Newspaper of The New York Herald, November 10, 1861, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated November 10, 1861 Page 1
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THE NEW YORK HERALD. THE REBELLION.! Reported Landing of the Expedition. The Rebels Driven Out of their Batteries on the Rappahannock. IMPORTANT NEWS FROM MISSOURI. Rout of the Rebels Near Commerce. THREE HUNDRED OF THE ENEMY SLAIN. Additional Particulars of the Battle at Belmont. The Town Evacuated by the Rebel Forces. ARRIVAL OF THE STEAMER POWHATAN. Narrative of Her Cruise ijo, Search of the Sumtea* The Zroqnois in Pars nil of the Privateer. AFFAIRS IT THE BOOTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI, Jm.) Jtc. OCR SPECIAL WASHINGTON DESPATCHES. Washisgtos, Not. 9,1861. WO OFFICIAL XIW8 FROM TUB OHEAT NAVAL EXPE DITION. Tke Navy Department has bean all day expecting teteillgenoe from the aaval expedition, bat none baa been received. This is regarded as a favorable augury, aa It Is certain that If the rebels had even tbesligbtost advantage on their side It would bave been mad* the occasion of great rejoicing, and would bave been communicated by the flag of truce from Norfolk to Fortress Monroe yester day. Their pcrfect silence on the subject is an evidence that the enterprise is successful. EXTRAORDINARY SESSION OF THE CABINET. In extraordinary Cabinet meeting was held to-night, to which General McClellan was callcd, for consultation upon military aflairs. Tho decisions arrived at are not at pre sent to be divulged. AFFAIRS ALONO THE UNION LINES. The army telegraph reports all quiet throughout the army of the I'otomac. There has been no news to-day from the Potomac flotilla. The government has no authentic information that the rebels are weakening their own forces on the Lower I'o tomac. BEVIEW OF GENERAL PORTER'S DIVISION? GRAND MILITARY DISPLAY. The review of General Fitz John Porter's division came off at ouu o'clock to-day. At half-past twelve o'clock a drizzling rain commenced, which increased to the magni. tudeofastorm before the arrival of Gonoral McClellan, who made bis appearance promptly at the hour appoint' ed accompanied by bis full staff, and by Generals McDowell, Barry, Van Vleit, Franklin, Smith, Bienker, Newton, T!ro< kf, Kearney and Slccuni, each attended by the officers of his own staff. The division was drawn np kt four linos, extending two miles In length. When Con lfoClellan made his appearand) upon the field, ho was greeted with deafening cheers, repeated along the whole lines for, several minutes. Tho process of rcviewiug tho troops In lino, and of marching in review before the General, proceeded as usual, after which the cavalry and artillery marched out of the wny, and the throe brigades were deployed into lino of battle by battalions, and after wards into oblique hollow squares, the artillery being posted between the different regiments. The firing of blank cartridges by artillery and infantry was then com menced. For half an hour an incossaut roar of cannon ana musketry was kept up. The brigades were deployed *gain into line of battle by battalions, after which they were wheeled into marching column, and the review was ?losed. During ell tho three or four houre of this review Gen. McClellan remained on his horse, his head uncovered, a portion of the time unmindful of the drenching rain, ob serving the proceodingi with intense Interest and satis faction. Ho remarked that he had never seen in Europe troops whoeo good discipline and soldierly appearance excelled those before bira. Much credit is due to Ren. Porter and the brigadiers under him for the degree of efficiency which this division has reached. Whenever the opportunity is presented for active servico it is be Uevcd they will demonstrate their ability to cope with more than equal numbers of (he enemy. NARROW ESCAPE OP GENERAL WAD8WORTH. Yesterday General Wads worth, accompanied by two privates of the New York Twenty-third regiment, went *o Brush's hougo, three miios from Fall's Church, on the road leading to Fairfax Court Houfo, for the purpose of finding forage. While at the houso a squad of rebel cavalry was seen rapidly approaching. General Wads worth quickly mounted his horse and succeeded is making his escape, but the two privates were taken prisoners. GEN'ERA I. ROSECRANS' ARMY. At a lato hour to n ght despatches expected all day from General Roeecrans' had not yet been received. LOCATION OF GENERAL M1CLKLLAN'S HEADQUAR TERS. The headquarters of the army of the To torn ac aro to be established at the corner or Pennsylvania avenue and Six_ teentli Btroet. which will be the residence of General Mc Clellun's staff. The General will go to housekeeping at a private residence now being prepared for the reception of bis family. THE ARMY. In compliance with the promise made by the President to General Scott, that bis staff officers should be properly cared for, Colonel Cullom lias been assigned to the staff of Jlaj' r General Haileck, with the rank of Brigadier Gone, ral; Colonel Van Rensselaer has been appointed Inspector Goneral, in the place of Colonel Scott, lately retired; Co lonel Hamilton hus been offered a position iu tho staff of General McCleilan, and Major Wright goes Into the field with bis regiment. DEATHS IN THE CAMrB AND HOSPITALS. Tho following deaths of soldiers are reported:? GueUvus llllbur, Company C, First Michigan regiment. John T. Tyler, Company C, Fiftieth New York. Wm. M. Smith, Company C, Fourth; John Jones, Coin pan v A, Thirty-sixth Pennsylvania regiment. Adam Bean, Company E, First Pennsylvania arttlery. NAVAL EXPLOIT ON THE RAPPAHANNOCK. The Navy Department is Informed of the capture of a rebel schooner In the Rappahannock river by tho gunboat Rescue. The schooner was unloaded and burnt. Tho gunboat was fired upon from tho rebel battery i n shore, which was silenced. ARTILLERY EXPERIMENTS AT THE NAVY VAItD. Interesting experiments aro still progressing in tl.e Navy Yard. Among theiu to day thirteon hundred ami aeveilty-Ave baits in a Iiahlgren shell; weighing one hun dreJ and se . nty tlireo pi>un4s, were flred out or au eleven inch Oahl?r< n gun, with the Bolman fuse, at a target thirteon huudrod yards distant. Tho halls and fragments of ihell spread over a radio* t>f sixty feel. The chargo of powder w;ts twelve pounds. The usual charge is fourteen. THE NAVIGATION OK TIIK MISSISSIPPI GUARANTEED TO KRANCK DY TflK PURCHASE OF LOUISIANA? NAPOLiXIN'S ACTION ON TIIK Bl'RJECT. A lei tor received in this country !>y ?u eminent lawyer of Philadelphia, from a distinguished American banker in London, dated October 17,1801, contains the following statement, which Is highly important, if true. Iluro it Is:? Notwithstanding your prohibition thst t should rot mention political matters, I i-huid bo wanting in real kindness to you if 1 did not commit to paper the on M of this day. It is stated that whon franco sold Louisiana to the United states it was expressly stipu lated that the Mississippi should at ail times bo open to the navigation of Fr. nch vessels. The Emperor has discovered this fact, and ths result is that every hole ami corner of our public libra' lee are being ransacked to find a copy of the treaty, and I recommend you to look tor It at tiuiiie. it may be in an earlier treaty, for Louisiana was sold more than once. I\ S.?Since wilting the foregoing the treaty has beeu found in tho Rrltish Museum. Clautes seven and emht are the important ones. It is barely possible that this treaty, If It really does exist, and has within U any force iu international law, has produced the unusual desire that has been manifested by ths government to open the Mississippi, as well as induced the now rebel leaders to aasert, as they frequently did In Congress on the eve of the retiellion, that th. y never ln teudod anJ never would Interfere to prevent the naviga tion of that river. Should France attempt to open the river under such treaty, that I'ower will not only have to break tho federal blockade at the mouth of the Missis sippi, but will also have to contend with the batteries established on its banks by the rebels to prevent navi Cation. The recent sodden departure for Europe of certain dis tinguished Americans, known to bo in the confidence of Sccetary Seward, may have something to do with this reported discovery by tho Emperor Napoleon. 1 loarn thst the letter from which I am permitted to copy has been forwarded to Secretary Seward. THE Til HE* YEARS TREASURY BONDS -PAYMENT OK TUB SOLDIERS AND BAILORS. The Treasury Department has susiionded the printing of the three years' bonds to the dato of the luth of August, and directed tho plates to be altered to the 1st of ; October, fifty millions having boon printed. I The Department this week havo been paying, with the greatest possible expedition, the accounts for tho army and navy?these being considered the most urgent and important. Other accounts are all necessarily suspended until that branch of the business shall be completed, when they will be acted upon in the order that they are audiwd and prtfentcd to the Secretary. TIIB TWENTY-FIPIII NEW-YORK REGIMENT. The Twenty-fifth New-York regiment, lately com. manded by Colonel Kerrigan, Is now in good hands, and exhibits good order and discipline. PAS8E8 TO TIIK SOUTH STOPPED. The government has decided to grant no more passes to persons spplylng for permission to go Sooth to prevent ths confiscation of their property by the rebel usurpers of authority in the Southern States. EFFECT OF FREMONT'S REMOVAL IN CALIFORNIA. A telegraphic despatch, received hero from Callfornis, announces that the removal of General Ftcmont from the command of tho Department of the West Is almost uni versally approved on the Pacific coast. THE BALTIMORE AND OHIO RAILROAD. Ths Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company have for somo time past been working double sets of laborers, night and day, to incroaso tho transporting capacity of tho Washington branch, until, by the addi tion of double tracks and sidings, they believe that it has beon made adequate for all the demands upon it, not only for tho conveyar.co of passengers and government freight, but also to supply the great demand existing here forfuel. Tne master of transportation, W. Prescott Smith) has by indefatigable exertions overcome all obstacles, and prouounces tho road ready now to meet all require' ments for tho immense additional transportation thrown upon it by tho blockade of tho Potomac. CIVIL APPOINTMENTS. The following appointments have been made:? Jacob M. Howard,of Michigan, Minister to Honduras. Thomas Sparks, of the District of Columbia, Consul at St. John, N. B. NEWS FROM GEN. BANKS' DIVISION. OUR DARNESTOWN CORRESPONDENCE. IlKAltyl'AHTKKf GKN. BaNKS AKXY, ) DjiKXJt-TOW.N, Md., Nov. 8, 1801. J Improbability of Farther Active Operationt by Gev. Ranks' Divitvm?Large Rrbtl fbrct on the Opposite Shore?Dis cipline and HetiUh of the Division Guod?The Maryland Election, dtc., tfe. It is not at all probable that any further activo opera tions In the fluid will occur in this vicinity before the close of tho present campaigning season. At least it is unlikely that there will bo anything of importance un dertaken by our army. The great barrier is the Poto mac, which denins the assailing army abasoof opera tions, If the enemy should oppose a landing on the opj osito bank. To eSbct a landing In spite of opposition, and when the river is swollen as at presont by the autumnal rains, would bo a work of rashness and attended with great loss of life. To throw a bridge acrofs tho river would bo an operation of uot less hazard than to cross by boats. Tho recent rains have swelled tho Potomac so much that logs of wood, trees, weeds, ic., Ac., are swept rapidly down the stream, and nothing but heavy masonry could resist their momentum and the volume of the stream In the form of a bridge. Tho erection of a bridge of masonry is a thing entirely out of the ques tion, and from wiiat I have stated upon this subject, and tho experience of Pall's Blulf before General Banks, it is by no means to bo expected that there can be much lighting on this section of the Potomac for some time, or until a change takes place in the position of the rebels. Th.'re is good reason to know that the rebel force on tho opposite bank is about as large as ours. The discipline and health of this column are both good, Tho cold nights, however, are affecting the health of some of the regiments here. Tho Ninth New York has several men suffering from chills, fever and ague and similar complaints, as also havo several other regiments. There If some prospect of tho army going into winter quarters before many weeks, 'I he question arises then as to the city that will afford shelter to our army. Some say Balti more, some Washington, sitne Frederick, and others go so far ns to favor Richmond. Hut then comes the ques tion, Will the army abandon the line of the iIvor, and leave it In undisputed possession of the enemy? The reply to this is, that if a Northern army cannot avail themselves of an advantage on account of cold weather, much less can men from the Southern Stat s. Tho chance is, afto alt the specu lations about winter quarters, that tho army witlbe likely to hold th Held all through the winter if it does not pro Good to l'icbtnoiid. The Maryland election created intense excitement li re, where every one you converse with profoF estobe.it tachud to tho I'nion. The street of the village was ail ahvo with excitement la-t e\ ening, and cheers wore re peat'dly given for tho "Union, the constitution utid the enforcement of the laws," and also (or "Baltimore re deemed." There " ?? -reat hotting on the result of the election, every one b< tting that the Mate hail gono for tho Union, but by majorities of 6,000 by some uud as much at 'jO,000 by other*. NEWS FROM GEN. ROSECRANS' ARMY. General Benham Orttlii({ to tlic Rear of tlie ltrbcU. [From tho Cincinnati Commercial, Nov. 7.] Tli1 steamer Leonora, of tho g vernment transport service on the Hanuvrlia, left the steamboat landing, five miles below the mouth of Gauley river, at eight o'clock Tuesday morning,and arrived at this city lu>t uiglit. We are indebted to hor Clerk, G. I,. Tyler, for a full and intolhgib.e statement of affairs at (i&uley. The stage of water in the Kanawha is good, and there arc no further rebel demonstrations uj>on the stejimers. The rebels w re still holding ibeir |K>sltion on the w-'St side of New and Kanawha river, having three b.iK.Mies ol t-vo guns each, one opposite General R sovrans head quarters at Tompkins' :arm, five mi.es above Uauiey, one opposite the Kanawha Falls, a miie and a half be low <>&ul< y?mouth f (iauley, and otio opposite tho latter, the closest and most danger***. By th ?e batteries they command tho road over which o n supply trains must pass frutn the falls to m ar General It so crans s lieadquarteri?a dis'nne?s of six nihes?.nn'i tr.o trams have been or :ered to wove only in 'ho night. On Monday the rebels were 0 i?g at every moving object on oi.rsiueof tho river, hut with very little eir i t. They succeeded in tho morning in wounding two of our inn an I M vera I horses-, with s!ie??. On the noon ol that Jay the Bre si ickened, as they probably ditc v red the resalt of thoir fl-i (j did uot usury the cxp-nditur* Our guna w- rereplying, and La . i Pence*' tu b<Ue:yoppo site ti e mouth of Gauley. A halt -ry of ten Pi rott ten rounder*,nnd a rge s pop- ar ordnance ytc. - s. had Just been reo ty Get.' al Fosters nz, a,l they would N' goi i i . .ii.ii on i'i esday n ght. toref p. nl io iherebel bitle \ !?-?? n:g 00 the Kanawha Fa.is. Cu ? e :em i n ,ta fet that they wo.Id soon alienee that con ce. n. General Betihatn. with his h>-iga.!e, was two ml Id bolow the stenmtwiat landing, or seven miles from Hauley. Gn M nd iy the muin body of his a wy was < n the eastern ?id.< of th" river, an I hi* pickets wore ou the we-tern si:e. Sunday niglit tho I/D<>ni>ra wu ordered to ho.d her self In readiness to receive the pi. kesif tlwy were driven tn by tlio enemy. She was also < rdered to be ready to srve funeral Benhitm, but wan relieved by the > l< uuer Siver I. ike. Tuesday morning very few troops of Hen h im'H b' ijjudo were Keen ul his e. imp on the right bank of Hie river, and the Silver J.Ake wan In the river at that )xdnt. It was believed that llenbam's troops bad crossed tlic river In the night, and were aiming to (tain the rear of the rebel*. Thin was not definitely ascertained, h iwevflt. Tho troop* bad been ordcied to prupaie four days ratlous, a elrcumsfance indicating a purpose to attnr.k the rebels. Tii'1 conjecture was current that a decisive liattle would bo fought on Wednesday (yesterday). The rebels marl'estod uo disposition to retire and are reiuarksbiy reekle s or contideut. Some were or the opinion that they had gathered in great force and had set a trap for Koso crans, having opened Ore on his supply trams for the purpose ol nidiicii g him to cross the river. It would surpi iso us if it should turn out that the rebels are very strong, for the country m which they are posted is not capable of sustaining a large armv.ai d thoir lines of communication are such that transi ortation would be ex ceedingly difficult. 1 lie Southern |>a|iers of a couple of weeks ago am ounco the ai my badly provided with trans portation and General l/se and his men suUerlng severely for want of food. Ttie elevation opposite the mouth of Gauley I* called Cotton Hill, and is considerably higher than the and on our side. Why such a position was not occupied and for tified by our forces now seems, to an unmilitary nerson at this distance, to have been a serious oversight, mil we presume the officers in command know what they are about. THE REMAINS^ OF COLONEL BAKER. Arrival of the Remains In Sew York? TH? Body Lying In State In tlte tiov? | trnor'i Room?Arrangement* for the Funeral. Tho body of the late Colonel E. D. Baker, of tbo Firs1 California regiment, Hew York Volunteers, arrived in this city yesterday. Preparations to receive the body had been nuuie by (he joint special Corporation Committee on National Al'uirx, and by citizens of California anil Oregon resident in this city. Company A, of the Seventy first regiment, under the command of Lieutenant Tomkins, had been specially detailed to act as a guard of honor on this occasion. Tho body arrived here at eleven o'clock yesterday morning <m board the steamboat Richard gtocktou, belonging to tho Camden and Amboy Hue. It was In charge of M. E. Flanagan, of San Francisco; W. H. Wallace, of Washington Territory, and E. M. IUrnum,of Oregon, composing the committee who had taken charge of the hotly when In Washington; Capt. Louis Rieral and private G. H. Johnson, of Company G, and privates H. Mage* and E. F. Durdine, of Company C, of the California rogimont who rescued the body of their Colonel from tho bands of the rebels at the battle of Ball's Bluff?and Lieutenant Colonel Howkumet, Corporal O. B. McAllister, turd privates J. andj. M. Wilson, of the Second regiment 1 hlladelphia City Guard, in whoso care the body had been placed while hi Philadelphia. The I'aclAc resi dents mot at the Astor House at ten o'clock, or about an hour before the remains were expected to arrive. Koch member wore a white sal hi badge on his I -ft breast bear ing the following inscription:?" Residents of the Pacific Cooat. Henor to the memory of Colonel Hakei .killed in bat tle near Conrad's Ferry, October 21,1861." They were at pier No. 1 North river shortly after the arrival of tho steamboat, and were followed In a few initiates by the Common Couneil committee, who arrived in close carriages, accompanied by the hearse. Some delay then occurred in consequence of the non arrival of the military escort, which did not arrive until h.vf an hour after tne hour ap|>oinled. Tbo men were im mediately drawn up in line, and the coffin brought on shore, llie band ptayicga so emn dirge,and the specta tors all uncovering. After tho coffin was placed in the hearse the procession was foimcd, and moved off in the following order;? Platoon of Policemen. Band. Company A, Seventy-first regiment, with reversed arms. J HKAKSE^f Pallbearers. i with $ Pall bearers. 8. P. Dewey, W. Turn ball, F. Hillings.S. M. Smith, L- W. Coe, J. Y. HaUock, Pacific residents iu New York, who officiated as pall bearers. Captain Blcral, and three members of tho California regiment. Lieutenant Colonel Hewkumet and members of the Phila delphia City Guard. Carriages containing thj President of the Board of Alder men, tho President of the Board of <oiinciluicn, the joint Special Committee ou National Alllairs, and a large number of PaciAc residents. Purlng the passage of the procession up Broadway to the City llall the baud played tho "Head March;" and, notwith standing the rain fell in torrents during the whole time, the sidewalks were crowded with people to witness the passing of lb'- funeral c rtei,e, and not a few heads were unoov-red ?h"n the news spread that tho body borne a?ong was that of (begat ant soldier and greut state-man? the late Colonel K. I'. H.ik< r, of (he First California regj ment, and United Slat -s S. nator from Oregon?who, after fruitlessly striving to st< m the (ide of rebellion from bis seat In the Senate Chamber of the United States, at last to k up arms in defence of those rights and liberties which were so reck! ssly outraged by the Southern rebels, and finally crowned a long life of usi'fulness and self devo tion to his country by giving it in its dolenco. The body arrived at the City Hall just as th" great bell rung out the hour of high noon. A large numiierof persons had collected there, but no one exe< pt those Immediately concerned in the funeral arrangements were admitted into ibe Governor's Kcom, where tlic body was laid. Tho lliig-i on the City Hall and adjoining buildings were all hoisted at half mast out of respect to tbo deceased stalos mun and soldier. TUB LYING IN STATE. Tho body Is new lying in state in the Governor's Room. It is guarded by parties oi lour of Company A, of the Hoventy-first regimcut, who are relieved every two hours. Tho coffin ii of tn.-tal and enamelled to resemble rosewood. It is studded with silver nails, and a plat" of tho name metal on tho lid boars the following inscription:? ^'tm~K~n"TTA'K~i~'' ****** Killed in Buttle near Kail's Bluff, \ IRGINIA, October 21,1861. The room had been appropriately hung with black crape, anil every suitable arrangement made to do honor to the remains or Colonel linker. The coffin is covered by a ban Isome national ensign of silk. Tins banner hag been used for a similar purpose on several former occa sions. Under it have rested tho remains of Henry < ay, President Taylor, Geucral Lyon and Colonel Vosburgh, whvn lying in state in the same room. The public will be admitted to view tho remains today,from eleven o'clock in the morning until throe o'clock in the aftcr m<on, during which hours the coffin lid will be unscrewed und the face of the deceased bo exposed to the view of the many thousands who will doubtless be anxious to See in death the features of oue who in life did so much for the Union causc. ARRANGEMENTS FOR MONDAY. Shortly after tho arrival of the funeral cortege at the City Hail, Mayor Wood was intioduced to Mr. M. K. Hana gun, one of the members of the Washington Committee, and promised that the body should be k")it under guard tn the Governor's Room until Monday, when it will bo transferred to tho steamship Northern Light for ship ment to San Francisco. The Seventy-first regiment will act as a g a:d of honor on that occasinp. Col. Martin ha-' issued an order directing his mon to assemh'<? at tlluir artnoiy on Monday morning, wearing the usual military badgo of raouriiiug. The various committers having charge of tl e matter held a meeting last evening, and h ivo pre pa e l a proc amine of the int tided pu ces stun, which will be pulvish.'d in time to allow all who aie desirous of witnessing it to do so. Commodore Van dcrbiit, on behalf of tlio Panama Railroad C ompany, mid W. B. Allen, of the I aciilc Mall ISP amshi > Company , have offered to transport the re man s of t "I Maker over their lines I'reo of charge. The offer was made to Mr, W. Turn bull, ef the New York Commit see of Arrangements, and hrxs by them been acccj led. The committees from Wasli ingioti and Philadelphia were taken charge oi by Council mau Harney, aud will remain at tho Ast ir llouso until Monday. THE SEVENTY-FIRST Kl GIMENT N. Y. 3. M, RRMMliSTAt. OftllKB?Mo 6'J. HfcADVilURItRS AMI RICA* Ctarp, 1 >'KW Y? Rn, Nov. 8, 1861. J In compliance with division aud brigade orders of this date, the officers and members of the regiment arc hereby ordorod to assemble nt the armory (in tho uniform as ordo.ed for inspection), on Monday, the lltli instant. The me will bo formed in Horid street at a quarter prist ton o clock A. M., prcc sely. Tho band and (iold musie will report to the Adjutant twenty rnlnutt s before lb ' hour of formation. The music committee are directed to have the d:uins covered Willi b.a. k Ciapo or tiiiu black s igeby the 11th inst. The tt Id and stair will report to the Colonel ?n I he gioutid at teu o'clock A. M. Tho Quartermaster will prov ? cinpel'o the members of tho regimxiit. The Seventy lif-i regiment having I jcn de tailed by Major General -andf >rd, "ill Upon this occasion have ih ? to h and di^tii guished honor ? f g ..irditig th'.i mortal rem litis of tb ? li roic Colonel llak r to their p'ace Of debarkati n. Comi^any A, Lieutenant Hart, is hereby Oetailed to receive and gi rird Hie remains on their arrh al from Ihiladelpbia. lie will repo, t immediately to Major General -undfora for orders. By orde o Colonel IltNKY I'. MARTIN. A. II I R i>k, Adjutant.

MOKE INMATES FOR FORT WARREN. Uo.TON. N. V. tf,lsf,l. Rob rt rtowkor, foimerly Mayor l' Met >, and A. Low. - bothar;?st< , in Cm innaii and eseoi i 1 to Bost< n by I eputy Marshal Small, of Ohio?wero to day fur nisbed ffi'arters .it l ort Wurren. iho f. llowing | i,- i;c s (lati lieutenants in the Onltn! Maroj Navy) Hare boon transferred tfl m Kort Warren to the . ?? ( i y ol the r. min i i..int of thollro ktyti Xavy i in' ? Henry K.St ve ?. oi I'lorida. Win. ."dial i of Vir I gii<: ., Uu,wuim . 1./ .ll. oi Indiana; H. Q. Dillon ai d < Walt r i>. Bute, rmiiicnco not given. IMPORTANT EEY/S FROM MISSOURI Reported Defeat of the Rebels Under Jeff. Thompson. THREE HUNDRED OF THE EXEMY KIUT.D. Additional Particulars of tlio Battle at Sclmont. THE TOWN ABANDONED B? THE REBELS, Ac., Ac., &.c. Reported Rout of Ji ff Thompson'* Rebel Force*, near Commerce, Mo. Cairo, Nov. 8, 1801. No reliable news has beou rocuivcd from Colonel O(;ilvio'a command, but H l.-t rumored that bo lias encoun tered Jeff. Thompson'* force*, killing three hundred, and losing Arty, Additional Particular* of the Battle *t Belmont?Tlic Town Kvacuatcd by tl?e Rebel*. Sr. I/U'ts, Nov. 9,1801. Gen?. itl Grant telegraphs from Cairo to head(uartors here that our victory at Belmont, Mo,, was compu te. Wo captured UM) prisoner# and all of lh?> rebels' artillery, but were obliged to leavo part of tho guns buhiud for tU8 want of hordes to haul them. S 'mo of tho prisoner* report that a largo force wero preparing to Mart to rciuforce Price, but our attack will no doubt prevent it. OurVws was about 260, ono half of which wore killed and mortally wounded. CBCMO, Nov. 9,1M1. Mlewlng is a special despatch to the Txnut:? Cairo, Nov. 8, 18(11. II Is Impossible as yet to obtain anything like an accu' rate account of the killed, wounded and missing lu tho engagement at Belmont, Mo., on the 7th Inst. It 1* estimated that twenty-five of tho Twenty-eighth Illinois are missing. Tfcere are thought to bo 360 missing of the Seventh Iowa. Col. Lansnam's wound 1* not dangerous. I.leut. Cel. Wendl was killed. The Major and Adjutant are missing. The latter Is re' ported killed. In Colonel I/>gan's regiment there aro thirty five killed and forty-seven wounded. All but forty-four of Colonel Fonkos' regiment answered to roll call yesterday afternoou. The In* in Col. Uuford's regimont is not yet ascer tained, but it is supposod to bo heavy. In Taylor's artillery only three men were slightly wounded. One hundred and thirty-four prisoners were taken. All aeoounts concur in placing the loss of tho enemy mnch heavier than ours. Belmont has been abandoned by the rebels. They have en* hundred and llfty prisoners and acknowledge threehundred and lifty killed; but would not permit the Union officers who went to Columbus with a flag of truce yesterday to visit the place to which they conveyed their dead. Official Report to the War Department. Wamiinoion, Nov. 9, 1S61. The War Department lias received an official d"spatch concerning the battle at Ilulmoiit, Mo., which gouera.'.y conllrni* ttio newspaper statements. It say* that Captain Bielaski,of General McCIernand's stair, was killed, and among other particulars, that wo ^ought all the way Into the camp of tho enemy, immo dialety under tho guns of Columbus; spiked two gun* and broaght away two, together with two hundred pri soners. * The Union 1 ss is stated at throe hundrod, and that of tho enemy much heavier. Tho War department has received despatches from General McCiernand, In roierence to tho recent battle at Belmont, Missouri. It is represented to have been a desperate engagement, witli gicat loss on both side'. No further details than have already been published were given. The Whcrtabnatu of Gen. Price anil Ben* McVullacli. Si'RtNc.mi.o, Mo., Nov. 0,1HB1. Major Clark Wright, erlio has Just returned fioin an oxtensivo scouting expedition, reports that tho mum body of tho enemy are now stationed on the north fork of Cra.no creek, about forty flvo miles south of here, lie thinks that this force is about twenty-five thousand strong. Ben. McCulloch is on Hat crook with seven to eight thousand men, and there aro numerous bands, ranging from ono hundred to one thousand, scattered about the country, (Jen. Price's p< sition is on C'rano creek, and is favorable for defence. He has planted battories on the cliffs overlooking tho approaches to the plnco. Strength of the Union Army at Spring field. According to An estimate published In tho Chicago Tri bune, the federal force at Springfield amounts to 27,000 men, us foilowB:? General Hunter's Division 5.000 Third Division, under Genorai Sigel 4.out) Filth Division, under Gen ral Ashoth 4 fi'io Sixth Division, under Uenoral McKinstry 5,500 Second division, under General I'ope 4.000 General lane's Brigade - 2.6o0 General Sturgis' Brigade 1,000 ToUl 27,100 Arming of the Militia of ]tIla?ourl. WjkSfflKOTON, Nov. 8, 1801. The success of Governor Gamble, of Missouri, In ob taining the aid of th<> general g ?v eminent for the do fence and pacification of that Slate has already boon stated. The Jnldligm<er says:? Tho President, wo learn, has authorized tho organi zation of the militia of Missouri, to bo employed In de fending the State against invasion and suppressing tho rebellion within its limits. The number of troops to bo raised Is not specified, but they are to be mustered Into tho State service, and bo armed, equipped, clothed, sub sisted, transited and paid by the government. Governor Gamble stipulates that there sliail bo but ono Major General of the militia, and, to s cure unity of ac tion, the General commanding the Department of the West bee men also the Major G ui ral of the State militii, by the appointment of Govern >r Gamble to ih ' position-, As many Brigadier Genera's are U> be appointed as ihore arc brigades of four regim< nts each, an.I the stairofficers shall not be paid more than Ilie same are allowed in the regular service, whate ver be their rank under the f*ato law. As tho motley to bo di-bursed in this service is tho money of the general government, it is to assign Its own staff officers to make the expenditures; or, il tho I nitod States officers cannot bo spared from the regular service to perform thes" duties, then Governor Gamble i.< to Appoint from the state militia such officers as tho Pre sident Khali designate. TIIURLOW WEED'S MISSION TO EUROPE. [From th'- New V<? k World.] PKHSON'AI,. Mr. Thuriow Woo !, who ^ t? Europe In the Arngo, wh ch s uls to-day, fnrm.-h< s tho nt<> l remai k.ible evam p in our history of tbo inll ienre whii h can !> ? exo/tcl on public affairs bv fl sl rale pdllictl talents oftlM by public position. Wiih- ut eloquence?he is incapable of making a speech; without extraordinary gitts as a writ, r?bis odPorials arc tnero .aragrftphs-ire oar and (loudens" I statement: without n,!\antages oi birth, eil'i ca'oti, or bore i tary wea'th, Mr. Weed e.-.cris an Inllu enco which has long made him i ho ally ot oar m ?t emi nent statesmen. It is true that he ha- f?.r thirty y .rg been a leadi: it journalst, and tl.at . saful jo .ru.is.Ti b: ings more or U^s piditieal ciisi'l - rtlm: but b ?? ;oor nal is seldom seen" t of b ,, o a n .? r , an I lia- :oughocn ov IS..adowod by Ih'i litst closs n aspip s of tho metro l*>!is. His induct; ?? is that ol t'oi man. Thur'"W W ed. it res Its from ih> extraordinary p*r et..i:|.-n which givi s him an Intuitive msi^tit i. to the m'lives and P rp public men; from the fi t; and ?vu? in ?-s which mhim a saV co.i:?- or, and 1 ? -Ti the wattnth and li'el.'v *.\ 1 :?!i, combined vvi'h his mt' llei tiuii faeulti's, h-\i> ? Mb:. b id to attach i mre ' i nds a:id seem ? a largr lltical fn 'owing than a the. ma i in the co ;utry tvho van not ap- tnlsit'g cnndl I .to I r the presid luj". Ii<i !) IS tiev .1 the advantages to a >('i.re public pcsit'vu for turn- ? ti though tu> has crea'ed scores of governors, senators find | other bleb imirii..ii.tr es. a dozen y ata ago lio declined a flrst class for?"n mission, and Bow hi' joe* abroad ><? n simple privat-citizen to det' at and thwart the intrigue* of the rebel ambassadors who have oxcni>?l to Kurope for the purpose of securing tbo recognition of theCont'ode rutc Suttee. Our ministois at London and I'a i is will not nysrd Mr. Weed s \ islt a- trespass inn on tin ir functions, bet will welcome the assistance ot an eminent citizen and publicist who has so long been the tritgl. il anil ci nil dential adviser of president# and State executives at home. Oolw a* a private citizen he will be fre? from tlio real i dints of Ofllelal etiquette, atnl cau not if e ihc ex istence of the rebel diplomat* ami counteract their schemes without any Implied recognition of them by tlio government. Mr Weeds sagacity, activity, wlto know le of men and unrivalled skill as u political strategist, will bo an overmatch for the Intrigue* of Slldell ami his associates; -and there can be no doubt that both Mr. Ailama aud Mr. Day Vou will bo glad of so able a coadjutor. DEPARTURE OF GEN. SCOTT FOR EUROPE. II* Liavci Without any Pnltllc D?mei?? tratlon?Tlie Leave Taking at llie Bre voort Home and Pier 37 North lllver. Tlio lato Commander-iu-Cblef of our United State* force* toyk leave of our shore* on board of tlio steamship Arago, for Europe, at ono o'clock yesterday. Ills depar ture was not characterized by any douiontruilou of a pub lic character, by special request of tho General himself. The (Jenoral left tho Brevoort House In a private car riage at about nlno o'clrfck yesterday morning. Ilefore leaving be bade farewell to liis aids, Colonel* Cullum, Towucend, Wright and Hamilton, in ono of the rooms of tho hotel, requesting them not to accompany hfm to the steamer. Ho even refused to pass out through the main hall of tho hotel, whore i considerable crowd of bis immediate friends had congrcgntcd to give h,m a parting cheer, and wont out through tho privato door in Eighth street. Accompanying him In tho carriage woro Colonel Scott, his sun in !aw, wife aud son, together with Mr. and Mrs. Hyatt. The carriago containing Its honored burdeu then droye off to pier 37 North river, whore the steamship Arago was lying. Nono knew as that carriago passed through our thoroughfares tbat it contained tbo hero of so many hard fought battles, as well as tho unwavering, honest patriot and statesman. No |>agoant or escort surrounded him as ho hurried through the streets of the American metro polis, which had often rung out with the acclamations of a populaco who were burning to do him honor. It was probably the good tasto of General Scott that prevontod him from accepting any public honors on hi* departure from tho United States; for, witb the country etrugging In the vortox of a bloody rebellion, and tho public mind cloudod with tho arduous cares of the un holy strife, he was not willing to obtrude himself (if it may be called obtrusion) upon the public gazo at so In auspicious au hour. On arriving at the pior General Scott alighted from tho carriage aud was supported to the gangway of tho steamer by Captain Butts, of the jiollio, anil some others. On going aboard ho immediately went below aud lay down in his borth, perfectly exhausted from tho exer* (ions which he had been making. In consequence of tho Inclement state of tho weather there wcro but a fow hundred persons on the pier at tho time tho stearner got under way. Gonoral Scott occupies stateroom No. 16, designated from the others by a w ruath uf laurel over tbo door. At ten minutes past ono tho steamer got fairly under way and put out from tbo dock, amid the cheers of those who woro thero assembled. Godspeed the Arago, and may she bavo a safe and prosperous voyage. With tho oldest warrior of tbe American nation on board, may she overcoino tbe storm and the boisterous waves as be has overcome tho enemies of his country's llag and honor. On board of tbo same steamer with General Scott goes out Thurlow Weed and other distinguished personages. LKTTKK FROM GOVERNOR MORGAN TO <3EN. fiUOTT. The following letter from Governor Moigan was re ceived by l.leutenant General Scott on Friday:? i:TA?or New York, Exkcutivi Hki'aktmknt, 1 AlAUfY,Nov. 2, lHfil. ) Gknkhai?It is with deep sorrow that I le.im this morn ing. through the public press, of your request to be placed on tho list of army ollicer* retired from active si- vice. Your d istinguished military career of half a <vutury?so ?Mini itely connected as it has been with tho country's history iu every period of its trials?has f > identified vour name with tlio great republic, that your withdrawal now seems like tlio taking "f a main pillar from tbe govern mental Ollifii o. The people of this State will receive the intelligence with all tlio depth aud k. i miens of personal sorrow; and, though your bodily infirmities are, In your opinion, so serious ;'H to render your retirement necessary, yet, In any event, the country will turn to you In its hour of peril for wise counsel as long as it will be permitted to do so; and, while I will not thoughtlessly trespass upon your retirement, I shall hereafter, as heretofore, desire to appeal to you in all emergencies for advice. In thus regretting your withdrawal from a position which has been made illustrious by your jBtriotistn, no less than by your character as a soldier, it is scarcely necessary for me to assure you tbat tho people of the whole Mat -are proud to welcome you bar k, covered, as yon aro. with a nation's h< n u s and blessings, in their name, then, and In conformity with the dictate* of my own heart, I welcome your return to tho Mate of New Yoik,amt hojie that you may long remain to honor it as yonr residence, and to eujoy in quietude the fruits of au illrairleus lifo wholly s|>eut In tho country's service. I am, dear General, with great respect, your obedient servant, V. H. MOKt.AN. Lieut. Gen. Wn?n?u> Soon, New York city IMPORTATION OF-' FOREIGN ARMS. Tho rebellion of the Southern States took us so much by surprise thut It was found necessary to seek arms In other countries, our own manufactories not being ablo to supply them fast enough to equip our army. Th so, However, havo been worked night ami day to supply tlio flomainl, double sets of hands having been employe ! at many of them. Rut to.equip an army of five hundred thousand men with the ncccss.try muskets, rides, sabres and artillery in tho short tlmo that has elapsed since the Southern States took np arms would require more ex. tended works for their manufacture than wo possess. The people of tho country have arisen for its defenoe almost faster than arms could bo furnished. Many of our government factories have boen compolled to devote lheir time exclusively to the casting of shot^hell and artillery, leaving the smallor arms to bo sup pliod from other quarters. Tho destruction of the works at Harper's Ferry before wo ha I awakenod to the senso of our danger was a serious loss to us, and a great gain to our enemies. By it wo lost the factory best supplied u iih machinery for the construction of small arms that the government had under Its control, while tho enemy acquired means lor tho manufacture of arms to bs use I against us. Tho tri achery of the Secretary ol War un !or the 1 ist admin Istration, the rebel thief and traitor Floyd, hul scatter ed the arms we had to the most rem ite portions of tho land. What he did uot soud .South for "the uso of the in surrectionists he lent to California and Oregon, and to the Western Territories, under the pretence that they were necessary in those quarters for the protection of the frontier Against tho inroads of tho satrago tribes. Thus, then, when thj people of the loyal Slatos woro at last awakened from their sleep of supposed security by | ho th'iador of tho artillery aimad a,'ii:ist Fort S'imtT, ' they looked around for tho arm-, which they then siw j would bo necessary. They looked iu vain for a sufficient ! quantity of serviceable weapons, and then for the flrst tin* realized how they bad been swindled while asleep. Our militia regiments, it Is truo, possessed muskets; but a modern army is not fit for Initio armed entirely with these. The manufacture of arms has so improved sinco wo were la I engaged in war that those then used aro now useless against thos.1 of moro m idoru luvention. Agents were soon sent to Europe to supply the defi ciency ,and our own factories taxed to their utmost ca pacity. During iho month of August arms bogan to ar rive at this jKirt in considerable quantities, and the im portation has continued evor since?nearly every steamer from Liverpool and Bremen bringing many casts. Among the artie'es purchased aro rifles, tinlleld and otber> muskels, guns, gun barrels, cannon and swords. Tho value or those which arrived at this port alone between tho ].jt of August and the last o!' Octob r is, exclusive of d ty, about 1400,000, with the duly added abo it $.,20,000. T!i ? articles imuorte 1 are a<< follows:?46S cases Enfield rifles, which, allowing twenty-four to each case, would contain 11,232 rilles 618casus of guns. 7( 3 cases muskets; 51 canes swords; 148 cava containing revolvers, car tridges, (icrcussion caps, rifle an 1 musket barrels, can non and carbiuos. Wo ha.'o not included in this staM me t tho sev ral bait -risa of valuable cannon, Whit wo: h, fcc., presented b> Amcrleans in foreign com tries, i,; n.uji i > ?vo -:i meratod havo mostly bcon test away . >? : s tit -y rei h -d iho city, either to Ueneral tre m 'it, in oun, or to Kentucky, by way of Cincinnati. IMPORTANT FROM FORTRESS MONROE. Reported Landing- of the Union Forces at Port Hoyal Island. Naval Exploit in the liappa haiinock Uivcr. A Rcbfl Vessel Destroyed rind l!io Eucmy Driven from their lotteries, <tc., Ao. Fom?*s Mo*R'>?, Nit. 8,1881. Tti? flag of truce which wont to Norfolk to day lws re turned, and rumor liu ranched me that our troop!) had effected a landing ou Port Itoyal beach. How tho poopla on the flag of truce boat board of U I do not know, but I five the rumor as I received it. Fortrbss Monro*. Nov. 8, 18fll. A flag of truce passed between the flagship ana Norfolk to-day. The rebel officer communicated no Intelligence from the expedition, which is considered a favorable In dication. Commodore Goldsbcroogh expects to recolvo nows direct to morrow by a despatch boat. Orders have been receive i by naval officers to rei>ort to the Commanding General of the expedition the troops for which are congregating at Annapolis. Steps aro about to bo taken preliminary to an exchange of prisonors. A scouting party from Newport Nows last night took a prisoner Just from Vorktown. The decision of the government Is that lUttnras must be held, aud another regiment, iu placo of the ImtaiuUni, will bo sent there. Fortksh* Monro*, Nov. 8,1801. The Old Point boat has arrived. A flag of truce was sent to Norfolk yesterday, but brought back no passengers and no news whatever of the fleet. Yesterday tho United States steamer Rescue wont op the Rappuhanuock us far as Urbauua eroek. Off tho mouth of the croek she captured a large schooner, from which she took off ail the stores and moveable property, and burnt hor to tho water's edge. Tho Rescue was flred upon by a masked battery on shore. The ftro was returned and tho rebels were com pletely shelled out. The commander of the Rescue occupied the entlrfl'day shelling every spot where there were Indications of the presence of rebel troops. Subsequently a small boat wa? seen crossing the river with three men. Tho Rescue's lioat was Rent In pursuit, and captured the boat and two of tho men, but tho third managed to oscape by jumping out and wading to the shore with a bag of letters. Tho Rescue and Cambridge would return to tho Rappa hannock river U>-day and shell tho woods, where a robel force Is supposed to bo. OUR BALTIMORE CORRESPONDENCE. Bai.timorr, Nov. 8,1861. Netvifrom Richmond and Sarannnh?Jrriml tf MHilary Slum at Savannah?Ayentr of Knyluh Manufaeturen Bwjiny Cottton in Mobile, Galvrrttm, New Orletinj ami Savannah?The Aceo*m'al>ilily for the /.> n of Norfolk and /furjx-r'i Merry to lie Atcertaiiud?IVluli the belt are Nmv iHnng at Norfolk, dr., </V. I have recoivcd news ft om H .clunond up to November 4. The most important Item is tb.it respecting the cargo of the steamer Theodora, which succeeded in running tho blockade and arrived safely at Savannah u few days be fore. The cargo Is ono of the most valuable that tho rebels have received for months. It consists, in part, of coffee, gunpowder, saltpetre, sulphur, muskets, iufantry and artillery accoutrements and blankets. II is said thai there are two more atuamurs, similarly loaded, expected at Savannah every day. Another important Hem of news is the full confirmation of a fact that I had learned last w. k but had not hoen ablo to verify before?that is, tbat tin re are now in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi ur.d Texas a number of n;:onts of English manufacturers, engaged iu bu>ing < otton iu largo qumtltles, for which they am paying English gold. These agents are iu Mobile, Now Orleans. Savannah, Gal veston and other places. I am assured that their orders am to buy all the cotton they can, without limit?although they are li.nited as to price?mid that their funds lira aniplo for thin purpose. Also, that there is no question ai to I bo ability of their principals 10 got tho cotton. Itow that Is to lie effected I could not learn. I am pretty sure* however, that they will not ri.sk tlio danger of running th'1 b|o. kude, and I am inclined to tliu opinion that tha maiiuiacturers of I ngland have received positive assu rances licit t!ce bloi kiule shall bo raised. Il may bo of consequence to bear tliis in mm t, in conu ctiou with some other parts ol' this letter. I Iii in.eo my lette h l? tho IIkkai.h, In .Juno last, I stated Hi it tho country would stand amazed when tho f.icm c'ticci in g the abandonment of Harper's Ferry anil Norfolk .-hould lie brought to light. 1 l>u in my posses sion III that time enough mos tu warrant a si g pro sumpti' n that lioth plae s wore needlessly ahuudouod, a*m1 that both might at this day b ? la our possession. Within the last week I have became convinced of tho ex? istencu of otluir fiu-ls, whieii Cliang'i this presumption Inuj a certainty. Ittie fai ti make it evident that the men who,of all others, iia. o giv <1 tho most "aid au'l comfort" to the enemy in tin- present war arc those by whom tiie ar-enul and gunshops at Harper's Kerry anil the Norfolk Navy Yard wore abandoned lo tho rebels. This fact will be clearly established when tho testimony is taken by tlio investigating committee, now in session at Washington. It was protended Iti born cases that tho prop rty was destroye ?' beuuo It foil into tho liaud* of the enemy; and in tho cane of Lieutenant Jones, al least?the oflloer in charge of Harper's Kerry?a claim ww made ?|?in Congress for a reward for sc.ch destruction, fc.hsequent ev nts tiavo rendered it loo evident that the rebels bavo tho entire col lodion of tho costly machinery of the gunshope of Harper s Ferry s>'t up at Fayetle#ille, N. C.,and at Rich moii I,and that they have b en for m< nths past manufac turing muskeft therewith. Id tho caso of Norfolk, not only is the g eat dry do< k entirely uninjured, but ali tho vast collect Kin ?{ naval stores the- e fell Into t!ie hands of the enemy. Nor Is this all. There are at the Navy Yard there (the same as at the Navy Yard at Washington) inunuse foundries for casting both br.iss and iron can ii'u, uii i machine slions whero the caution so cost aro iiore t out, turned smooth, finished and properly mounted till i-i riag<*. All these w< rks have been in operation siyiv lii^t May, and it may easily bo Im tgined how much tbey tore c sirllnM to the supplying of the rebel army wall that most Important win in modern warfare artillery. There aro also ?t the Not folk Navy Yard every facility for making all kinds of shot ant shell, and of these prodigious quantities have b en mado during the lau Ave mouths. I have s on a nentl man who visited th? Norfolk Navy Yaid In tiie latter part of the summer and tho Washington Navy Yard about six weeks ago. Ho describes tho activity at the Norfolk Yard, in making cannon, s)iot, sheUs, V rapuel, Minie bal.s,ftc.,us quit* as great as at Washington. A CALIFORNIAN SHOT BY AN OREUON BE CESSION1ST. On the 11th ult., as Captain l>. J. Staples, of the steam, ship 1'ncKlc, was In Portland, Oregon, preparing for tbo return trip of his vessel to San KranciMo.a number of the passengers promised taking a " Union drink," whon a gambler named Kred. Patterson cried out '? i'amn the Union and Unioa men." A sculllo ensued, which ended with the retreat or Patterson after ho had Urad his plwlol twico without olfoct. Tiie i>ariiug encountered subse quently at tho I'loneer Hotel, where Captain Staples mad* an attempt with assistance U> arrest the secessionist. The latter Hod up stairs pursuod by Siaptea, who was flred at twice by ilie gambler. The third shot, however, took cflort In tho abdomen of the raptaln who reeled and fell, exclaiming " 1 am snot, b it In a good cause." The mur derer * is afterwards secured, t aptaln .-'tuples was well known to tiie oominunily as a gallant sailor and accom plisbcd gentleman, and his death is much regretted. AN INCIDENT OP THE WAR. AN OLD BK1TISH BOLD)itH Of SKVKNTY OKt'EKS BIS SEHVlCtH TO r?K OOVKItNMKNT. Major John lianghan, a rather feeble old gent'eman of s venty years of aire, has offered bis services in the capa city of veterinary surgeon to the Third regiment or ca? valry of this city. The Major lias boeri in tbo British service for nearly twenty years, under tho Duko of Buck." Ingham, and has one son and two grandsons at present la the Union service, fits son now lies sick in the hospi tal at Fairfax seminary, having been shot |n Ihd neck whilo on picket duly. The Major is acquainted with Moutenint General Scott, uud bad an mtsrview wlib him ?n Monday last.

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