w A- L D. WHOLE NO.. 9207. NEW YORK, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1861. ? PRICE TWO CENTS. NEWS F^OM WASHINGTON. Probations for the Meeting of Congress The Reports of the Heads of the Departments. Important Intelligence from the South. Btkfl Accounts of their Defeat at Beaufort and Present Situation* lie Union Priioners in Virginia to be Fnr niihed with Clothing. Capture of &ebel Officers and Arms In ZSastern Virginia. A HEW TREATY WITH MEXICO, &c., &c? See, Wabbixotox, Nov. 25, 1861. VH> FORTHCOMWa ERPOBTB OF THIS 1UCAU3 UF PI r'ASTMKNTS. 11i6 several heads of departments are all busy with Closed doors preparing tholr respective reports to acdom. pony the President's message to Congress. In some of Ike departments the anomalous condition of tho country bos demanded an extraordinary amount of labor, in order to set forth clearly and unequivocally tho exact relations ?f the loyal and disloyal States, in reference to tho re ceipts and expenditures of the Treasury, postal affairs, MM, equipments and munitions of war, and other mat ten of common interest pertaining to the federal government. These reports will, on this occasion, bo invested with unusual importance. Those of the Secre tary of Var and the Navy will be interesting exhibits of the past and present conditions of those branches of Hhe public service. The report of the Secretary of the Trea sury will absorb the greatest degree of popular attention. This department is to the others as the sun to the rest of 'he solar system. That It has been most admirably con ducted by Mr. Chase is manifest from its ability to meet *11 demands under circumstances infinitely more em barrassing than were [everflbefore experienced. Quietly ?ad without ostentation the Secretary has without appealing to or accepting foreign aid negotiated a national loan of unparalleled magnitude, and not only shown to the world but taught our people themselves that the govern, ?lent, sustained by the strong arms and loyal hearts of twenty millions of freemen, is entirely independent of foreign financial a&sisUnce. The report of Mr. Chase will eontatu many valuable and practical suggestions, some of Ibcm of immense political Importance. These will include recommendations in reference to the currency, intended to supply the whole country with a reliable Money circulation sufficient for all purposes, which Will completely and speedily do away with tbe insecure mud annoying state and private corporation issues that ?re current only in the imn^ediato neighborhood of the several banks by wjiich they are ppt forth, and are sub ject to the vicissitudes of a stoppage of speclo payment upon every disturbance in commercial affairs. The tariff will also be a subject of mature deliberation In this report, and it is expected that Mr. Chose will re commend such measures as will insure tho 'greatest amount of revenue consistent with tho protec tion to homo industry, which will be regarded as of the highest importance. The disposition to fee made of the negro contrabands, or the slaves of dis loyal citizens, which may fall Into the hands of the gov ?rament during the war, will also be treated Incidentally in the report. The suggestions in this respect of the clear toeadad and practical statesman at the head of tho Trea sury Department will be regarded with respectful atten" tion by the government, Congress and the people. There are strong evidences here that Immediately upon the assemblago of Congress a terrible onslaught will be made upon tho Morrill tariff. The rccent declarations of Ue English press, that sluce tho establishment of this tariff Groat Britain has no trade with the Northern States to los o by a war with this country, indicates tho quarter whence this attack emanates. WTHKESTLKQ INTELLIGENCE FROM THE SOUTH ? TDK GROANS OF THE BEBEL8. The Richmond papers of the 10th and 20th insta. aro endeavoring to find apologies for tho Inefficiency of their river and shore batteries. They complain of tbo exag gerated estimate indulged by the public in regard to tho accuracy of artillory practice, and explain that a steam vessel in motion Is very hard to hit. Tbo Examiner of the 20th inst. publishes a letter from Charlestons. C., of Nov. 17, which says:? A week bo" (on the battle of Port Royal, Charleston was regarded ag absolutely Impregnable. Ifait n out avons change tout etia. In accounting for the panic created among tho rebels in the vicinity of Charleston and Savannah, this latter says:? It is, however, but just to explain that the entire fight, jng population of both cities, as woll as tho intervening and adjacent country is on actlvo duty. The exempts ?re very few in number, beiug confined to those * who aro engaged in expediting the prepara tions for the war, or are detained by othor Occupations which the public interest requires not to bo ?aspended. Thus the community of Charleston and that ?f Savannah, alike shorn of the yoong and vigorous men, who give buoyancy and a sense of security to the house bold, la now made up almost exclusively of women and children and nervous old men who have passed the period of military service. In such a condition or things It is scarcely wonderful that vague and unreasonable ap prehensions should prevail. The Kiohmond papers also state that to give tho batteries of the forts at Charleston am ple time to play npon an attacking fleet, a long chain of massivo rafts has lately been Btrotched across tho month of tho harbor, from Fort Sum ter to Sullivan's Island. This boom is of sufficient strength to fully neutralize the advantages which tho Yankees might derive from the speed of their war vessels. The Richmond Examiner of tho 20th instant contains a Vader announcing that It is utterly at a loss to conjecture ?pon what ground tho Northern government will \ aeek to justify tbo seizure of Messrs. Mason and Slldell upon the deck or a British steam. ?r. The Examiner thinks that when called upon by Bigland to defend the proceedings or his captain, Lincoln may allege that these gentlemen were rebels, who haj conspired against tho laws or the United States; that they committed treason, and that for tbis crime he seized them. The Examiner announces that this view i8 con sistent with tho Yankee theory of the war, and their per sistent refusal to recognise tho Confederates as belligorents or to exchange prisoners. Tbo Richmond Evaminer of the 20th Inst, publishes In fnll General Sherman's proclamation to the people of Bouth Carolina. Good. From these files it appears that a fierce controversy is pending at the rebel capital In reference to, the payment V f interest npon the Virginia State bonds. It seems that iftt t the passage of the law forbidding the payment of intei 9St 00 1,10 bonds held by Northern men, quantities Df the. n have been purchased at reduced rates by Virgi nia rebv''8 who now claim the interest. It is evident, therefore, that even in Dixie patriotism Is not proof Igalnst avarice. Tho Richmond Whig complains bitterly of tho grievance suffered by tfcO farming community from tho impress ment of negroos v^d wagons and teams for the use of the rabel army. It sa>;s:? We havo received many letters lomplalniug or individual grievances at the bands of tgenta of the government, from tbo peninsula and from the whole region of counter from Manassas along the foot of the mo'autairu to James river in Albciuarls ud Nelson. Tho complaints from below relate mainly to the pressing negroes for the service of the government at Yorktown and vicinity, and the treatment which the negroes recciv0 at the hands of the authorities. It Is alleged that a much greater number of negroes have been pressed than were needod, and havo not had sufficient food, and are with out shelter to protect them from the weather. The eflbct of this press, without regard to the Injury to the health of the negroes, has bcentodimish the wheat crop sown In the counties of Charles City, New Kent, King Wil" liam, 4c., fuliy one-third. The complain ts from th? Piedmond region rolate to tho pressing teams for the Quartermaster's department and the insolonce of many of the government agents. In all this region ths wheat crop sown is fully a third less than usual, in consequence of this abstraction of tho teams of the farmers. The Whig concludes:? If this systemjls contlnuedjlt Wilj bring the governm?nt (into suchj detestation among th* people, that, In no great while, a quartermaster's agent will receive very little better treatment at the hands of tho people than would one of Mr. Lincoln's emissaries. The Richmond Examiner of the 20th inst. quotes the following articles at wholesale prices:? Butter, froth, 46 to 50 ccnts per pound, and very scarce at that. Fatmsrs are advised to turn their attention to this speoial branch of bus.ness. Salt, flue, $0 60 to $10 for Li verpool; pepper, 70 to 76 cents, very scarce; coffee, none in market; baoon, 23c. to 24c.; lea ther, 60c. to 06c.? in demand, stock light; sliver is sell ing at 16e. ; gold, 18c. to 20c. The Richmond WAigortbo 19th says:? The army worm appears to have seized upon tho country with resistless grip, and are ran>i<sging through the land with destruc tive fury. The Whig refers to the rebel army and its devastations of poor old Virginia. Some months ago, when areport roached Richmond that General Scott had resigned tho command-ln-chief of tho federal army, and was coming to Richmond to tako part with tho rebels, the Richmond editors wore profuse of the "glorious old hero," the "bravo soldier," and "the unsurpassed general;" now, they speak of him as "old Soott," the '"traitor" and "scoundrel," and attribute his recent resignation as a decent pretext to escape from a sinking ship. CLOTHING AND BLANKETS TO BB FTRNI8HSD TUB UNION l'RISONSKS IN VIRGINIA. A few weeks ago the Secretary of War authorized Gen. eral Wool to ascertain whether clothing and other articles necessary to the comfort of United Slates citizens, now prisoners of war, coald be sent to them. The following letter shows that consent for that purpose has boon given:? * H&tsqr ABTxna, DspiimKirr of Norfot k , 1 Nov. 9, 1K61. / Srn:? I consider myself fully authorized to reply at once to the inquiry made In your lotter of the 8th Instant. My government will allow blankets and articles of cloth lug necessary for tho comfort of prisoners of war to bo sent to them. Any such articles you may send to me will be, promptly forwarded by tho Southorn Ex rcss Company , and money may be sent to pay tfce freight ere, or may be paid on delivery. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, BKNJAMIN lll'GKK, Major General commanding Department. Major General John E.Wool, commanding Department of Virginia. The Quartermaster General of the United States wil1 provide blankets and clothing for tbe prisoners of war, and forward them ^through General Wool, In accordance with the terms of the letter from General llugor. It is further ascertained that this arrangement has boon accomplished without compromising ths government In any respect whatever. A RECONNOISBANCB. On Friday a portion of tho New Jersey brigade, under General Franklin, went to Springfield station, and < i.e regiment from General Heintzelman's command prococ led to Burke's station, on tbo Orango and Alexandria Rail road, the latter fourteen miles from Alexandria. Thero was no evidence of the enemy near either placo. Tlie Third New Jorsey regiment remained at Springfield dur" ing the night, apd returned to their quarters yesterday morning. Tho pickets from General Ileintzelman's division daily visit Occoquan creek, about sixteen miles below Alex andria. CArTCRB OF CANNON IN EASTKHN VIRGINIA. Authentic Information has been received at the War Department that our forces in Accumac and Northampton counties, Virginia, have captured nine new cannon, which had been transported thither for rebel uses. The people of these counties generally express them selves as having had enough of rebel rule, and are urgiug the federal authorities to allow trade with them to be rs. opened. IMPORTANT ARRESTS IN MARYLAND. Tho expedition which left some days ago down the Pot?, mac, returned this morning witU six political prisoners, arrested in St. Mary's county. It appears that thes? parties arc a portion of a sec-rut organization for the pur. pose of conveying men and arms to the rebel government. A large quantity of arms were discovered and seized. A rebel spy was also arrested, who had Just re" turned from tho other side, and who had left Rich, mond the day before.' Many valuable letters and papers were found in his possession. Tho expedition also seized a largo quantity of contraband correspondence, which was found iu the several post offices in Lower Maryland They discovered the channel through which the rebels havo been receiving Northern papers and other importsui1 Information. The expedition was under command of the government dotectivo who has made most of tho Im portant arrests, and was entirely successful. Ho was also aided by Captain Keyster, with a detachment from tho Third Indiana cavalry, one hundred strong. IMPORTANT TREATY WITII MEXICO. Advices have been received here from the city of Mexico, with dates to the 30th of October. There was no material change in the aspect of affairs. Ocr Minister, It appears, has about concluded a very important treaty with that country, and will return to the United States in a few weeks, bringing it with him. It is said that it provides for certain payments to foreign creditors. It also pro vides for covering claims of citizens of tho United States. It contains liboral commcrcial privileges to this country, together with the right of transit of troops across Mexi can tersitory. It further appears that the British Minister, Sir Charloe Wyke, has resumed rotations with the Juarez govern ment. Tint PUBLIC SENTIMENT OP CANADA. Gentlemen of the highest position and character , who are now in this city from Canada, state that tho public sentiment in thoso provinces doss not 'at all justify the hasty editorial comments of the Canadian press upon tho attest of Messrs. Slidoll and Mason. The great masses of tho peoplo of Canada arc earnestly with tho government of the United States upon this important question. When tho trial comes, If it over does come, this statement will be verified as a great Tact in history. Of this I am assured, from a source that cannot hi disputed) as being a true reflex of the real feeling in the Canada*' I gather from the most responsible Canadian sources that the sentiments of the loyal people of tho United States and the people of tho Canadas do not differ on the great qurg" tion at issue. FALSE RETORTS IN REOARD TO THE STRENGTH OP THE UNION ARMY. Paragraphs are extensively published stating that it has been officially announced that the government has now six hundred thousand volunteers in the field and in camp. No such official annunciation has been mado. The fact 1b that our forces now in tho field have been goner ally, through the representations of politicians for their own purposos, been greatly over estimated. In this way tho public has been made impatient for achievements for which tho army is not ready aud enlistments are groatly retarded. WINTERING TROOP8 IN THE VICINITY OP WASHINGTON Preparations for wintering such of tho troops as are to be retained in this vicinity during the winter are rapidly progressing. Comfortable huts or frame tenements aro In process of construction at all the positions that are to bo thus occupied. ? MOVEMENT8 OP GENERAL BUTLER. General Butler made a flying visit to this city yester day, coming In the morning Trom Fortress Monroe and leaving in the afternoon for the same place. THE ARMY. Second Lieutenants David H. Buell, Stephen C. I.yford, jOlm II. Edie and Francis II. rarker.of tho Third artil lery, and Joseph V. Farley, of tho Second artillery, are transferred W> the Ordnanco Department, uiing rank in he order named'," NEWS FROMJEASTERN VIRGINIA. CAPTIIE OF REBEL OFFICERS WD AWM. Disappearance of all Trace* of Di?* loyalty, 4C'i &0-, Ac. lUmitOKR, Nov. 24, 1801. Vary gratifying despatches were recalvcd to-day by General Dix from Eastern Virginia. Thoy announce the capture of three Confederate offlcors (a captain and two lieutenants), and also the capture of seven cannon? *11 entirely new and In good ordor. The dospatchos state that all traces of disloyalty seem to have disappeared from both counties. Deputations of the people come in dally to get coplcs of the proclama tion of Genoral Dix and to ask for tlie protection which It promises them. They are evidently anxious to renew their allegiance to the federal government. County meetings will be held In both counties to-morrow to take measures to this end, and Northampton joined to Mary land; the people will probably at first adopt the Htate government of Western Virginia as a temporary measure) and then look to legislation by that State and Maryland for the final settlement of their political condition. The government has promptly responded to the as stir ances in General Dix's proclamation. The Secretary of the Treasury haa given orders to restoro the light at C?|>o Charless and the Postmaster General has sent a specia' agent to renew postal connections with both counties. NEWS PROM FORTRESS MONROE. 6BXLUMO OP A KJ&BJfL BATTJiRY IN YOHK HIVER. Fortriss Mo.nbor. Nov. 23, \ Via Baltwokjs, Nov. 21, 1861. j Lost evening the Unitod States gunboats Cambridge and Hetrel, from the fleet o(f Newport News, proceeded up the York rlvor somo distance, and at half-past ton o'clock opened a hot Ore of shells cn a rebel camp at Warwick. The attack was apparently unexpected, as scarcely, if any, resistanco was made. Between forty and fifty shells, fifteen and .twenty seconds fuses, wero flred from the guns of our vessels. The rebel camp was entirely demolished, and tbo supposition is that a large number of rebels mnst have been killed. This much I learn from the signals from Newport News, but full particulars I have been unable to learn. The firing was plainly heard at this point, and the ex citement occasioned thereby has been imm nse. General Phelps has beou relieved of his post at Newport News, and Brigadier General Joseph R. F. Mansfield or dered to assume command instead. Colonel Max Wober, of the Twentieth regiment New York Volunteer:*, haa been appointod commander of Cafnp Hamilton. MASON AND SLTDELL SAFELY DEPOSITED AT FORT WARREN. Bosto!*., Nov. 24, 1801. The San Jacinto arrived early this morning, and after landing Mason, Slidell and suite at Fort Warren, camo up to the city and anchored off the navy yard. She expe rienced thick and rongh weather during tho passage from New York. A committee of the city government will call on Com mander Wilkes to-morrow, and tender such civilities on the part of the city as he may be willing to accept. AFFAIRS IN MfSSOURI. St. Loins, Nov. 24, 1861. General Halleck has issued lengthy general orders, making the entiro alaira of this department conform strictly with the army regulations, and reducing every thing to a complete and easily understood system. Tnro*, Mo., Nov. 24, 1861. The burning of the principal part of the town of Warsaw is confirmed by a gentleman who arrived from there this evening. The main business portion of !he town, consist ing of one large block and several smaller ones, wore in flames when tho gentleman left. The town being scat- | tercd, it is probable that nearly all the residences es? caped. The following late intelligence ccnies by the way of Sedalia. ? "I lie town was fired about six P. M., Tuesday. All the businefs rortion is in ash s. The troops which were stationed there left about eight o'clock in the evening, and are now here. A portion of the commissary stores for which wo had tli" transpor tation here, burned by order of tho commanding officer. It is thought by the commanding officer th.it tlio town was fired by the citizens, as a man Pressed in citizens' clothing was seen coming from the building in which tho lire originated. ARRIVAL OP THE SLOOP-OP- WAR VANDALT A Tho sloop-of-w.ir Vandalla, Commander Ha^gerty, ar. rived at this port yesterday , from Port Royal, which place she left on the 14th instant. She enjoyed fino weather aud westerly winds np to the time slio reached thelat tudo of Cape Hatteras, November 16, when there was a sudden change, and from that time she experienced con tinually northern gales, m.'kinp a heavy sea. Thore was also much sleet and rain. The follpwing are her officer*. ? Commander ? Francis S. Il'iffgerty. Lieutenants ? William D. Whiting, Ralph Chandler, J. N. Quackcnbnsh. Surgeon ? Charles Eversflcld. A uitlant Surgeon ? Henry F. McShorry. Acting Matters ? Horace K. Mullen, W. D. Grozicr. Acting Paymaster ? Rufus Parks. Pilot? Philemon Dickinson. Master's Mates ? l'avld Mason. Francis Bacon, Charles Hicks. Paymaster's Cleric ? Henry Gleason. - Captain's Cierk ? Ilarry C. Whitney. ARRIVAL OF THE FRIZE BRTG DELTA. Tho prisse brig Delta, of Liverpool, England, formerly the W. M. Rice, of Boston, in charge of Acting Ma ter Rodgersand Master's Mate Se wall, from Galveston bar twenty-five days, was taken off Galveston by the United States frigate Sanlcc; the crow wore sent to this port and arrived on the steamer Rhode IslmiS Tho captain re ported the Helta as from Liverpool for Minatitlan , with a cargo of salt, and was running into Matamoros when taken. Tho Polta has on board the c.-r>w and cargo of the schooner Annie Taylor, from tho West Indies, which was taken by the steamer South Carolina, off Galveston, and is now used as a tender. She had two hundred bags of j codec and one hundred thousand segars. 1 THE SUPPOSED riUVATEER SUMTER. TO TDK EDITOR OP THE HERALD. The suspicious looking steamer seen from tho bark Hannibal on tho I2th of October near Capo Frio, waB steering towards Pio under sail; had foresail, foretop" sail, foretopgallantsail and royal, with foretopmast ptucldingsail and a square lower studdingsali set. Her hull was long, low and black. She had throe masts and standidg gafts on the mein yard ami mizen, with the sails brailed up. Tho srooko stack was forward the nuiinmast, had black quarter boats, also a white boat on tho port side; his colors were fly in s? at the peak, and at ono time ho hauled up as though ho wanted to speak us. I could not make out h's flap, nor did not hoist our flag, fearing he might be a privateer, but pretended lo take no notice of him, and got away from him as fast a* pos sible. Ho kept on his course, aud soou after steamed up. F. W. KLINE. THE CAPTURE OP TIIE BRIO IiETRHY AMES AND HER ARRIVAL AT CHARLESTON. [From tho Boston Traveller. Nov. 2,'i.j The brig Betsey Ames, Captain liavtlet, mailed from New York for Cardenas on the 5th of October. Sho had seven passengers, r. duding the wife of the captain, and a young Englishman and his wife. On the 17th . about nine o'clock, they were chased by a small armed schooner which overhauled them in a few hours, and captured the brig as a prizotojtlio privateer schooner Flying Sally, of Charleston, carrying two pivot guns and sixty men. They took out some provisions aud cordage, and put a prize crew on lioRrd the brig, and ordcrod her to Charleston. On the 27th they made the North Edisto Inlet and beat up it, meeting with nothing except a small Confederate Schooner coming out, until a boat's crew, armed, came and piloted them tip to the anchorage, about ten miles inland, aud afterwards she was towed with a small schooner to Charleston by the inland passage. The English subject was sent to jail with the other prisoners, the Itritish Consul saying he could do nothing for him, as he did wrong to take passage in an .' naeric-in vessel, knowing the two countries were atwar A few days afterwards, at the requet-tof thennt>?b Consul, the Scotch passenger wan released, and to. k pas sage on board tho schooner Jasper, ready for rr>a, buuad to Matanzas On the night of the aecond of November, the Jasper and tho bark Rowena, captured ?. me tuu? sitxe, and her name now changed to the St. Helena , of Charleston, the latter with a cargo of naval stort s, both were taJ<cn out to sea, in low nf a steamer , pcttt the United Slates blockading ivjti Is, the liyhti of which thty could see distinctly, although none nf them m ide any movement and appeared not to observe them-, probably having no natch en duty. The Scotch passenger, who furnishes this account, says they got clear of the lights of the blockading squad ron about ten o'clock, and then considered themsolves safe. They arrived safely at Matanzas on tho 9th. This authentic statement proves conclusively the gtoss neglect of the blockading \ easels, and glvus some reason to suppose mat the easy violations of tho blcckrde may be by collusion with thfl commanding officers. The blockado should have been entrusted to some offi cer appointed specially fer the pnriwse, competent nnd w?il acquainted with the whole Southern litw of coast. MAJOR GENERAL BUTLER'S EXPEDITION. Departure of the Advance Troops Be longing to the Division. Sailing of the Constitution and the Forest City. THE OFFICERS OF TUB ADVANCING TROOPS. OTHER DESCRIPTIVE INTELLIGENCE, Ao., Ac., &c. Tbo transport vessels containing tho ran of Geueral Butler's division Bailed on Saturday for their destination. They consisted of the steamers Constitution and Forest City. Tito former vowel w?r found to bo too small to ac commodate the whole forco; thorofi re the latter wag chartered to carry tho Maine troops, and sailed some hours after tho Constitution had left Portland. OUR PORTLAND CORRESPONDENCE. roRTtxim, Nov. 23, 1861. Tke Dtfurlurt from Button? The I'ltatura of the Sta to a landsman-Hie Voyap-Th* Arrival at Portland, dc. Aftor repeated delays aud postponements wo have at last got awny from Boston , and removed from tho tri mountain city a fruitful cause of oxcilement. During the morning preceding our departure tho crowd on Long Wharf had thinned out very sensibly in consequence of the Constitution having hauled out tuto the stream during tho night, so that all liopo of getting aboard of her was dispellod. still there was a considerable concourso of people oh Long Wharf and tho surrounding piers patiently waiting to catch tho last glimpse of the finest ship that ever visited the shores of their city. At twelve o'clock tho tug left the pier for the ship fur the last time, carry ing several officers of the exi>editlon and a jiarty of lading aud gentlemen who wore to accompany their friends among tho regiments as far as Portland. As the steamship lay at anchor in tho stream, hor beautiful proportions and model were displayed to tho greatest advantage. At twenty live minutes past twelve P. AI. a saluto of two guns was fired from tho ship, ?the pennant dipped , the anchor weighed, and, Jamid tho performances of tho national airs by tho regimental bands, and the cheers of the soldiers crowding the ship's.decks, and the answering hurrahs of tho people on shore, our noble vessel left the classic shores or New England's me tropolis, ctrrying with it tho hopes and fears of the loyal citizens of the old Bay Stale, and leaving behind a mys tery deeper aud more heart absorbing than any that over before puzzled the Intelligence of tho modern Allien,". God grant that tho solution of tho mystery may bo suob as si. all reawaken tho echoes or patriotism that rooked the old cradle of ifberty in 76, and have since re
sounded at tho cry of "Uberty and the Union." The deckB of tho Constitution presented a dUTorent scono from that of the night previous. Confusion had given place to order, thf passages were no longer neurly Impassable from the accumulation of heavy lioxes and visiters com" iug and going to and from tho ship, and one could liardly believe, on seeing the ample room and cleur space, thai ncai ly two thousand souls wero on board ; besides a lurga amount of freight. The day was cold and overcast, and a stiff north wind blowing in tho harbor, and a stHTer oust ono howling out side, and as we could discern in tho distanee tho tall, foam capped waves breaking violently against Fgg Kock where tho Maritana so recently ma hor dreadful fato| it was evident thut the voices so lustily now In cheers for tho Union, and for everything else that would cxpres* fidelity to our country, would sound a different key Incited by feelings more personal than patriotic, and springing from a regio* deeper (physiologically speak ing) thau the scat of all noblo sentiments. Hut as yet there was noj fear of tho disgusting (1 atn suro my vivid recollection of last night's experience is a sufficient a polo gy for the strength of my expressions) malady of the sea and tho capital spirits and rendition of tho men wero sufficiently indicated by their cheerful countenances and sonorous tones as they saluted Forts Independence and Warren with throe times three. At Kort Warren tho parapet was lined with (he pri. oners or State and the gat risen; arid I r.mey that our rel id guests were in a frame of n.ijil l..r.ily in accordance with tiovui nor An drew s proclamation of Thanksgiving a8 thev wilm.:>cd tlio departure of our ship, cauying punishment to the rcc. ennt sous of Uncle .Sum s grout family ten bow wo had passed the lower light and began to i lmvo .i fon-LaHte of tiio ploatiura.-* of Ocean " I noticed a rather u- usual solicitude on tlie part of each in in for tl o he.t t i of i.j.i neighbor, and an unwonted emphasis in tho fcffittranc s ? f ; . rfe< t health on tho part ot the persons quoi-tionc 1, which, lor tha cause of cau ?.nr, I regiut tony, their faces and suspicious hilari ty rather belied, s on after the first man was pro*. trj.tod. nnd the cry was raised, "Perkins is sick/' and oil rushed a knot of soldi rs to lai'gh at poor l'er kins, who was so thoroughly absorbed in arithmetical pursuits at to l?o casting up accounts way from his boots? ilmost. Hut if l'erkins had a * euki.i's f ?r con." I any in his misery his wishes were soon fully it, .titled lor b"tore night two-thirds of t.Uo regiment were below und rapidly reducing their weight avuird i| o,s. Tho off! cers saloon w as n i much more rortnnate in this re; port T.C.r?. U P^oted 'i ilte a festive appear win , but at f upper Jicre was a mere ucorp?>rai's jiiard" at taVo, Tie w ho w , ro n .t attacked l.y sea sickness or com.-o treatod too |?is.r suDeieis with the loftiest eon sidoratlen and the most superb patronage, while tho vic tims coiifo ed themselves with the tlio ight that before wo have to'i' on ' ( at Bl'* the obdurate onos would Your correspondent was riot sick, not lis; but he made ?h oi ? c,.lrv.UH ni'stake; ho got an impression that the 21st ol November was appointed as a national fast day, and kept it as such with such rigor as to look with loathing and disgust upon nnj thing l the way of comestibles oxcepting pickles, and those iio me to secure a property wry lace I Ins morning tho countenances of tlio passengers aio not remarkable for roseate hues, tho.i,,h in the wav of do ieate t,uts I think they were quite satisfactory Tho ladies of a number of the officers of the' Twenty Sixth Massachusetts regiment were with us, besides seve ral other ladies and their husbands, friends of thoofll c rs Colonel .Jones (Acting Hrtgadier (ieneral for tlio expedition), Lieutenant Colonel Farr and Major Saw telle of tho Twenty sixth, take their wives with them on the ex|K!uitlou; the other ladles return to Boston from Port Major Strong, Chief or General Butler's staff, and his ac complished lady, wore also among tho pa.sse:ifers to Port land, but return to liostori from hero. Major Strong received despatches at this place from Ma jor Genual Butler, but they contained nothing tomato riahy change the origiual plans for the. expedition General Butler is at present in Washington, hut leaves for b< me to night, probabiy. ' < olopcl Butler, of tho Commissary D-partmcnt cocs with tli" Constitution to her destination South. ' Colonel Jones will probably be promoted to a brigadier general ship shortly, nnd will bo succeeded in his com maud of the Twenty-sixth Massachusetts regiment by Lieutenant Colonel Farr, an oxcellcnt officer, und vcrv popular with tho men and his subordinate officers. The ship Kingfisher has been chartered in Boston and will leave with munition., of war. stores nnd heavy freight on Saturday, proceeding dircctly to tho destina tion of the Constitution. Mr. Cashing, of the y.;artei nmster'e Department, came with ns to Portland, and will charter a ship to Bail from here with fre ghtas soon as possible. We anchored in the offing at Portland at ono o'clock this morning, having made tho passage in twelve hours and a ha'f, not very quick thne, but when we consider that the ship was under a pressure i f only twelve pounds of steam , and is capable ef thirty, we can readily believe tho assurances of competent judges that ?he is very last. It was understood that tho Constitution would lay at the dock and consequently the piers aro covered w'lth petrous who didn't get a sight at the (Jreat Kastern and wish to see thin vessel as the next best thing; but they were disappointed in getting a close view of her, as she remj.iTo.l at anchor in the offing. Tho Twelfth Maine regiment marched into town from camp /about three miles buck from tho harbor) this iieiriiiug, and havo embarked on board the steamer by means of tugs. It Is a very tine regiment, combed n stiy of young farmers, win waited only to get tho crops all in before they enlisted. Thoy wero naid otf yes terday In United Suites Treasury notes by Major Usher A s s 'ant Paymaster United Slates Army, anil partook of a genuine Thanksgiving dinner in quantity and quality contributed by the citizens or Portland. Poultry pics' and *U sorts or good things were most generously pro vidod. In cooking tbo rations for the Immense number or troops. Captain Fletcher, of the Constitution, pr;des him B?lf on a successful rivalry of Professor Anderson's imtx hau'-tible magic lK>ttle. By his steam cooking apparatus lie is able to cook an infinite variety of eatables all at tho same time and in the same wooden boiler. Since commencing tlio abovo, tbo Twelfth Maine regi ment have all returned to this city, their Colonel wishing alterations raide in their quarters before they go on board. They aro at tho Grand Trunk railroad depot where they will dine, and perhaps take supper. They will embark probably towards night. The weather is splendid and quite warm, and all are in good spirits. Tho health of the regiment is excellent, there being no sickness excepting a lew caeeg of conva lescent fever patients. OUR EXPEDITIONARY CORRESPONDENCE. On IIoarh tub U. P. Transport CoNsnrriTioN, 1 Portland Harhor, Nov. !W, 1861. ) The Constitution at Portland ? Vocal and Instrumental Concert on Hoard ? Ladiet on Board ? Their Namrs, Ac. Our vessel la now in the ofllng, and as yet 1 am In a condition or uncat talnty in regard to tlie time or otir leaving hero and of tho noxt point at which wo shall touch. Wo may start at about midnight, wlu n tho moon is well up, but I wouldn't be surprised If the pretty little city of Portland is still visible from tho dock of our ship hi tho morning. Owing to the nocessity of roceivlng additions to our freight and munitions we were obliged to leave tho Maine regiment behind. Nothing of particular Interest hu occurred to-day to disturb our tranquillity, other than tho neccssary delay, and that gives rise to nothing more than a natural Impa" tlence to be moving. All seem to be contented and cheer ful; the men aro in excellent health, and Colonel Jonfis succeeds in maintaining as good conduct oa could be ex pected considering the great number of troops on board. The men are dispersed all over the ship, endeavoring to amuso themselves as best they can. After supper this evening a party of tho Twenty-sixth rogiment entertained us with some admirable singing* Thoir performance of "Glory, Hallelujah," "America,' "Auld iJing Syne" and other Huu choruses, was something worth living aboard ship to hoar. Tho band of tho Twenty-sixth also favored us this after noon with somo excellent music. Thoy have string in struments with thini, and form an excellent quadrille band. If we only lwd a low more ladies and a Utile more room wo might give quite an elegant Constitution hop; but as it is wo liavo only t-ome five or six ladles aboard, the rest who wore w ith us ) esterday having returned to Koston today. The names of tho ladles who aro now on bourd and who go with us on the expedition should bo recorded, for it requires no small amount of courage to induce a lady to venture on au cxpeditiua fraught with so much myslery. rms cot'RAfixors i.adiks on hoard tdr catmrnmns. They aro tho wives of Colouel Jones, Lieutenant Colonol Farr, Mi\jor Sawtelle and Dr. llookcr, all of tho Twenty sixth Massachusetts, and Mrs. Frye, wife of t^^tajor of tlio Ninth Connecticut regiment. They aro good health aud spirits, and by their kind smiles and winning address have already challenged tho reefteotfUl regard of all tho .>l!lcers. Indeed, though to all but the estlmablo lady of tho Colonel, such a life is something entirely uew, yet thoy seem to fully appreciate tho position of a sol dier's wife. The relluing influence of their socioty will undoubtedly be of great advantage on our trip. They form a most agreeable relief to the almost continuul sight of uniformed humanity. They will return in tho Con stitution. ciriKT REMAINS srrRKMR. Everything is quiet this evening, and the offlcors are dispersed In groups at diilerent tables in the saloon, some playing cards, some writing and some rcadlug. Wo received tho news of tho " secession " of part of North Carolina this evening, aud it was hailed with great joy throughout the ship, and no doubt animated with now hope tho hoarts of tlio brave men who, unquestion ing, go where their country sends them, to light for the cause of true republicanism In ail tho world. Though wo havo not yet b on au engagement Dr. Hooker bus a little Job if amputation en hand. One of tho Twenty-sixth Massachusetts Jumped off the car cm lug from Lowell, and crushed two of his fingers so badly aS to oblige the doctor to uso the knife, jls ho will have to take them oir only to the lirst Joint, the goldior will probably not bo incaparitated for service. Colonel Jones has received sealed orders, and wo shall probably sail to-night. I must close this In tlmo to avail myself of the colonel's pollto ofl'er to send It ashore for me. THE MILITARY SECTION. We this day give ft list of the military officer* forming tho van of this, tho second navol expedition to the South. It is composed "of a large military forcc, but tho thrco regiments aud tho b.ittory that now go forward aro merely tbg pioneers of tho division of General Butler. Tho following are the ofneors' names of [this brigade:? MILITARY COMMANDANT OF TIIE EXPEDITION. Major General I1EN J. F. BUTLER. STAFF. Assistant Adjutant General.. 1 Chief of Sfufl' > llajor Geo. E. Strong. Acting Ordinance Ofilocr J Burgeon and Medical liirector.Ur. Gilinan Kimball. Quartermaster Captain Paul R. Goorgo. Commissary Colonel Butler. Ald-tle-Camp Captain I'eter Iluggerty. do Lieutenant Win. li. Wiegel. Lioutunant Wiegi l is a citizen of Baltimore, and for Bonn' time acted as a volunteer aid to General Duller, and was one of tho most energetic of the Union officers at llio capture of Fort Battens aud its dependencies. Ho was, for hia bravery, appointed a Lieutenant in the United Stati f Army, and detailed as an Aid-de-Camp to the staff of Major General Butler. Lieutenant Wiegel v>u ? much persecute 1 in Baltimore as a citizen in consoquenco of lild I'll ion sentiments. TKMI ORAIIV COMMANDANT. Acting Brigadier General Colonel E. F. Jones. Twurrr-Bixtii Massachusetts voluntkebs. Fit lit and Staff </ffi cert. Colonel, Edward F. Junes, of I'epporell. Lieutenant Colonel, Alpha K Farr, of Lowell. Major, Joslah A. Sawtolle, of Lowell. Adjutant, Goorgc K. Davis, of Lowell. >V<iurturiiia?tdr, James Muriroe, of Cambridge. Surgeon, Anson P. Hookpr. of Cambridge. Assistant Burgeon, James O. Bradt, of Lowell. Chaplain, ? ? . Ca f taint. Eusebius P. (lark, Groton. John I'ickoring, Lawrence. Thomas II. Amiable, Cambridge. Andrew Wood, Lowell. George M. Dlckcrman, Lowell. Benjamin Warren, Lowell. William II. Chapman, Acton. Henry C. Wilcox, Fall River. F.nos W. Thayer. Pawtucket. Stephen R. Fletcher, Wretnham. First J.irutenanls. William II. liitnKon, Lowell. John A. I.yncii, Fas ton. Raines Brady, Jr., Fall Kivor. William 1''. Wood, South Acton. Edward Caufy. Lawreaee. Benjamin W. Frost, Lowell. Charles H. IJrow, iAwrence. Andrew J. Johnsoo, Lowell. John a. Cook, Groton. John S. Robinson, Boston. Second Lieutenant!. II. Kemblo Oliver, Maiden. Ezeklel Fastinan, Lowell. John B. Campbell, Fall River. Algernon 8. Badger, Milton. George E. YarringtoiJ, Lawrence. William H. Willey, l/>well. Edward B. Hall, Groton. Beth Connoy, Sterling. Albert Tilden, Fas ton. Silas P. Blodgett Upton. Colonel Jones, his staff and the greater portion of tho regiment w<ro present at tho rascally attack made by tbo rowdies of Baltimore on thi troops parsing through that city to the capital on tho memorablo 19th day of April. This regiment is mainly organized from the old Sixth regiment of three months' volunteers. NINTH CONNBCTICrT VOLPNTEKIIS. Ful i and Staff. Colonel Thomas W. C'ahill. Lieutenant Colonel. Richard F. Gibbons. Major Frederick Fryo. Adjutant . Surgeon James Gallagher. Assistant Suigeou George W. Avery. Quartermaster William W. Harral, Quartermaster Sergeant Nathan i. Bennett. , Commissary Sergeant lames I^iwler. Hospital Steward Gariy T. Scott. Sergeant Major Patrick ClaOty. Cajit'tins. Company A John Deify. Company B l'atrii k Carney. Company C ; . . .Michael Mot as ten. Company I) Thomas C. floats. Company E lamos P. Hefinegfeey. Company F John Foley. Dim pan y G William Wright. Compauy H Silas W. Sawyer. Ccmi any I Elliott M. Curtis. Compauy K John A. Nelson. First LientenanL'. Company A M. A. Williams. Company B I Awrenco O'Brien. Company 0 John G. Healy. Company I) ...Richard A. Clancey. Company E Tcrrnnce Mieridan. Company F John Carroll. Company O John H. Clinton. Company II Addis E. Payne. Company I Charles L. Palmer. Company K ? ? ? . Second Lieutenant!. Company A JolmCogaa. Company B l'an. Carroll. Company C John Shaw. Company D Geo. N. Moorhouse. Company E Francft McKean. Company F ?....Wm. Carroll. Company G Martin Burke. Company H Ihos. C. Law lor. Company I Hy. Kattenstroth. Company K ? ? ? ? . The following ollUial order will account Tor the absence of Company K, which has not as yet Joined the regi ment: ? Camp Chass, Lowwx, Nov. 19, 1881. Captain NdAoir, commanding Company K, Ninth regi ment Connecticut Volunteers ? You will remain with your company at CampChase, re ceiving and faking chirge of recruits for saia regiment, and recruiting for the same, till further orders. You will report to Lieutenant Coluuel French for orders. By order. BENJ. F. BUTLER, Major Goneral Commanding, TWELFTH MAINE VOLUNTEERS. Colonel Georg" F. fhepley. Lieutenant Colonel Win. K. Kimball. Mafor D. It Mat-tings. AUjuant EUwin Laley. Quartermaster. . . . < Il.N. Jos.?. Surgeon , ' Assistant Surgsou j. H. Thompson. ChapUui Kev. Joseph Colby. Cufjtaint. Comiwuiy A : Gideon A. Hastings. Company B (ico. A. ChadwelT. Company C Charles G. Thornton. Company D Flisha Winter. Company E Enoch Knight. Company E S. C. Farrlngton. Coui|>any O... Mohhs 11. Robinson. Company H lohn E. AppIoUm. Conijinny I M. B. Eonaomlau. Company K Geo. Wiushburne. First LieuU-nantt. Company A E. O. Bolton. Comiwuiy B Chas. F. Little. Company C Win. W. Oeano. Company D Hy. B. Walton. Company E Horace Eastman. Oompnny E Abbott Gram. Company 0 8. B. Packard. Company H D. M. Phillips. Company I S. F. Thompson. Company K jas. 8. (loaves. Stcorui Lieu/rnanti. Company A Goddard. Company II S. Boliver W?ggtai Company C Horatio Hight. 0?mi>uuy I) OirlHtophor C. Richardson. Company E II 8. Lowell. Company E Edw'd H. B. Wilson. Company G Win. B. Hkillln. Company H Coo. Wobnter. Company I Coomb*. Company K H. Molv.u Ivaton. this regiment is composed mainly of young farmer#, who staid behind merely to got in tho cropK, and then enlisted. FOCRTH BATTERY OF MASSACHUSETTS ARTILLERY. Oiptnlii Charles H. ManntUK , Salem? First Lieutenant. ... . Fred. Wm. Kcinhard,Boston> Second Lieutenant Joseph G. Sala, Boston. Tlilrd lieutenant Uoury Davldsou. Sulem. * Fourth Ueutenant G. W. Taylor. West Danvert. Captain Manning, when elected, received tho cntirtf voto of the Hal tery. ,f Lieutenant Kehihard has been oight years In the Pros' ulan fiorvtce. ?< Lieutenant Sola, is an Italian who hotfsorrod with Gar! baldi and other distinguished officers. Tho 'Ihird and Fourth LiuuleiiauU are mcmborsof tU6 present Salem l ight Artillery. r Tliis battery, which accompanies the expedition, con* sists of six steel rilled guua and six caissons, and upef the Sawyer projectile. Thcio are ono hundred and fifty six meu in the command. The battery Is almost wholly composed of the old Salem Artillery, or which Captain Manning has been oommander for the lout four years. At the point whore the brigade Is to laud they will most with Uttlo If any resistance. Tho troops will at once form a camp of instruction aud await reinforcements, and tho steamer will return. General Butler and stuff do not go with the advance, but remain until about the first of December, and by that lime General Butler will have tHH Constitution and a number of transports (probably from tho Port Royal Meet), and will embark with a force of tire or six thou.-and meu to join the van. Major Strong, of tho regular army, and Assistant Adjutant General \rt General Butler's division, is busily ougaged In collecting lioavyui tilleryaudasicKOtralu.no that, judging from the formidable preparations, I thiuk that before many weeks shall have parsed the residents of one of ouf Southoiu cities will bo hugely disgusted to find tho "greasy mechanics" of Massachusetts, the wooden nut meg democracy of Connecticut, aud tho wiry lumbermen ol Maine thundoring at their gates. When the attack 19 made it will be in conjunction with the navy. THE TRANSPORT SECTION. To complete tho above (ketch we give a few particu lars in relation to tlie vessels engaged in this particular portion or tho expedition:? TIIE CONSTITUTION. This new ocean steamship, Constitution, lias just been completed for the l'aoitlc Mail Steamship Company, and sailed from New York on Saturday afternoon, Novembor IS. This steamship Id hired at au oxnonso of (3,000 per day. Sho has n very moderate draft of witter, but will probably accommodate more passengers than any other vessel of equal tonnage. She is 360 feet in length, her nreiulth of beam is 46 reet exclusive of paddle boxes. M2 feet depth of hold and 40 ioet from the upper dcck. The wa'king beam of her engine weighs 30 ton*; the cylinder is right feet nine inches in diumeter, and the has four boilers thirty-two feet long. Sho lias two patent condensers tor freshening salt water, and bor tanks bold twenty thousand gallons. Her com mander is Capt. Fletcher, and her engineer Mr. Vuuder bilt, of tho occun steamship tscrvice. Sho made the trip from New York to Boston in twenty-nine hours and tea minutes, and so thoroughly did sho work that her eugircB wero never stopped from the moment Bhe started until she anchored at Boston. This, in a new ship, is almost unprecedented. She is the largest ship ever built on this continent, and the largest wooden steamer in tt)e world, but she hardly roiled at .all, although it blew a perfect galo during the wh ile of her passage. It is stated that nercapac ities would have been severely touted in carry ing threo thousand soldiers, but Mr Culver, who was tha assistant superintendent in building her, mads the assu rance that she could carry that number with once and comfort. Sho is of 3,500 tons burthen. Her list of ollicers is as follows: ? Commander ? ? Captain A. T. Fletcher. First Officer' ? Daniel Clark. Second Officer ? Charles l>. Sims. third Officer' ? John Sowden. Chi/f Engineer- ? William W. Vanderhilt. f'irtl A uistant Engineer? William Sparks. Second Assistant Engineer ? Michael Reynolds. Third AtiitUtnl t'Wjina.r ? William H. Heed. Purler ? James S. Poliiamus. Surgeon ? Dr. Perkins. Steward ? George E. Sholley. TUB KHIP KINOFI8DKR. Tho ship Kingfisher to a splendid Tessel of twelve hun dred and eighty six tons register , and fi|' numbered 1,428 at Lloyd's. Slie is a t wo decker, and has a draft of twen ty one foot. Sho Is built of oak, and is coppor and iron fastened. She was built at Medford in 1853, and whs last metalled in October, 1808. Sho formerly beiougod to tho port of Boston, and was owned by E. Tobey k Co. Sho ii of the clipper model, has a half poop dcck, and was surveyed at lioston at tho time when she was last mo. tailed. She went into commission on the 3d of October. The ollicers appointed to tho Kingfisher are as fol lows : ? Acting Volunteer Lieutenant Commanding ? Joseph P. Couthouy. Acting Matters ? Joseph Hamblin Ilallott, of Yarmouth; Wm. Cblpraan, John M. Merri I, of Chelsea. Acting Paymaster ? A. N. li'akeman. Acting Assistant Surgeon? Edgar S. Smith. Mas'er's Mates ? James Whiter ido, Charles E. Sloan, J. S. Williams. The Kingfisher carries four heavy eight-inch guns. TIIE FOREST CITY. This steamboat has b' en suddenly chartered for tnia especial trip. She is one of the line of new seagoing steamers plying between Portland nnd Bonon, and is consequently well fitted for coasting service. Tho boat la furnished with a largo number of state rooms, which have recently been used for l he accommodation of ladies and families, and although now used by the sturdy sons of toil ami adopted sons of Mars, will, doubtless, be no less lionwred than when the fair travellers occupied them. TWELFTH MAINE REGIMENT EN ROUTE. Portland, Nov 24, 1881. The Forest City, with tho Twelfth Maine regiment, which was detained last night by a storm, left this after noon at one o'clock for Boston, whero tho regiment will await a government transport. Personal Intelligence^ Hon. Henry Z. Hayncr, of tho bar of this city, and Chief Justice of Minnesota Territory under tho adminis tration of President Fillmore, has been appointed Major and attachod to the stalT of Brevet Major General Wool, commanding at Fortress Monroo. Tho appointment waa made by Secretary Cameron, at tho direct instance of Major General Governor Morgan and Secretary Seward. Major General Butler, United States Army, arrived at the Astor Houso from Washington at four o'clock yester day morning. He is en route for Massachusetts, on im portant business conncctea with tho forccs under his command. Ho loft for Boston last evening. Hon. Eli Thayer, of Massachusetts; Lieutenant Meade, United States Navy, and Captain Oliver FJdriJgo, of the United States transport steamer Atlantic arc stopping at the Astor House. General Elijah F. Ward, M. C., and Colonel R. G. Stone, editor of the 1'lutUburg Jtepuliican, are stopping at tho Stevens' House. Colonel T. B. Foulke, Lieut. Colonel S. P. Beer, M^jor W. H. Hike, Dr. S. V. Boers, John N. Androws, and IJeut. Stacv, ?H of tho United States Army; John D. Bagley, of Detroit; H. H. King and lady, or Philadelphia, and F. F. Brooks, of Cincinnati, arc stopping at tho Metropolitan Hotel. J. Calhoun, of the United States Navy, N. Washburn, or Worcester; Mrs. Commodore Montgomery, of Wash ington; H. W. Clapp, of Massachusetts; J. M. Orem, of Baltimore; T. T. Ciemenston, of England; D. B. Stevens, of St. Johns, and J. Redpatb, of Boston, have arrived at tho St. Nicholas Hotel. Captan Lyons, of her British Majesty's ship Racer; J. C. Willard, of Washington; Mrs. Watts and family, of Philadelphia; C. O. Patterson, of Chicago; .lumcs O. Sheldon and family. of Geneva; W. D. Moss, of Westerly, R. I. , and E. Curiaro, of England, are stopping at tha Clarendon Hotel. Captain Harwood and Captain Hitchcock, of the United Stated Navy: Judge Shipmon and lady, of Hartford ; Mrs. Langdon, of New llaven; Mrs. and Miss Rule, of Califor nia, L. Edgertou, of New York; E. N. Shelto*, of Derby; J. H. Seward, or California, W. J. Warren and 11. Warner, of Troy, aro among tho arrivals at the Albemarle Hotel. William Lees and family, or England: George H. Bissell nn 1 ramiiy, or Pennsylvania: *'? A. Ramsdell and family, of Boston A. G. Gray, or New York, and Mr. Howard and family, er this city, are stopping at Urwuucy lark" Boute.