Newspaper of The New York Herald, November 17, 1861, Page 4

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated November 17, 1861 Page 4
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NEW YORK HERALD. JAMBS GORDON BHIIIBT T, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR. OFr 101 N. W. CORNIER OK FULTON AND NASSAU 8TS. TfRlfS rruh in intranet. Money tent by mail will beat the iW W the tender. None bid Bank bill* current in Xtu York THK DAILY BJSRALD. tieo centeper copy. $7 iter annum. THE WKKKLY II KHALI', every .taturaay, at eix cent* per ?m, or $3 per annum; (A* Kurofmn Riition eeerv lTcdne*-l.iy, ml hit lent* percojiy, (4 per annum to aiiu part of Great Britain ?r $0 IS to any ixtrt of the Continent, loth te include)MtMane; the California K-Utiim on the iti, lit* and 21 et of eutA month, ahij) erxf' per coop, or $2 76 per annum. rat. FAMILY HAHaLU, on Wedneeday, at Antr cent* per '^OlVnTAI^'cnUMtSPOIfDKKrit, containing important perr,, elicited from any quarter of the v arid; if need, trtll >* tiheidlv raid for. W Q"? KOBBIUN COK?lt!iri)MI*NT? arc pAlrnPWLABI.V KMDIITIO TO SEAL ALL LlTKU and PACK ACK* ttvirr us Ho h MTfCK taken of annmymou* correepondence. TTV do not tetvrnreterlcdcommunicntioiif, Al)rEHTISKMKMTH rrnewm n-ert/ itay: ativrrliermrnlt in terfrd in the Wkbelt Hkhai.d. Kaxilt IlErtAi n, and in the California and European Edition*. JOH PRIST lb G executed uitk neatneee. chcapneu and <f?. |rolrh Voluuc XXVI No. 310 AUUSKMENTS TO-MORROW FATS NINO, WINTER GARDEN, Bioadway.?''a:kt Cih.le?Irish Th-bk?Maoic Jok*. WALLACE'S TUEATRE, No. Mi Broadway -Tn* King tor nik Mountains. LAURA SKENE'S THEATRE. Broadway.-Kkten Sons NEW BOWERY THEATRE, Bowory -"a-t Women or Cuk Modbkn Tikk?\ounu rt'iuow?Dims (ilH.. o> liKIOA. BOWERY THEATRE, Bowery.?Stioknit's Natiobal OlBCO*. BARNUM'S AMERICAN MUSEUM. Rroadway.-Pav and Bvrr.ttiJ? AN'it or Miumuiit?llirroi otaiuh, t*A Lio.v, In OTBB* CuBlOSITlkS. BRYANTS' MINSTRELS, Meohinlo*' Hall, 472 Broad Way.?t^UAir Kxitr. WOOLEY'S MINSTKELS, 8?unr< ?ant Institute, No. 039 Broadway?Ethiopian Sonus, Dances, Ac. MELODEON CONCERT HALL, No. 539 Broadway. fO>ba, Oanch, Bublssqubs, Ac.?.I'vut-H or tuk ba. CANTERBURY MUSIC HALL. 535 Broadway.-SoXQJ Dances. Buri-ksuues, Ac.?Maoic I.aurki. OAIETIKS CONCERT ROOM. ?!6 Broadwnr.?Drawiva Booa ENlBUTAINMIiNA Bai.i.bts. Pantomimes, Fauces, Ac. ? AMERICAN MUSIC HALL, 444 Broad way .?Son (?*, Bal Ibth, Panto ihiu. Ac.?ili-A. it Statue. CRYSTAL PALACE CON0ERT HALL. No. 45 B . > 817. Bvblesuvks, Sonus, Dances, 4c.?Uuiuanu 3 Oath. METROPOLITAN CONCERT HALL, 600 Broadway.? Songs, Dances, Kabces. Bublbsubks, Ac. PARISIAN CABINET OK WONDERS, S? Broadway.? Opto dally front 10 A. M. till 9 P. M. NATIONAL MUSIC HALL. Chntlinm s'r'ct.? Qtas, S(>K.-iS, D ance I, Ac.?Southkiin RiiruuEB. New Vork, Snnday, November 17,1801. THE SITUATION. Tho arrest of Messrs. Slideil and Mason, the rob ;1 Commissioners to France and England, and their Orrival at Fortress Monroe, forms the most impor tant portiou of our news to-day. It appears that ike frigate San Jacinto, commanded l>y Commodore Wilkes, on lier way from the coast of Africa, Stopped at Cienfuegos, and there learned that the rebel ministers were on board the British Steamer Trent, bound for Southampton, by wsv of St. Thoma?, from Havana. Commodore Wilkes at Once decidod to intercept her, which he did in the narrow channel of the Bahama Islands, and ?ending Lieutenant Fairfax with a boat's Crew of thirty-five, on board the Trent, Messrs. Ifason and Slideil, together with their secreta tioa, Eustis and McFarland, were taken priso ners and brought to Fortress Monroe. The family Of Mr. Slideil, who accompanied him, was permit ted to procced to Europe. It is said that the ttcamer Trent belongs to a private company, and is a merchant vessel employed to carry the British tnaila between Vera Cruz, Havana and St. Thomas. He greatest excitement was manifested in this Oity, as well as in Washington, yesterday, upon the receipt of the news of the arrest of the rebel feommissioners. It was said in Washington that t'le rebel ministers were to be sent to Fort War den, Boston. The Navy Department has issued an order thank Dg Captain Dupont for hiB brilliant services in the tap tore of Port Royal, in which, no doubt, the Ontire North will join. \ The panic in Savannah, consequent upon the Success of onr naval expedition at Beaufort, is said to be terrific. The desertion of the city was so fapld and extensive, that the papers were calling tipon the authorities to arrest the flight of able feodied men under sixty years of age. Great con sternation is said to exist all along the Southern toast. The people arc represented as fleeing from fell the towns and villages ou the seaboard. It was fumorod in Savannah that our fleet had reach ed as far South as Fernandina, Florida, but this of Course is very uulikely. A despatch to the Rich Blond Enquirer, however, dated from Charleston OB the 14th, says that General Sherman had taken possession of Pinckney Islands. The reports from General Rosecrans in Western Tirginiaare veiy cheering. They state that General Cox's brigade crossed tho Kanawha and New rivers on the 10th inst. and drove the rebels back three miles from all their positions. General Benham also had a skirmish with the rebels, and Ofter compelling them to retreat, he followed them for twenty-five miles, and failing to come up with them, he fell back. Colonel Grogan, of the rebel oavalry, and a few others were killed. General Benham lost only two men in the engagement. We learn by way of Cincinnati that the rebej OeneralS.A. Johnston, with a large force of 40,000 Aun, was advancing northward through Kentucky, And was supposed to design an attack either upon Lexington, Louisville or Cincinnati. The Union troops hare been ordered to concentrate imme fliately upon Danville, there to oppose, if neces sary. the advance of Johnston's forces. THE NEWS. Onr European flies by the Niagara, dated to November 8, tarnish the details of the news trans mitted by telegraph from Halifax after the arrival Of the steamer at that port, which appear in the Bkrald this morning. It will be seen that the American question still ranked as one of the first And most grave importance in the political and Industrial circles of the Old World. The Saxonia, with European advices to the 6th Inst., passed Cape Race on Friday evening, en rou*e for New York; but owing to the blustering weather her news could not be obtained. The recent agreement made between General Fremont and the rebel Sterling Price for an ex change of prisoners of war has released the fol lowing officers and privates:? Unionist*. Rebels. Brigadier General ? 1 Colonels 3 1 (lieutenant Colonel 1 ? Majors 2 6 Captains 22 21 "First Lieutenants 13 15 Second Lieutenants 26 13 Third Lieutenants ? 12 privates 6 6 Colonel Mulligan, the brave commander of the Chi cago Irish Brigade, is ready to go at the ?e j^pa?ioiii:>U ugaiu. He says he is eager oouo awro to face tho rebelKon t>' the head of hta troops. Ho its one of the right men in Missouri. Between tho 13th of April, the day on which Fort Sumter whs surrendered, and the 7th of No vember, whe?*? Uniou flag waa hoisted at Fort Walker, in Pon +TZ& ^bor, tho "sacred soil" of tho I'aimetto 8tai? ??? mat "polluted" by the shadow of the Stars and tnflSsfl. Sea Island cottou and rice are the principal pro. ductions in Beaufort district, South Carolina, tho average annual amount produced and the present value of which are as follows:? Pounds. Value. Cottton 5,06B,8<* Ui oo 47,230,000 l,B8?,a00 Total annual value of tho two produc- ? tions Tho Washington Star says that the government has determined to send the editors and proprietors of the New York Independent newspaper to Fort Warren, in Boston harbor, and hold them prisoners as enemies to the country. Among the editors and writers of that paper are Mrs. Harriet B. Stowe, Henry Ward Boeoher, Horace Greeley and the Bev Mr. Cheever. Jeff. Davis'bogus confederacy has no money, no credit, no revenue from export or import duties, and no re sources whatever except what is wrench ed fiom the people by direct taxation. Laboring under nn expense or an accumulation of debt amounting to two hundred and fifty millions of dol lars a year, as acknowledged by their financial sec retary, and with reverses tumbling in upon them, it may be safely predicted that the rebellion .s drawing to a close. The United States Court at Frankfort, ICy., on tho Gth inst., found true bills of indictment for trca u>n against John C. Breckinridge, Humphrey Marshall, Hubert J. Breckluridgo, Jr., and twenty nine others. The extra session of tho Legislature of South Carolina, after witting three days, adjourned sine die on tho 6th lost., after choosing Presidential electors and ordering the banks to loan the State fiOO.OOO. The names of the Presidential electors are Henry C. Young, Win. H. Trescott, Robt. F. W. AlUton, John S. Palmer, J. Duncan Allen, John C. Hope, T. Edwin Ware and Franklin I. Moses. Tire new government of Virginia, which is at pres. nt located in Wheeling, has applied to the United States Court nt Cincinnati for tho posses sion and control of one hundred and thiity-tfvo thousand dollars worth of first mortgage bonds belonging to the State, of the Ilillsboro and Cin cinnati Railroad. i Predatory baud i of rebels are roaming over some of the defenceless counties of Western Vir ginia, murdering Union men, insulting women, stealing horses and robbing hencoops. Five loyal men wei o shot last week by these guerrillas in Lewis county. Ti e political complexion of the next Legislature of this Stnte is summed up as follows:? HKNATK. Republican and people's J? Republican ? Democrat ' ^ Democrat and people's L asskmui.y. Republican and people's *4 Republican ? Democrat > 3 J Democrat and people's Union * Leaving fifteen districts to hear from. There is some trouble in tho Sixth Congressional district of Ulino: , recently represented by Briga dier General John A. McClernand. It was gene rally understood that Mr. McClernand considered his seat vacant on account of his appointment in the army; but he having failed to give any official notification of his resignation, tho Governor refused to order an election. The straight out democrats, however, actiog on the supposed vacancy, nomi nated lion. A. L. Knapp, a member of the State Senate, for the seat, and as there was no opposi tion lie was elected on the 6th instant* The hx eeuti\e has now ordered an election to take place on the 3d of December next to fill the vacancy, and the republicans will proceed to nominate and elect their man, and leave the House of Representatives to decide upon the merits of both elections. The little city of Frederick, where the secession Legislature of Maryland held its sessions after being driven out of the State capital by the force of circumstances, gave over seven hundred ma jority for the unconditional Union State ticket. The county of Frederick gave over thrco tbommud Union majority. The Governors of nineteen States have designat ed the day for the celebration of the annual Thanksgiving. In Maine and Massachusetts it will be observed on the 21st inst., and in the following named States Thursday, the 28th inst., has been named us the day:? Jfcw Yurie. New Hampshire, Nnw Jersey, t'euusyh aula, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin, Miunmnta, Connecticut, Veimout, Rhode Island, KutlHMH, Maryland, Kentucky, Delaware. Beriah has spoken. Gov. Magofliu has finally concluded to put forth a thanksgiving proclama tion, ami he announces that Thursday, the 28th mst., shall be the day. According to the report of the sick and wounded soldiers in the government hospitals at Washing ton, (ieorgetown and Alexandria, made up on the 8lh instant, the whole number was eight hundred and seventy-seven, including three hundred and sixteen belonging to New York regiments, and eight officers. The telegraphic tariff between'SI. Louis and San Francisco is four dollars and twenty-five cents for the first ten words; thirty-six cents a word ad ditional np to ninety words; twenty-four cents for each word additional between ninety and four linn* di ed words; eighteen cent- between four hundred and five hundred words, and twt ive cents between five hundred and one thousand. Between Xcw York and San Francisco the rates are five dollars and ninety-five cents for the ilr.-t ten word*, and forty-eight cents for each additional word. Tlic Canadians arc energetically organizing their local active and sedentary militia, commissioning new officers and forming new companies; also commissioning instructors in tho art of mus ketry, Ac. J. Edward WilkinB, British Consul at Chicago, has been ordered by the English government to take up his residence in some part of the State of Missouri. The treason cases in Baltimore have been post poned until tho next term of the United States Court in that city. The Union Society in Alexandria, Va., now num bers fourteen hundred an4 sixteen members. John C. Underwood is trying to get up a Home Guard among the citizens. The Zanesville, Ohio, papers deny emphatically the rrr?rt that President Lincoln was burned in efflgy in that place by the Fremont men. The Second regiment of Michigan cavalry, twelve hundred strong, left Grand Rapids for St. Louis on the 11th inst. There are five incomplete regiments of infantry four of cavalry and one company of artillery, in all numbering six thousand men, at Camp Butler, Illinois. Tho Portuguese government has proclaimed that gram and bread will bo admitted free of duty into the kingdom until the l-t of May next. The American Baptist, of this city, nominates John C. Fremont for President in If104. There was an enthusiastic meeting held in the Fifth I Hotel last evening for the purpose of giving expression to the joy occasioned by our re cent, ima! victory in South Carolina. John Y. Savngi presided. General YValbridge delivered an eloquent spcech, a report of which will be found in another part of to-day's paper. Wc uu.iurst.ud that lit. A, Qakey liall, the 1>U trtct Attorney elect, i> about to 'appoint ex-Judge Phillips, who was associated with hiiu in former triala, his assistant. This is a move on the part of the republican attorney to gratify the democrats who supported him at the laat eleotion, and will no doubt giv? satisfaction. The ship Windsor Forest, which arrived here on Friday last from London, was seised yesterday by order of the Surveyor. She i? partly owned in the South. The Board of Excise is still actively engaged in prosecuting unlicensed liquor dealers. Since the date of our last report Dennis O'Connell, of 63 Washington street; John O'Neal, of the oorner of Harrison and Greenwich streets; Patrick O'Hagau, of the corner of Lewia street and Third avenue, and several other peraons whose names we could not learn, were arrested for selling Uquor without license. The lawyers now engaged in prosecuting unlicensed liquor dealers, for their own benefit, under the thirtieth section of the excise law, are reaping a rioh harvest. Several speculating law yers are preparing a systematic warfare under the aaid section against all responsible unlicensed liquor dealers. In the General Sessions yesterday Alonzo Dunn, a young man, who was convicted on Wednesday of committing a rape upon the person of a child, was very properly sentenced to ten years impri. soninent in the State prison by Judge McCunn. According to the City Inspector's report, there were 417 deaths in the city during the past week? an increase of 36 as compared with the mortality of the week previous, and % more than occurred during the corresponding week last year. The re capitulation table givea 1 death of alcoholism, 02 of the brain and nerves, 5 of tho generative or gans, 20 of the heart and blood vessels, 130 of the lungs, throat, Ac.; 7 of old age, 3'J of diseases ot the skin. Ac., and eruptive fevers, 7 premature births, 7(> of diseases of the stomach, bowels and other digestive organs; 36 of uncertain seat and general fevers, 8 of diseases of the urinary organs* 21 fi'Oiu violent causes, and 2 unknown. There were 3()0 natives of tho United States, 9 of F,ng Iftnil, 2 ofFnuico, 20 of Germany, 77 of Ireland, 2 of Scotland, and the balance of various foreign countries. Tho *a'cH of cotton yesterday embraced about 300 a 400 bales. The rnurkot closed at 24^'c. a 24>;c. for middling uplan d. Tlii-Hour market wag Arm, with a steady dc mand from the trado and for export, while prices in Homo cast s at tho close wero rather better. Wheat ?u quite Urm, and tlio market tolerably active?sales in part for future delivery?while full prices were sustainod. Corn opened Urm, but closed at rather easier rates, with rales of good mix <1 for exjiurt at 08>ic. a 69>:. alloat, and small lots in st >r.' at 70c. I'ork was heavy aud lower; sains of mess v/tvemado at$lo D0a$14, and primo at $i 75 a $3. Sugars were quiet, with sales of about 300 hhds. Cuba at steady prices. ColTee was quiet and sales unimportant. Freights exhibited rather more tone to English ports, white engagements woro to g fair oxtent. TH^lily ImiiurlAiit Niws?Cupfurc of llic I?cb<l Commissioner?, Mason and SH doll. It is renurkable that in this month of No vember one piece of good newa for the Union follows another in rapid succession, while the rebels may well exclaim that disasters and mis fortunes come not singly. On the heels of the great naval victory at Tort Royal harbor the startling and very unexpected intelligence reaches us from Fortress Monroe tlmt the United States steam frigate Fan Jacinto had arrived in Ilnmpton l>oads with Mason and Slidell, the rebel Commissioners to England and France, and their two secretaries, prisoners, having been taken from the British mail steamer Trent, in the channel of the Bahamas, while on their way from Havana to St. Thomas, m route to England, by an armed force from the American frigate. The Sun Jacinto was to have sailed with the prisoners on Friday evening for New York, and will probably be here before the Hkram> reaches the hands of our readers. The arrival of this important despatch here yesterday forenoon created intense excitement, not only from the fact of two such men being captured when they fancied themselves most se cure, and everybody concluded that they were beyond the reach of the long arm of the govern ment, but also from the grave question which may arise from the boarding of a British mail steamer on the high seas, and taking away four of her passengers by force. The captain protest ed, and denounced the act as piracy; but Com modore Wilkes took the responsibility. It will be said that it is contrary to the law of nations, and particularly adverse to the posi tion which our government has always assumed on the question of the right ot search; but theu it will be seen, by several French authorities which we publish to-day, that the right to take parties engaged in the service of the enemy from the decks of a neutral vessel is vested in any government. Moreover, we liave a prece dent in the action of the British government itsi'lf, in a precisely similar case, in the Trish rebellion ot' 1848, when the person of Terence Bellew McManus was forcibly taken from an American ship, the brig N. D. Chase,.of Hoston> under protest of the officers, in the harbor of Cork, where Ite had taken shelter under the Stars and Stripes, at a time, too, after she had cleared the port and was virtually on her voy age, having been lying oil" the harbor for six dajs, waiting lor a favorable wind. But it is evident Commodore Wilkes was not authorized to make the arrests on board of a British ship, and it is more than probable the government will disavow the proceeding, apologise for it. promt ing never to do it again, and perhaps re primand the naval officer for permitting his zeaj to outstrip liis discretion. This is all we think the English government can fairly demand, if it ever does make any demand on the subject. The English papers will probably make a great noise about it. and Palmcrston and llussell will be terriblv embarrassed, But as for gi\ ing up Mason and Slidell, now that they are in the hands of our government, that is another affair, and altogether out of the question. Their trunks containing thoir papers are secured, and these will afford the government most valuable infor" mation as to the purposes and plans of the chiefs of the confederacy, who probably had some new proposition to make to England and France, offering them ad" vautageous treaties, if not to place a scion of European royalty on a Southern throne?a consummation squinted at in the message of Governor Pickens. It is possible that the papers of the prisoners may bring to light some snch desperate scheme, and even complicate England herself. Their capture, therefore, is a lucky event, even at the risk of a misunderstanding with our transatlantic cousins, which can be easily settled by a little diplo macy, if no evidence turns up against them in the papers of the prisoners. Even the delay will embarrass Jefferson Davis and his sham government, while the blockade is now so i rigidly enforced that they will find it difficult to I send away another sliip with their emissaries. The coincidence of lliese arrests with t!:e ar. ltfsts of Senator Gwiu and his companions on board the California steamer. and their just ar riving at New York at the some time with Ma?on I and Slidell. is very singular?indeed, the clergy | to-day will probably call it providential? i considering that all the prisoners have be longed to the same clique in Washington, and helped to bring about those events which the nation has now to deplore. As for Mason and Slidell, there are no two men in the Southern confederacy more morally guilty of treason to the United States than they are, whatever may be the legal proofs against them. They were from the beginning among the arch conspirators who plotted the dismem berment of the Union, and now they have fallen into Uncle Sam's trap, from which they will not easily get out The moral effcct of these arrests will be very great; and, viewed in con nection with the capture of the forts at Port Royal and the consternation which it produced, the knowledge that other expeditions are soon to strike similar blows, and that McClellan is about to close in upon the rebel lines in Vir ginia, the intelligence about their Commission ers will spread dismay throughout the insur gent States, and go far to break up the whole

rotten fabrio of the rebellion. The Uistorioal Month ok Novkmber, 1861.? The month of November of the year of grace 1861 is destined to become a remarkable epoch in the history of this country. It marks the beginning of the ebb tide of this rebellion, and an ebb which will leave it high and dry for ever. The recovery by tho government, and the reoccupation by the old flag, of the beauti ful harbor of Port Royal, and the wealthy dis trict of Beaufort, South Carolina, may be truly set down as a splendid success; the expulsion of the rebel armies from Missouri is not a small matter; the onward movements of the Union forces of {Kentucky, and the uprising of the Union men of Eastern Tennessee, as ac tive guerrillas, against tho rebels, must also be embraced in our schedule of the encouraging developements which this month of November has furnished in behalf of the Union cause. On the other side, the groans of the rebel government at Richmond, the unparalleled Btraits and suffer ings of tbo people of our rebel States, the piti ful statement of facts and grievances, necessities and deficiencies of South Carolina and of the Confederate rebel government, as presented to the Palmetto Legislature by Governor Pickens, and various other Southern revelations of this month of November, all go to show that this re bellion needs but another sturdy blow or two to break it all to pieces. Lastly, tho capture of Mason and Slidell, the special rebel ambassadors to England and France, spoils the calculations of Jeff. Davis and his cabal at Richmond, and their hopes, whatever Iv'ey imy be, of a desperate bargain and sale of the States under their usurpation for the armed intervention of France and England. At the same time the fall ing of those two head secession conspirators? Mason and Slidell?into tho clutches of the gov ernment will produce a dispiriting sensation throughout all Secessiondoni hardly less pro found than that resulting from the restoration of the olil flag to tho sacred soil of South Caro linn. So much for the first half of this memorable month of November. Wo arc sanguine that be fore the expiration of the other half this histori cal month will be signalized by still more re markable and decisive achievements and de velopements in the good work of the suppression of this Binking rebellion. The Loss op thk North Briton.?A strange fatality seems to attend the steamers of the Montreal and Liverpool line. The North Briton is the fil th vessel belonging to it that has been loBt, and the second that has come to grief in the St. Lawrence. It is only a few weeks sinco the Canadian foundered in a field of ice off the const of Newfoundland; and the wreck of tho Hungarian last year on Sable Island, at the western extremity of Nova Scotia, is still fresh in the public mind. Tho North Briton, it appears, struck on a reef of the Mingan Islands, a group of eighteen, near Anticosta. between which and the latter lay the vowel's usual route, and she soon be came a total wreck. The disaster is doubtless attributable to the violent storm which was then prevailing from west to east; but hud it not been for the dangers of navigation at this point the steamer would have escaped destruc tion. As it wan, had it not been for her great strength and water-tight compartment'!, she would probably have filled and broken up be fore any of those on board could have reached tho shore. It becomes a matter for serious con sideration now whether the Canadian route, by ?he St. Lawrence, should be continued as late as the month of November, or even beyond a few weeks of summer. It is obvious that, in any case, the voyage to and from Quebec is one of unusual risk, and the public is not likely to place confidence in what has proved so very precarious. If the company owning these steam ships wishes to escape utter ruin, we should advise it to change the port of departure to New York or Portland, where diminished risk would be added to other advantages. Although the vessels and cabin arrangements of this line are of undoubted excellence, people ii fu ture will be found unwilling to travel by them via the St. Lawrei ce. It is indeed surprising that the company has been able to withstand such a succession of severe shocks as it has al" ready experienced; for, apart from the loss of ships, it is well known that the Cunard line is the only one in the British and American trade which yielde any profit to its proprietors. It is profitable in consequence of the remarkable economy and regularity with which it is con ducted, as also the heavy subsidy it receives from the British government, and the great confidence which is felt in it on both sides of the Atlantic. To the active competition main tained is doubtless due the result alluded to. In the losa of the North Briton we see but one cause for congratulation?the saving of the lives of all on board. Mason and Smdell?What Was Thkir Mis sion??The newspapers of the rebel States have been boasting very extravagantly of the great things that would surely be achieved in Eng land and Franco by Mason and Slidell, the tebel ambassadors appointed to those countries. What was their mission ? Some suppose that they were empowered to negotiate a treaty or two whereby the cotton of the '? Confederate States" would be given to England and France, or to either, for a song, upon tho condition of opening the ports of said Confederate States. Others suppope that Jeff. Davis and his Cabinet had authorized said Mason and Slidell to nego tiate for a European protectorate, or for a king or viceroy from Engl nnd or France to reign over Raid Confederate Stales. It makes little difference now what these two spurious and mysterious ambas sadors wore after. Their mission has been cut abort, and their occupation la gone. They bad started upon a fool's ermnd, and they are suffering the penalty of thedjMly and their treason. They will now hare some time upon their hands for oool reflection; for, whatever may be the international issue grow 'ng out of this affair, some time will most pro bably be required to effect a settlement. The question involved is a nice one, and perhaps "Honest Abe Lincoln," holding fawt to his pri soners, may think it best to hold the matter over for the consideration of Congress. Sijdki.l'h Sbcjwaby or Lkoation.?It turn? ont, as we had supposed, that tho rebel ainbas* sador Slidell's Secretary of Legation is Mr. Eustis, the son-in-law of the wealthy banker, W. W. Corcoran, of Washington. Mr. Eustis is a very dainty little gentleman; but treason hav ing carried him into bad company, he finds him self in close quarters. Before his restoration to the luxuries of high life he will be apt to learn something of the simplicities of prison faret Such are the compensations of secession. Who cornea next? R?llfUa? Intelligence. CUURCHS8 TO-DAY. The Rev. Dr. Cshlll wUl lecture la St. Pater's church, Barclay street, this evening, at eight o'clock. Subject? "to Salvation Possible Out or the Catholh) Church?" The Rev. Q. Campboll will preach in the U. P. church, Woat Forty.fourth street, to day. Services to commence ?t hirlf-paat ten o'clock la the morning and three o'clock In the afternoon. Mr. Campbell's Installation will take place in the above named church on Thursday evening, the 21st Inst., at half-past seven o'clock. In St. Aun church, Rev. Thomas Qallaudet, rector, ser vices as tuual, with the voice at half past ten o'clock in tho morning and at half past seven o'clock In the evutt. lug, and In tho sign language at three o'clock in the after, noon. Rev. F. C. Kwer will preach morning and evon Ing. "Are We to Understand tho Biblo Just &> it RoaJ.-i ?'* Rev. E. G. Brooks will preach on this subject at the Twcntioth street Unlvorsalist church, between Sixth and Seventh avenues, this afternoon, at three o'clock. Rov. B. Peters wUl prcach in the morning. Rev. 8. A. Corey will preach in the Murray Hill Baptist chureh (Thirty fifth streot between Fifth and With ave nues), at half-put ton in tho morning and half past seven iu the evening. In the ovening the Brat of a sorioa of l?c. tures to young meu will delivered. In the Memorial church, Hammond street, corner of Waverley place, tbe Kev. Henry E. Montgomery,rector of tho Church ot' the Incarnation, will preach this ovonlng. Service* at half-past teu in tho morning, half past three in tho afternoon and half-past seven in tho evening. The Kov. Johu S. Inskip, chaplain of tho Fourteenth 'regiment, New York State Militia, Just returned from tho seat of war, wHl preach this half past teu o'clock, In the Tompkins square Methodist Episcopal church, c rner of avenue B and Ninth street. Tito Rev. Thomas T. Everett, piutor, will preach In tlio evouing, at seven o'clock. . In (be Christian chapel, Scveoternth street, near Sixth avenue, services at half past teu in the morning and half-past seven in the evening. I)r. C. A. Buckbee will prcuch in tho the morning and Urban C. Brewer, pastor, in tho evening. Subject, evening?"Tho Man who Made Excuses." Mrs. Cora L. V. Hatch will spe.ak at Hod worth's Hall, g06 Broadway, at half past ten o'clock in the morning and ut half-past soven o'clock in the evening. Subject for tho ovening?"Tho nighor Influence of Disembodied Spiri'.s Over the Phenomena of Nature. Tho Rev. Henry V. Voorhoeq is cxpeeted to preach in tho Reformed Dutch church, Twenty first street, between Fifth and Sixth avenues, at half past ten o'clock, in the morning, and in the afternoon, at half-past throe o'clock "The King of the North Phall Come Against Tlicm wltli Many Ships."--The above will be the text of the evening discourse at tho Brooklyn Tabornaclo. Rev. William Al vlu Bartlett, pastor, will preach morning and ovening. soi viccs will commence at hair.paat ten o'clock in tho morning, aud at hair-past seven o'clock iu tho ovonlng. Di\ ine tervico will bo held according to tho rites of the Protestant Episcopal church, In Trenor Hall, No. 05 West Thirty-fourth street, near Broadway, at half past ten o'clock in the morning, and nt half-past seven o'clock in tho ovening. The Rev. E. O. Hogg will preach morning and evening. ?'The World Moves.?A third discourse on this sub. ject, at the B!eeckor street Universalist church, this even iug, at half-past seven o'clock, by tho Rev. Moses Ballou. Morning service at half-past ten o'clock. Rov. Newton Heston, pastor of tho State street Congro gationnl church, near Hoyt street, Brooklyn, will preach lu Ills church morning and evening. Services commence at half past ten o'clock iu the morning, and hiif paxt soven in the evening. In tho Second Univorsalist church, Historical Socloty Building, Eleventh street and Second nvouuo, the R-iv <?. T. l landors will deliver a discourse, at half-past sevoa o'clock, on tho question, " What havo Wo Reason to Be lieve will be tlio Nature of Our,Einploymcnt3 in thnFuturo State?" , At iho I.night stroet church, St. John's Park, the Rev. Isaao S. Kal!och will preach at half-past ten o'clock, aud lu the cveniuff, at half past sovun o clock. Subject for evening?" A Way for the Church .or Moses as a Warrior.'> The Henry Dhuchard will prcach in the Church of the Restoration (First Unlvcrsallst), corner Of Monroe place and Clark streut, Brooklyn, this morning and oven iug. Tha public are cordiaHy invited to attend. Ntwi from San Francisco. Sis Frakcewo, Nov. 15,1881. Arrived svhooner Caroline Footo, from th? Amoor river, bringing a cargo or Siberian came1" Spokon, September T, ship Ocean Rover, In latitude M dcgreca south. 3*s Fkancwco, Nov. 10,1881. Ar-ived ship* Golden Gato, from Now York, and Ocean Rovjr, from Boston. Lannrli of the Gunboat Miami. I'UlLADSI.rillA, NOV. Id, liSI. The gunboat Miami wu launched this afternoon froui the Navy Yard. Death of Hon. Joel B. Sutherland. Pnn.AnM.rniA, Nov. 18,1801. Hon. Joel B. Sutherland. ex-Member of Congress from the First district, died last night. Bank Robberies In Kaoiai. Kansas Crrr, Nov 18,1861 The Bunk of Northrup & Co. aud the Union Bank at this place were robbed to-day, between twelve and one o'clock, by a gang of twenty men belonging to Clovo land's band of Jayhawkcrs. Fortunately, both banks anticipating being robhod, had forwarded the greater portion of their money to a place of security. Tho loss of Northrup & Co. is about $S,000, and that of the Union Bank about fSCO. This will not prevent the banks carry ing ou business as usual. Conviction of a Michigan State Treamrer for Einbezilement. Pniton, Mich.. Nor. 18,1881. John McKlnney, late State Treasurer, was tried at tho Ingham County Circuit Court yesterday for tho embezzle ment of twentyOve thousand dollars of State funds, aud waa convicted. Sailing of the Jura?Weather Report. Qruac, Nov. 18,1881. The steamship Jura, for J.iverpool. sailed at twenty minutce to ten o'clock this morning, with forty cabin and eighty steerage passengers. There was a light fall of snow last night, and it still continues. It is the lirst of the season. City Intelligence. Tr FKLi.snnt Mrnni#CAS??The reports which have been published In some of the daily newspapors relative to the arrest of Radetski, have no foundation whatever. The principal in the Fellner murder caso is still nt largo, and what Is more provoking, thero is scarcoly any pro bability of his being raptured. Yesterday detoctive Dusenbury, who had been sent in search of the fugitive, returned to this city, after going as far South as Balti more and as lar West as ft. lx)uis. without boing able to come up with him. It is hoped, however, that Radetski will not escape, and tbnt the largo reward ollered for his arrest will have the effect of makiug tho rural police a llttlo more energotio than usual. Fockd I)bad im ms Strut.?Floyd M. Browne, a man about forty yoars of ajjo, was found dead lu tho gutter near the corner of Twenty sixth street and Sixth avenue, about five o'clock yesterday morning, by office- Dottnel, of the Twenty ninth precilict The body was removed to i the doa.! house at B?levue Uospltal, whoro an iuqucat | will be bold to-day. f*?M KENTUCKyT" Th? Rebel General Johnston Reported to be Advancing with m Large Foret? Union Troops Concentrating to Attack Hint. Ciwcwxati, Not. M, 1M1. On Wednesday afternoon Brigadier General Thomafl ordered General Sheaf to fall back by forced narohee from Camp Calvert, near London, Ky., to DatiTillo, where the Union forces will concentrate to oppuse General Sidney A. Johnston, who is reported to be advancing and threatening Cincinnati, Louisville or Lexington, with 40,000 ansa. The Fourteenth, Seventeenth nnd Thirty-eighth Ohio and Thirty-third Indiana regiments immediately took ay the march, but a majority of the Tennessee brigade re fused to turn tbelr faces backward, and M was Itmiaiil expedient to order them, with the Third Kentucky regi ment, to return to their old camp. : Zollicoffer has united his forces with those of Johnston* leaving only a few hundred men at Cumberland Sap, The ford is entirely deserted. ?ur troops wore at Crab Orohard Springs ea flahiritoy morning. GEN. NELSON 'S VICTORIES. HIS PROCLAMATION AT PKK3TONBURG. The following proclamation from General Nelson is to the right spirit, and shows that the advance of the armies of ths Union restore* the civil authorities totboto function:? PROCLAMATION. HRADQPAKTUtS (.'AMP AT PRBSTOftRTOKI, 1 Nov. 6. ISftl. f Having this day nocupied the town of Prcstonborg, with ths force under uiy command, I declare to all wbots it may concern, that the jurisdiction or the Slate of Ken tucky is restored in tlii.-s section of tho State, tied that the regular fall terms of tho courts will bo held in those counties in which tlio time for holding tlio.same lun not passed. And all civil "fllcerg are ordered to attend at the times and placet; of holding said courts aud attond to the duties of thoir respective offices. . Given under my hand this 5th day of Kovomber,186t. W. NELSON. By command of Brigadier General Nolson. JXO. M. DUKE. Aido-de Camp. After this, he proceeded towards i'lketon, at whloh placo he arrived last Friday week, and oommonced sua engagement about four o'cl"ck 1'. M. The light continued until night, and both armies slept on their arms. The next morning it was renewed, and continued until about ten o'clock A. M., when the robots made an unconditional surrender. Thoir loss is said to hnvo been 400 killed and wounded, whilo the prisoners are variously estimatod at from 2,000 to 4,000. The rout was complete, and It to probable that nearly all of Wllliains'force have boon taken in the gorges of ths mountains. ANOTHER KENTUCKY VICTORY. [From a Kentucky paper.] Success ovorywbere attends the Union cause In oar State. General Kelson has achieved another splendid victory. After driving Colonel John S. Williams back from Prestonburg, he udvanced upon tho rebel force and encountered them again at l'ikeville and gave them battle* After various engagomonts during Friday and Saturday last, in which 4i)() of the rebel force were killed aud wounded, over 3,000 prisoners, among whom was the commander, Colonel "CerroGordo" Wl' lains, surrendered themselves as prisoners of war to General Nelson. Thto triumph effectually breaks tho back boos of the rebol'.ion in eastern Kentucky. THE STOLEN UNIFORMS OP TIIB SEVENTY N1NTII REGIMENT. Yesterday Major Alb:tn"V. Elliott, of ths United Statea Army, who arrived in this city a few days ago in oon formlty with instructions from tho War Pci>artmont, suc ceeded in getting possession of the cases of goods (uniform jackets aud overcoats) belonging to the Seventy-ninth reglmoot. Tlio circumstances ia connection with this viw robbsrv bave'baen fully reported in the Hsiuld. Major Elliott Utt3 been previously instructed by Brigadier General Stevens to proccsd to Washington from Fortrese Monroe for those goods, which were to bo forwarded at tho proper time to tlio halting p a :o of the expedition. On arriving at Washington it was discovered that the goods had been cart led of. Subservient developomeota led to tho arrest of the former quartermaster and former sutler of the Seventy-ninth regiment, and to the rooovery of the goods. The nocused have been sent to Washington for trial. Major Elliott has foi warded the clothing to Fort Royal, whero tho Seventy ninth are now stationed. Fiiiierul of Captain II. II. Alden. The remains of Captain H. H. Aid en, of fho Troy regt* ment, arrived in this city yesterday morning, and In ao cordnnre with arrangemeut, the funeral sorvicos occur ed at the armory of the Seventh regiment, Kev. Dr. Weston officiating. Tiio remains were escorted by Com pany C, Scveuth regiment, late In the afternoon, to the Fall liver beat, to bo transported to Boston. Onr Rio Janeiro Comtpondraec. Rio Janeiro, Oct. 8,1801. Ba'tle Betwem the Buenos Ayres and Panama Troop*? Thirty ffiovfctnd Troops Engiged?Two Thousand Killed, <te. The English packet has Just brought in the news fron the rivor Plata to tho offset that on the 17th tilt., at halN past two o'clock in the afternoon, there hod been ? tan* guinary battle between tho troops of Buenos Ayres and Panama. Sine 30,000 soldiers entered into the battle, of which ,-ouio 2,000 wo.-o Iciilo I un both sides. Both parlies claim the victory. Another battle must be fought to de cide. 11 is presumed that the Buenos Ayrcans will have the beat of it. General James Watson Webb, the Minister to this Coart, arrived, by way of England, on tho 8d iost. The Emperor yesterday visited the section of the raft road being constructed by th? American company, aai expressed himself highly gratilled at the progress they are making. Tho two steamers for Van Tuyl's Ferry Boat Com pany are daily expected. As yet we have had no news of tU'.-m, excepting that tliey left New York in August. Coffee continues to range at high prices. Exchange on I/tndon is ranging at from 25d. to25){d. to tlii mil rels. During the in nth or September there was sold for shipment 293,000 b?g3 of coffoo, of which 64,409 bag! went to tho United States. Kansas State Politics. I.RAYE.N WOUTII, Nov. 18, 1661. The rccont election in this State has resulted in tho choico of Topeka as tho State capital. Personal Intelligence. William Muir, Esq., British Consul at New Orleans, Is stopping at the Brevoort House. Colonel Hagel, or the United states Army, and Captaia Calhoun, of the United Stales Navy, arc stopping at tbt New York Hotel. Oennral Hcrran, Miuister from New Grenada to tho United Stales, and family, Rafael Pumbo, Secretary of the legation, and J. F. Marques, of New (irenada; W. Wallace, of Philadelphia; A. Clark, of Boston, and Chat I s Fly, of Springfield, arc stopping at tho (jramercjr Park lloiel. Hor aniel S. Dickinson, of Bingham ton; Lieutenant Bloll. ' 1 o United States Navy: C. B. Williams, of Call* fori' a li. O. and T. D. Boardman, of B< ston; W. H. Gibba, of Washington, W. Knowks, of England; A. F. Point, of Hartford, and H. G. Spudding, of Boston, ai e stopping at the Fifth Avenuo Hotel. Governor Bradford,of Maryland, Judge Emott, of tho Supreme Court; Capt. Lewis and T. S. Cassidy, of tho United States Navy; W. Fisher, of Baltimore; J. I'otts, of Washington S. B. Scott, of Montreal; W. Wakoman, of Ohio: D Fauwoe, of Connecticut: T. Wildes, of the Unit mi States Army, and A. W. Bradford, of Maryland, are stopping at the St. Nicholas Hotel. I.iev*. Col. Bustnall, of tho Thirtieth rocimcnt New York Volunteers; I>r W. Webster, Lieut. Kip and John C. White, of the United States Army; H. IV Gregary and T. M. Cook, "if the United SUtos Navy; Dr. D. I.. Hunting ton, of Philadelphia; C. March, of Greenland; F. A. Deans and F. H. Master, of Buffalo, and M. D. Spaulding, of Boston, are slopping at tbo'Astor House. Prize Cases. UNITED STATES C1KCIT1T COURT. Before Hon. Judge Nelson. Nov. 15.?The United States vs. the Bark I'ioneer; (heSam* vs. the Hark B'lnfrtd; the Same vt. the Ship .\orth Carolina; the Sans rs the Schooner Lynchburg.?All these vessel* have hoen condrrnncl in the Prize Court, beforo Judge Belts, and the reveral cases come tip on appeal. Tho question involved is as to whethor the p .>perty belong* to an enemy or not. Mr. Woodford, Assistant United States Attorney, ami Mr. Sillman, appeared for tho government, and Mr. Edwards and Mr. BronoU for tho owners. Markets. rniLADELrilTA STOCK BOABB. Philadelphia. Nov. 16, 1661. Stocks dull and inactive. Pennsylvania State S'a. T8X; Reading Railroad. 18 ; Morris Canal, S3; Long Island Railroad, 10; Pennsylvania Railroad^S,1,. Exchange on New York, par. PniLAUCLPtiiA, Nov. 16,1861. Flour Arm : sales 1,Q#0 bbls. at $5 OjMtf. Wheat buoyant sales 12,000 bushels red,$1 J15 a $| 40L Corn has advanced: f-aJes 2,000 bushels, 66c Outs, 39c. a 44)0. Mess pork unchanged. Urd, B.^c. Whiskey firm at 1 ^*C" Btrnut o,. Nov. 1ft, 1861. Flour unchanged. Wheat qaiet, but steady : sales 6,000 bushels Chicago spring, 90c.; 2,000 bushels No. 3 Milwaukee club, 92r. Com in fair demand, and a shade cosier: Bales 18,0t>0 bushels, to arrivo, at 40'?.; 50,000 buslieis at 41c. a 42e. Oats sleudy : sales i:i,CM> b isheis at 28c. Freights sleady. Imports?12,000 bNp. Hour, 200,000 bushels wbeil, 120,000 bushels cm. tojxirts? 4,000 bbls. '.'our, 120.000 bushels wheat, 1118,640 bushels coru, 9,000 bushels barloy. Arrival* anil Departtirn, DEPARTURES. SotirnAHvrow, Haviue and IIavhuhO?S karjhlp Borus. sis?Mi' nod M; h Masker, Mrs fii'Mclt'nlr*v$; *?", p SirnuRS. Mrs Ellse Caiitlnj, Ml?s Ros.'iMe Gun ii*r, Mr Mid Mrs La'ieyrle and oilld, Moses Go?t/, Cr.a: li rhtirdt, Mrs A Uourfcbs and child, MrsMaryM-., -Mil lm wo, B It. ikdtoabsrf, MrsKUiabethSl.owering, ,n , '.?nr.. A Lsubmheimer, Mrs rhas Previse slid * :> 1, Fi'.ien, Mf AuslvieUer and family. New York: Ml?? Li*e?f( osti*?i "ii ?.?>! Mrs Rehry! er, llnhnksn; OeoTg Fln?!er, I e.s, Chtoago; Chas Aug IHrdoek, I'> i(ailelphtas >1 r iiogu A-ub ben and (am lv, Wisconsin: Mr Foster f.,rn,7y, C B flrnvi Boston; M i a Ernestine Marens'i ami child, Newa k; MrsCnioiin"Htrl. >er. Si Lotus: E itsrnui ti. o I '< r, California; Jean Peeliand, San I''i'auc^,.?c ?. Nir iti I M' - At'rah lia r, Cim, MrantlMrsBui iy, brauwt--auu olLeis in ? icerage?Totul, Hi.

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