Arundel co., Md.Kept. 23. 61. Keailer, Andrew.. Frederick eo? Md Si | t. 23. W. Kearney, \V B... Clark co., Ky. Oct. 6. 63. I, von, Kam'IK... Baltimore, Md July 81. 5). Lontsr, l>. C Hew Orleans, Im AougatS. 65. Longley, M>-nj. K N'ew Orleans, Kept, 16. hi. l.uniiiti*, tic u. W.W. rcester CO., Md Kept. 23, 67. Lynch, Andrew A Baitlm .re, Md Sept. 28. m. Loyal, B. I' Norfolk, \ a Oct. 2. 61'. Ijinsdale, Fhlllp .Late Bttr^eon u. 8. N. .Oet. 18. 60. Murphy, James E.l'ortsmontb, Vb July 31. 61. Mtlne, Jolm K. . . .Duaville, Vh i ;it. 12. 62. My.ill, E. C Charleston, K. c y pt. 15. 61. Mille, Bernard ? Carroll co., Md Kept. 23. R Maddox, Joseph H.8t. Mary's co., Md Sept. 23. 65. Maxwell, J. W Cecil CO., Md Sept. 23. tt>. Miller, Wiu. K Cecil < O., ii.l K -pt. Z). 07. Morehettd,Chas K.Loul?vll(e, Ky Kept. 2.">. t.-'. May. Henry Baltimore, Md tJept. 26. *?? '. ntnj , nuiviiiiui', a-i.jn. MrUlll, Charles . .llagerstown, Md 'let. 5. 7". McDowell, And'o. .OldBain co., Kj Oct. 6. 71. McFcnt, J. F Uarrodsburg, Ky O 1.5. 72. Newton, John I.. V\ iimingion, N.C Sept. IS, 73. Newton, Sterl 4 F.W iluui.gton, N. ?: O i. 7. 74. 0:Nell, KdWard. . .Currituck co? N.C tlct. 7. 7.1. 1'Uts, Cl'as. It Baltimore, Md Kept. 2d. 70. rie??y, O. P New York < Ity O t. 6. 77. l'lerve. William. . .New Oilcans, l.a Oct. 22. 73. l'age, William M .Late Aa't S ^ li V. 8. N.Oct. 18. 70. Uutn|nn,I?eoftardJBi.l'iin"rs eo., Md K< rt. 'id. Wl. Kugclea, K. f.: Frc-.b ricUaburi:, Va... Juh 2t). M. Redly, Peter. . . .ChwhSKton, B, 0 Kepu 13. IC. Ita sin, l'hillp F. . Keul o., >ld Kept. 13. b3. Itoberts.J. W llarrodshuig, Ky Oct. A. 81. Kmttli, Atutln B. .Kan I'raHljMO. Cal. . .AiiKUatS. S6. 81. Georae, Wm. . ilmin^Uiu, N. C Sept 13. nr.. Kaliuon, Wm. B. .KT. deri keo.,Md He[ t. 13. 87 Karge ait, C. F. .. .Yarmouth, Me H-pt. 24. (K tviiif-ton, Lsw'ee.Balliinorc, Md K -pt. 2<>. ?0. Knott, P. Parktu. .Baltimore, Md Kepi. 20. 00. huc.'ma, M. Iv. .. South Carolina Oct. 7. 91. Klhern, Elijah Currttu ,k eo., N. ?! Oet. 7. 1 u. Miaeklelord, Goo.Be:,uIort, N. tl <t? t. i. ft'. Shields, 11. L Form'y Cipt. 0. K. A.Oct. 25 91. Tarmu, Kobert. . Prince William co., Vs. Au.tusi 28, 90. Yliouiaa .Mlant'-nllalli ieire, Md Kept. L'8. 93. Tlutrber, II. O OMh.irn to., Ky ? *??!. b. 07. Van.Vmvinie.O. O. Wilmington, N. C (?<t. i ?.??t. Wll'.'ams, John. . .Nr.rfolk, Va Ao;:t:it II. 90. Williams. John... Norfolk, V? An^uM 26. 1U>. Wilson, ThouiasK Sprlngi.eld, Mo \oxc.-.i SH. 101., Win. II.. .Norftillt, Va Aegnst Ul. Jtr2. Wharton, Arth'rU.Naahviije , Ti no Sejit. 0. 1U3. Winder, Wm. II Philach lphls, P? Hrpt. |?. lot, Wratt, Francis ..Philadelphia, Pa Mept. 23. 105. WaTtield, Jl. M . . . Bal Mucire, Md 8?|t. 26. I'M. Wallla, 1L TeaUe. Baltimore, Md rt?pi. 26. >07. Wo<>!rid?e, 8. II . Harrixlshurg, Ky O-t 5. pet Wright. W. E. . .Marlon eo.. Ky 0<-t. 5. Culouui Inmmlek, s\ho is now in command oi i-iut W.vr ren, to th'e olBcer who was the ivinnn'i 'aut at Fortress M- uroe for many yeurs pn-vloos lo it-.i being occopksd hy tho troops unuor oeueral Butler. IHlu CASE OF EX-MINISTER FAULKNEB. TO THL KD1TOK OP TUK UKltALD. In tho Paris aorrespoodcnce of (he, In the n-rn ber for Oeiiber 28. 1 flnd renewed a charge n^siust the loyalty sf the Hob. C. J. Faulkner, whllo Minister of tits United states at tho Court of France. The oorrospoodent speaks of "tin unjiatrkiuc manner in which Mr. FtMilkner expressed himsuli' In relation to the rebellion,'' and attri butes t<* the Frtnch Impress ?n expro.--tou to tlie efi-ot tiat'-this man does not rcpr>?ent his country." Mr. I'aulkner denloB out U and every htory of th1.* kind, which would be a charge of bad faith a?n,nrt hlui, ho?t lie so sjokoti while act inp ax U?ited Kl.itis Km ba^s\ dor. Any one who knows his carotul slid pakrded man ner of speaking, especially in official capacities, would n t need this denial to ass :re him that the report is not foundod In fart. When Mr l-'aulkncr Is restored to liberty ho can speak for himself. In tho meantime, in bis case, and In the cate of other gentleman hclJ In durance, l protest npslnst reproaches being cast on thoir personal honors and conduct, while thcir>jx sition does not permit Uiciu Vbe opiKirt unity of poblio re, ly. /.VMW A. MatMAfl?i;. NEWS FROM .SANTA FE. California Troop* Reported (o be JUrtli* tug Into th? Territory from the West? A Buttle Kxpecttd? Hnl tin* Bet the United Stutes Troop* and the Ttiitt* Ite bels, dm. Kansas OrrT, Oct. 20, 1861. The Santa FV mall and the Carson rit y express rcacheJ hero on haturcUy hi ad\ Mice of schedule tlmo. Fu sines* wd* dull throughout the Territory. 'llio volunteer force In Now Mexico numbers now over 3,500 men, 3,000 of whom arc lit enrolled order, mt-t ex pect noon to bo employed m uotive service. Their dcstl nation is towards Mesilla, where they expect additional reinforcements. Tho Indian* report a large body of troops marching from tbo West, and many think It may bo tho California force go nnxioucly expected. If so, tl?< y design, on their arrival, attacking the foree In that region from Texas. Tho UimancheH and I'talia have boon looking horus to gether near Maxwell's roncho, originating froin a theft committed by tho Utahs, in which they obtained a hun dred head Of Cainancho bo-Hen. The Camanches followed to obtain their property, and in tho struggle one of their number was killed. The ludlunson tbo Plain* .ire now peaaeably disposed towards tho whiten, having received Uioir annuities at the hands of tho Surveyor General ('lark arrived s.u'ely, coming through tbe States hy way or Omaha. Judge WatiH eamo in an oassengor by tho stage, All is quiet bore. Tho Saula Fo mail furnishes llie following additional Items: ? A In nit tbe 4th Instant a party of N'?w Mexico Volunteers, under ( apt. Mink, was surprised at Alim sa, thirty -five wiies below Fort Craig, by one hundred and ten Texan rebels and their horses stampeded. Capt. Mink promised to surrender his company, but las men de scried, scoured their horses and retreated to Fort Oral*. Subsequently, about one hundred lulled States t r> ? >|>t? from Fort <?raig pursued tho rebels, them, killed their captain and leu men, wounded alHWt thirty and killed thirty butties. The balance of the Texan* es cajied to Messeis. Another band of rebels, who bad been encamped on tho Arkansas river, were being pursued by u company of United Status dragoons from Fort Wise and a company of New Mexicans. THE NAVY. SAILING OK A TRANSPORT. The United SUtci steam transport (ieorgo I'eab idy will sail tins morning, from the foot of Warrcu street, where she h?s been loading, for Key West, Tortugus and Fort Pickens. Sho takes out stores for tho llect. THE WORKMEN AT THE BROOKLYN NAVY YARD. The committee appointed at tbe meeting of the work inginen of the Navy Yard, at a meeting beld on the 23d insf., to proceed to Washington and havo a conference with the Secretary of tho Navy In relation to the Irrogu" larity of their pay, have returned, and report that they have seen tho Secretary of the Navy, presented their pe tition, ami that they have received tno assurance of the Secretary that he will give it all the consideration that tbe oaso needs. Tho authorities of the yard having dis charged the three per. -mis composing the committeo, It is to bo hoped that they will bo reinstated, as they have done nothing to deserve such severe punishment. Tbo mere fact of presenting a petition Is no crime. THE WORKMEN OP THE BOSTON NAVY YARD CONTRIBUTE $5,000 IN AID OF THE ' TROOPS. 1 ho workmen at the Nary Yard commenced receiving their |?y ou Monday , and as they received It every man, a most without exception thus far, ban contributed tbe amount of one day's pay for the relief of our troops. Tho contribution will amouut to about $6,000, and when com pleted, will be placed In tbo hands or Governor Andrew, t > be used aa be shall deem best. Yestorday the oltlcers and others connected with the yard also made generous donation* for tbo same purpose. PBHiADELrHIA NAVY YARD. The work at the Philadelphia Navy Yard continues to bo as brisk us evor. The number of men employed there now nearly leaches 2,600, and thoy all havo enough to do, as tbo following list will prove: ? The Juniata is still on the stocks. She is of 1 ,600 tons burthen. The sidc-whoel steamer Miami will be very t!oon launched. Slio la 750 tons burthen. The Hattoras, a now stoamer of 1 ,270 tons burthen, will sail In a low days to Join tbo Southern cxpe dltlon. Tbo state of Georgia, now in tho dock, will be ready for sou in two weeks. She is 1,200 tons burthen. The Brooklyn is bolng rapidly fitted out for sea. The St. I>onls has Just arrived, and is ordered to be Imnevllately rellttcd. 'ihe Mystic Is an old vessel. 8;ie has Just arriv ed from Africa, and will probably be condemned. The Tuscarora, ^100 tons, wilt soon be ready for sea. Two steamboats, the Star and Whitehall, are intended to join i ho Southern oxiielition, and will sail for Fortress Mon oo to ft tew days. There are eight rohooacrs, vary ing from 270 to 470 lots bnrtheu. They are bolug equip pea, outside of the yard, far gunboats. Several of Ud now gunboats ? the Wlrsalilckou, Itasca, Tahoma, &c, ? aro preparing outside as wollas at Chester. The schooner Sim J'.otam, wliicb, prior to tho blockade of (lie Soul horn ports, was regularly running In one of tho Southern lines, is now lying at tbo Nav y Yard , liavlng been taken thither on Saturday last. She was sold to tbe government sonic time since, having boon previously owned by the proprietors of tho Keystone lino. The cn pecily of tlie Rot a m Is 230 tons, and her proportions 110 feet in length, 2H Icot breadth of beam, and about 8X feet depth of hold. She is being fitted out as a gun twit, and her armament, consisting of two long thirty two pounders, is already on d< ok. sho will sail in a few diiys to tako her appointed position. San Jacinto, 13, first solsss steam screw sloop of war, commander Wilkes, sailed from St. Tie mas. September 14, for New York. Sho was at Trinidad do Cuba on the 24th. LouiH.i*.*, United States steamer, was reported engaged in blockading off Ohlucoteaguo, October 28. OUK PHILADELPHIA CORRESPONDENCE*. I'HH.vum.iuiAjOct. 26, 1 SOI. A A 'tivl Nurgton Stilt to tbrt Lafayette ? Vt&cU Fitting .Old ? The Sailing nf filiiell and Mason ? InMlifitiicefrom Sor/nlk ? Suppose* 1 Disaffection of Commodore lMn rxtn ? M'trktif, Tiadr, \V taHter, dtr. Pr. Jcffrry, Surgeon of the United States vessel Mystic, was nor l to Fort l.afayette on Thursday night, for refusing to tako iho oath of allegiance, submitted to blm by Capi Turner, Commander of the Navy Yard. The following vessels are titling out in tliis city: ? Juniata % 1,600 tone Miami 750 toa-' H Attorns ..1,270 tons' State of Georgia 1.200 tons. 1); xiklyn 2,100 tons. tit. !,ouis 1,2 JO tons. Myotic ? to be condemned. Tuscarora 1,100 ions. WhU.-haiV.: ] "CW ?W bOBt? ?and oiglit schtoncra, varying from 270 to 470 tons, equipping outside tbo N'uvy yard. It isca (gunboat) 600 tons Taboma (g .mboat) 600 tons Sciota (gunboat). 600 tons Wits >luckori (gunboat) 600 tons Of these the Itattaras, Hytle of Georgia and Brooklyn will sail on the grout Southern expedition. THE PAIMN'O OP BUDKLL AND MAPON. A Philadelphia mechanic owoapod from Norfolk on Sun day last, and has returned to Philadelphia. He is a fliip Joiner by trade, tmd is now an employoo of tbo Navy Yard. He states that a low days since he conversed with a gentleman in the government service, who, having a wife and children in Norfolk, desired that they should re turn to the North. On Thursday la^t he accordingly started In the launch of tbo Cumberland frigato to meet tbo Norfolk Hag of truce boat, tliAt be mi^ht thus bo cn sblud at least to forward them some communication. To bis surpi iKe he found this flag of truco twat in command of Lieutenant IVgram. This was on the 19th lust. ; con sequently tliat olllccr could not have railed from Charles ton on the 18th inst., in command of the, rebel steamer Na hvillo, which carried ex-Senators Slidell and Mn on to Ei rope. Lieutenant s loyalty to the go lias never boon impeached exempt by Southern ers. Mrs. W , a Philadelphia lady, returned to thirdly from Nortolk during tbo early juit of the pre?ent week, hlio roprnti uts that time aro hundreds of Unionism ia that city who aro not allowed to leave. Tho poorer classes hive commenced to grumble at tbo immense numbers of nblnpUslers which aro forood upoii them iu payment of debut. All tUc metallic currency bas been tei r?tod In Iho residence of tbo wealthy. CumtnodoroD ruan, late of the I n i tod .States ship Sin Jacinto, M reported to have loft Philadelphia last work to bring bis w ho and family from Norfolk, Va. lio baa not retuniiMl, nor bas anything b. on beard of him. It is presumed that h? lias takeu ( he oath of allegiauce to tbo cotton Confederacy, 'J ho markets arc well suppllod with provisions of ali kinds, although pi ices aro very high. Colteo Is very soarceand at 45c. a 50c. (K-r pouud, and sugar at twenty cents. Tbo approach of winter is regarded with gloomy fore I Basinets is very much depressed. A number i of ladies connected with Iho "leading lamiiles' are en i ga^ed iu making up clothing for the troops. ' THE MASSACHUSETTS TWENTY-FIFTH RE GIMENT. PUEI'AUATIONB FOR ITS KEl EPTION. j The Massachusetts Twenty fifth regiment, Ootoiwl J Upton, willarrivehcreon Friday morning, November 1, by I tbe Norwich and Worcester line. As many of the oftlcers sod men or this regiment have already boon In service | for three mouths, and as tbeyeome from tho liciaos of : the gallant Fifteenth, who fought so bravely and j stiflfered so severely in tho lata battle at | I (all's Bluff, tbo Sous of Mnhsacliusetta, and Iho Wu?t Chester county Boys in particular, avu anxious to gi?e them .t brotherly welcome. Tho Sous aro Invited to meet at tho foot ot Ve?try street and escort them to the Park, wboro the regiment will breakfast at tho barracks, mid tbo officers at tbe Astor Rouse, by invitation of tlic Pons. Tickets to tho breakfast may bo obtained at the Alitor House anil at 206 Broadway. OUR GREAT ARMADA. Its Final Departure from Hampton Roads. SPLENDID SIGHT FOE THE 05105. Additional Particulars* of the , Expedition, ftO'i &c., &c. By the arrival [hero of , dm government steamer Tli uias Swim wo learn that llie fleet composing Um naval expedition have begun to move. Captain Hmallt' n HtuUis that ou Momluy afturnoon, at live o'clock, tho sailing vessels were getting under way, and when tho Thomas Swau loll tho steamers wore also preparing to take their departure. At midnight of tho 118th, uff lion island, ho parsed four steamers bound South. Wo alio by our telegraphic despatches learn that the great fleet sallod on Tuesday morning, tliu Wabash taking tho lead at daylight, when tho gun wan fired us a signal, find l*o Caluwba bringing up tho roar. Tho vessels, about tlfty in number, furmoj iu liuo a tow miles down the Koads, and went out hot a een tho Capen in splendid style. Tho Baltic had tho Ocean Express in tow, the Vandoi bllt the Great Republic, and tho Illinois tho Gulden Eagle. The morning wus tho moat beautiful of tho sea son, aud tho scone tho Qnest cvor wituc&sod on this con tinent. Previous to the departure Gm.erul Sherman removed h,s quarters from tho Atlantic to tho frlgato W abash llo took with him Assistant Adjutant General Captain IVIoum, ono orchis Aids; Merrill; Dr. Cooper, Medical Director, and Captain Kufus Sax ton. hid Chiof Quarter master. In connection with the oxiwdition, we give a short sketch of Captain Iltifna Sax ton , Cli lof Quartermaster, and hiaossistaut, Captain t'harloa E. Fullor, Assistant Quar ter niai-ter, United States Army. Captain Sa.tlon waa born at Greenfield, Mass., graduate)! at West Point in 1854, and was First Lieutenant in the Tenth regular caval' ry. His services are, and have been, Invaluable to Gene ral Sherman in the starting and fitting out of this expe dition', iti fact, so much Involved upon bim that, although offered a Colonulship in one of Wilson's regiments, General Sherman has requested him not to accept until bo soes tho troops fairly landed at some point in the South ; and then, If he wilj transfer all quartermasters' and ordnance stores to Capt. Fuller, his first assistant, and Capt. Ilascall, his socond assietaut, he will consent fully and freely to relinquish his services, but begs htm not to leavo nntll this be ac complished. Capt. Charles E. Fuller was appointed by goverhment to aid in this expedition, and ordered to re port at Cump Winfleld Scott, liing Island; and after set tling up tho affairs of tho camp there ? the Third New Hampshire and Eighth Maine regiments having boon sud denly ordered to Washington for this expedition ? he was ordered to New York to lielp ('apt. Saxion, and for three weeks tolled bard, night and day, and even Sundays, loading the transport ships of the floet, despatching each one, with orders to their captains to report to Gen. Sherman, at Chosapeiiko Hay, Annapolis, Md. Upon these two gentlemen rested the burden of all the labor In the starting of the trans|>orts. Au order was Issued on Friday alght at twelve o'clock, fiora headquarters, and taken to each ship of the fleet, that they must be ready to atart on tbe following day (Saturday ) , and tho signal for getting up steam would be the"Uniou Jack" at tlio fororoast head of the Atlantic, atxt each ship must indicate that she understood the sig nal by raising the "Jack" to her own foremast head. The signal for sailing would be the lowering of the same from the Atlantic, when, if understood, to bo lowered by all the others. But on account of a northeast storm, blow ing very hard, the expedition was prevented from start ing; but tho signal for getting up steam went up and waa lowered, and orders countermanded. One little event happened on Thursday morning of last week which is truly worth our notice, for It betokens suc cess. Captain Soxton looked aloft, and there perched on the very top of tho matitopmast was an American eagle; he sul there until the roars and tho checs of the men and tho swelling music of tho Third New Hampshire Band started him off? but not in fright ? for it vncmed as though he Just dropped himself upon tho soft breeee and floated gently away , gazing down upon us as ho went, aa much as to say, "lhavo crowned your expedition with success." Tho following Is a list of the boats for landing the troops, and is otilciul. It only Includes those belonging to the transports; the navy will supply as many more: ? Name of thip. FUti. Whale. Cutter. Life. Vandcrbut 18 4 2 Oceau Queen - 4 2 2 Atlantic 1 - 3 2 1'altlc 8 2 Ocean Express 1 S - Illinois 1 1 1 Cahawba - 3 1 - Star of the i outb - 2 Krr.'i son - 2 - - Total 4 15 Id 8 The following vessels have been added tn the expedi tion : ? Tho Vandaiin, gunboat Sbi.wfheon, and the steamers Osceola and Peerless and schooners Ariel, Simras, liowitt, Sot all, William baulnbury and t he rf. Collin. TTIE CONTINENTAL. GUARD. TO TilK KillTOB OF THE I1KUAL.I). Urooki.tjv, Oct. 20,1841. Having just returned from tho fort, anil knowing the anxiety or the friends of tho Continental Guard (the Forty-eighth regiment New York Stato Volunteers) to hear the latest news direct from thorn, will you gratify them by inserting this hasty skctch in your valuable paper. I left the steamship Empire City on Sunday evening, October 27, at five o'clock P. M., on board of which are most of tho Forty-eighth regiment. Tho balance are on the Matanzas and Belvidere. They arc nil In good spirits and ready and waiting to do good B"rvlce l'or their country. There Is one very Strik ing fact connected with this regiment? namely, that from the commencement of their encampment at Camp Wyuian, near Fort Hamilton, not an accident of a serious nature or a death has oc curred in tho regiment, which la owing, in a groat maa Buro undoubtedly, to tho untiring attention of their worthy commander, Colonel .Tomes H. Perry, and the ex cellent officers under him. Tha moral , religious and phy sical welfaro of the men are assiduously looked after-, ami, though strict discipline is enforced, it is so enforced that the mor-.t cheerful obedience Is rendered, and, to a 'nrm, tin y ei>eak of tboir ofUcerB in tho hif;host terms of rcfpcct and honor. Owing to thfc excellent care and at tention of their skilful eurgoon, Dr. Mulford. but very fow are en the sick ll?t. In short, thoy aro a hale, hearty, happy set of fellows. They have proba bly sailed on their expedition, and, ore this meets tho eye .-I' your readers, thoy will Imvo struck a blow which will tell on the success and perpetuity of our glorious Union. And before many suns have rose and set, I trust that New York will be Jubilant, beyond the power of language to describe, over the suc ccss of tho Forty eighth regiment, and the names of Colonel Perry and the Continental Guard will he among tho most cherished household words throughout the li ngth and breadth of our Empire State. Ilie naval branch of the expedition consists of twen ty-four gunboats and steamships, tho entire arma ment of which is about 400 guns. In addition to the above is tho transport fleet, consisting of twenty-four s<e imshii's, seven f> rry b >ats and four sailing vessels. Hampton Roads presents, especially at night, a magnifi es. t appearance. N. I (.?Tho report that ono Johnson, a privato in tbe regiment, was put under arrest, tried and sent) need to be, for sleeping at bis |>ost, is without foundation. THE MAPS, CHARTS AND SEALED ORDERS OF tfllE GREAT EXPEDITION. Phiijujiupuu, Out. 30, 1841. A brother-in-law of Alexander McKinloy, a Philadel phia and private secretary to Commodore Dupont, pub. I alios a card emphatically contradicting that he (McKln Icy) liad absconded with the sealed orders, maps and charts of the great naval and military expedition, and saying that ho has taken ni 'asurus to hold accountable all who have contributed to the defamation of an innocen1 man. THE UNITED STATES H TKAMSUIP WJNFIELD 8COTT. TO TBI i:DIToK or TU HUULD. N?w York, Oct. M, 1881. Tlw steamship Win fie) J Scott, now engaged in the great naval expedition, is a new iron steamer, of about 800 or 900 tons. She is commanded by Capt. P. IP. EiJoy, lato first officer of the steamship Atlantic, and engaged in that veusel on tUo trip to Fort l ickcns in April laet. He ix a very popular o!E#or, and has the bent wishes of bis friends WHO IS GENERAL STONE? TO THJS EDITOR OP THE HKKAI.W. I se< 'hat norao discussion has arisen tig to the orders giv ,.y General Stone to Colonel Baker. As General SUh.o's qualtQcat tons rro thus brought Into question , bis^ standing as a cadet at the Weet Point Academy may inter est your readers. I have in my possession all the cadet registers for tho years 184C-4-S-d-7-8-9-fO. I was a per- ^ nmneot resident at the Point in the years 1 "44-45, when' (ien. Stone was a .cadet. He entered iu 1842, from Mas rachufetts, at the age of sixteen years and nine month!*, nud graduated in 1K45. He sloo<l seventh in bis class at graduating. This Is high rank. He was also thirteenth among all the cadets (then 204) on tho conduct roll. This | a'.*" is very good. He is evidently "tie of the best men fr< m tho Academy. Hy the by, your paper bag fallen into the error, in comm >n with other papers, of saying Ilia' our Egbert I>. Vlelo w; s A classmate of tien. MrOlellap. Ho was not; McCh Ifc'u gr.iiua'ed hi 1S4?> and Vie le in 1 8-17. Tho latter ww a ? ia-.-m*te of Colonel Wilcox (who is new a prisoni r),of ti -neral Buruside and Augustus If. Seward (Ma, or), son of Governor Seward. This is re it j able. Kl'.M.

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