Newspaper of The New York Herald, November 19, 1861, Page 3

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated November 19, 1861 Page 3
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SUDELL AND MASON. Arrival of the San Jaointo Off This Port. She is Boarded by Marshal Murray with Special Instructions. The Ship Ordered with the Rebel Commis sioners to Bostoa. Opinions of the President and Hi* Legal Adviser* Respecting the Capture of Slidell and Mason, &c., &<\, &c. The public were mxiouely .waiting tbe announcement of the arrival of the steamer San Jacinto yesterday, hav ing on board the rebel Commissioners Mason and Slidell. At about, four o'clock the following despatch was received Ib this city " Sandy Hook, Nov. 18?3:25 P. M. " The steam frigate San Jacinto Is now in the southern offing." According to this announcement she would be duo off tko Battery at about seven o'clock, and consoqucntly qwlt'i a number of knowing ones assembled on that dreary ?pot to seo the ship which contained such prominent traitors. The ereitement throughout the city was some thing aVin to that which followed the reception of tlie news of their capture. M-iny thought that tho San Ja ?tnto would stop off Fort Hamilton and transfer her pri soners to that resting nlace for traitorous individuals. But as the fort Is so Iraccessjble, especially In a cold, windy night, there were few. If any, who desired to tako tho trip, as the chances of sejing them wero very small to ?ay the least. As soon as tho news reached tho city of tho arrival of tho San Jacinto off our harbor, Marfhul Murray, who had been previously Instructed as to his duty, embarked on board of tho steamer Achilles, Captain Hennesy, and pro" seeded down the bay to Intercept her and send the frigate on to Boston. Wo learn from tho Marshal that he had positive orders not to allow any communication between the San Jacinto and tho shore until the prisoners had boen delivered into tbe safe keeping of Colonel Pimmlck, at Fort Warren In Boston harbor. Calculating upon the ?peed of both vessels, Marshal Murray would probably meet tho Pan Jacinto near Sandy Hook, and after deliver ing his instructions Bhe would proceed Immediately out to sea and shape her courso for Boston, where she will arrive about Wednesday evening. Marshal Murray ac companies the prisoners to their winter quarters to see to their safe delivery into tho tender keeping of Colonoi Pimmlck. Tho government by this movement have shown their good Judgment, as It will provent Messrs. Mason and Slidell from communicating with the rebels at Fort I A" fayette, who have abetter knowledge of our affairs than those of tlio same stripe at Fort Warren. As soon as tho San Jacinto arrives I.lPiit. Fairfax wll] disembark and proc.eod direct to Washington, where lie will In person receivo tho thanks of the President and tbo Navy Department, and then ho will be ordered to tho command of onoof the now gunboats now fitting out for nctlve service. Tho Achilles did not Immediately retnrn to the ;ty, but headed seaward In search of the ba'k Augusta, a ?up; >*r-' slaver. Two Deputy Marsha's?Messrs. McCoy and :ap?ani Mr. Gardiner, of tho United States Revenue Police, proceeded In the Achilles. TJIE FAIRFAX FAMILY. Llent. P. M'-V. Vk't;* who has just given such evi dence of his l'-ral'y In th<> matter of the arrest of that ?rch traitor, his tinman, the lato Senator Mason, and the no less danf -n,,,, r m'-e<ii<rato emissary Slidell, is a acton of the ancient Fnri.ii family, of Virginia, which boasted a I^ord and lordly mi.nor in colonial days, and has always been <>n? of t he most aristocratic of the Vir ginia families. ThoJ wore descendants of Earl Fairfax, who precoded Cromwell aa Commander of tho armies of tho Independents, in tbe rebellion of 1642. A biographer of Washington say-of him, while he was yet a youth, "theso visits mado George acquainted with some of tho best descended people of Virginia, and among them, with William Fairfax, the father-in law of Lawrence, and the owner of a fine estate on tho Potomac, not far from Mount Vernon. He was a cousin of Thomas. Lord Fairfax, of Greenway Court, tho proprietor, by grant from (ho Crown, of an immense tract of land between the Poto. mac and Rappahannock rivers." Washington was subse quently employed by Lord Fairfax as a surveyor upon his Immenso estates. "Tbe intimacy of tbe Fairfaxes was of ?olid benefit to his fortunes, and had a great influence in forming and refining bis manners, and preparing him to Mingle more successfully with the world. Lord Fairfax became very much attached to the young surveyor. 'Lit tle did the old gentlemanexpect (remarks Weems) that he was raising a youth that should one day dismember tho British Empireand break his own heart,' which truly came to pass; for, on learning that Washington had captured Cornwallis and all bis army, ho ceiled out to his black waiter, ' Come, Joe, carry me to my bed, for I'm sure it's high time for me to diel' " He did die in 1782, before peace was <Jcclared, however, and his son< with the other members of the Fairfax family, being true to the cause of America, kept his immenso estates. They wero lost, however, afterwards, by this representa tive of tbe family and Inheritor of the title. Dr. Fair fax , an eminent physician of Alexandria, is, we believe, beir, In this generation, to the earldom. It is extinct in England. Wo regret to say that he iB reported to be a rebol. Lieutenant Fairfax, whom the writer hereof has aeen in Virginia, is of this aristocratic stock, and he maintains well in this day tbe honors of his patriot sires and his ancient lineage?a noble indeed. THE DEPARTURE OF THE RE DEL AGENTS FROM HAVANA. OCR HAVANA UOKKESi i)N bJJNcE. Havana, Vov. 12,1861. Dtpartiere of the Rebel Agents from Havana? Courtesies by the People of Cuba to the Rebel*?Itureprelentationi of Northern Policy?Escort to Slidell and Maton, <fc., rfe. My last gave notes of events to the 1st of this month by ?ailing vessel, and of the incidents in relation to the move ments of the Southern Commissioners. Theso gentlemen, after being satiated with tbe attentions of those in sym pathy with thoir cause, for the obvious reason of self preservation, loft on the 7th inst. on board the royal mail ateamer Trent, for Southampton, via St. Thomas. Many of their friends escorted them on board the steamer, and were faithful to the last, in obedionce to the first law, having been duly impressed by rebel eloquence with the idea that If the North should be victorious the institution ?T black slavery would fall, and that abolition in Cuba would be a necessary consequence, and of course the sul). jugation of the "ever faithful" to tbe tyranny of demo cracy. Without this all powerful argument?the truth of which or falsity tltey have no way of ohicidating?-they would bo unanimously in favor and harmony with the strong government. They beliove in one man power, and the disintegration of tho Union struct them at first in its true colors, and excited painful disgust. Such Is the deception practiced, ati engthuned by the extensive circulation of tho Fremont proclamation, while the correction by Mr. Lincoln bos been denounced as a late cover of his real intentions to meet tbe public sentiment which had been outraged by his policy. Colonel Charles J. Helm, who does not assume ?r -afl'ect to he the Consul General of the Con federate States, has been warmly received by his boatis of friend* and treated with consistent cor diality by the authorities, but, of course, not in recog nition of official relation, If he has any ; nor ha# anything been <k>no by this government to compromise Spain, or to tho prejudice of tbe federal T'nion. SEIZURE OF AN IMPORTANT MAIL INTEND ED FOB flUDELL AND MA80N. Washixqtoh, Nov. 18, 1861. The government haa secured a largo mail intended for the rebel Commissioners Mason and Slidell. Informa tion was glvtm to tbe Post Office Department that letters end despatches for these Commissioners would probably be forwarded, by way of Havana, to go out by the mail ateamer for England from New York. Detectives wero eet at work, and the mall Intercepted. It contains (Ilea of Southern papers, letters, despatches, drafts, bills of exchange, fee. Captain Wilkes was cent to ttw coast of Africa ?spe cially to bring home tho San Jacinto, and H was only when he arrived in the West Indies that he heard of the escape of Messrs. Mason and Slidell. Therefore his arrest of them could not bavo been pursuant to orders. Captain Wilkes acted in accordance with tho principle of inter national law. Ho tendered to the ladies accompanying Uit Mason aadSlideil party a parage In his ship, and tho we of tha cabin, with all tho delicacies and attenti ?s the/ might require, but they declined his gallant *td considerate In*nation. THE PRESIDENT'S POSITION RESPECTING THE ARREST OF SLIDELL AND MASON. WjjmaaroN, Nov. 18,1861. When the Information of the arrest of Mason and Slldel on board of a British vessel was first communicated to the President, he declared eanphntically that they should not be surrendered by this government, even If their detention should cost a war with Great Britain. OPINION OP THE LAW OFFICERS OF THE GOVERNMENT ON THE SUBJECT OF THE ARREST. Wamdhotoii, Nov. 18,1881 Notwithstanding the feverish:'ess exhibited in diplo matic circles here In reference to tli- seizure of the rebel Commissioners, Messrs. Mason and Hlidcll, on board of a | neutral vessel, there is no uneasinoss upon the subject among the officers of the government. Hie y are informed i ! by their legal advisers that a careful examination of the opinions and decisions of t)>s most distinguished writers ] upon International law, and thoir application to the facts j in this case, as well as to all the precedents in i modern history, not only completely Justify tta? | proceeding of Captain Wilkes In all that he did, but even furnish authority for the seizure and confiscation of tho noutral vessol upon which the rebel Embassadors and thoir despatches wore discovered The authorities cited are voluminous. Among thorn are particularly noted Whoa ton's "Elements of Inter national! Jtw," edition of 1801, pages 566, t#6, 687, 688 and 670; Cbltty's "Law of Nations," page 147; Vattel, book 3, chapter 4, section 104; rhilllmore's "Commenta ries on International law," pages 368 , 369 and 370; Kent's "Commentaries'," volume 1, jage 154. In addition to the other authorities, ono of the legal advisors of the government cites to your corn pondent to-day, Kent's "Commentaries," edition of 1S32. chap 7, page 162, as follows:? There are other acts of lllesral assistance afforded to a belligerent besidessupplying him with contraband goods and relieving his distress under a blockade. Among theso acts the conveyance of hostile despauhos is the most injurious, and deemed to be of the most hostile and noxious character. Tho carrying of two or three car goes of stores is necessarily an assistance of a limited naturo, but in the ransmission of despatches may bo conveyed the entire plan of a campaign, and it may lead to a defeat of all tho projects of the other belli gerent in that theatre if war. The appropriate remedy tor this ofTcnce is the confiscation of the ship. From these authorities it is clearly shown that the transportation of deg[iatchc3, bearers of despatches, or military officers, for a l? ll!gerent, is of the wmo nature as tho carrying of goods contraband of war, and tho vessol so engaged in the service of ono belligerent is a subject of lawful prize and confiscation by thoother; that It Is Incou testlbly the right of a belligerent to seize an ambassador of tho enemy, if found on the high seas on board of a neutral vessel, on his passage and before hiB arrival in a neutral country and his assumption of tho functions of his office near tho government to which ho la accredited; that the fact of sailing from a neutral port does not change or in any way abate this right, and that it is unquestionably lawful and essential to the exercUu of this right, for tho legally commissioned vessels of war of the belligerent to visit and search mer chant ships on the high se<is, whatever be tho ?hips, their cargoes or destinations, for the purpose of discovering contraband of war, and seizing the enemy 's property, despatches or ambassadors. It is considered plain, therefore, by tho Judicial ad visers of tho government, that if to carry a despatch bo a cause of confiscation, a fortiori, to carry tho person and papers of an ambassador, who is a manufactory of des patches, presents even a stronger case; and if tho neutral ship becomes lawful prize by carrying the despatches or tho bearer of despatches of a belligerent, any ; i inva sion than abs< lute seizure and confiscation is fully justified. REMOVAL OF EX SENATOR GWIN AND PARTY TO FORT LAFAYETTE. Ex-SenatorGwin, J. Calhoun Benham and J. L. Brent, who had boon confined in tho First ward station house since Saturday evening, wcro yesterday morning ro moved, under charge of Captain Silvey, to Fort Lafayette. IMPORTANT FROM SANTA ROSA ISLAND. Aaotltcr Attempt or th? Rebel* to Cap ture Colonel Wilson and hli Zouaves. Mr. Savage, United States Vice Consul at Havana, who had been to Key West on business, and returned on the 10 th inst., reports tbat 1,600 rebel troops were discover ed by the Union patrols same twenty miles from tho fort on Santa Rosa Island. The patrol immediately informed the commander of the fleet, who Rent a force and shelled them u(T tho island, with great loss. It is suppose ! the object was to get together some 5,000 or more rebels,and, with a forced march to Colonel Wilson's camp, make another night attack upon them. The greatest vigilance is exercised by the commander of the Zouaves. NEWS FROM QEN. SHERMAN'S ARMY. Sr. Lotus, Nov. iJ, 1861. Tho Memphis Argut, of tho 16th inst.,has ad)B: atcb> dated Charleston, 14th, which says that tli, Union forces had possession of Pinckney Island, and have seized al' the able bodied men on the plantations and taken them on board the fleet; others were fleeing. They have made no attempt yet to eflect a lodgment on the main laa<1. The Memphis papers express great alarm at our prepa rations for an expedition down the Mississippi, and de mand that the entiro resources of the country shall be brought to bear against It. The^rsttJRays that General Price has done much for Missouri, but far more for Memphis. IMPORTANT FROM MISSOURI. MOVEMENTS OF GENERALS HALLECK AND HAMILTON, ETC. St. Louis, Nov. 18,1861. Generals llalleck and Hamilton arrived here this morning. Generals Sturgls and Wyman arrived here last night. The divisions of Generals Hunter, SturRis nnd I'ope have reached different points on the Pacific Railroad, where they will await orders from General Halleck. General Wyman's brigade reached Rolla on Saturday, and the divisions of Generals Sicgel and Asboth will arrive here to-day or to-morrow. General Wyman brought a number of rebel prisoners, among them Colonel Price and several other officers. MOVEMENT OP TROOPS FROM MARYLAND INTO VIRGINIA. PROCLAMATION OF GENERAL DIX. B.u.TiMOKit, Nov. 18,1861. The steamers Georgia and Georgiana arrived this morn ing from Newtown, Worcester county, Maryland. Four thousand Union troops were preparing to go into Virginia. On the way up the Pocomoke river a boat was sent ashore with General Ddx's proclamation, whi< h was read to a large number of Virginians in a farmhouse, w ho declared it entirely satisfactory, and clalmod the protection of the government from tho rebels, who were forcing them into the rebel ranks against their will. The gunboat Resolute had been giving them protection through the day, but at night they would have to seek shelter in the woods. THE PRISONERS AT RICHMOND, VA. I'miuniLPHiA, Nov. 18,1861. The Bulletin has letters from prisoners at Richmond) Va., giving tho names of many Philadelphia ns, members of Colonel Baker's regiment. WnrriR Gaiums*.?The reappearance of Mr. and Mrs. Barney Williams, after several months' absence from the city, drew together a large audlenco at this house last night. Their reception was, as usual, an exceedingly dot. dial one. Tho pieces played were all old favorites, but were not tho lees enjoyed by the audience for their adap tation to tho peculiar gifts of these excellent artists, in the "Fairy Circle or Con O'CaroIan's Dream," the exu berant fun of the hero kept tlio house in a continual roar. Mrs. Harney Williams played Prince Doloroeo in the bur lesque of the "Magic Joke," with her usual spirit and gai ety. The entertainments concluded with ihe favorite farce of the "Irish Tiger." Mr. and Mrs. Williams were ueveral times called before the curtain. Lit'** Kbkns*s Tn?ATMt-?A new version of tbo "Seven Sons''was produced at tbis homo last night, with the same scenery and accessories as those of theorigina' piece. We caanot say th it there is any improvement la the change. _ The Europa Ogtwsril Bound. Sr. Johk, N. F-. Nov. 18,1861. The Cunard steamship Kiiropa, from Boston via Hali fax, for Liverpool, passed Caje Race at nine o'rlosk on Saturday night. Tlie break in Ihe Newfoundland line was not repaired until ten o'clock P. M., so that all messages for bei' failed to get through. The line wss rot and car ried off Saturday at two places The line to Harbor Graco was cut to-day. The weather is now fine, and it is anticipated tho City of Now York, for Liverpool, will be bonrdud oil the Cape to-morrow. MAJOR GEE. Bin a EXPEDITIOI. Arrival of (b? Transport Cons tit. ? a uoston* 1HTERE8TDI0 li ' ? Hi 10YESEHT8, &*. , a?. OUR SPECIAL BOS10s mnKSPONDENCE, Boflox, No*. 10,1861. Our Natal Suceeuti?T/w ? n* ./ SUdeU C-opture? 0<?i. Butler and Hit S/v inl S-?< ? The Cimtitution Charteredfortke Ksp&iit.i ' mi I :UPreparation*? The OW Mastachxuetlt pixii f April notoriety) Again in the Field?The !!? u !?<?tmru, 4c. The good peopio of the mo e v re fall of joyoii* excitement. Since the ncw l> . <ant e.coessat Port Royal the heavy mm ?>. ;< n <v1h?p solidity under adverse circumstaneof t ? > ii g very depress ing to a man or delicate senatbiii c ),hav<< *orn he most hopeful expression of countoiiati' uei -vheu t1? good news culminated to-day in tli> t t i iKenn MeBsri. Mason and Slidell (I wondor ii th t!i poirttr), really it was difficult to refrain from I ? ! . m *hcer sym pathy with tho jolly, quuzical Cm met at evory turn. But Boston has another causa <? c\t meet, r nd one that rather annoys her because p. . mt dl\ neth? mystery. It is the contemplated t. e cf Clutioral Butler's division on the long talk< ' "? cia! service." Tho solons and quidnuncs are in.lul.i' ? in various sur mises, and whispering sagely am' tin mselves; but 1 1 suspect they will have to (impend or ? !l*iuu) ft>r th? first intelligence of the character of I*.. ;ecia! service." I am not permitted to g;-o tho precise destination of tho expedition; but your readers may rely on the follow ing iiariiculars as authoritative and authentic:?1 ho new and splendid Pacific steamer Constitution is oxpoctoj to arrivo at this port to-morrow (Sunday), ami will at once prooeo'l to t'iko in quartermaster's ami subsi.- tence stores I andc.al. On Tuesday morning tho Twenty sixth Massa chusetts regiment, Oolonel Jonos, and tho Niu'h Coonocti' cut regiment, Colonel Call ill, will arrive in tliiK city from Lowell, where they are now encamped, and will em bark without delay on board the Constitution. Tho battel y of artillery now at Camp Chose, Lowell, will accompany llio two regtmcnts. On Tuesday night the steamer will leavo for Portland to tnke >n Colonel Sheplcy'B (Twelfth) Maine regiment, and will then put to sea and proceed at once to bar destination on the Southern coast. The point is one at which they will moot with little If any res;-tauro ia landing. Tho troops will at onoe form a ci'-mp of instruction and await reinforcement*, nnd thu steamer will return to this port. Gen. Holler and stair do not go with tho advance, but remain hero until about the 1st of December, and by that time Go&eral Butler will have the Constitution and a number of transports (pro bably from the Port Royal fleet), and will embark with u forco of flvo or six thousand men to join ttie van Major Strong, of the regular army, and Asutatunt Adju tant General In Gon "utlcr's division, is busily engaged in collecting heavy artillery and a siege train; so that> judging from tho formidable preparations, I thitik that beforo many weeks shall have passed the residents of one of our Southern cities will be hugely disgusted to find tho "greasy mechanics" of MaeMolHisottg, ibe wooden nutmog democracy of Connecticut and tho wiry lumbermen of Maine thundering at their gates. Whcu the attack is mado it will bo in conjunction with tho navy. Colonel Jones, of the Twenty-sixth Massachusetts regi ment, is to command the first section of the division. Ho w ill bo remembered as the commander of the fa'nouS Sixth Massachusetts regiment, that fought Its way through Baltimore on tho memorable 19th of April. Tl.o !-'ixlh ragimcnt constitutes the nucleus or tho Twenty, sixth, and forms a largo proportion of the present regi ment. Massachusetts places groat expectations on tho heroes of "tho Islington of '61," and 1 don't bellevo slio will be disappointed. All three regiments have their full complement of men, and will embark three thounnd strong. In the bucund section of tho division will be tho fumo':9 Connecticut regime., >. late Mayor of Hartford anil ex-Speaker of tho Conuertlcut Hon so of Representatives. He is so popular in his State that, although a democrat, ha was elected to the Speaker ship by republican votes, and before the Legislature ad journed ho enlisted twenty-live of its members for hi* regiment. General Hiitler ie at present at his homo in 1/ well, but will arrive hero Monday morning, anil pr< ba bly remain hero during tho week to superintend tho em" barkatiou of tho troops. There is a groat deal of interest manifested heroin the new steamer Constitution, nnd returned California*!? are especially desirous of Inspecting her. I shall visit her as soon as she arrive, and will send you a description of her. One of the evening papers hero made a frank and manly confession a dav or two since, which speak* volumes for tho enterprise of the Hkfai.p. It Informed Us rraders that it had two corresjmndonts on tho recont naval expe dition, but that the account m tho New Yokk foiutD w;i!' PO much more graphic and interesting than thaif own, that they should copy it and make only an occ ition al extract from tbeir special correspondence. 3 Bostoji, Nov. 18,1S51. Arrival nf ike (kmttitution?Sentaiion in Boston?licriew of TrtM)>t by General Butler, <tc. The expected steamer Constitution arrived at half-pan ton this morning, and as she rounded up to tho end <f liOng wharf, an immenso concourse of people gazed in ad miration at her perfect model and the beauty of her lines' She reached this port last night, but anchored off tii? lower light until morning. She made the trip from New York in twenty-bine hours and ten minutes, and bo thoroughly did she wort that her engiues were nevor stopped from the moniert she started until she authored at Iioston. This, in a now ship, Is almost unprecedented. She is the largest nhiy ever built on this continent, and tho largest woodej steamer in the world, but she hardly rolled at all, a though it blow a perfect gale during tho whole of lie, passage. It is stated that her capacities will l?e severely tested in carrying three thoasand soldiers, but I am assured by Mr. Culver, who was the assistant superintendent in building her, that she can carry that number Willi ea <! and comfort. Sho is of 3,600 tons burthen. Her list of officers is as follows :? Commander?Captain A. T. Fletcher, Flrt;t Officer?Daniel Clark. Second Officer?Chas. I). Sims. Third Officer?John Sowden. Cliief Engineer?Itm. W. Vanderbilt. First Assistant Engineer?Win. Spark ". Second Assistant Engineer?Michael ):<? - ' ' Third Assistant Engineer?Win. 11. R >? Purser?James S. Polhamus. Surgeon?Dr. Perkins. Steward?Geo. E. Shelley. She haa berths and "standees" fbr twQnlytmvea dred men,and there will be, besides, an abundance of room for a large number af "shakedowns." Yesterday General Butler reviewed the two regiments at Lowell. To-day he Is at bis headquarters immersed la business. I doubt if tho first detachment of his division departs to-morrow, there is so much to bo done in tlie way of freighting the Constitution with stores and muni tions of war. There Is a great deal of interest manifested here in the expedition and in the new steamer. The crowd at tho end of Long wharf is so great that the police bavo beet dbligod to stretch ropee across the street to resist tht pressure. In my next I shall give a detailed doscriptiot of objects of interest which have not yet found their w;if into the newspapers; but for want of time I am obliged to write a short letter, and try to embody in it that which U or tho most interest?4he accommodations for tie roops. In the upper saloon, wkich is 110 feet long, each stateroom has a double berth aid a single one, then Gbare is a long sofa, the back of which turns sp and forms, with it* mat, two more berths? making accommodations fa* five in each rem. In the ladies' saloon, belov, each room is capablo of holding four persons, there ?elng no single berth, as in the saloon above. On the se?orid deck there is an im mence number of "standee" o?ts, in tiers of three each* and in the steerage and freigh deck the room is almost wholly occupied by bnaks, buil three high. {Indeed, they arc platforms (one above theetber) about eight foot wkle, and separated by uprint boards of five incke* width into "sleeping apartmentifor single gentlemen." An extra galley has been aded. and the culinary ar rangements are so admirablo tht I am sure the soldier will have no cause to complain ( their rations. The ship carries twelve metal C life boats, and the go vernment has placed six surf bots on board. The Constitution was vlsit?d?y at least S,000 people thU afternoon. After embarking tho troops a Boston Blic will procoe to Portland on Wodnesdsy afternoon, where the Maine Twelfth reglmont, Oulanel Shipley,will betaken on board. Among the regiment* embarking l? the Massachusetts Twenty sixth, Colonel Joues (laid the M.u?Kuch:setts Sixth), which marched through Baltimore April 1#. NEWS FROM WASHINGTON. Wiuumfciov, Not. 18, 1801. SKIRMISH OF rim HEW YORK POHRTKENTH WITH kKUKL CAVALRY.

While Generals McDowell and Wodsworth .rere late |bl0 afternoon reviewing the brlgado formerly command ed by General Keyes, a stamped* occurred among a por tion of the Fourteenth regiment, or Brooklyn, who were performing picket duty about a mile and a half toft of Fall's Church. The (light was owing to the approach of a largo squad of rebel cavalry. Oue of our men wag wounded, but safely brought in. As soon as Ge" neral McDowell board of the affair he or dered tho Twenty-fourth and Thirtieth New York regiments, and the remainder of tho Fourteenth regiment of Brooklyn to support tho picket, when the unoi.iy fell back Ou a survey of tho ground where tho skirmish took place there were sikiis of blood, indicating that some of tho rebe'a were either killed or wounded. Three men have oome in blnce tho occurrenc e, having sought refuge in the woods. There e still some twenty-eight missing in connection with tho capture by tho r -bels on Saturday of a detachment of Uio foraging party. All i;> reported rpiict alons the li ies to night. AKFAIK8 ON TUB LOWKH POTOMAC. Tho steui.ier K. it. Halo arrived at tlu Navy Yard on Saturday night. For a week or two [?si sho has been stationed at Stump Neck to watch tho rebel steamer GcrgoPage but the opening of tho now rebel yattery at Cockpit Point forced her to uiovo from thai exposed i?> sii.cn, and she now lie-s at Peep i'oint w hen on tho look out. Her olTlcrrs have no ejections to an encounter w ith tho Pago, as they na\ c a staunch little .steamer and a Que lattery aboard. Tho Pawn ran tho blockade of the Potomac rivor on Saturday nitfM week, tho H. lztor on last 'iuosiiay night, and six schooners on Thursday night lasi?all bouud down. Since then none hut small vessels have passed either way. All the vessels which have left Washington or George, town have pawed through wifely, and none aro now ?t Indian Head. Tho rebels are busy at Freestone Point, and It Is sup posed they are building a strong work for a battory there. Y Hoi day seven oyster pungles attempted to run tho 1 b!?c*ai'. "tho Po' mac, e. their way down the river I Six of t .u passed without Interruption, but tlm seventh run too n< u tho Vlrgiuia BhwO, and tho rebel batteries along the v bole lino from Quantico to Chop)>owatnslc woro opcne'V Twenty shots were tired at tho pungy, three of which passod through her sails, but her bull was uninjured. Site wan, however, compelled to put buck to Indian Head. Tlis ferryboat Stepping Stones ran tho blockade on Sa turday night. She was not tired upon. TUB AKMY. Tho following military appointments were made to-day, viz:? Assistant Adjutant Generals of Volunteers?Captain Le nard Scott for General Palno's brigade; Captain Geo. A. Hick* for General Burns' brigade; Captain John Pound, for General Price's brigade; Captain Andrew C.Kemper for General Wade's brifade; Captain Win. Von Dohn for General Duryce's brigade. Captain Charles A. li< ynolds to he an Assistant Quarter" nuister In tho regular service. Win. Shelller to bo an aid de-cump to Major General Banks. George P. Kellogg, of Chicago, has bi*n appointed As sistant Adjutant General or Volunteers, with the rank of Captain, and assigned to Gen. Stanley's stall'. THK OttANO REVIEW ON WEPNK8DAY. The Grand liev.ew, mentioned lu my despatch last night, to come off on Wednesday, will be pwtponed if tho weathi r Is stormy; otherw ise it will take placo at eleven o'clock,and for this occas>on only persons desirous of witnessing It will be permitted to cross and recross tho 1/mg Bridge without passes. THK Vl.'BCHAfE OK AKMrt 11Y STATES NO LONGER NECKKS ARY. The War Department will food ip-uo a cirri^ir drawal of their agents for the purcbiiKo of arms, both at bctne and abroad, as the government linn received ad vices to tUo effect that a sufficiency of units will bo se cured through its own a.<< Doy to meet tliu demands ?hich nmy from time to tame arise. This arrangement will very much facilitate the speedy delivery of arms, and remove the temptations to speculator!! to withhold for better con tract prices, at the expense of (he government. A1UUC-ST OK COLONEL QUAHAM, THK COMMANDER OF THK HECO.NNlHTKRUI? PABTY AT JtATHIAS POINT. Col. Oraham, of tho Fifth New York regiment, v ho commanded tho reconnoiifsaiico at Mnthias Point, has been ordered under arrest by Gen. McC'toilau, upoii the showing of lien. Hooker that tho Colonel destroyed pri vate property, such a.s dwelling houseg, barns, kr.. Col. G.aham hua arrived here ami reported himself, and explain? tint ho only destroyed such buildings as iii.ve bo -u upo.l by the enemy for tlicir pickets and for the storage el forajM, w'^h buildings the ne\vral ^njn mavidtvfi of cur lmval vessel* on the river have from time lo timo endeavored to destroy and shell. THE CASE OF THK BSC APE OF THK PHIVATKEB SCHTER. The naval couit martial, composed of Commodores Ttroeze, 1 evy and Jarvis, and Captains lAttim< r and ("hauncey, for tho trial of Captain Poor, for permitting the etcupeof the Sumter from Now Orleans, eonveuod this morning, and examined Lieutenant .Smith, who was an officer ou board of thu Richmond. His statement of tho affair is rather indefinite, as he alleges ho was not on deck any of the time, r.id henco know but little of wba' *ii going on. To marrow tho examination of Severn' important witnesses w 111 take place. THK BKPOBTED UCCKSHES IN KENTUCKY. From information received by tho government, It Is l>o lieved that tho reports of the achievements of General Nelson in Kentucky are cxnggeratluis of the fact. It is known by tho military n'lthorities that a glorious victory was won, and that great, credit is due to General Nelson, but that tho number of prisoners" alleged to have been taken has been greatly overestimated; but it is certain that these exaggerations aro unsanctioned by General Nelson, and he is not probably aware they aro in clrcula" tion. The region of country in which ho is operating is almost inaccessible to news. No direct official informa tion iu regard to the engagement has yet been received. THE NAVAL COMMANDKR IN THE WEST. The President has appointed Captain A. H. Foote Flag Olficer of the fleet in the Western Military liopartmeat. lie thus ranks with the Major General, 'i'lils arrange ment obviates any possible conflict of authority between the commanders respectively of the laud and water forces. THE KORTIICOUING DEPARTMENTAL REPORTS. Ia order to enable the beads of departments to com. pleto the preparation of their reports, visitors will be ex cluded irom them until after the meeting of Congress. Uitberto tho visiters have occupied, not only all the businwa hours, but nearly all the waking hours, of the heads of the various departments. The preparation Of tho annual reports renders the adoption of this rule im pcrativc. CONDITION OF AFFAIRS IN KENTUCKY. The information received by the government indicates that the rebel forcc under General Buek'ior, In Southern Kentucky, has boon exaggerated, and that it ha* beoa filled with com vernation t > the intelligence of the rising of the Union men of Tenn-sseeand tho destruction of tho rail road bridged in their rear. If half that bas been reported is true, the rebels in Kentucky aro completely entrapped, and Oil'-trior will have no alternative for a retpcgade movement towards tho Mississippi, to unite with Polk and Pillow if possible. The execution of this movement will bo greatly embarrassed by an attai k u|>on the flank by the Union forces, under General Crittenden, at Owens boro. CONSULS APPOINTED. The following named Consuls have been appointed ?? Georgo Kent, of Maine, at Paso del Noite, Mexico; Max Einsteia, of Pennsylvania, at Nuremburg; William Irwin, of Pennsylvanle, at Habia.BracI: Allen Francis,of Sprmg flSd, 111-, at Victoria Vancouver's Island. ArCOINUMKNT BT THK PRESIDENT. Ephraim T. Kllsworth, father of the late Colonel Ells worth, has been appointed military storekeeper by the President, but Li not yet assigned to duty. DEATH OF A NURSE. Mis* Debby Hughe#, the Washington nurse, so badly injured by the recent railroad accident, died at West chester, Pa., at noon to day of tetanus. MATRIMONIAL. General Stoneman, Cliiei of Cavalry. will, during the present week, lead to the hymeneal altar one of Ualti more's fairest daughters. THK MISSOURI HOM* (ICARUS. Oil. Harding, of Missouri, lias made an arrangement by winch tho three montlis Home Guards of that state, mustered into service under the authority of the late Gen. l.yon, will bo paid. NEWS FROM EUROPE. Arrival of the Norwegian at Portland. ORE DATS LATER INTELLIGENCE. The European Expedition to Mexico. THE TERMS OF THE TRIPARTITE TREATY, Tbo United States Invited to Join the Alliance. Restrictive Measures of Austr't in Iluugary. Our Affairs on the Other Side of the Atlantic, See., Ac., Ac. Portland, 'Io., Nov. 18, ISO!. The steamship Norwegian, from Liverpool Tih and Londonderry 8th lost., arrived hero at nlno o'chsk this evening. Her dates are one day later than th..se already received. The United States steamer James .tdger was at South amptou. The ;overnincnt h id ordered a large shipmetit of liall cartridge* to Cauuda, but the shipment of Armstrong guns was countermanded. The Emperor of Austria had addressed an autograph letter to tho Chancellor of Hungary, saying that the dis loyalty In tho Hungarian municipalities menaced tho public order in such a dangerous manner that tho public duty requires the rail.|og of strong barriorsagainst such exces ses, that as tho convocation of the Hungarian Diet in a constitutional manner appears impracticable un Lil order is re established, all tho existing authorities in the districts and communes are abolished, and the Chancellor ordered to elect persons to replace them, and to take care that tho administration of tho public affairs suffurs no intc ption. All persous charged with crimes against the p".bllc safety, shall be tried by military tribunals. In conclusion, the Emperor ex' presses the earnest wish for the re-establishment <>f pub lic order, and tho future maintenance of tbo concessions he has giauted Hungary. Monsieur Soloms has been appointed Minister of Ilel giutn to tho Court of Turin, which is considered as a re cognition of the kingdom of Italy. The Kvjiedition to Mexico. Paris papers givo particulars of tho late Convention. The ratrif. says the three Powers are to have tho right (o send the sam ? naval strength, while tho strength of the forces to bo landed is to bo in proportion to tho num her of subjects which belong to each Power lu Mexico. Spain, therefore,claims precedence. TheCabtnotat Washington will be invited to join, and it will bo left optional with them to send such a number of ships and troops hs is deemed advisable. The says the Powers are at the commencement to endeavor to impose a suspension of arms on the bel ligerent parties in Mexico. They undo.-tak? nut > occupy lormanectly any part of her terriiory, in! t >ot)o..ii no exclusive advantage from Mexico, Thej , ? 'nje to a . -e Mexico entirely freo to choose its own foi io .) govern merit. Englano gave up tho conditions which s..c v mri inserted in the treaty; viz, that the three l'ow> ? anukl pledge themselves not to accept tho throne of M wo On any Prince of their reigning families; if the mon r. uica form prevails, the Powers pledge themselves n 11 u*'? intervention to the protit of any Prince in particu'u ?. 3 Otkf " '**" sav; tll? contingent of Franco wiil i uinb?' Great Britain. Tho political news was unimportant. Tho frigate Warrior had arrive! at Queenstowu after n ecu t ial trip, in which she realized the highest expecta tions. It was reported that she reached seventeen knots per hour under steam and canvass. Tho London Daily .Vrte* commences a leader by stating that a considerable |iortlnn of Ireland is again threatened with famine, and that In ihi north the failure of poiutoes is more general ami completo than in any year since 1H44. Tlie London Timti has an editorial on the ill feeling of tho North toward Ktigluiid, and argues upon its ground lessness. It says it shall, nevertheless, continue to ex press its conviction that secession ha- destroyed tho federal Union, and that to whichever side victory in. clines Its reconstruction on the old basis is imjaisslble. >jlio Tiinrt also repents Its conviction* on sundry other points. Vraitcti The Monileur, alluding to tho valley of tho Deppos affair affirms that the French government never entertained an Idea of determining by force or military occupation tho territor.nl question pending between 1-ranee and .Switzer land. Tlie Mimileur does uot doubt that frank exp!?na. linns with thi Federal Council will lend to u Solution of 'he difficulty. The Paris I'ret.it asserts that tho occupation of tho val ley by tho French troojw still continued. M. Katazzi continued In Paris, una would havo a second interview with tlie Emperor. Tlie I'ays editorially eulogises Katazzi as tho proper man to head tho Italian ministry, and denounces the policy of Rlrasoli. The Hourse was firm and higher. Rentes 6Sf. 00c. There bad been several heavy commercial failures in I'aris. It was s'atcd that tho arrivals of grain in Franco had lately been so excessive that sotre wheat was about to be re-exported from Marseille^ to England. Tlie Cvrutilulumn'i had been recommended by the Ministry of the Interior to bo less jiositive and less po_ remptory in its articles against tho temporal power of tho Pope. Italy. Tlie finance of Italy was reported to be In a very bad state, and spoedy economy was necessary to provent seri. ous disaster. Portugal. Tho Corte* opened on the 6th with tho King's messago. Its business was unimportant. The Cortes afterwards adjourned till January. The infanta Ikm Furnandfna died on the 0th. Austria. It was stated that ulnoty-two Martello towers are to bo erected round V ionna, at a cost of ?600.000. Poland. Numerous arrests without any important cause con tinue to be reported from Warsaw, while in tho Polish provinces tho violence of tho soldiers is represented as more terriblo than ever. The Protestant churches in Warsaw were reopened. Turkey. The European commissioners on the union of the I*n Man principalities had receivod fresh instructions from their governments. Financial and Commercial News. LOSVON HONICY MARKET. Fun is on the 6th were dull but steady, on the 7th th"y opened with a slight linproveniint. Money was very easy at 2>i a 1% fn open market. Lojttxi*, Kov. 8, 1R61. Consols close at 93* a 93 V,. The bullion in the ilunk of k igland has decreased ?8,000. American securities quiet and unchanged. Illinois CeutraJ shares, H?>* discount. LIVKKrOOL MAKXST8. UrcKrooi., Nor. 8,1861. Poston ?The Broker#' Circular reports the sales of the week 60.000 bales, the market closing buoyant at un changed prices since the Niagara's departure. Tho mar ket opened with a decline of ,14'd a %&., but subsequent ly recovered. The sales to speculators were 36,000 bales, and to ex|Kirters 7,000 bales. Friday's (to-day) sales are estimated at 20.000 bales, the market closing buoyant at yesterday's authorized quotations, which are as fol lows:? Or learn. Mobile. VpUmdt. Fair ?2* 12* 12* Middling 12 11* Tlie stock in port is estimated at 633,000 bales, of which 300.000 are American. Hreadi-tulls quiet, but steady. Provisions quiet and drooping. The Asia Off Cape Race. St. JonNs, N. F., Nov. 18,1861. The Cunard steamship Asia, from Liverpool, November ?, via Queonstown 10th, passed Gape Race on her wxf to Now York at seven A. M. on Sunday, but st a distanoe of sixteen miles; so she was not boarded. Sbo will b? due In Now York Thursday morning. Oar Part* Correspondence. Pari*, Nov. 1,1861. Improved Fir ling Amongst Eunpean Capitalist* Towards I ha federal Government?Influent's to v hirti It is Oxtr?TKn Impressions I'voduced by the Hull Run and l*timjtun tttverttt Dying itut?Mr. Belmont's Labors in tkeCaus* of the Union, ufc., <#??. Notwithstanding tho partisan course of many of the English .iwl French Journals, aud tho industrious misrepre sentations of tho rebel agents, thorp is ono fart that fi.i? 'ended moro than any other to steady tho faith of the wavering friends of republican institutions on thi? sldo, and that la tho readiness with which Mr. ChaseM popular loan has boon taken up by tho nation. It >" rightly argued that tho conrtdenco thuti manifested in tho ability of tho federal government to compol the return of tho rebellious States to their allegiance is also an evidence of tho determination of tho Northern people to stop short of no sttcrlltues necessary to effect a reconstruc tion ">tio Union. I ''a ",l I circles osp-cial'v, notwithstanding all tho ? addle that has been published by tho Lou Ion Timts on the subject of our resources, tho measures of Mr.Chase have created an impression most favorable to the Union cause. This feeling has no doubt been very much aided by the efforts uf some of our own people here, forciuost among whom I must oIufh Mr. Belmont. Owing to hia connect ma with the Rothschild*, as well as s own high financial po sition at tho oth i pi le, his opinions aro uaturally sought for with avidity a id listened to wuh tho greatest .leer enco. Tho res pee I, entertained for hU views has natu rally been very much augment d by a rumor which luia riceiilly obtained circulation hero, that bo is about to h,, tak n Into partnership by the Carls houso of tho Hubs childs,on the rullrimerit of Boron James--an event now decided upon. But It is In noro than Hie j-.teio osgin of 'Change or tho c<iu rriet du salon tliij Mr. Belmont has rendered valuable services to tho federal cause. Without having any diplomatic nr other mission, and called horo purely by his family affairs, he has undoubtedly bieu enabled to cffect mor# for it than many of those who were thus accredited Mi s. Belmont is, as you are no doubt aware, in a very critical state of health. I^ist spring she left for Germany, accompanied by her mother, Mrs. Commo dore Perry, under the advice of b"r physicians. Whilst at the baths of Lewclsbad she became so dangerously HI that her friends trembled for her life, and Mr. P*lmonl was sent for. She has rallied sufficiently to bo able to reach Parts, aud though a voyngo across the Atlantic Is prohibited, bor physicians say that she is now out of danger,and, with caro and attention, will recover. Of courne, undor these circumstances, it if ini|>ossibto for h r husband to think of returning to New York at pre sent?a fortunate delay for our financial prospects at this side. Thoi gh Mr. Holmont is connected by marrlago with .folin Sllileil, of Louisiana, that crafty traitor being the brother of his wile's mother, Mrs. I'orry, ho was a warm friend of Senator Douglas, whom Slidult heljied to crush out, and has been a steady supporter of tho admi nistration over since the commencement of the \/ur. On read ing Europe ouo of his llrst ewes, lifter paying tho necessary attentions to his sick wife, was lo comment* cato with, and prepare tho leading bankers of I/union> I'uris and Amsterdam for, tho reception of that jwirtion of the f.wler il loan which it was contemplated to put into tho European market, His explanations and agfurunces ha I had tho happiest effect, and there wus tittle doubt of tho government being abl') to lind what money it required at this side, when tho n- *s of the baltlo of Bull Mm and of tha fall of Lexington damped tho fooling of confidence that Iso bad succecded In Inspiring. Since then Mr. Belmont has not ceasod to labor assiduously to overcome tho discouraging influence of those events. From facts that have recently transpired I have reason to bollevo that ho has boou omincijtly successful, and tf we cm only get tlio news or ono or two groal loiU-riil vic tories It will altogether change tho complexion of things l,i re, and imparl to Kuropoun capital!! ts sufficient faith in i he future to induce them to lake hold of ourt,"vorn m*i t. securities. Lot tho crcat naval expoditlon, for ox* smpio, capture a cotton port, and thoro will no longer be ! at j difficulty of placing as much of tho loan here as may Slilpnlng Iiitcllljfncf, Arrived from NYork Nov 2, Kmllr, a> Leghorn; J W Miner, I anil Golden J5ra, at .Londonderry; Louts Napoleon, at Gux* haven; Berlin, and Kitty Floyd, at Antwerp; t'arolus Vag nni. ?t disport; Mo'ii'olla, Vnlvs, Hmithern GfiMf, Siisiia I'.iks, Frank l'ierce, Eisle, Wisconsin, and Oltf ?f New York, at Havre; 3d, A>? bv Brown, Horizon. Athena, and O 8 Soule, at ilo; 4th, Artisan, and Ba/.nar. at do; yulney, at Dunkirk; 2d, Jenny, and (1 VS Pike, at Bordeaux: Heiress, at do; 61b, Eden, at Gloucester; Linda, and (foulest, at Queenitown; Cultivator, and J II Kiln tt, at Llverjool; lith, Resolute, aud Ellen Austin, at do; Cornelius Grtnncll, at Deal. Arrived from Philadelphia Nov 5, C W Poultney, at Queens ton n. Sailed for New York Nov If, S L Bryant, from Duldin ; 3d, Qui ..*t</|?, Plymouth,an.I Holyhead, from Deal; 4th, .fano lWi;cti, lro:u Hie Glyde; St Helena, from iJcftsst; Mathllde, from Limerick; Transit, from Shields. The Reindeer, from Calcutta for Bumbay, was tolally lost ofTSund Heads. The Planter, from New York for Havre, put Into Falmouth on the 4th, feak.v, Ac. (Tim Latest vln Londonderry.} (.ondonpkrhv, Not 8. Arrhfd from New York, Win Wilson, at Gibraltar; Mary Rentley,at Ht Niuuirc; Champion, and Bounding Billow, at Ma'??IIle?; Corelln, and Empire, at Havre: Atlanta, at lira mm; t'oiipr ???, at Awwerp; Goldtlncii, at Cork; W U Dunn, at (in]way; ltexolute, In Kingroad, Arrived from B ill'mor**, Neptune, at Liverpool, Oar Relations with (lie Argentine Con federation. WAkuinotoh, Nov. 18,1801. Adviocs havo been received by tho government from our new Minister to the Argentine Confederation, Mr. R. M. I'nlmiT, witMtWfK to tho liOth of September, llo hail arrived at his post. but owing to the critical condition of his health he hail not been formally receivod by th? President. It appears that hostilities had been renewed by Buenos Ayres against tho ConlYdoratlon, aud that a battle had been fought at Kosario, in which tho former were defeated. Prosnlent Meryl, on learning of tho hat tie, hml departed at once for the sceue of action. The Kngllsh and French Ministers had also gone to Rosario and Buenos Ay res, for tho purposoof looking after tho ri.htsand iiiti" ft n of their citizens. Klnver Bark Augti<ts. Tlio pilot boat Win. 11. Aspinwall, No. 21, arrived up to tho city tho night of the 16th, and reported 16th inst., of! Ilarnegat, spoke whaling bark Augusta, of and for Green, port, I-1., with a Green port pilot on board, and that she had been blown off In tho lato northwest gale. This is tbesame bark that has been under tho surveillance of tho United Stales authorities for Rome tirno past, they from Informa tion received believing her to he fitting out for a slave voyage. Advices since received Inform us that she has sinro been seized, and a detachment of United States Deputy Marshals lias gone down to Klro Island, or some other'point on tho Lung Island beach, to bring up her crew. 'Ihe steaming Achilles, ('apt. A. Hennessy, baa gone In search of the bark to bring her to this port. Hon. Daniel 8. Dickinson at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. The elite of Brooklyn gathered in force last evening to bear an oration by Hon. Daniel S. Dickinson, on "The Union?Its Perils and Its Hopes." The Academy or Ma gic over the water was crowded from pit to domo by those who were desirous of bearing the distinguished gentleman's views on a subject which is now engrossing tho Attention and thoughts of all in this great country. The orator of the evening was introduced to the audience by the President of the Young Men's Christian Awoclution, under whose auspi ces the oration was delivered. On coming forward to the front of tho platform a h"arty outburst of enthu siasm greeted his appearance, while a One national ensign was lowered from the roof an l overshadowed the plat form. The orator commenced by stating that after our republic had victoriously surmounted the perils which beset its birth, now In its vigorous and lusty manhood Its existence was threatened by one of the bases! and blackest conspiracies tho world ever saw. This was called the rebolllon or secession movement, but it was not a rebellion of the people against the authority or the United States, it was simply the treachery of a few high ollicers of Slate, whose ha Hied ambition and treachery were the means of plunging the country into all the horrors of a civil war. The orator then drew a vivid pieture of the ultimate fate and Inevitable doom of traitors, Instancing Judas Iscarlot and Benedict Arnold as examples of what would ulti mately befal those who were now endeavoring to to overthrow the Union. To gain a peace It must he con quered ; no compromise, no cncet-sion must be made; tor the acknowledgment of the Southern confederacy would inaugurate the reign of anarchy. To put down this rebel lion it must not be inquired what should be done, but what should not bo done. Ho thought the Southern people would gladly make peace had they tho power, but they are under tho control of unprincipled and treacherous officers, whoeo Influence Is at present all power ful over the widely scattered population of the Southern States. He urged upon *11 the necessity of united action to aid In suppressing this great rebellion, to lay aside for a time all political ambition; for what was the use of arguing and quarreliug about differences la opinion respecting tho constitution c.f the country when that verv constitution is threatened with destruction* The oration was full of patriotic sentiments, hum'roue tuts and poetical allusions, which elicited frequent and hearty bursts ?f applause, liodwo. ths line cornet hand was in att w'.anrn, and greatly contributed to ths pl?V sure of the evening's ?alcrUtinmoDt.