Newspaper of The New York Herald, November 5, 1861, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated November 5, 1861 Page 1
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f r W YORK HERALD. WHOLE NO. 9187. NEW YORK, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1801. PRICE TWO CENTS. THE REBELLION. % Reports Respecting the Great Naval Expedition. /Anticipated Safe Arrival of the Fleet at its Destination. Highly Important News from Western Virginia. Attack on tlio Union Forces at Gauley Bridge by tlio Rebels Under Floyd. The Enemy Defeated by Gen. Rose crans with Great Loss* Probable Capture of Floyd's Rebel Army. Interesting News from Kentucky, Missouri and Kansas, Ac., Ac., Ac. THE GREAT EXPEDITION. The Fleet of Steamer* Seen off Ualteraa. Captain Ashby, of the schooner Andromeda, which ar rived at this norl yesterday, from Havana, vift Nassau, N. P., reports seeing, at sundown on the 31st nit. ? Thurs da y last ? off Hattoras, a fleet of thirty Ktoamcrp ? no sail tag vessels ? bound South, wind at the time very fresh from southwest. We are inclined to believe that Captain Ashby is mis taken as to tho day mentioned above, as the fleet was seen on Wednesday morning oir Hattoras, and should have been a long distance farther south of that po.nt at sun down on 'Ihursday. The Expedition Spoken on Wednesday Morning. Philadelphia, Nov. 4, 1861. The great nnval and military expedition was spoken at 'e:i e'dock on Wednesday morning, in latitude thirty five degrees thirty minutes, longitude seventy-five de crees, by the schooner J. M. Houston. The captain re ports iliat the weather was fine at that time, and that ha did not feci tho galo until he arrived at the Delaware Breakwater on Friday. JWo Ntwi of the Fleet at Fortress Monroe. Fortress Monkok, Nov. 3, ?> Via Qaltimoki:, Nov. 4, 1861. } No Intelligence whatever concerning the fleet lias reached here. On account of the late arrival of Um bnat from Rnlti ?nrre, no flag of truco went to Norfolk to day. Tiis has been tho must quiet day of the season at Old not. 'ashlngton Speculations Respecting the Expedition. ?Wjisbinutojc, Nov. 4, 1861. No Intelligence, official or unofficial, from the nava< ?xpedilion has beon received here later than the report brought by the British brig, that it was off Capo flattera* at daybreak Wednesday, in good condition and fine , weather. Apprehensions for its safety arc generally dismissed. M is confidently believed that if any serious disaster had befallen it from the recent storm sonio of the vessels wouM have been sent back to Fortress Monroe imme diately, and the news would have been already received. The heaviest part of the gale was not felt at Fortress llonroe until Friday afternoon, by which ti mo the fleet miftt have been either several hundred miles south of Hatteras, or snug and safe In some harbor. Old sailors bore calculate that the storm was more severe inland than at sea, and that It struck our coast not farther South than Cape Hatteras, and after our fleet had passed that point. The Navy Department received despatches from For tress Monroe to-day, but nothing in regard to the fleet. Speculation is rife as to its destination, which still re mains a profound mystery. Berwick's Bay, I'ensacola, Savannah, Port Royal and Bull bay, are each mentlonod as certainly the point where it is intended to operate; but for once those who do know have kept the secret, and it Is probable that the first intelllgonco wo shall receive from it will be from telegraphic dospalches from the Southern coast, published in the Richmond papers of to-day. The fact that nothing has been heard from it at Fortress Monroe is considered convincing evidence that it proceed ed safely to its destination. V Oar Fortresa Monroe Correspondence. Fortress Monro*, Va., Nov. 2. 1MS1. Terrific Gale in IlamjiUm Koadt ? Arrival of the United Slates Man-qJ-War Hoantikt ? Newt from CAt Great Fleet ? It teat Seen Off HatUrax ? General WooVt At tittance to the Expedition ? lit Dtstinalivn StiU a Se cret, dc. Since the Raltlmoro boat left last evening a tremendous I gale has prevailed in the Roads during the entire night, and at this moment ? four oclook P. M although the sun Is shining brightly, still the angry waves are lashingabo.it with great fury and the breakers washing over the wharves and beach. The Georgians, from Baltimore? one of the regular bay steamers pl> mg betwoen this point and toe former place, duo liore at seven o'clock A. M. ? hove hi sight at half- past eleven o'clock, and there she wxs compe'led to anchor in the stream, and transfer the mails and passengers to a tugboat sent to hor. At sundown yes terday the United States man-of-war Roanoke camo to an anchor in the roadstead, having J net arrivod from tho blocks ting squadron before Ciiarleston, 8.C. She reports having sighted tho fleet near Beaufort, N. C., under very favorable weather. The proper destination of the expedi tion she said nothing of. Although the Associated Preds report Ir yesterday's issue stated that to-day the exact locality to bo attacked by Commodore IHipout and General Sherman would be made public, stIH, on inquiry of those who are supposed to know, and in fact have assisted the fleet, not the first syllable can bo obtained from them. Common rumor has It that Fort Macon is the devoted place the fierce blow of the expedition is to bo dealt ati but I have been unable to narrow tho rnmor down to any tangible point. liowover, lu a few days a despatch vessel will Inform the pnblic of everything, and all that la re quired Is but patioooo a few days longer. To form a small Idea of tho expedition I will but men tion that tho troops were provided with a double quantity of ammunition. In addition to that requisitions have been made on Major General John E. Wool for more. Although the General was kept In total Ignorance of tho tacts connected with the great armada, ita desigaand j destination, still the staunch lmro and patriot did every I thiug in his power to aid ?uil assist General Sherman. Uo furnished from the euormous magazines iu Itio fort: ? 300,000 musket balls, 50,000 buck ami ball cartridges, 100.000 rifle cartridges, 200,000 percussion cups, 60,000 lbs. of cannon powder, 5,000 lbs. of musket powder, 1,000 hand grenade* , and many other combustible and destructive materials, to aid in carrying on a successful warfare. The above particulars I received frouSan officer connected with the expedition, merely to give me an Idea of its magnitude and gigantic proportions. OUR SPECIAL WASHINGTON DESPATCHES. Washington, Nov. 4, 1861. TI1K PEK80NNXL AND MATERIEL OK TUB UNION ARMY. General McCleltan has been occupied to-day In ascer taining the strength, condition and disposition. of the army of tho United States, the command of which has >o suddenly dovolvod upon him. He has called upon tho War Department for a statement of tho wholo number of men, and whore posted, and the total estimate of mate rial on hand and how distributed. This information U necessary for the efficient discharge of his duty as Com manding General of the whole army. He will be occu pied for several days in systematizing and arranging these matters so that tlio burthen of the management of military affairs may be safely confided to the Adjutant General's office, and afford the General an opportunity to devote his attention specially to the attain" of the army of the Potomac remaining under his imrtkediatc command. TIIE CASE OF QF.NEKAL FREMONT. No authority whatever lias been given for the plate* m<-nt that General Hunter has been ordered to su|>er?edo General Fremont. The wholo Fremont affair was ro forrcd by tho Cabinet to the I'rosident some time ago, and he iierslstently declines to announco at present his <!e cision in the matter. That ho has decided tho queatton is beyond doubt. There is also little question that the decision is adverse to General Fremont. Tho only evidence to be adduced is circumstantial, but that points Inevitably to Die change in the command of tho Detriment of tho West. On Friday , the 25th of October, despatches wore forwarded from the government directly to General Hunter. If they were not intended to rccog" uisehim as the chief in command of that department, they could not have been thus directed without offering indignity to General Fremont. There is no longer any doubt entertained in military circles that General Fremont has been superseded by Genoral Hunter temporarily, if not permantly. AFFAIRS ON TUB LOWER POTOMAC? THE I'NION' UATTKHIES OPENED O.N TOE REBEL STEAMER PAUE. Tho Hes.'lute paid a (lying visit to tbe Navy Yard last night, but brought uo news of importance. O.ir battery on Posey's Hill, buck of Budd's Ferry, is complotod, and was engaged yesterday trying the rango of the guns upon the rebel steamer George Page, lying in Quuntico creek. Three of the shots struck her*, with what effect is not known, as she was immediately with drawn out of sight up the creek, where she will probably bo left aground when the flood in the river subsides. FIRE AT TIIE GENERAL HOSPITAL. At ono o'clock this morning a tire broke out in tho lower story of the General Hospital, on Judiciary square, originating at a furnace. The combustible parts of the main birilding and of the right wiug, together with the roofs, wore destroyed. When the flames were flr?t dis covered Lurried preparations were made for the removal of the sick ami wounded soldiers , about fifty in number. This was effected in good order and with safety to tho pati nts, who are now comfortably cared for in the neigh boring City Hail and other buildings in the Immediate vicinity. Most of the chamber furniture was saved. The fire raged for hours without auy wator being thrown upon it. Tliere wore about two hundred patients iu the building. The physicians and nurses barely es. caped with the c'othcs they woro,und the efforts of alj who were present, citizens and soldiers, were directed exclusively to rescuing the tick and w?vuueu , m which ? militant aid w as rendered by a large detachment of the Tenth United States Infantry, composing tl ? l'rorost Guard, detailed for that purpoM from their qunrtnrs All tho patients wero favod, and have been trans, fcrred to other hospitals, except one old woman, recently sent to tho infirmary by the Commis sioner of Public Buildings, who Is still missing. Throe fourths of tho building was completely destroyed. This disaster demonstrates the necessity for tho intro duction of a steam fire department In this city of long distances and extremely limited facilities for the oxtin Kuishmcnt of Arc*. FRESHET IK THE TOTOMAC. The freshat in tho Potomac has completely blockaded the Long Bridge, and rendered It Impassable to-day. For. tunately it was thoroughly repaired lust week, or it would Inevitably have been earned away by tho pressure of the j current Mid tho collection of drift pressing against It. The stone causeway between the two wooden parts of the bridge is entirely f ubinor^ed, and the Virginia cud of tho bridge Is several feet underwater. A number of bodies of soldiers drownod at Ball's Bluff bavo been picked up to-day at tlte wharves at Georgetown and from among the driftwood collected at tho Long Bridge. Nine bodies havo been recovered to-day. Only one bore ovidonce of wounds. Tho most of them hare been buried upon Analog tan Island, opposite George town. MARYLAND 801 D1ER8 GOING HOMH TO VOTE. The First Maryland regiment, attached to General Banks' column, has been granted leave to roturn home, without arms, to participate in the State election on Wodnosday. A largo number of Marylauders employed iu the Quartermaster's Department havo been accorded a similar privilege. Thousands of Union voters were driven from Baltimore during tho reign of terror there in April) few of whom will bo able to return to take part In this election. postponement op THE IiEVIEW of general smith's DIVISION. The grand review fixed for to-day, at Hall's Hill, has been again postponed, on account of the continued indis position of General Smith, and the iucessant occupation of General McClellan with matters of greater importance. SMALLPOX IN THE POTOMAC FLOTILLA. Several eases of smallpox have appeared on board tho Potomac tlagship Harriot Lano. Two were sent up in the Herbert, and tho Powhatan has gone to tho Arsenal wharf to receive others to be brought upon the Mount Vernon. THE CASE OF COLONEL MILES. It api>ears that the Court of Inquiry In the case of Oolo nel Miles made their report on Tuesday last, but as tho evidence was voiuminotus tho general commanding, in the midst of a multiplicity of alTiirs of vital importance, has not been able to givo it consideration. DEPARTURE OF MRS. LINCOLN FOR BOSTON. Mrs. Lincoln left Washington this afternoon for Boston, on a visit to her son Robert. THE JURISDICTION OF THE TROVOST MARSHAL OF ALEXANDRIA. The Provost Marshal at Alexandria has for some time past extended his jurisdiction beyond tho mero line of military offences, and established a court which had ab. sorbed to itself plenary authority In the settlement of civil as well as military causes. This has been m.ido a matter of complaint to the President, and an order was Igstiod from tho War Department to-day directing Gene" ral Montgomery, commanding at Alexandria, to have the Jurisdiction of tho Provost Marshal confined exclusively to such matters as legitimately come under the supervi sion of the military authorities. FORTIFYING THE COAST OF MAINE. The commission appointed by the Governor of Maine composed of Vice President Hamlin, Hon. R. Williams and John A. Poor, in refercnco to fortifying the coast of Maine, have hail se viral Interviews in reference thereto with the President, who has given it a most favorable consideration, and has transmitted the communications on the subject to the appropriate departments for their action. FUNERAL OF A BE AM AN. A detachment of seamen from the Navy Yard this morning attendod the funeral of John Walters, one of the unfortunate boat's crew who were dred upon at tho time of the death of Capt. Ward, and who then received a bullet wound in his breast, under the effects of which he has lingered until the present time. THE TRANSPORTATION OF GOVERNMENT SUPPLIES. The Washington branch of the Baltimore and Ohio Rail road Is cow delivering In Washington a thousand ton?of government freight daily, while at the same time the ca pacity of the roa'! is not worked at its fuiluet evteut. H U HitiU that arrangements are about belt g made tor the I lying of a double track from Washington to A'.iuapoliSi the latter city ;o bo inuile a depot. A sulllrient quantity of forage for the u?e of the govern nient Is now being forwarded from Baltimore. Th* exer tion* of Oct). Van VI let and Col. Ingalls, In making ample arrangements for transjiortation of supplies, are properly appreciated, being deserving of credit. BUSINESS IN WASHINGTON. Business generally iu this city Is brisk beyond any former period. The government's demand uimiii the rallr< ad and the blockade of the Potomac, however, occasion delays in the prompt receipt of supplies on private account. Hotels and private boarding houses are making exten sive arrangements for tho accommodation of visit in during the approaching session of Congress. The Kirk wood House , a popular establishment, w ill bo cloted un til the 18th inst. for this purpose. the roar ofkick ki i.bd envelopes. The ruled envelopes, bavingjicen piaceil at tho same price an tlio old stylo unruled envelopes, by the l'ost Of tlce Department, aro rapidly coming Into general use, and the returns show their great popularity. Apart from their advantages to correspondents, In enabling the ad dress to be cloarly written, postmasters have preserved to them ample space on which to affix the post mark. Be sides, the Department Is satisfied that the ruled cannot bo as easily counterfeited as the former stylo of tnve lopes. CONSUL TO CALCUTTA. O. A. 1'urvlance has been appointed Consul to CalcuttV. TDK HEALTH OF GENERAL LANDER. General lender is fast recovering from his wounds. In two or three weeks he will be ablo to return to duty. His genoral health lias boon a good deal impaired by severe labor in tho Held. It is now much better. SEIZI'RK or THE CORRESPONDENCE OP A REBEL. Tho private correspondence and memoranda of Colonel lien. 11. Berry, of Virginia, at present an ollleor of tho rebel army, was discovered and seized at Alexandria on Sunday. Among tho articles seized is a full set of regalU of the Order of tho Knights of the Golden Circle, of which Berry Is said to be a prominent officer. INCREASE OF APPLICANTS FOR OFFICE. Applications for positions in the army, especially to b'1 paymasters, commissaries and quartermasters, aro alarmingly on the increase. OtUcial notice has !>ecn given that no more of the above appointments will be made for several months, and when there are they will bo mode by promotion from tbe army applicants. Therefore ap plieants will please take notice that if they expect their claims to bo recognized they hud better enlist iu tho ai my at onoe. FOREIGN CONSULS RECOGNIZED* Tho President has recognized Gimllos Martin as Vic?j Consul of Hpaln at San Francisco, and Godfrey Suydncker as Consul of tiio Principalities of 8< haumburg Lipl>e for the United States, to reside at Chicago. NEWS FROM GEN. FREMONT'S ARMY. Hx.ttXji'AKTtuui, Camp I, vox, 1 Sl'R HCFIXLD, Mo., (let. SI, 1H61. J The following is a despatch to the St. IaiuIs Republi can:? A good deal of excitoment has provailed in camp for some days |iast respecting th : report of (Jc -noral Fremont's superctssion, but Washington advices at headquarters mention nothing of tlte kind. General Fremont's removal would causo Intense excite mont, and no little trouble in camp. A number of officers declare that tbey will rosign In that event , or insist u|>on creating him Mctator of the Southwest, Independent of the administration, which is bitterly denounced in camp for its vacillating and In judicious policy res|>ectlng this department. The list of rebels killed in the b.ntlo last Friday now numbers 127. No intelligence has yet been received of General John fttnn'u ?- i Missourl. The cause of the cannonading In tho direction of Sar toxie Is still unknown. THE REBEL FLOYD IN A TRAP. Maysviiax, Ky., Nov. 4, 1861. A gentleman of th is city , from Cvilxy Bridge on Satur day evening, ro|K>i U that General Floyd hail cut a ro;irt around the bill where General Roeecrans was encamped, and was shelling his camp. General Risocrans was returning (lie lire, and had Filenced two battaries. lie had sent a force up the new made road to attack General Floyd in the rear, and would have him completely surroi nded. No federals bad been killed w hen ho left. MOVEMENTS OF GENERAL PRICE'S REBEL ARMY. Sl'IU.MiFiEU), Mo., Nov. 1, 1861. A despatch to tho Pt. Louis Democrat says: ? Our scouts bring us this morning deliuile information that General Price has left Sarcoxle and moved, via Neosho, towards Catsville, Harry county. Opinions differ as to whether he will march north from that point on Spring Held, or ct>ulinuc his retreit into Arkausas. A bjdy of 'rebel cavalry wan sei n twenty five mile* south of here. They woro doubtless a reconnoltering party. Generals Tope and McKinstry should be here to day ? General Hunter is on tho l'omme de Terre, ten miles south of the Osage, waiting for rations. A REBEL CAMP BROKEN UP. JirriiKsoN City, Nov. 4, 1H61. j General Prentiss has bn ken up a rebel camp ta Boone county. Some loss is reported on both sides, but no par ticulars have been received. In tho absenco of other transportation, General Fre mont is having provisions forwarded from Tipton on pack mules. SKIRMISH NEAR LEAVENWORTH, KANSAS Lkavk.xworth, Nov. 3,1861. A skirmish took place yesterday, about six miles east of this place, between a small force of Missouri militia, under Major Josephs, and ISO rebels. The rebels wero scattered with a small loss. A b ittaliou of tho Kansas Second regiment, recently mustered out of service, were collectod in this city and held lu readiness to march to the relief of Major Josephs, but were not rcq ired. This regiment is being organized. Portions of Lewis county , Kansas, bavo recently bj?u pillaged by marauding parties from Missouri. CAPTURE OF PRESTONBURG. KY. Uaysvillc, Ky., Nov. 4, 1861. A messenger in this orening reports that General Nelson took Prestonburg Saturday morning, without re sistance. Williams fell back about six miles, where It was expected he would make a stand. NEWS FROM RICHMOND. NAMES OF THE BALL'B BLUFP PRISONERS, ETC. Philadelphia, Nov, 4, 1861. An extract from tho Richmond Ditpalch, of the 25th ult., gives the names of twenty-two commissioned olfl oers arrived from Leesburg:? Col. Lee, Major Revere, Adjutant Pearson, Assistant Sur geon Revere, Lieut. Perry , cf tho Twontloth Missachugotts regiment; G>1. Cogswell, of tho Twelfth New York;Captalu Btudley, Captain Bowmra, Captain Simons, Lieutenant Green, Lieut. Hooper, Lieut. Vassal, of the Fifteenth Massachusetts; Capt. Hefler, Dipt. Markoe, I.ieuts. Har ris, Hooper, Parker, Kernrns and Kearney, of the First California; Capt. O'Moara, Lieuts. Gilverson and Van Tors t , of the Forty-second New York. The whole num ber captured was 626 , including 149 of the Fifteenth Mas sachusetts, S3 of the Forty-second New York, 184 of the California and 73 of the Twentieth Massachusetts. The DitpcUch also says that Capt. G. \V. Rock wood, Of the Fifteenth Mae>.achusetts, aud Lieut. McPherson, of the Tammany regiment, had arrived with 132 additional prisoners. Four prisoners have bocn brought up from the penin sula, claiming to be deserters fn m the federal army, namely: ? Augustus Lolaney, First Massachusetts; ? Dennis, New York ; A. L. Hartwcll, Sixteenth Mas sachusetts, and John Val\ er, First New York. There are now nearly two thousand Yankees in Rich mond, and the sooner hundreds are sent South the batter. We are like the man who got an elephant in a lottery? didn't know what to do with it. The above is contained in tbo Baltimore Ainu Sheet. IMPORTANT FROM WESTERN VIRGINIA. Bailie Between Cen. Roscrriins' nnd Gen. Floyd's Forces ut Gauley Iridic. The Enemy Defeated with Great Lor s, Ac., I ,j., &c. OFFICIAL DES1 A'iCU FROM GEN. ROSE C1IAN8. Wi^HiwaTON. Not. 4, 1861. Tho War Department received a despatch lute tbi? evening from Gen. Roseorans, stating that Gen. Floyd lia'l made an attack upon him, bat that be had repulsed htm with great loss. Gen. Rosecrons further states that one of his officers, with a pretty large force, had got m the roar of Floyd, and tbe presumption was that Floyd and his entire com mand would bo surrounded and captured. ADDITIONAL PARTICULARS. CMllKNiTI, Nov. 4, A ipaclal despatch to the QaieUe, dated Gallipot#, the 2.1 inst., says tliat General Floyd opened llro ou General Rosecrans' forces yesterday moiolug from two jtolnts, op|M*ite Gauley Hriilgo and Camp Tompkins. Tho tole graph office and the Quartermaster's store are no uoubt destroyed. When my informant left Gauley yesterday tho shells of tho rebels were aimed at tho ferryboats and build in.'H above named. The enemy has heavy guns nnd a large body of infantry. G< neral Floyd's fores opposite Camp Tompkins are not lets than 4,000. 11 in number of the rebels at Gauley Bridge and lour mile* this side is not known. Telegraphic c> iiimunication by the Kanawha line is

Interrupted. The casualties are as yet unknown. There has been no communication by telegraph with General RuMcrang' headquarters sinco Friday at ternoou. The operator at ramp Tompkins at that time reported lighting going on st Gauley Bridge, but gave no particu lars, and immediately afterwards the wires were broken. The Kanawha river line was working to Citiup Knyart, twelve miles above C'harl* ston, on Saturday, but nothing was known there of the all'air at Gauley. A boat left Charleston at seven o'clock ou Sunday morning, and arrived at Gallipolis (h t night, but she brings no information in regard to the affiiir. Cincinnati , Nov. 4, X8G1. Tho Cimmernal has advices from Gene, al Rosecrans' hea Iquarters to Saturday evening. On Friday morning at eight o'clock the em my o;*ned lire with two guns al points opposite Gaul. y 1 'wry and Camp Tompkins and a noisy flro ofmusketiy. Tl.cn . b - Ject w:>s evidently to cut otr tho supply trai .i. Th. y sue* ceedcd in i-inkiug a ft ri yhoat oa Gauley ri\ or, ai d threw about forty shells into the camp of liiu Eleventh Ohio reglmeut. Not one of our men was killed and only about half a dozen wounded. A minority of the shells thrown by tbe enemy did not explode, and tlteir, musketry was wild and Irregular. Tho ferryboat which had been sunk Ty the enemy's shot on Friday , was raised that night, and communica tion across the river restored. Tho iti s no tiring ou Saturday on either side. Tho position of the forces on Saturday evening whs as "ollows : ? The robots were in possession of the left or west bat -k of New river; Gen. Sch. uck's brigade a few miles above the junction of Gauley and New rivers, on tho east si e of New river; Gen. Cox's brit ado anil Geu. Rosecians' near the junction of the rivers, and between them and (Jen. llei.haiu^ below tho junction, on the right bank of the It is believed in camp th"ar't!ftf"r,I,lft'H>lJ'W.S-... Ilcuham's brigades would bo thrown across the river ftVQYS auOiliitf i'?'L aIul ?at(* i""! The loss of telegraphic communication was ocrosiohed by au alarm of the o|ierator, who, wlien the firing opened, sent aiiasty despatch to Clarksburg amxmneing a battle' and then commenced to move his offico up tli - Gauley. He was two or three miles up the river when lie was overtaken by orders from Generul Roseorans to return, and while returning his wagon was drivon over a preci pice and the apparatus destroyed. Floyd's demonstration was rather agreeable to General Rosecrans than Otherwise. General Rosccrans was cer tain that he could hold his own, and expected to bag his assailants. Colonel So lgwlck, of tho Second Kentucky regiment, is re;iorted wounded in the knee, by a splinter of a shell. ATTENTION, SONS OF MASSACHUSETTS. A mooting of tlx* Suns of Massachusetts is called for to day (Tuesday), November 5, at room No. ?0 Astor House, nt three o'clock, to form a committee and choose marshals for a special service, tliero to bo announced. As this is an important meeting, it is hoped there will bo a largo attendance of the Sou. THE FORT WARREN PRISONERS. Boston, Nov. 4, 1S61. j.W. and K. K.Cornell havo been released from Fort Warren, it being shown that they were I'd ion men tir>" pressed into the North Carolina Militia, and captured at BUtteras. NEWS FROM THE DRY TORTUGAS. A letter, written by one of the refractory members of the Thirteenth regiment, at Fort Jefferson, Florlua to his brother in Rochester, states that the Dry Tortugas Island is about one mile in circumference, and that they are building a brick fort u|>on it. They hav? already pla cod in position in it ninety two guns. When completed It will accominodato three hundred and seventy guns. U has been given the name of Fort Jefferson. Tho writer states that ho was never in better health, and has plumy to eat, tiic delicacies being cocoa nuts, lemons, tec. lie likes his situation very much, and had rather bo drug ging the guns about the fort and wheeling sand than be soldiering in Virginia. Ho has boon to key West, and thinks it is the nicest place he kas yet seen. Tho weather is warm, and the climate salubrious. Movement! of General Scott. Freedom from the responsible duties as Commander in-Chief of tho Union forces is evidently very beneflcia to the health of General Scott. No traces ronialned yesterday of the fatigue and discomfort he endured during his Journey from Washington on Saturday last. A larg" number of persons called on him yesterday at tho B.-o voort Houso; but few of them, however, wero admitted to an intorvlow, as tho Goneral was engaged during a great part of the day consulting with his relatives as t? his future movements. Among those who called yester day wero tho following: ? General Halleck, General Hip ley, General Totten, Hon. Goorgo Bancroft, Chevalier Huiseman, John A. King, J. C. Hamilton and Mr. How land. General Scott having expressed a strong desire to avoid display In any shape renders It probable that the idea of giving him a public reception wiil not b? carried OHt. A military display and review of the troops remaining in this city will also bo avoided on ac count of the General's inability to sit on horseback , and the fatigue and exposure to which he wo .Id be subjected' General Scott was in consuitalien yesterday with his sou In law, Colonel Scott, in regard to his future move ments, ami It Is believed that the veteran General has definitely decided to visit Europe, and will In all proba bility leave this country on Saturday next in the steamer Arago. Xjbctvrb fit th? Kkv. Dr. Cahiii. ? The Rev. Dr. C ah 111, whose name as a lecturer and Catholic preacher has been pretty extensively published In the United Slates and Eu rope, has returned to thiscity, and, we believe, Intends to appear again frequently before the public in a very -h i t time. During the high mass at St. Peter's church, Bar clay street, the distinguished gentleman delivered a most eloquent discourse, on Sunday, taking for his subject " In dlffcrenti-m In Religion," which whs treated in a mas terly manner. In the evening he likewise proacked at St. Joseph's church, Sixth avenue, for the benefit of tho St. Yluoenl de l'aul Society. Dr. Cah ill has lost none of bis vigor as an orator, but his voice does not seem to lie so full and rich as formerly, and his step is evidently infirm. | Nov*m? ti i & of i tu 8? rit ioi y J FecroUry r in run , of ilia War Department, In c>m j r<*y witli Secretary Cfcare, of the Troufury, arrivedlu j this city oa Saturday evening from Washing -n, having. | as bug lje< n already ttuiiod n tho IIkiuld, travelled In tlw same cars with the wteran rx-t'omu -in li r-in-Chltf" General Scott, an tar as Elicabt tli, Now Jeriey , whore tho old warrior stopped. Nothiug was definitely knov it of the movements of Mr. Otmeron, until yesterday. It ) f<ars that he isoua tour of inspection of the pi iucipal i .i tiQ? ati r.e on tlio Northern aoacoaat , and General Tot ten accompanies )nm in this highly neeeasary Journey. At nno o'clock precisely tho Be oretary of Wnr, in com iwny w th tho last named oflicer, Adjutant-General Ihntuaa, General Saudford, and many other military gen tlemen, left tho Astor House In carriages, and having procoeded to Governor's Island barge bouse, at Castle Garden, went on board the furry, boat, to Inspect the formications crccU d there, 'lhc dis tlnguixed otlicia's wero receivod by Col. Li'orn is under a salute of sixteen guns. Ilr. Cameron made a most minute Inspection of the state of the fortifications and tlwir impregnability In re gard to foreign invasion, should circumstances so turn out. With respect to their pret ent una.unental equipage and Its Interior arrangement* ho could tind n? fault what ever, but spike in the highest terms of its present etll cicncy. At half pant three o'clock the party returned to the Astor House, where many visiters were awaiting the ar rival of Secretary Cameron to pay their respocts, which occupied the gentlemen up to dinner hour. Archbishop UugbcH and other gentlemen of Now York were invited to dine with Ilr. Camirou in tho evcuitig. The Secretary of War will visit West Point to-day, and will leave this morning by tho elevou ?'clock ears. He will return tn New York in the afternoon, and hlsfurtber movements will then bo decided on. Kerciuule to Secretary Cumcron. srnciin of iionorau.e bimon camkkon, fkvre TAHY OF WAR, COLONEL JOHN COM! HAKE AKI> ADJUTANT (JENEBAL THOMAS ? l-.STUt'M ASTK! WEL COME TO TUB CHIEF OF TlIK W'All DEPARTMENT ? AN OFFICIAL VIEW OF TUB PRESENT CON'l LST. ETC. Tho Hon. b.ninn Caineroi , Secretary of War, having arrive. I iu this city yesterday, tho Union Club of New Yoik prot ceded tu tho As tor House, where tho honorable gentleman is stopping, and serenaded hint, IXidworth's Hand furnishing tho music. At about o ven o'clock P. M. tho rotunda wuh filled with gentl men, anxious to h' ar a few words from tho head of the War Deparlmmt, and before the honorable n ntleman wits prepared to a I di e. s the people gathered ih -re llio place was crowdcd to sufloe ition, and it needed the presence of several of our policemen to keep order. Shortly after eleven the Hon. Simon fatuoron de sponded tho steps leading to tho rotunda, anil was received with deafening cheers, and at the samo timo the baud stiuck up ail enlivening mr. Ar soon us the exeiieineut subs ided the Hon. John Cochrane introduced the Secretary of War to the popu lace in a few appropriate words. He s|M>ke of the put-iot ism of tho people ( f New York is developed in thoir efTo, ts tor the salvation of the Union. He had now tho honor of picseutingto a New York audlenoo n gentleman who stands nt tho head of the organised military forces of the cot ntry, and who had t' ken advantage of the oppor tunity k willy alp rded him by the citimnsof New York to give expression to his view?. In a few words, on tho present state of onr national nflfiirs. He wouki say no more, but present the Hou. Simon Cameron. Tremendous cheering followed tho remarks of Mr. Cochrane and the advance of the honorable Se cretary of War. fil'EECH OF SECRETARY CAMERON. Mr. Camkkon began by saying that h' was extreme'y obliged at such a manifestation of k ndness as that exlil bited that evnnitm. lie was glad to met the gentlemen before blui, rep; escntlug, a* itiey did, tbe great citvof Xi w York on the urcat <| ? esth n new ho, ore {lie country. II said a great question, because It was the Kreatest one ever known In the history of a oountry whic h the other day was united, happy and prosperous, but a now in volved in one of the most important wars which tho world hasever seen. Why wo have lte.i thus chastised by ProvlUunse is not the question now. Cerinuily it must b? for some grievous sin. There was wrong somewhere, but he did not believe that it was in this Suite nor in this set ti n of country. (Applause.) It was now our ?iwu.t?i, ami Plain doty to restore oui c mntry to Its prl? It has always been >u>n<m..>iiu i. believed it wnuUl yet enjoy for all time to come. (Ap plaud ) lie was not valii enough to regard this demon st rat ion SS S "r huuor and respect to hlmsvlf, bjjiM a mark of approbate s oi tl^elf'rts of tho government. (Lottd cheers, aio! noise (Vom a nun in the tear.) (I/iud c its of "lilt h in out ' here arose, and some scuttling took place In the attompt to eject the Intrude.", when the Secretary requited that ho should be let atone.) Mr. Camkkon proceeded to say that he was tli. re to thank those before him and tho patriotic men of this great city fer what tboy bad done for the cais1 of the whole nation. Out of a population of one million Now York bus sent to the Held of war tio less than .15,000 men. But he wan sure, th it if the n cvsity should arise, she would, ho ready t? send 100 TOO. (Tremendous cheers.) In the war or the R voluti' ii.wh n we were only building up this government, the little state of Massachusetts, out of h-r population of 300,000 souls, sent CO, 000 nrmed men to battle lor freedom and inde pendence. (Cries of "bully for Massachusetts," f..l owed by loud and ringing i-benrs.) That wis more than ono lor evei y tlve e| bm- imputation. (Cheers.) At no limn was Massachusetts more patriotic or more h ave than New York, and ho felt fully convinced that if tho cue gies of New Yot k should over be aroused , and a call be made upon her for men . even to the one ilfih of li "r whole population, she will be ready to send five hundred thousand men to tho defence of the coun try (loud and long continued cheerit.pt ? and more. She bad not only sent her sons, but she bad uiven her money ? that ccn.modlty with wlihb mm are frequently less lavish than with the lives of their children, (fries of " i hat's so.'') She has contributed bt r money to this holy cause, not on'y in tho sands, but ill millions, and r need be tlvy wl'l be i ady with hundreds of millions for the salvation of that cor. n try and that constitution established by the blood of their fathers. (l oud applat so). We cer tainly had some reverses in the comm^nc. nvnt ofth-s struggle, and there weresomeexcuscs to be niade for them. The people of the North ar.. a working jieople, engaged for th" list flity years in the peaceful pursuits i f civil indus try. For more than fllty years the South had be< n medi tating this foul rebellion, and were proparit .. for war, while the North was consolidating peace and harmony. They wi re not oontrnuwith their own res urccs. but they began by stealing that which belonged to us. Tile honest man who whs In the War Department not long ago stole all our monitions of war and sent them South, and when the rebels were ripe lor revolt they st"lo every thing that they To; nd ready to their bands. They inculcated and dlst>< minated treason among the pe pie. They stole the soldier* wliotn wo had educated at West Point, that they might light asrain-t their lathers and their brethren. There have been re verses in every war, and we have had ours. But I be lieve we havo passed our day of reverses, dviud cheers and continued applause.) When the war commenced we 1 were without ne ney, without men, without arms. All 1 our money and arms had been stolen by those who had 1 meditated rebellion. Hut now the case is very difierent. I Wo havo plenty of money, plenty of arms and I an abundance of men. (l/'ud dire s. ) And more, wo have the brave and gallant young Uenet ..1st the head of our army. (Knthus.agtic applause, followed bjr three deafening cheers for General Midi I an, and three more for the <ild hero, Goner n I Scott.) That young soldier is the Idol of his troops, because of his solicitude aui care for them. In every contest, so lar as his career has gone, he has b eu victorious. Since he has assumed the command of our armies his constant care has been to have his men disciplined and instructed in the art of war, so as to insure a victory when he shall be prepare I to move With the immense host at whoso head he now staii Is. (Applause.) The day of trouble has gone by. I.et ua wait patiently until our young Gunerai has per fected his an angementa, am. he will pie ige hi.s li.'c upon victory. (Prolonged apppla .se.) He was glad to meet j his friends that evening. He lieluugo t to the neigh- | boring State of Pennsylvania. (Throe chocrs lor Pounsyl- I vania.) The time was when Pennsylvania was consider d 1 the great State of the Union, hut now New Yoik bad gono ahead of her. Tbo wealth and the enterprise of the Em pire fity, had tended to tho prosperity of Pennsylvania, while she had done n< ? littio to further the prosperity of New York. (Applause.) Ho would mention th;.t out of her population of two millions, she has sent fifteen , hundred more men to the wars than Now York with j her gi eater population. (Applause a::d In ;gb'er.) lie only mentioned this as Infoi mutton to the people < f Mew York , because lie was certain that if they hiM> known of this they would lave completely outstripped tbe Keystone State. (Load laughter and tpplauge.) perhaps, however, this would iucilc New Yot k to further enlistments, and when next tbeycftme to comistre numbers heboped that the Ktnjilre state would not only b"at. I'onn sylvanla by fifteen hundred, but by as m:uiy thousands as she phased. (U/ud applause.) Secretary Cameron concluded by saying that he was not a man of word*? his whole life bad been one of action ; so, tlietelore, thanking them once more lor their kindimts, he liegge l leave to bid them good night. (Ixmd applause.) SrEECH OF COLONEL COCHRANE. When the applause had subsided Surveyor Andrews In trotiuced < olonel Cochrane, who, al'ter humorously inquir ing why they should call upon a Colonel of the United Mates Army to make them a sim . ch, continued to say that this was a time when all Classes were standing shoulder to shoulder In defence of the c? tntry. They wsre on the eve of an important election, yet it was but an atom in the scale wheu comi>arcd with tbe warlike campaign down on the banks of the Potomac. They wore th-'re in approval of the military leader of tbe couu try . and to show their devotion to government and God ? to lift a note ? the note of freedom ? which should over whelm all others. (Applaose.) He was there t . partici pate in the welcome, ai.d white ho did so, and wtii.een "J 1,1 ' w ?r h ' wiped out till tlrmgtuu . \ pa. ly pollt.cal li i|'cs of lliu past. (Aji| ilaugo.) Tin' o'.i'Ctioii \v:is to be a contention not of party but of mere numb* s, 1 ecausi th? people bad univert-a ly laid aside party con siderations. The South claimed that It w:ih ll^'ht It k lor lis hearths ?rd homos anil (irisl'les. And was not tie North lighting for Its home*, lib rtios and institutions? (Applause.) As for llw eiiiai.clpotiou of the slay.s he condemned such n | otley. (Applause.) Away with proclamation*. They only i ervod to crexte <1 iMon.lon among the people at the North, hut at the game time the young chlet tain of the Vnlon armies, in hki victorious march southward, would commit an imprudence If he failod to avail himsolf of wbnt.ivtr allies micht come to him, whether whit' or black. Such a courso would bp self defence, and It would be folly not to thus put arms in the bauds of four million* of allies and friends. (Ap plause.) n<> concluded with a patriotic allusion to the Kreat Union movement at the North and to the noble spirit which animated the people In endorsing a war for the conservation of the uation's Integrity. (Applause.) Adjutant OiCUTal Tiiomas was next Introduced, and spoko briefly and patriotically. When ho. concluded, loud cries for " Seward" and " Hutler'' resounded throughout the apartment , but as those gentlemen had retired the asiwmblag* was compelled to disperse without any remarks from them. ONE DAY LATER FROM EUROPE. THE JFRA AT FATHER POINT. Reported Arrival of the Commander oi the Sumter in England. Napoleon's Caution to the Reli gious Societies of France. Expected Reconstruction of the French Cabinet. THE LIVERPOOL COTTON MARKET, &C.j &C?f &c. Fathkr Point, Nov. 4, 1H01. The steamship Jura, from Liverpool at two o'clock on tho afternoon of the 24th, via Ixwdonderry on the ultimo, arrived oil' this point at half past four o'clock thld morning. ller date^ are one day later than those already to band. The steamship Bohemian, from Quebec, reached Liver pool on the morning of the '24th ult. The k' eani"-l'i-p Fulton, frutn New Tork, arrlvod at Southampton on the 24th ult. Tlic A iitci-lcaii Hebrlllon. RJErOUTEl) AKHIVAL OF illK COMMANDER OF TltB RVMTSR IN ENGLAND. Captain Semmes, of the privateer Sumter, reached Li ver| ool In tho steamer Edtnhu'g. [TI.e Kdinburg sailed fiom New York on the 12th of October, and arrlvod at Liverpool on the %id of that 'hat month.? Kd. Herald.] Orrat Britain. A com]*)tition trial had taken place at Shaeburgncss of rifled thirty-two pounder service guns of difle cut Invi n tors. The trial was brought to a close without any satis factory results. The WhKworth and Armstrong guns alone aiijH-ar calculated to meet the requirements of the navy. It was. reported that Sir Cromwell I*wis had sua pended , for the present, the issue of a one hundred pound er Armstiong gnu, ami directed such experiments to be made as Khali bring the eff.cicucy of this new ordnance to a decided proof. The Lomb n Timet announces that the Queen has offered to confer the dignity of Knighthood upon Mr. Falrbalrn, President of tbe British Association, in consideration of the eminent services he ha? rendered to tcience. It i* Franeti | ^ was cwecteiHhut the Bank of France would almost jnnediatcly adopt some new measures to pallate the ex iting criaii. A I'aris telegraphic despatch, dated October 26, Fays: ? " Tim Monilrur to-duy contains the follow ing : ? A judicial investigation has established the fact that the congregation of the ladies of Saint I'niono al Tonal havo voluntarily abetted the abduction of JewiFh girls. These facts would have justified the go vernment in revoking the authorization of the Society of Saint l.'niono, but it has confined itself to withholding the acknowledgment of its legal existence. This measure will remind religious congregations that neither their character, object nor rule- excuse ih in from obeying the laws of the country. It wan the general impression that tho recognition of the kiugdom of Italy will be the basis of a reconstruction of the Cabinet. Aithtrim. Tho accoucbment of the Empi'Fs of Austria wag ex pected to take place at the commencement of February Co in in i:? I In< Clllff ence. LOMXIN MONEY MAIlKt.T. LO.NIJOM, Oct. 25, 1861. Consols are quoted at the close of business at Bjtjf a 0 V/i for m< ncy. Krie shares are quoted at 20>4, and Illinois Central shares at 38 a 28 if discount. The bullion in the Bank of England has Increased ?211,500. LIVERPOOL COTTON MARKET. L VltKIMOL, Oct. 26, 1461. The brokers' circular reports the sales of tho wcok at 141,000 bales. Tho market was excited, and prices closed three-fourths of a penny a one penny higher, with a still unsettled and excited mirkct. Of the sales 82.000 were to speculators and 13,000 bales to exporters. Today's (Friday's) sales are estimated at 20,000 bales. Including 12,000 to specu lators and exporters, closing with a still advancing tendency. The authorized quotations aro ma follows: ? Fair Orleans Middling Orleans 12d. Fair Mobiles 12>{d. middling M" biles ll?id. Fair uplands lilj.d. Middling uplands llfiJ The stotlc in port Is estimated at ?14,000 bales, of which 321,600 are American. BTATB OP TRADE. Advices from Manchester are favorable. Prices for goods and yams are still advancing. liRK/tiim'FKS have a declining tendency. Wheat dull, and all descriptions slightly lower. Pbovwjo.ns quiet but steady. News from the Pacific. SHIPPING NKW8. 8a* Fkamusgo, Nov. 2, 1861. Arrived bark Euterpe. commercial news. Butter and candles are Jowe.\ Crushed sugar and to bacco have Improved, NEWS FROM OREGON. News from Oregon to the 29tb|gives glowing accounts < t the mining. Four hundred thousand Julians worth of gold her readied \ ictoria within teu days. Dtupatckes for Europei llie steamship City of Baltimore, which sailed from tins port early on Sunday morning for Liverpool, wll arrive off Cape Race on Wednesday morning, and our merchants wishing to send messages to Europe, later than th'>se taken by her malls, can have them forwarded by telegraph by leaving them with Ueorge St>k.r, Com mercial agent, 146 Bruauway, up to six o'clock thin alter noon. Judge Grier on the Case of the PlrMei. Philauku*hia, Nov. 4, 1861. la the Circuit Court tbi? morning the case of I'atrcl, tho pirato, was called up, but postponed ^111 next Mon day. While the AssUtaut District Attorney was urg ng the trial, Judge Qrter Mid he could not consent to have the regular business of the court interrupted. It seemed like a farce to try them at this timo, when tho country played civil war. The dictates of humanity would counsel tbe government to treat otpiivee ou the sea lite same as those taken ou land , and he could not understand the policy of hanging the first and holding the latter as prisonous or releasing them. Let tin re bellton bo crushed ? and God grant that It may be spexll ly ? and these men might be tried for treason or piracy , and ho would assist, no matter how much he might b called Jeffreys or Scroggs.

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