Newspaper of The New York Herald, December 1, 1861, Page 4

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated December 1, 1861 Page 4
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NEW YORK HERALD. JAMES GORDON BKKKETT, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR. OrriCB N. W. CURNKK OF FULTON AND NASSAU STB. TERUS caeh ?n a^i'anee. Mnneyt,ent bum ait b'altf,, eteko/ the ttnJer. A'one Out lUitJi bilU cunetU in New I'orh (?Ml. J't/F I>t II. J" If BRA in tieo cmtMjiT capn %7 per annum. THE WEEK L T HF.RAl.D, fieri/ at tlx cent* per mfy% or $3 per annum : the Eurn)i*an Eilitiot, enrju Weilne' lay, mf ?<ir rfrf' pcetru. $4 per "?mum (a anu yt xrl of Great Hi Main, vr 11! to an;/ pari of the CmitintHl, Intn tm itfluilr pottaye; the Cbfifrrititi Edition an the IV, \Xth ami -It* c if each mun/A. at eix emleper ,\roy, or $2 75 per iluHUM TITK FAMILY hKHALU, on Werfn e^1n;;,at / our cent* per < rp , nr jf'2 rer amimn. vote 1 Tax* ColtRESP'iNnr N I F, containlnn important *rve, eolt cited frntn "?v quarter of the iriirtd; if lued, mill I* UttT'ithf r"> ' far. mg* Our Koukiun CoRiuroiiBCKTa ak* PaRTK tll ABI V RbQUKSTBD TO SBAL ALL LtTTKRS AND l'ACB Ar.v.n hp nt us NO ft OTIC P. taken nf nnonymotis corretjtafidertce. I Vedo nnt rohirv yjected communication* ADVERTISEMENTS renew*! every day; nduertitemen'iiin terted ?>, th ? Wkkki.\ IIkiiai.d. Fa HILT IUkai.k, um/ in the tXtHfnrnii i and F.dxtione, JliB PRINTING ejumttea teith r.eatn'H. che>wneit and de nutcA. 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A paper published iu the latter place gives what purports to b'- a detailed account of tlie battle, while other journals in Montgomery and Richmond have despatches highly flattering to the rebel cause; but we need hardly say that these rumors are not entitled to much j credit. The Naval Department at Washington has received no official intelligence whatever on the subject, nor does it expect any such until the arrival of tlie Connecticut, which may occur now within a few days. No crcdcncc is given by the Navy Department to the story that the Colorado and Niagara were damaged in the fight, as stated by General Bragg, or wen: present at all, in whatever action took place, and for the very good re.ison that the Colorado wo* not there, and that the Niagara draws too much water to have been iu the position assigned to her by the rebel accounts. That there has been a battle be tween the forces of Colonel llarvey Brown at Fort Pickens and the rebel troops of General llragg at Pensacola, however, is not doubted by the govern ment at Washington. The report of the Secretary of War is complete, and represents that the United States government has now C(H),000 men in service. Mr. Cameron says that, considering the brief period occupied in raising this immense force, the army is in a won derful state of organization and discipline. 15y the arrival of the transport Ocean Queen at this port yet ten! ay, from Port Royal, we are in formed that Commodore Dupnnt had transferred liis flag from the Wabash to the Susquehanna, and that he, together wiih Gcueiul Sherman, Bad just returned to Hilton I! : il in the steamer McClellau, having lauded a force of United States marines on Tybec Island, who had commenced re pairing the fortifications and constructing now ones. A fleet of eight gunboats was atand.oroS l'ybee to cover the troops in esse of necessity. The rebels had sunk two vessels between Tybee Island ami Fort Pulaski, in the narrow part of the Savannah river channel, to prevent the Heel from getting to that city. A small schooner had been *eut up to one of the islands above Hilton Head to lond cotton, and would sail iu a few days, by order of the naval authorities. The licet that was lilting out at Hilton Head for another expedition was ready and awaiting orders, which were expected by the Bienville, which had just an ived as th* Ocean Queen came out. Beaulort was >til! unoccupied, and was not con sidered of importance at present; but two gun boats were still at anchor o(V that place, and the town was daily visited by officers of the army and navy. There had been no engagement between our troops and the rebels, nor had nny of the enemy been M:en either at Hilton Head or Beaufort. The health of our army is good. The wharves and storehouses in course of erection were progress ing, and were being filled with stores and provi sions. Despatches from General Hosccrans. received at the War Department yesterday, do not report any ?aaterial change in bis command. General I'.en Jham had been placed ender arrest, it was said, for permitting the escape of General Floyd M?d his forces. Deserters from tbe rebel army, who have just Come into General Stone's camp at Poolesville state that groat dissatisfaction exists among the troops of the Twenty-first Missi-sippi regiment. tsp?oUlly in the two companies ot that corps >hic)i are composed of Irishmen. They are repre pented a* being quite discontented, and suuiuus to leave. No doubt they feel that, though resident* of the South, they are on the wrong side. Our news from Missouri represent* Ben- McCul loch and his army of rebels rapidly advancing back wards into Arkansas. General Price, however, is said to bo still roaming northwards. The latter had issued an ubsurd proclamation to the citizens of Missouri, the gist of which is a lament over the indifference of the people to the call of Jeff. Davis for soldiers to resist the lawful authority of the government, Our news, compiled from Southern journals to day, and published in another column, will be found full of interest. Our dates from New Orleans arc to the 18th of November. THE NEWS. A most crowded and enthusiastic mass meeting of citizens, In favor of the election of C. Godfrey Gunthcr to the Mayoralty, was held last evening in Irving Hall and in the street in front of it. The Hon. Henry Nicoll presided at the inside meeting, where speeches were made by Joe Hoxie, J. H. Anthon, Richard Busteed, Conrad Swackhamer, Theodore E. Tomlinsonaml Henry Arcularius. The proceedings were marked by great enthusiasm. Speeches were made from the stand outside by German orators. There were large delegations present from the various wards, with the usual ac companiments of music, torches, banners and transparencies. The friends and supporters of George Opdyke , held a ratification meeting last evening in the Cooper institute. Ex-Judge Cowles presided, and J speeches were made by David Dudley Field, llou. James R. Briggs and others. The t-peechea who plentifully interlarded with singing. By the arrival of the British mail steamer Kar- | nak we have later dates from Havana and Nassau. The news of the arrest of Mason and Slidell had been received in Havana, and had caused great excitement. The Mexican expedition had not yet sailed. The Nassa Guardian of the 20th ult. re ports the arrival of the British guuboat Steady, from New York, Charleston and the coast of Ame rica, with the statement that "this is the vessel that was fired at by one of the federal steamers of America." A letter received by Elwood Walter, Esq., Secretary of the Board of Underwriters, dated Malaga, November 8, stales that Ihe day pre vious there was a report that aSonthern privateer, a three masted schooner, painted black, was cruising off that port, but the report needs con firmation. It possibly has arisen from a similarity of appearances to a vessel that was oft' Malta ' on the 24th ultimo, where the commander gave I a receipt to a pilot, signed "Shakespeare,'' and on the 2!)th ultimo a similar vessel was seen in the Straits of Messina, a large part of her crew being blacks. There have been easterly gales in the Mediterranean, and it is just possible that the same vessel may have beeu oft' here as reported. Captain Nathaniel Gordon, of the slave ship Erie t convicted of piracy, was yesterday sentenced in the United States Circuit Court to be hanged on the 7th of Febrnary aext. The prisoner has a young and interesting wife and a lovely child. United States Marshal Murray baa been ordered by the Secretary of State to proceed to Fort McHenry to investigate some matters connected with the existing treason. The exports or breadstuff* to Europe during the past week were 1,000,000 bushels grain, and 61,155 barrels of flour? a slight falling off from the shipments of the past six weeks. Four tenement buildings were destroyed by fire in Alexandria, Virginia, on the 27th ult. Loss $5,000. Ex Marshal Kane, of Baltimore, is to be released from Fort Warren on his parole for three weeks, to attend upon his father-in-law, who is dangerously , sick. The steamer Vanderbilt, on her way up to Alba ny, on Wednesday night, met with a slight accident, and was compelled to lay up. Her passengers took the Hudson River Railroad ears. The iron Fides for the iron clad government steamer now building in this city are being manu factured in Troy. There appears to be a hitch in the niovemeuts of the famous Vermont cavalry regiment. It is said, however, that they will certainly pass through New York this week. A letter has been received in Troy from the Thirteenth regiment . Colonel Frisby. stating that the bodies of three of the members of the regi men^ who were attached to the foraging party of Captain Lunning, had been found in the woods, perfectly naked, two with their throats cut. and the other with his head taken entirely of. This look* as if the black Hag was flying. The cotton market was ajrain higher yesterday, and closed a' in advance of per lb. The salts embraced about 1 ,*oo bales, chi'liy to spinners , at U7 );c. i*r lb. for middling upland*. Tha flour market wat sternly und m>.re active, and firm at the close for nio^t grades, though without change of rnomont in prices. Wheat was uctivo and tirro , with ft good demand f r export, 1 though w About diauge of m?uwt.t iu quotations, j Corn was more active, and rather firmer, inrludiug gates 1 uf Western mixed for expert, at fl^c. a 04>-. afloat, with son* Main *'"re '',,rk wa" unchanged except lor prune mess, which was easier, .^aies of mess wci? made at tl'J 60 a $1."., and uf prime at fs 50 a V> Sugar* ware firm, with sales ni'uut J'SOuJOO hUds. CoiUie ,(1. c, ,n and a? tire, whins 'he ufc.?s emhruced 9,000 bans of ):;<> at 1.1 V. alTc., and 1,400 do. Cey'o? atlDc. lreight ? Engagements ?er< moderate and rates un changed and somewhat unsettled and irregular at the close, owing mainly to the fact that the underwriters hiol come to thu determination, .ti account of the capture and destruction of the ?hip Hurvey Kirch by the Nash villi-, ti? raise their war policies "f insurance l'r"m 1 to .} per cent on both ves sels and cargoes for European pot ts. The Krmixk Traii.ino i\- thi: Djkt.-- The abo lition pup-rs of this city are busily engaged in holding up the condition of the ermine, in which our judires are supposed to bo enrobed, as drag ging in ilii- mire, and covered with the mud of corruption. After having bespattered thom t-cives. moreover, so wot'ully as actually to de serve hooMng after, the learned gentlemen of the bench are represented a* howling hi the top of their Iujijt-:- "See what villany." "ace v. hat roguery." The election of judges was once supposed t ?? posse** a sanctity of charac ter almost equal to the appointment of clergy men. Th'i Kinctity of the clerical xnd legal gow u was regarded a? lost if in the slightest de gree sullied. Now, howev er, according to the abolition newspapers i. is proper tor them to pay a few bundled dollars for nominations to positions on (lie bench, t.tke a receipt, tor the same, and if, perchance, they are not- elected to cry out. ??fraud. "swindling!" They are like pickpockets who having been foiled in their at tempts to rob. consider themcol\TS shamefully treated, and person illy nggrieved by their in t eiijed victims. A more impudent representa tion ran hardly be imagined t/iau thifc which ha been made in the namo of t!)-> judges, defeated at the late county election. The city has had a fortunate escape in their defeat. Foot* and Thkiii Mosey Soon I'lruKu- -Men in judicial positions buying their nominations under the pl?n of paying for printing and dis tributing tickets. We imagine that certain par ties have found that such an operation is not one of the qualifications that the public admire in judges, and that there is an opinion that it needs something else to tit a man to sit upon the bench. Our Mayoralty B1ms?1ob-!? ffrvr Yorll j City to b? Abolition!***' i Now York city is the great centre of the po- ' liticftl ideas and party organization* and move ments of this country, as it is the cent i? of the commerce and the settling house of the finan cial attaint of this continent. The moral and material power of this great metropolis has been most strikingly illustrated in this war lor the Union. It was the grand popular mass meeting at Union square, in April last, which roused our loyal States to arms, as by the blast of a trumpet, and since that day the city of New York, in its contributions of men and money and ships and warlike equipments, by land and sea, has been a tower of strength to the government and a terror to its enemies. But still more important in behalf of the gov ernment than her millions of money, lier thou sands of soldiers and her hundreds of ships, is the commanding moral influence of New V ork city, from her enthusiastic ratification and sup port of the conservative war policy of Mr. Lin coln's administration. While this city holds this position it is strong, and the government is .strong; but let the popular opinion of New York at this crisis be bo divided as to give the | radical abolition clement a lodgment in our midst, and our city will be shorn of its glory and its strength, and the government iU-elf will goon be at the mercy of our abolition disorgan izes. Since the outbreak of this war our old politi cal party landmarks and divisions have disap pcared. In support of our federal administra, tion all loyal conservative men of all parties have joined hands upon "Honest Abe Lin coln's" policy, the "integrity of tho Union." I Hut against this conservative policy, and in op J position to the administration, the abolition tac tion of the North has arisen, and i- using all its arts, all its instruments and ovory opportunity, to shape tho public opinion of the North in favor of the abolition policy of "emancipation or separation." The corner stone of the abo lition temple is, "no union with slaveholders. Accordingly, if our abolition agitators cannot succeed in abolishing slavery by fire and sword in our revolted States, they are in favor of cut ting ofT those ^States into a separate confede racy, according to the programme of Jeff. Davis and his confederates. This is the issue now presented to the people of this metropolis? "the integrity of the Union." including, as far as possible, the constitutional compromises and securities to Southern slavery and State legislation, on the one hand, and the abolition programme of "emancipation or sepa ration" on the other hand. Under ordinary cir cumstances, an election for Mayor of New York would be a bagatelle, a local affair of no great consequence to anybody except the can didates concerned and their several little cliques of office expectants and spoilsmen. But in this case n great national issue is involved, to wit: ? j Shall this city hold fast to its proud and con servative position as the citadel of the "integ rity of the Union," or shall it be turned over to the abolitionists and their insane war cry of "emancipation or separation.' The abolition meeting at the Cooper Institute the other evening substantially proclaimed this policy of "emancipation or separation, in the Fremont endorsing resolution. It was very broadly proclaimed in the elaborate abolition speech of Charles Sumner, which wis directed entirely to an armed crusade for the extirpation of Southern slaven. This disorganizing speech was cordially endorsed by the meeting, of which George Opdyke was first Vice President, and of i which such malignant abolition fanatics as i Dr. Cheever. Oliver Johnson and William Goodell were associate Vice 1 'residents. Mr Opdyke has thus completely identified himself with the radical abolition and negro equality faction. Not, satisfied with this, his especial newspaper organs - the lining Font and New York Tribune? art among the most active aboil- j tion instruments in the work of undermining , and breaking down Mr. Lincoln's conservative j administration. If they cannot rule it they will i ruin it, and Mr Opdyke is a party to this nn holv alliance. . , . _ Two-thirds and more of the popular vote of this city, upon a fair test, would be cast against this abolition combination, and it is doubt ful of success even with our conservative vote di vided between two candidates. Wood and Gunther. But why this division'.' Mr. Gun ther is a good man, and would doubtless make 1 an acceptable Mayor; but his friends know, or ought to know, that in voting Tor him their votes are thrown away. The issue is between Wood and Opdyke; and we can assure tho men of lam many ITatl that there are many republicans ot the city who, upon this issue, will support Wood, because of the abolition affiliations of I Opdyke. llow much more. then, should it be the first object of Tummany Hall to defeat flic abolition faction in their designs upon our loyal , and conservative city. I Elect Opdyke, aud we may next expect a general abolition uprising to drive ['resident, Cabinet and Congress iuto u war of ex termina tion against; Southern slavery, and next the amied intervention of England and France to put an end to tbi* cotton destroying way. JV feat Opdyke, and abolitionism is checked, and the government goes on it,- way rejoicing, compael, harmonions and on the right path to a restoration of the Union. Opdyke can be over whelmingly defeated by anything like ,i junction of the forces opposed to him. Lot old Tam many come to the rescue; she will at. least. lose nothing in the election ol \N nod, while she will gain nothing but disgrace and an overruling abolition oligarchy in the election of Opdyke. Thk J\Fi.r8xcK ok TrtK Umiui.u.? Judged by the character attributed to the Hkrai n t?y the abolition daily paper? the '/Inland Tribune the influence of this journal is omnipotent and omnipresent. The according to them, has mows power over terrestrial affairs than any journal, prince or potentate ?n earth. It de clares war. makes peace, governs the destinies ol' whole people*, U guides the administra tion at home and represents it abroad. Such is the influence attributed to this journal in some of tl;e editorial columns of our abolition con temporaries, while iu others we are said to have 110 weight with (lie public at all. I IFDYKK AMI 11 18 ABOI.lTiOK ASSOIIUTKS.- - At the recent Sumner meeting the republican can didate for Mayor w as one of the Vicc Presidents, occupying a beat by the side of Oliver Johnson, of the Anli-Slavtry Standard, and other shining light* <?f that faith. He, by that act, gave his endorsement to the emancipation measures of the abolitionists and their crusade against the I institutions of the South. Js it the desire of the I voters of this city to endorse abolitionism at the ! polls on Tuesday next? If not, the? let them I YOte against Optyke. The Coming Age of Great Men. The material progress of the United Stat** for the last thirty years Is without a parallel in the history of the world. From a third rate the republic has become a first rate Power. Its population from ten million* has grown to thirty. It has been the refuge of downtrodden humanity in the British empireUnd throughout all Europe. Labor, surplus and redundant in other lands, has migrated to the New World, and found ample and remunerative employ ment. The emigrants from the Old World have not only brought their labor to the American market for, the rapid developemcnt of the re sources of the country, but they have brought a vast amount of money, which has been em ployed in the same work, and has contributed ' 'to swell the aggregate wealth of the republic. Those results have been brought about by the practical genius and talent of tbe country, constructing railroads and canals, improving the navigation of the great water courses, in

venting and multiplying steamboats, and other appliances for the advancement of the useful arts; developing agriculture to a high state of perfection, and thus creating vast wealth as the capital for manufactures, and for a trade and commerce which have entered into suc cessful rivalry with the first maritime nations of the earth, whose long possession had given them so great an advantage in the race. Thus its practical men have made the country what it is. But while it has been going forward with unprecedented activity in all the elements of material prosperity, its political condition lius been every day becoming more and more degraded, falling into the hands of lawyers without clients, illiterate loafers, professional vagabonds unci demagogues North and South. Such was the wonderful prosperity of the coun try, an d the scope afforded for the pursuit of wealth, that men of talent, Indust ry and integ rity avoided politics, and left them to be man aged by rogues and rowdies. Corruption at first stealthily worked its way into the govern ment, and afterwards rushed headlong like a mountain torrent, manifesting itself in every branch of our complex political system ? in the town council, in tbe Mayoralty, in the judica ture, in the Stale Legislature, in the State ex ecutive, in the halls of Congress, and at last in ?he very Cabinet of the federal government. Men of the worst character, and the most igno rant and degraded, have been chosen to repre sent tbe people. This unfortunate state of political affairs was highly favorable to (he operations of the con spirators, North and South, who combined to breakup the Union and to form two govern ments? one in which there should be only free labor, and the other in which the labor should be only slave. The politicians at the North played into the hands of the politicians at the South, and the traitors of the South played Into the hands of the traitors at the North. The secessionists and the abolitionists played into each other's hands, so as to bring about a dis ruption of the government and a division of the country into two republics, in each of which these men might respectively rule supreme. Shutout from power and pelf? -for the Union sentiment was too strong for them both North and South they calculated upon having a mo nopoly of the loaves and fishes, as well as of the honors, in their own sections, il' they could only effect a partition of the republic into two ? one North and one South. The machinations of these corrupt politicians have resulted in civil war. But (hat is tbe very cure that has become necessary tw destroy tbe corruption that was eating out the vitals of (be nation and undermining all public virtue. It will sweep away I he old rotten politicians as the devouring flames in ihe prairie consume tbe ( stubble and the avass. leaving not a vestige be- | hind: and good and great men will taka their j places in the councils of the government and , in fhe administration of the political affairs of ] the country. Thus will the war kindle a noble ambition which will burn out the vices and meanness which have disgraced and nearly ruined the country, and restore the republic to a healthy condition, in which the political con trol will be in the hands of practical men and j men of genius. The day of demagogues ami of fanatics and foots is fast passing away, never to return. Opoykk ami Aboutiomsm. ? l.ei those voters of Ihe city of New York who do not worship the infernal nigger and believe in fhe creed of Garrison; Luey Sfone. and abolitionists gents rully, remember that Mr. Opdyke was ou<- of the Vice Presidents at the abolition gathering at fhe Cooper Institute. and hits been for some time past hand and glove with Greeley in all his anti-administration schemes, always caucusing and worMng with Greeley and the rabid repub licans at the State conventions. Tub Oohporation Advertising. ? The Board j of Supervisors. in acting upon the knowledge i that the Hkkai.d in the newspaper of (tic largest circulation published in the city- and they might ? with equal safety have said the world mid that the publication in its columns of the ennv.-i.-y will give it the wide, -it possible publicity, more s? t than if published in all the other nineteen papers to which it wa.-< utveji last yenr, hare in i augn rated a very sensible change in the selec i I ion of advertising mediums. Mr. lilunt remarked very properly that it was time this giving of Corporation advertising to papers of small cir culation and smaller influence was stopped. Twenty-one thousand dollars had been spent in advertising in ihis way during the present year and he rightly regarded it as. for the most p.-irt, money absolutely thrown away. Jn future the canvass will be advertised ex clusively iu the Huu.viiO, whore every one will have an importunity of seeing it. It will be well tiir the State and general governments to follow the example of the Supervisors, instead of sustaining the obscure and crippled journals tha. can be of no service either to the govern ment, or people. The public, we are sure. M il! not be slow to appreciate this one step in the right direction. OfUYKH A\f? THE UlACK Fl.AU 01 ABOLITION ISM. Op dyke having raised t he black flag and gone over to the abolitionists, let all who have any regard for the Stars and Stripes vote against him on Tuesday next. Steamboat I'olllaion and Drnwulnn of Soldier*. CurciK!*ATT, Xov. .10, 1881. The strainer Utile Creole, from Cincinnati for Pitts burg, deeply ladec, and the (trainer t-'alktone, from Ka nawha, with a portion of Colonel J.ytho'i Tenth Ohio regi mrnt, colliled ia?t night, seven miles above this city The concur i on knocked eight or Ian foMlers Into tlio river, and It is thought all but our wi>rc drowned, 'fha cargo of the Bellr Creole was valiitd at twenty thousand dollars, and in uuurvd iaCinclauati utCas. rirws from wasWnston. The Annual Report of the War Department. Over Six Ilimdred Thousand ^ Union Soldiers in the Field. Secretary Cameron's Position on the ! Emancipation Question* Reports from Gen. Stone's and Gen. ILosecrans' Divisions. Dissatisfaction Among the Rebel Troops on the I'pprr Potomac, Ao" Ao-- Ac. Wahiiwotow, Kot. 30. 1K8I^. r" !""" >??I ondlntl. U very loyal sutl^ to rSt d'SpO8il,0n of lhe ?**>??? >? number. t0 arnu in "^whelming ed by the rebels to destroy the ro.teral JL "P'0' it ral,, (mo our h?d.(^t I Whe" b. Immediately turned ay?lnst them tha/c ^rah'" d n.groc. aliould be put ,o work on fortmiation^o^ mg bridge, ^engaged a. hostler,. wagoner., homeshoers *c. ,&c., anil that they should be paid Tor their labor if ' "opinion that under n? circumstances should any siuvi' zb::::zz* rebel m^ter be ^ From present appearance,, . proposition will be brought before Congress authorizing each commanding General . or u h T . ' ,b*1 aft8r the exp, ration ricf period, to be uamed, that property of every description, recognized as hUch " si srinwhich Sal. C"n0HC,"ed if lh0 thereof under such State law. does no, w,,ht? the time mentioned takeS f mU?*to,KB ?? 'b? federal government. RKCONNOI9SANCK TOWARDS MANASSAS A gentleman who arrived from the Virginia sido nf th . Potomac to-day states that the Fifty seventh and Si,ty ?I?.?rrnl80f,N>WYork-,h9 U,ter by til l made a reconnoissance from Spri,En?ld which is nine miles from Alexandria, on Thut*dav and' rrrw'rr'T be?vou,, ?,,r ^ ?' -P.? , eight ZIZ' H ::ri'r- * * *** ? - -.s RKPORTS 'ROMTHIMB*,. CAMPS- - WMATKKICTIOM 1 THK RUBFt SOI.Dt RltM. ??? fii " 'l9spalch from General Stone, give, the n'st of the statement of the rebel defter whose arrival ,. r!\ fUoBe's ''"""1'wrters WiW mentioned in the nesAir, a despatches yesterday To ? Major Onuu,. lMUttJES?"""*- Kw' '??? ^TVKPSr?^^^-3R? Urtisw * ,?? ?? "~rr,ubj',,s u?. ?> neglect when nick and want nr , veu ?r, i force in the viclui.v of Zl ?o"l ,0lul lied Inform, rs say there are no troop, h, , ? ? *" ?as Jurction and Goo* creek, on Gun Spring,! ' C. P. STONE, Brigadier Ueueral. NKWS FROM OKN. KOSECBANS' DIVISION. Owpufches have been received at the am, v head rzz^zr Rosecr#"8- ,,vv of ssrjsr ? ??5^5 t'A ITI.'KK Of TWO BCHOOKEBg B* THK RKBFI STKAMKR PAOK. ?he#^K M'Tr' ?f ,r" ?ySter Kl0<,,, Ur,,0,?- 'bat escaped clulh?8 of th* on Thursday n;ght , confirms ^ statement of faptain Paul. He say. he !aw,be C> ' e a nZ^.K y";'mU " Cn <k- ??e loaded with ? ? Dd h; ?th"r w,th luui1'" for the government. The ^ ,hf* Joh" V ?f lialtimore. Tliere Here row war P nP"T, lhp b"UCrl",t 'h,U n'6ht bwMt? "<? IV1? wa < . (W of them, an oyster boat, has ,u? yet come up W,'" r '?^ < ?Nc; COAST AND I.ARK I)KKKNCK?. The correspondence between the Cabinet and the thoritie. ol! tho State of Maine nets fofth the police ?f the administration on the subject of ,:onn ,?d Uke' de fencea, and the same will be made the of a - clal me.fc0pe to Congress. Hence the Pecretarv of <t'ite has declined the request of thottovernor, of other .Strifes for it.i publication, it is underrtood. however, rl.nt the - daialgoreruroent will accept the lo,n of won. v from o h,'"; 'T7, T ,lrfrn"^f Mch tbe moriev , , T? ' lhe M, r;" fioverntieut , an,] reiD1'. bnrsed within a reasonaMo time, for which government bonds on inue are to he is? ItKPOBTKIt CATTURH OF A I'AWIO OF WAK VFNtTJOK? FROM ( AV ADA. Authentic information hasbcei. received here that a stnal!, light draft i.'anadian steamer has been sei ,, 0ff ^coastof Maine by a United States revenue ?'?" lh"rs">d sprinneld ?n? - I.V ,y,.nr. boots, bank n,p,.rf ca,,s and munition, oi war. she was cleared from Osnnda. an, I ???. ,,1r?0 was consigned to t artie. in the Southem states. ARItlVAI.S OF CONTiKESMlK.V |\,-| rnrv.- tlv 7KU" ?r' ???-CKV. AND CItKKN, OF 'wjtn"" s evidently let"; excitement than heretofore on |i.e eve of the reassembling of Con,T,^, and ?m,.nr?. tueiy fewer arrivals or members, anion* whom i?s,?k. t'u- Powell, of Kentucky. Antony th - ("on);re.-sion?! arrivals to-night were e..?n ?,>rs Halo, Sumner, Ttiomp/on, I er'er. Mtmnonr. 1> ?"'?ijden, Morrill, King and Ten Fy.-k; ?nJ Ki.-j.r ??. 4; Hvr- Blair, Hickman. Tr.-or. Wall, Pike, 1 ,'.M- den B?>ter, Kice of Maine, Merrill. Walren. rW;kt|,t lu!rton Mi, illrld and Nearly ?U the mc:uU,d of both Homes from the loyaLState* are aireai t here Senator C.reea, or turned in Washington t.t day, to the surprise o; every I- ya| til u ? he Is on parole ^Vlce-I'rw.ident Hamlin and family arrived th.s GKMERlt. (,'Al.KI CUSHING. A stroi'g eflort bus been tuning by the trimd* cf Caleb Cufhinjt to induce the President to appoint that erratic statesman to the position or Hriga<li< r General ,n tbc iirm) . but i! hts not and probably will not i? done. C?!oU ? word iw not njfliciently clean, it is th-mghi, fo en! run htm w.tli a brigade of loyalist?. TESTING THK KLISWORTH C*VXON. The twonty F.ilfworth gmswhioh arrived here thij week from Worcester. Mm*., were teste! at the Ar?enal to-day. under the nu(w>rvi?k>n of t'olouel hingfburytof Gen> ral MeCle'.'an'a stall", *v itli tbo nio^t aahstactory ros'tlly. It was found thut ibeir ra?ij;e at tlve di-greei elevation was about two mi',e? ,at ten ilegr.T* three irules, ' and at twenty degree* the hMIs went out >f sifbt. It is ^la. tried that an ex|*rt can ftre one of tt,e?? guns twenty time* a ni.mita This battery wa.? ordered bythogo verr, merit about the 1st of Ortobor, ult. Home of them are to b? aligned to (Un<ral Vanks. Ib'.ve gut# ar* named after the lamented Colonel Klicuortb, bc<auK*he wu the first to order the arm for has regiment DKgTRtXriON OF A SCTI.EJt'S KSTABMSSIfK*T EV1IKK. A Ore occurred to right in tba oeritre of the eity, de stroying a sutler a establishment, with or.a or two hoiars. Il ww extiuguishad mainly by the efforts of soldier* This cs anotlior evtdeneo of the ineflli leucy of tleiWarh in^ton fire departmaot , and tba ntccsiiii} o;' a rst-.v orgaui tatiou. TnE WORLD'S KAIIt IN I.ONP0N. Tho Commissioners for the World's l air have Ken ac lively engaged ^uriiig tbc past wttk, in ptrfcctiOg their res; ents. .A|k'*?t8 bean" appointed In the vfl ous 81k ten and larfc* cttlM *? solicit contribution manufacture!, agrlcolfc l,al product torn, ke. It* loa ?plrit among the Commit *,onenl ?? Colonel B. P. John the veteran Secretary of Sew York Agricultural clljr, who toot a promirna. 1 Part Crystal Pi Exhibitio^wn yoars since. DIBTINOOIHIIE?> . Among the distinguished struts 'n l'ie C"T ' A. T. Oatt, the Finance Minister of y <*???*?. wlu> ?? In company with Seuatar Keet<eu<i<V '? of i evening, TOE rRISOKElU IN THE OMV <? * ^,T01" There are now oouilned in the building V "10WD " ^ Old Capitol seventy five prisoner* of war. PKISHt VESSELS CONI'KMMCD. The District Court has condemnod the whoomv*^ and John T. Rvar.s, heretofore seized uniVf tbe^ ^ ading act. MILITARY MOVEMENTS IN NEW TOR EIGHTY-SEVENTH REGIMENT, N. Y. 8. BROOKLYN RIFLES. The above regiment will leave for the seat of wiar Monday. A stand of colors will be presented by the? of Ilrooklyn on that day. at twelve o'clock. Them 1 ment will march down Broadway from Palace Card | and cross over to Brooklyn by the I' niton ferry. ' presentation will take place on Reaiscn street, betwi Court and Clinton, and will bs quite au interesting afll as most of the soldiers are cltiaens of the "City Churches." The regiment is Dow full , and coninma by the efficient Col. Dodge. THE IRISH BRIGADE. Acting Brigadier General Meagher returned front buy yesterday evening, having made arrangements the departure on Tuesday nest, the 3d Instant, of i remainder of his brigade. In pursuance of an order pi Jished on Saturday , the officers of the Four. hand rl regiments, and the men on furlough, will report MM selves at Fort Schuyler to-day. C?lonel Nugent, of the Sixty -ninth regiment, has tl graphed that his command is once more in Virginia the very best spirits, anxious and cagor to emulate efforts and achievements of their old namesakes. Tl are stationed about nine miles below Alexandria, on i I'otomac; the .Sixty-third (Third Irish) are also encamf in the same vicinity. As soon as the Fourth and Fi reach the Old liouiinion. the brigudo will forma part the division under the command of General Sumner. " division has already been assigned a very import position, and the city of New York, without doubt, x hear honorable mention of these adopted sons of hers w are uow marching under such brilliant prospects scenes of activity. TO THE EDITOR OK THE HERALD. Fort SCBUYLBR, Nov 30,18M The undersigned, In behalf of the officers of their Brigade, beg loa ve to contradict a statement which peared in your issue of yesterday, to the effect t Edward Mulverhlll, who Is now under arrest for stabb John McKoaruan, was a lieutenant in the Irish Brige He never was anything more than a private, and was c charged previous to his arrest. He passed himself off an officer by wearing (without authority) the uniform a lieutenant. J. P. CLOONEY.Capt. Co. E, R8th reg't. JOHN SMITH, Capt. Co. A, 88th reg't. WM. HORGAN.Capt. Co. H.,88th regt. JOHN W. BYNN, Ueut. Co. K. 88th reg't THOS. MURPHY, Lieut. Co. A. 88th reg't HENRY FOX, C*pt. Co. A, 10th cavalry. We made a mistake in the name of the Second Lien nant, Company B, First regiment, Irish Brigade, should have been John Joseph Gosson. MARCY RIFLES. The Marcy Rifles are now incorporated into and fe the Sixth regiment Iris*h Brigade, under the gallant lei ership of Brigadier General Thomas F. Meagher. I know of no regiment with fairer suspires or io ra< flourishing condition titan this new organization. I ceivlng the sanction of the general government, a under the aegis of Meagher, who has now taken th< under his wing, it promises to excel in stamina and get rsl appearance of Jits men any that have left the cl during the war. Col. Kavanagh and Miyor liurke a untiring in their exertions to make this a model organu ation. The headquarters of the regiment aro at No. 5 Broadway. It Is requested that all the officers connect with the organization will moot to morrow, at thr o'clock precisely , at No. 646 Broadway, ?s business of t greatest importance will be brought before the Board Officers. LETTER FROM COLONEL CORCORAN TO LADY FRIEND IN THIS CITY". Miss Teresa Esmonde, of this city, hue received t following letter from Colonel Corcoran, of the &ixty-nio regiment, in reply to one from her. The tono is ch<x ful, and ho looks forward to the time when he shall be I stored to his family aud friends:? CASTtK PiytTKSMTf Soi"ffl Caboli.ya , Oct. 21,1861. Mv Dkar Feiunu: ? I have the honor to acknowledge tho receiptor jo very kind uote of tho 16th of August last, whiuh has jii reached ids. You cab scarcely imagiuo what joy tho i i colpt of a letter from nay quarter, under present clrcut ! stances, afford*. How much more go, then, when em nat in,; from one of Iroiaud's noblest daughters, and o for whom I have always entertained the highest e.stee aud regard. You have been kind enough to say thai have nobly sustained the Irish character. Indeed, I re satisfied that I labored to the utmost of my ability, wl no higher ambition than to make the Sixty -ninth wortl ! of tho pcoplo they represented. There are many oth items iv.itaineU in your favor on which I would like Hay much, or at least not leave altogether unnoticed, b f must retrain from doing so at the present, and until may have the pleasure of seeing you. With best wish for Your happiness and welfare, belie re me your mo sincere friend, MICHAEL CORCORAN. RELEASE OF MARSHAL KANE ON PAROL] HotrroN, Nov. 30, 1801. Marshal Kane, of Baltimore, has been released fro Fort Warren on parole, to be absent three weaks, to ? tend the funeral of his father in law. llnrwalk (Coan>) Mayoralty Klvettoa. Xouwalk, Conn. , Nov. SO, 1801. The Hon. George R. Cholwell, of the Arm of Choi w? Brothers, New York, was to day re-elected Mayor of th city by the almost unanimous vote of the people. He wi tlx Cnion candidate. Personal Intelligence. Senator Harris ami family, of Albany; Hon. John 1 Hali , of New Hampshire; Hon. I,. Van Murker, Hon. ' M. Pomeroy, and Mrs. William H. Seward and daughte . of Albany , Hon. J.. F. S. Foster and wife and Colon I Abell. of Mount Harris; Hon. F. A. pike and wife,i | Maine, and the members of the Congressional Investiga 1 ln? Committee, left this city yesterday for Washington. 1 Captain Muir, of the mail stoamer Canada, is slDppit at the New York Hotel. Hon. C. ChafTer, of Msfsnchusetts; W. .1 . Hammer ley, of Hartford; J. B. Austin, of Chicago: t'orce'.lrts Wi I ford, of Loudon.. England, and T. O. Appleton, of Boh in are stopping at the Brevoort House. II. heeds, of Connecticut; W. Brown and wife, < New Havoc; E. S. Howell and wife, of San Francisco; I M. Robinson, of Rhode Island, and H. W. Simmons, < Ifassaclw.etts, are stopping at the lafarge House. lion. Horace May Dard, of Tennessee: Judge W. F. A W, of Oswego; Mr. Czonski, of Canada; B. richotleld, < Mexico; Major C. W. Kurthcrand Major Sprague, of th I nited >taten Army ; Robert l'umeroy, of I'iltslleld, a r stopping at the St. Nicholas Hotel. Colonel l.amoi and wife, of Wa- h;ni:'cn; Jtidgs CUITort of Portland; A. M. Sherman, of Newburg: Judgo Millet of Roche.- tor: W H. Peahody aud wife, oi Hultalo; O. F New hal I, T. V. and !S. B. Cornell, C. O. lit wis and wil and i'. W . Badger and wife, of Boston, are stopping a ti e Fifth Avenuo Hotel. II. I". Mi:11a?, of tho ruitotl States Army; H. R. Onggs Iiitll, 2nd R. Hr'irgi. of Philadelphia; V A. Taylor, o Mica; K. F. Hriggs, of Boston; H. II. Forsyth, of Chicago W. 11. l/.ieh. and wife, of Kdward's Ferry, and George 0 Jones. of Albany aro -:to, pi#.' at 111" Metropolitan Hotel Captain Lyons aud Lieatenaut Royer* , of H. B. M steai.ier Racer: H. aud Mr*. I'. Gordon, of Xew Jorsey Fox.<?. <j. Williams, H. F. Vail and daughters ..of Nes York. Charles A Miller, John Harrison and Mr. Rachi of 1'hlladelpbi*, and Arthur Rartl', of Eugland, arc stop pmi, at the Clarendon Hotel. Hon. .'amee n. 'irahnm and W. I'Lelps, Jr., of Delhi Mrs. hatigford. of Utioa; A. S. Mitchell and family, o Washington; .i. H. Smith, of New llaven; Mr. Doubled*] ?n<! family. E. Bartittt and wife, and H. Maxwell am wife, of New York . and T. E. Tweedy and T. A. iteake, o Danbury . are stopping at the Albemarle Hotel. Hon. A.-G. Washington; Hon. .1. D. Howe an' wi'.1, of Wisconsin; Col. Z. H. Barton and Joun Tucker, d Philadelphia; H. J. Hastings, of Albany ; W. W. Wright the Canal Commissioner fleet, snd W.A.Hall, of His tings, arc Slopping at the Astor House. Arrivals and Departures. inRIVAt?. imi N?ss*c. N P? Steamship KaruaH? Lieui Col M' Donald. Serund W I regiment, lady anl child; Mi P< IV.', lady and Mifunt. Vr .1 P Alplionso nod -ervant, Mrs B One ?<>, Miss !?'. C Rlvetra, Mis> Jane Holland, Messrs 1 H titt'.tc.d, A I. Samara. Tie s ll ijlies, John B Fi rrade, u, K K S'nvHix. A ? astendyk. S A Einmeisou, F Huvls J 11 Uuuahue M Stivicr, A J Adderley, O t> Pcrlna, 8 Mura, S-.ila? Lanka, Ateisnder Meia, A Wharton. J B Hannah. C Premon, I Bradbury, T P Uawson, B Bradbury,.! Bradley Total -A. 1IKPAHTVRIW. SoU7>ii?ero.>? .Sieain*mp Saioaia? Prince Coostauita voi Wrede, Moscow; Mrs C E H John", Misa Johns, C Qraefe#. b?im, P Laroque, C c Schuitler, Uao Lu.Je. ke, Fr 8ehlealr, J Vnepeler, Miss Einilie Vt>egeler, Krne^t Mei^e, Chas Eslia goy, W in Sieiirecht, P A Nelson, Mew Y< rk; E Schul/, Hobo k :n; Bi rrihard Blelier, T1e;inu*h Scyrh, Jul Bunemnna, K Wallon, St " l).v?cher, San Frandsroi .lull Cor Beflker. K K.-hw?v/enl:aen, Mri Caroline Walton, I, GeldeuheiK. Helnr Harries. Mr and Mr* Scverlt, Juan B M*n :ne, 11 liemeinnna, Paul <'hatclus, Mi* Ostheritie Bode wiek, J'ih rc:ti Ulin>, N* v York: Job Bnache, Minnesota: .'?vieriio Key, Havana, Ed Tia ib Mis Adelltcld Kohle, 81 I. mis; I> Kpreekels, II flolt. mai,ir. San Franefao; MrsH Bourt;<iin, A Kuneit, Mrs M^na WiesenUoler, New York? and others in stcerase. Livihkool? Sie.nishlp E na? Mrs M A Walker, Mrs f W Kish<T and cfilld, < liristine Fsrelle, Mi? McCallum, Ame lia Kehl, Wm Ulaasow, Jr. wife, two sous slid three diuigk. i < j ,, M Is'cllmiin, Hoh* I: :liter, Will Smith. Fov T Bonner, Z I Mitchell, Mr Ltcsins. M ister Crofts Ma t' r Pmtcn. Rer Hugh McCaffrey, Chs? l>nrfee, A Sherardj H' t 'v I. n-nde, W ft Cochrane, J Foisiman and lady, Fran ..???in, ^ l'hui W ilion, Hits Mclkcnns, and oth?? U itce. H?. u- T '

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