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A MA 4 .1081 ,11 that adO Me iN 8 THE GREAT REBELLION. from First coffin beside his own grave--a make ready "aim fire This, if persistently followed wherever the disease exisis, will in course of time root it out. The need of such a remedy can be seen everywhere here in the barren felds and the empty granaries of the country, the ragged bodies, shoeless feet and pirited expreesion of the people. Not merely is the evil present, but it renches far into the future Th-ir grain is taken--they have none for the Wintertheir horses, mules and wagons are taken -they cannot prepare a crop for the coming year, and thus nothing is left them but starvation. Whle on Springtield and vicinity, I may as two well allude to the hospitals in this place.

There are used by the Nationals, and of them--the Court-house, the Bailey House, in possession of the Confederates. In the former are the wounded from the late skirmish rebels, and in the other between ZAGONTI and the of the number left here sixty-three men, remnants after the battle at Wilson's Creek. the battle, Major CONANT the hands of the physician left in Upon leaving here, after Soon after the departure of the deposited in charge National the gentleman in whose hands the $3,000 in gold. Army, left, became speculative, and in this state anoney was of mind proceeded to exchange the gold for paper, realizing pront of ten per cent. by the operation, which he pocketed.

Soon after the gentleman left, and tuned over the balance to his successor, who, of Course, was unable to buy necessaries for the same price that he could had he had gold. wounded have suffered very much from the want Our and various articles of clothipg, and of salt, medicines, that the women of this place became inter were it not ested, and contributed suen articles as were most Ingly Deeded, our men would have suffered severely. Only one National physician--Dr. MELCHO with them, and by his untiring zeal has not only sared many from the death to which hurrying under the neglect of his predecessors, but has endeared himself to his patients to an extent that leads them to regard him with aimost filial affection. It is a monstrous shame that, through the inhumanity and neglect of our officials, not only our brave dead must lie in hideous nakedness upon the battle-fields of Missouri, bit even the wounded must be neglected and plundered as if they were barbarous enemies, instead of brave, unfortunate friends.

Gen. Division arrived to-day, and we now have a force in Springfield of from 17,000 to 22,000 men. Opposed to this we have Gens. PRICE, HARDER, MoCULLocH and JOHNSON, with an available force of not far from 65,000. HARDEZ undoubtedly effected a junction with the balance yesterday, at or near Cass.

ville. HARDER is said to have brought a force of 24,000 men--a picked body of men, and the best drilled in the Southern army. If our comparative small force is compelled to breast this huge ware of rebellion, Heaven have mercy upon our souls and the cause for which our gallant soldiers are laboring! You have probably keard that while at Neosho, Jackson's Legislatuae held a session. They passed only two bills of importance-one an ordinance of secession, and another making Missouri State Scrip a legal tender for indebtedness. There is a email imbroglio between ZA99NTI.

of the Body Guard, and Major FRANK WHITE, of the Prairie Scouts. Yesterday the ladies of this place determined to present a flag to each of the above com. mands- -Major WHITE, with that grace peculiar to himself, received his flag and responded neat and appropriate -Major ZAGONYI refused to receive his, and with a view to explain this singularSty, requests me to give publicity to the following HEADQUARTERS, FREMONT BODY GUARD, SPRINGFIELD, Nov. 2, 1861. To Mrs.

Worrell and others, Ladies; of Spring field: LADIES: Your flattering otter 10 present a the Fremont Body Guard is appreciated and fully acknowledged. Some intimation of such a gift reached me late yesterday afternoon, and I much regret the mistake or misunderstanding which prevented a proper recognition of your kindness at that time. But it is with far more profound sorrow that I find myself compelled to dectine the proffered presentation. It would be idle to affect ignorance of the fact, that the same distinction has been conferred upon 8 body of men who, though placed under-my command upon the occasion to which your partiality, obliges mne to refer, deserted me at the very moment of confict, and exposed the officers and men of the Body Guard to a fate which the hand of Providence alone could avert. The honor of the soldiers under my command, dear to me as my own, I must not permit to be sullied or tarnished in the sightest degree.

The Union women of Springfield are too noble and generous to misinterpret this rejection of a testimoniel which, under other circ*mstances, would be so thankfully received and so highly prized. To the foriorn band which entered this city a few days ago, they gave a cordial welcome; to its patriotism their approval has added zeal their sympathy and tenderness are now softening the tedious confinement of its wounded, and they will pardon that scrupulous self-respect which forbids the Body Guard to share the rewards of a victory with those who refused to participate in its hazards. Respectfully, CHARLES ZAGONYI, Major Commanding Body Guard. The circulation of Gen. FREMONT'8 address announcing his withdrawal produced a profound impression.

Among the German element the excitement was strongest- or two companies throwing down their arms and declaring they would not serve. Among many the step is deemed inexpedient a battie is hourly expected, and it is thought that had this removal been effected in time to have reinforced LION or saved Lexington, or before the present anticipated battle was so near its consummation, or else been delayed till the battle wasjover, the thing would have been much more properly managed. It is only to be hoped that the removal at the present juncture will not so seriously derange matters as to affect the tremendous issue about to be tried. The entire Staff and Body Guard will leave with Gen. FREMONT to.

morrow for St. Louis; although I have been informed that if a battle is likely to take place within a very short time, all will stay to witness or participate in it. SPRINGFIELD, Monday, Nov. 4, 1861. At length the long agony is over.

Gen. FREmoNt has gone. Gen. HuNteR has now the command of the grand of the West. Not a half hour since, a cloud of dust fled fiercely to the northward, in which went a brass band playing a dirge-like airthe Body Guard, a quantity of staff officers, various disgusted centractors, prophesying in the intervals of blue profanity, ruin to the country, and Gen.

FREMONT. The dust went over the hills, and disappeared into the woods, leading northward. It was day before yesterday that the order of removal was read; it was only last night, close upon midnight, when Gen. Hunter arrived, Upon receiving the order, Gen. REMONE at first determined to leave immediately, and would have done so had not Gen.

StuReis and one or two others drawn up a request asking him to postpone his departure until the arrival of his sbecessor. This he finally agreed to do, and yesterday, Sunday, he communicated to his Generais, that In case of Gen. non-arrival, he would attack the enemy this morning. This decision was communicated to the troops last night; and whether it was because he had agreed to stay, or because he proposed to give the enemy battle, I know not, but the annoucement produced no little enthusiasm. tremendous cheer broke out in the Body Guard--it was caught up in it spread up to STURGIS', over to Pork's, across to Stare's, and soon after was caught up by the Teutons, who nodded around the distant camp fires of and thus, in a jew minutes, the tumultuous tide was rolling across the country with a volume that testified to its heartiness, and perhaps broke even upon the ears of the rebels among the ravines of Williams' Creek.

And then a half dozen brass bands. went crazy over the result: They gathered in the yard in front of the headquarters, and soon after they were blowing out their intense joyousness in the form of Hai! Columbia," Red, White and Blue," Star-Spangled Banner," Sturm Gallop. "till these being exhansted amt a supply of happiness still on hand, they finished the programme by a vigorous performance of Then there were few speeches of gratuiation among the Staff. The happiness was at its highest, when dust covered orderly announced Gen. and brass bands instantly left in disgust; the Staff dispersed in irregular order, and the battle postponed indefnitely, or till some prospectire to: morrow." The latest news from the enemy all show that he means fight.

scouting party of several hundred has been scouring the country west of here for some days past, and yesterday an advance of four thousand men came up and occupied the old battle-ground at Wilson's Creek. PRICE, JOHNSON Co. are in and about Cassville, and, according to all accounts, num- The Times, Monday, Hobember 11, 1861. ber, at the very least, sixty thousand men. A gentleman who stayed night before last with.

Major of the rebels, brings this intelligence, and also adds that the Legislature is in session at Cassville and that the main body is proceeding by slow marches This statement, which, in its towards Springfield. material points, is corroborated by information from other sources, shows that the enemy has a vastly stperior force to ours, and that a battle is imminent, the magnitude of which will excel immeasurably that of all others ever fought in this State, or perhaps even upon American soil. The rebels are insufficiently supplied with clothing and provisions--the fate of the State and almost their very existence depend upon their winning this fightthey are in the main the same men who fought at Springfield, Blue Mills and Lexington, and carry with them the prestige of their success at those points; our men are burning under the defeats which the Federal arms have lately sustained in Missouri; they are conscious that the eyes of the nation are on them, and though vastly inferior in numbers, they have implicit reliance upon their leader, their arms and disciplinehence the coming battle promises to be bloody and desperate to the last degree. SIEGEL has something to fight for-the memory of Carthage, the rout at Wilson's Creek, will give his masses the power of an avalanche as they meet the legions of the enemy. ToTTEN, whose battery once opened chasms through their ranks wider than their own Missouri roads, is here StasLa, whose imperial regulars once plunged into the leaden storm as coolly and Guflinchingly as one passes through the light shower of an April morning, is here DuBois, whose battery of six guns for six long hours scarcely failed an instant in its work of death and mutilation, is waiting impatiently a renewal of the contest; SWEENY, CONANT--in short all who buffeted so long ann determinety the tide 01 battle as it rolled along the ravines of Wilson's Creek-are here; and anxious to renew the gallant but unsuccessful effort.

And HUNTER, baptized in the sea of fire and blood at Bull Run, will not shrink from a renewal of the sacrament at Cassville or Wilson's Creek--he, too, inspires confidence, and, if I mistake not, will in the face of a force treble his own, win a complete victory, and sweep, as I hope, armed secession forever from the soil of Missouri. The entire army is now here save a few stragglers from HUNTER's Division, who will probably arrive today. Gen. p*rn reached here yesterday; thus our roll is complete. There is no doubt of the fact that the battle will oc" cur within the shortest possible period -possibly in twenty-four hours, certainly within a week.

The advances of both armies are within some six miles of each -the main bodies are not more than from forty to fifty miles apart. Before leaving, Gen. FREMONT communicated his plan of the battle to Gen. HUNTER, but with how much favor he received it, is not known. A reconnoissance in force was ordered yesterday, and thousand were gotten ready for the operation, when Gen.

FREMONT countermanded it; with a view, it is said, of making the attack this morning. This, however, was prevented by the arrival of Gen. HUNTER. GALWAY. NATIONAL OPERATIONS IN TEXAS COUNTY.

ROLLA, Saturday, Nov. 9. The following is a special dispatch to the St. Louis Democrat: A portion of the force sent out under Col. GRENSLE into Texas County to chastise the rebels who have for some time past infested that section, returned yesterday, bringing nine prisoners, 500 head of cattle and 40 horses, and mules, the property of armed rebels.

Among the prisoners are SPENCER MITCHELL, master and TYLEE, Inspector of Gen. MoBRIDE's Brigade. Before leaving Houston County Col. GRENSLE issued the following proclamation: To the People of the Town of Houston and County of Texas, Missouri: I have this day placed upon your beautiful Courthouse the flag of our Union. I leave it in your charge and protection.

If taken down by rebel hands, I will return here and pillage every house in the town owned by Secessionists or those who sympathize with rebels. Any outrages hereafter committed upon Union men or their families, will be returned on the Secessionists two-fold. Property taken from Union men by the rebels, in or out of the county, must be returned immediately. I hereby give the rebels ten days to make good all losses sustained by Union families in Texas County. If neglected the consequences be upon your heads.

I shall soon return to your county, and shall see that this proclamation is complied with to the letter. If you wait for me to execute it, I will do it with a vengeance. N. GRENSLE, Colonel Commanding. FROM ARMY.

The Late Fighting at Gauley---A Graphic Sketch of the Skirmishing. Correspondence of the Cincinnati Commercial. CAMP AT TOMPKINS' FARM, SECOND KENTUCKY REGIMENT, Saturday, Nov. 2, 1861. Since I last wrote to you, everything has passed off quietly here until yesterday, although the secesh have been in sight of us for the last four or five days, on the opposite side of the river.

They have now a force, as near as we can ascertain, of from fourteen to fifteen thousand, and six or eight 4 and 6-pounders. Yesterday morning they opened the fire on our trains from the opposite side, and kept up a constant fire from rifles and musketry. I was the first one they opened out on in the morning. Whilst I was going down the road to visit the pickets, I run the gauntlet for over a mile down to the bridge, and they came pretty close to me several times. When I returned they opened out again worse than ever, and I escaped them all.

I have a good horse, who soon landed me safe out of their reach, and I took the news to camp, which soon stopped all wagon trains passing down, although some had started down the hill and had to go at full run, some escaping very narrowly--the bullets going through the wagons. No other damage done. The rebels succeeded in planting a four-pounder on the point of the hill colmanding the ferry, when they opened out with shell and round shot; several of their shots falling short and into the river, doing no damage, only keeping our wagons from crossing. They kept up the fire until Capt. Simmons opened out with one of his six-pound pride cannon, which soon made them quit, and our boys with rifles and muskets kept up a constant firing until dark, when everything quieted down on account of the darkness and rain.

During the afternoon Capt. McMULLIN got three of his mountain howitzers to work, which did some fine work. At the First Kentucky camp they had considerable fring, and, as far as I could learn, was hurt there. 'They are located on the Kanawha at the falls. Three companies of the First crossed the river below the falls, and: got on top of the hill, but returned by dinner time, as they were unable to do any good from their position, but whenever any of the rebels showed themselves, they would make them hunt the bushes.

SATURDAY, NoT. 2. The morning opened with a dense fog, so that we could not see any distance- but taking due advantage, we got our meu well posted on the road and mountain side, and passed over several of our wagons without trouble. As soon as all was clear, we found our friends on the other side had been as industrious as ourselves, for they had cut a read and placed a sixpounder on the point, and had the hills full of their riRemen, and so opened the ball. They opened out with their cannon on Gauley Bridge and the commisvary and store-houses, but did not reach or hit thein.

One shot struck the ferry-boat, doing but little damage- but they found a formidable enemy to oppose them, in the shape of Capt. battery, who soon made them play out. He silenced them by 2 o'clock, from the other side of Gauley. In the meantime about one hundred of our boys were giving them a hot time from this side, with rifes and muskets, which was kept up until about 3 P. when the rebels, finding it too hot, commenced leaving their hiding places, and it was much sport for our boys to see them running.

Whenever they had a clear place to pass, the boys would help them along taster by sending dispatches to them. For a long time some of our men were close enough to sulk across the river to them, and many amusing remarks were exchunged. When our boys wanted to. find cut where they were secreted, they would ask them if they did not wand salt or a drink of good eld which would be responded to by you d-d Yankees, when the response would be by half dozen bullets whistling among them, which our boys call telegraph dispatches. This kind of warfare don't suit our boys.

Ther want them to come out and. show themselves, and many a challenge was sent to them to come out and give us a fair fight, and not be so cowardly. Towards evehing we noticed their forces retreating back along the top of the mountain. We could plainly see their wagons and cavalry moving off on the double-quick, with several regiments of infantry, withdrawing towards Lewisburgh. What their intentions are we know not, but I rather think they don't like the style of the Second Kentucky's shooting; they have found out that we are as good at the bush whack as they are, and can shoot as well.

This evening and afternoon all is quiet, and trains are passing without any trouble. Gen. thinks the Second Kentucky are some in a fight, and says he would like to see them in a elear open fight, for they would go in one side, and cut themselves through and come out the other side. The number of their killed or wounded we do not know, but from one -paintion New River is a loghouse, where they were seen to carry off four bodies, and from where our battery was playing on them, several were seen to fall, and were carried off. Our little Col.

SEDGEWIOR was down the road when they opened out on him. He jumped from his horse, and took a rife from one of the men, and made one of the five rebels bite the dust. The rebel fell dead, and was carried off by his comrades, when they had a hot time getting out of sight and back to their holes. Col. S.

escaped with a slight flesh wound in the leg, just below the knee. He mounted his noble charger, (by the way, one presented to him at Camp Dennison,) and the finest horse in this Division. I might wind up by saying that our men are in fine health and look welt in their Winter suits, and the best of all is, the Paymaster is on hand, and will pay them to-morrow. We would have been payed yesterday, but the excitement, and the road being impassable, he could not get, up from Gauley, where he makes his neadquarters. I imagine he thought it rather a hot place this morning.

He will be welcomed in the morning. You shall hear from me again scon. SUNDAY EVENING, Nov. 3, 9-P. M.

P. this morning the rebels again onened a heavy fire on our trains, and killed a private belonging to the Thirteenth Ohio, whose name we could not learn, and wounded a private belonging to Company of Second Kentucky, by the name of HYER the ball struok his leg and broke it. No other damage done but the rebels are working hard in on the Kanawha, and we now anticipate a bard fight before they are whipped out. The Thirteenth, Twelfth and Tenth Ohio. have crossed over the Gauley, and go down to Cannelton.

Our movements are now uncertain for the present. Should we have anything of a fight, you may depend on the lively Second Kentucky doing their duty. Every preparation on our part is in course of erection. Gen. Cox is down at Gauley, and Gen.

Rosecrans is, at his headquerters with us. So look out for lively times this way. THE WAR IN THE BORDER STATES. Encouraging but Not Decisive Successes in Kentucky--Gen. Sherman to CommandWants of the Department, Correspondence of the New- York Times.

LOUISVILLE, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 1861. Our successes at Cat," Burkesville, West Liberty, Prestonburgh, Woodbury and Morgantown are encouraging, but they are by no means decisive. Our military lines are everywhere advancing, yet we may meet with future backsets and reverses in tucky, Missouri and Virginia. They should not discourage us or dampen our ardor.

The chances and fortunes of war will, at the worst, only temporarily favor secession, unless we grossly mismanage, and become despondent, lukewarm and divided amongsi ourselves. I still believe that we shall realize our best hopes of the downfall of the Confederate Government." The removal of Gen. FREMONT, if made at the right time--not too soon nor too late--is believed here to augur well for the Union in the Department of the West. Gen. HUNTER is here regarded by far the ablest commander, and a far more politic and sagacious manager.

His opinion of Gen. incompetency, as stated in report to Secretary CAMERON, is thought here to be correct. If our army in Missouri will rally around HUNTER with the enthusiasm manifested by so many of the soldiers for FREMONT, and if HUNTER gets all the help he wants, our eventual complete and permanent success in Missouri and Arkansas appears to me unquestionable. Gen. RoSECRANS' career in "Kanawha" is greatly praised.

He is certainly one of our first oficers in ability and merit. If he captures FLorD's force and FLOYD himself, will be the most brilliant and cheering achievement of the war, so far, in the Border States. Gens. HALLECK, SUMNER and HARNSY ought immediately to have important commands in these Border States. The Pacific States don't mood them as we do.

It is rumored that Gen. will soon take the field in Kentucky, and shed arena ama 26 quest, may take his place at Louisville, the headquerters of the Departasset el the 1 don't vouch for the rumor. Some even of our good Undon ists, think and say den. manners act management are not altogether as popular end suitable as might be that he does not adapt himself to all who have business with him--does not discriminate that he treats all alike, with the same sternness, abruptness, gruffness and roughness, and thus offends and alienates some Kentuckians whose friendship and assistance are valuable to the Administration. The Administration and the Union can spare none of their friends they have enemies enough to contend with even in Kentucky.

Gen. SHERMAN is considered an excellent field and may be calculated to render the country more service on the field than anywhere else. If his Roman qualities are not in excess, and he does not overdo, he certainly will get along very well with his officers and soldiers, and be ebeyed, respected and liked by them. myself, am not disposed to censure or criticise Gen. SHERMAN in the least.

He may, on the whole, be the best possible man for this place and position, and be energetic, prompt, politic, discerning, conciliating, and successful as any other man could be under the same most peculiar and most embarrassing circ*mstances. Let the Government strengthen him with all the force he desires and so much needs, for the defensive and the Gen. SCHOEPFF, at Wild Cat Gen. THOMAS, a offensive. Dick Robinson "Gen.

CRITTENDEN, at Morgantownt Gen. McCoos, at Bacon Creek, and Gen. NELSON, Prestonburgh, are anxiously looking to this Depart ment for further reinforcements, arms, equipments munitions and means of transportation. So is Gen WARD, at Campbellville. Officers of his Brigade complain that they have received only 540 guns from the Governeat, and are sadly in need of equipments, clothing, WARD'S camp is called Andy To it, every day, men, women and children, half naked, are flying for refuge from the highway robbers and cutthroats.

The fugitives from Southern Kentucky and East Tennessee want arms, accoutrements and camp equipage, and must have them. They, and many others of our own soldiers, are more. or less destitute and suffering. They look shabby, indeed, by the side of the troops from across the Ohio. Indispensables for their health and comfort should be forthwith.

provided. And they should be armed, and reinforced, forthwith. If our men were doing as much as our women tor tucky's soldiers, we would hear no more complaints. However, enlistments progress pretty rapidly, sidering the circ*mstances. We are shaking off the lethargy of neutrality." Kentucky's quota of 25,000 or 30,000 may very 500R be complete.

German regimento are forming. The Germans are excellent citizens and excellent soldiers. If our country is saved, we shall be greatly indebted to our German 35 well as Irish fellow-citizens. Our neighbors are striving to supply our. deficiencies.

They can't do too much for us. Our cause is their cause and the country's cause. We need, this instant, an army of 150,000 or 200,000, to save Kentucky and Tennessee, and Ito throw the war into the Gulf States below, and 6nish it there. Ten or more regiments are expected this week from Ohio, Indiana, and other Northern States. Let them come off.

I wish that fifty, or twice fifty more, would come right off, and that we, too, had fifty regiments ready, so that the combined forces of this Department could before December, wipe out ourenemies in Kentucky and Tennessee from the face of the earth, or drive then within reach of our Coast Expedition. If the question of boundaries shall ever come up, let us strike the line below Tennessee, North Carolina and Arkansas, and, if possible, take in Texas and Louisiana, too. But the of boundaries should perer come up. It is (not contest for cannot be--it will not be. Kentucky is wrapped up, bound up in the whole country, and can never consent to any division.

The whole, undivided Union must be and shall be restored to what it was a year ago this day. You see Parson last words, his fare. well address of Oct. 24, in his closing issue of the Knox. ville Whig.

A most noble patriot So are the people, generally, of Eastern Tennessee. Shall they not be succored, before it may be too late Back them with a miguty army, and they will stir up the stones of Rome to rise and mating ANDREW and WILLIAM G. followers will live forever in history as noble heroes, martyrs for the cause of the American Caion and Republican liberty. Most truly does Mr, Baowazoy proclaim: The real object of my arrest, and contemplated imprisonment, is, to dry up, break down, sitence, and destroy the last and only Union paper left in the eleven seceded States, and thereby to keep from the people of East Tennessee the facts which are daily transpiring the country. I shall go to jail, as JOHN to the stakefor principles.

I shall go, because I have failed to recognize the hand of God in the work of breaking up the American Government, and the inauguration of the most wicked, cruel, unnatural and uncalled-for war ever recorded in history. I go, because I have refused to laud to the skies the acts of tyranny, usurpation and oppression, inflicted upon the people of East Tennessee, because of their devotion to the Constitution and the laws of the Government." PONTIAC. THE BLOCKADING SERVICE. NEWS FROM THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI. The Position and Condition of the Fleet Unchanged.

Affairs in New-Orleans-The City Utterly Ruined -High Prices and No Business-Description of the Ram, From Our Own Correspondent. UNITED STATES STEAMER R. R. CUTLER, OFF MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER, Friday, Oct. 29, 1861.

The immediate departure of the United States storeship Nightingale for the port of New- gives, us again an opportunity of transmitting letters to our friends at the North. It is quite unnecessary for me to assure you that it is eagerly embraced by all, as the facilities extended to us for communicating homeward have been of late extremely irregular and exceedingly limited. The United States steamship Powhatan left 1 the Southwest Pass yesterday for the North, that she may be thoroughly overhauled in hull and engines, receive new boilers, and an increased as well as a more effective armament. The Powhatan has done excellent service whilst on duty in this section, and her late attempt to overtake and capture the Sumter, although fruitless, detracts not a particle of the great praise which is due the good old ship, and her gallant off. cers for their noble conduct and heroic actions throuhout the whole of her late cruise.

The particulars concerning the Powhatan's exciting chase of the Sumter, in all probability, wil have reached you before this arrives in York, and, therefore, it will be needless for me to dilate upon them; yet I would remark that much disappointment was felt by both officers and seamen of that vessel at the non-capture of the pirate Sumter. They ye dently anticipated that they should find al Maranto a congenial climate. They lost her by three ham Whion they reached there; but the bird had down days only, and that fact is the more galling, as it ore was alone the fault of the vessel's condition: miserable bolivs, damaged engines, her bottom with five hunare heets of copper off, and an inability to make mtge than five and a half and six knots an hour, was the cause. After the Powhatan gave up the chase, she reported at St. Thomas, and the Iroquois on the 9th inst.

started in pursuit of her. We trust she will be fortunate, as there are but few her equal in speed. A detailed description of the Sumter has been left with us, and I deem it of sufficient importance to it that ship owners and ship-masters may profit thereby: She is a poorly rigged bark, being half merchantman and half man-of-war. Her mizzenmast is long distance aft from her mainmast, and her sails bear much disproportion LO her hull, there being a great deal too little canvass for a vessel of her dimensions. She carries three topsails in all, being of greater size than those ordinarily carried by a sailing vessel, and she also carries a forestaysail and jib, and her bowsprit and booms have no stem.

She has topgallantsails, and carries a seven feet royal pole without stays. Her courses are very deep, especially the mainsail, and her topsails appear as if they had in them, being quite She baa toro targa quantar boata, and one hanging at the stern. She bas no guns on the spar deck, red her pirat, ted cannot ho used in sadly interferes with her sailing, yawing her some six points. Her crew is composed of a of villains, and are of English, Spanish and Portuguese origin. An officer of the Powhatan has assured my informant that this crew are becoming greatly discontented, but have thus far been kept in submission by the promise of some eight hun.

dred dollars each for the prizes they have already cap. tured. When they ascertain that nearly the whole of their prizes have been restored to their respective owners, they will rave and curse with a vehemence terrible to contemplate. It is very quiet here at the present moment. but it may be the calm before the storm, as the latest thentic reports from the enemy seem to indicate that it is his intention to give us battle, and dislodge us from our position.

If they attempt this prior to our being furnished with a sufficiency of rifle cannon, of which the rebels have quantities, may be serious work for us. But only let the proper authorities at home give us these, and then we will offer up a prayer that they may not abandon their scheme, but that they will attempt it soon and come upon us in large numbers, as we will then have an opportunity of teaching them a lesson never to be forgotten, and also of materially reducing their numbers. A battle would be infinitely relished by us, if we could only be furnished with these effective weapons, as it would put us in splendid spirits. There was great rejoicing in New-Orleans, over the supposed defeat of our fleet in the late action. The city was the people got drunk: women went mad with joy; the bells were cannon fired; in fact, the news was received by vociferous demonstrations of applause.

The City of -Orleans is evidently doomed to destruction, unless the North soon succeeds in crushing the rebellion within it. It is sadly changed from what it was a year ago their levee is completely deserted, and the entire extent of it seems extended desolation. The abortion, Enoch Train, may be seen, and one or two other privateers are being fitted out. You have been assured that there are many Union-loving men in this city, and that very correctly, as we have had sufficient testimony of late. It is a fact that of the old, prominent residents there, two-thirds are strong Union-loving men, and they are obiiged, of course, to keep quiet, but they are yet Sanguine, that, as the millions of Northern freemen are rallying with exulting hearts around our country's standard, they will, as one heart, work with a power that will sooner or later bring our beloved land safely through its great crisis, to be honored still more the civilized world over, and all honor to them for such hopes.

I have been further assured that nearly all the me. chanics and laboring men fare for the Union, and strange as it may seem, the leaders and most violent Secessionists there, are men from the North, who have resided South but a few years, and are virtually making a business out of the ruin of the place. Many stores have been closed, and there is an utter prostration of business generally. As will be inferred from these statements, much distress prevails, and thousands are out of employment. Texas beef is the only meat for sale, and this is scarce and poor, and sold at an enormous price.

There are no bags in market; butter is sold at 80 to 85 cents per pounds; white potatoes are sold at $11 per barrel; sweet, of which they are but few, $11 50 per barrel; powder brings 63 to lead, $2 to $2 75; tin, $30 to $10 per box, and all other articles in proportion. Speaking of the Enoch Train abore, I can tell you how she looks. Her dimensions have already been published in your journal. She is an old -tug of about 394 tons burthen, shallow, and seemingly, has not half the capacity of her tongnge. Her bow has been, strengthened, and her cutwater extends out some feet 6 inches.

This extension is of wroughtiron, in the shmpe of a wedge, and made quite sharp; a 4 formidable weapon under. some circ*mstanses, in smooth water, against an object at rest, for instanceShe Is plated with light railroad-fron from her light water-line to her rail. Het, vall is only thirty-two inches high, exceedingly light in construction, and would be crushed to atoms by the first ball that fatriy struck abore her deck. A portion of her deck is corcred with thick boiler-iron, and at her bow and stern are two snail houses, apparently eighteen feet in length, covered with railroad-tron, the iron placed at such an angle with the deck that it will protect the crew from broadside-shots; but these houses being opened fore and aft, could easily be swept by a raking fire, From appearances, her machinery is too heavy, and the weight of iron upon her decks, brings her down so deep that she can carry but few provisions and a light armament. This, they say, they will obviate, sending along with her, in case of attack, small gunboats, each to be armed with four 32-lb rifle cannon, and in this manner they think she will prove a minate monster of destruction, and' be able to totally exterour blockading squadron.

There has been established in New-Orleans a free market for the poor, from which four thousand are fed each week, but the supplies, which have be en furnished by voluntary contributions from the farmers, were giving out, and it was feared the inar. ket could not be kept open much longer. Many soldiers' wives and children were suZering for of food, and this fact was the cause of much complaint, Colored regiments, under command of well-known officers, en organized there, and these men are drilled much strictness every day, and it is withe believed they will be of efficient Service in battle. They are armed with bowie-knives of fearful length, and it is an hourly occurrence to witness these men in the streets flourishing these deadly weapons, shouting Death to the d-d Abolitionists." Drunkenness is fearfully prevalent amongst the soldiers, and vice of every description is existing. The Nagara is bloc sading at the Southwest Pass, and the Richmond and Vincennes are lying near us.

The correct dimensions of this vessel may be interesting to mazy of your readers. They are as follows: Length deck, 245 feet; breadth of beam at midship section, 42 feet depth of hold, 16 feet depth of hold to, spar-deck, 24 feet; draft of water at load line, 15 feet 6 inches. Her frame is of white oak, and fastened in the most thorough manner with copper. She has iron straps and double laid, four by five-eighth inches, running through her, making her one of the staunchest vessels afloat of her class. Her floors are molded 14 inches, sided 10 inches, and are 24 inches apart from centres.

She is fitted with a vertical direct-acting engine, one cylinder, 70 inches in diameter, and a stroke of piston of four feet. Her propeller is 16 feet in diameter, and made of iron. She has two tubular boilers, and her bunkers are of iron. Her rig is that of a brigantine, and she' is 2,040 tons burthen. As you well know, she was owned by Messrs.

H. B. CROMWELL and ran between New- York and Savant nah. She has done efficient service since her purchase by the Government, and she has officers and a crew that glory in the fact of being so fortunate as to be beneath the proud folds of our flag in the strife of battle; and there they will ever continue to be, whether it is in the hour of victory, in the hour of reverse, or in the hour of deadly conflict and they have and one mind, and that is, when an opportunity occurs, to carry that starry ensign to victory. A SECESSION LETTER CARRIER SENT TO FORT LAFAYETTE.

MATHEW F. MAURY, whose arrest in Cleveland, Ohio, was noticed on Saturday, under the head of telegraphic news, arrived here yesterday morning in charge of a Government officer, and was at once sent to sively Fort Lafayette. the Mr. business MAURY of has been conveying quite exten- letters and dispatches between the North and South, and when he arrived in this City, about three weeks ago, he had 600 letters in his possession, which he subsequently delivered to various parties throughout the North, to whom they were addressed. They were written at the South, and though some of them were of a commercial character, others related to the war movements, and tended to implicate some of our most prominent public men as being sympathizers and coworkers with the rebels.

But Mr. Maury's motive in acting as mail carrier was evidently one of a pecuniary nature, for the compensation he received for conveying the 600 letters was at the rate of $2 50 per ounce, and some of the letters weighed from four to five ounces. Superintendent KENNEDY received MAURY's business soon after his arrival Intelligence, he determined to wait until the prisoner had gathered together all the letters which he intended to convey South, and then seize him just as be was leaving with all the evidences of his treason, upon him. To effect this, an officer was put upon his track, and finally the day of his intended departure was ascertained, and all arrangemens were made to arrest him but it seems that MAURY suspected that he was closely watched, and left the City one day sooner than the officers anticipated. The route he had taken was, however, ascertained, and dispatches were sent West to have him apprehended on his journey.

The result was that he was arrested by the United States Mar shal at Cleveland on Friday last, returned to this City without delay, and is now safely lodged in Fort Lafayette. MORE SECESSIONISTS ARRESTED. BOSTON, Sunday, Nov. 10. CHARLES GREENE, a merchant of Savannah, and his sister, Mrs.

Lowe, arrested in Detroit, have been brought to Boston. Mr. GREENE is charged with purchasing munitions in England for the rebels. He was sent to Fort Warren. Mrs.

LOwE was sent to Washington. Her husband was arrested in Cincinnati. GENERAL CITY NEWS. CHanGEs AMONG THE -Appointments. -William H.

Varian and John G. Hayes, to the Second Precinct James W. Gilder and John Freeborn, to the Third Jacob Wilsey and Dennis Dowdican, to the Fourth Henry C. Dubois, to the Fifth Monroe B. Filley, to the Ninth, and Tycho E.

C. Hartz, to the Twenty-ninth. Vaughan, from the Seventh Precinct George W. North, from the Fourteenth John C. Clements and Patrick J.

Hawkins, from the Nineteenth Patrick Magner, from the Tenth Wm. Hoy, from the Twenty-eighth Simon Martin, from the Twenty-seventh, and Peter Tone, from the Twentyfirst. John F. Flynn, of Andrew Fourth R. Longley, Wm.

C. of the Lufbery, Ninth: the Ninth, and Andrew J. Hubbard, of the Twentyfirst. B. Vail, an of the Twentyninth Precinct Station-house.

Superintendent KENNEDY has been authorized to examine the passports of travelers who are about to leave this City for foreign countries. Officer SETH C. HAWLEY, under instructions from the Secretary of State, has gone to Fort Warren, in ton harbor, for the purpose of examining several prisoners of the General Government. JOHN H. DEFOREST, late a policeman of the Third Precinct, has been arrested by order of Capt.

MOUNT, upon the charge of forgery. It appears that some months ago DE forged orders upon the paymasters of the Police Department to the amount of about $7,000. Subsequently he visited Europe, and returned only a few days since. He is now in the Tombs awaiting an examination. FIRE IN AN INK 34 A.M., yesterday, a fire broke out in an outbuilding in Sixty.

first-street, near Second-avenue, among a lot of old barrels and other rubbish. It soon extended to the west wing of the ink manufactory of JORN LIGHTBODY, near by, in which was stored a large quantity of oil and other materials for making ink. This wing of the establishment, together with the stock, in all valued at $10,000, was entirely destroyed. No insurance. Fortunately none of the works or machinery used in the factory were injured, and the extensive business of Mr.

LIGHTBODE will be carried on, and his customers supplied as usuals The fire is supposed to have been the work of an incendiary. SAD SHOOTING ACCIDENT. -Between 7 and 8 o'clock last evening, a boy named CHARLES CORDELA, 8 years old, was accidentally shot through the head at the United States Organ-Grinders' No. 91 Bax: ter-street. It appears that some ten persons were sitting in the apartment at the time of the occurrence, but not one of the party could teil who fired the shot, although it was done in the room.

At a late hour it was discovered that DOMINIC FRERATO, 22 years of age, had accidently fired a pistol, and fearing the result, had ded. The wounded boy was takea to the NewYork Hospital, and his case declared fatal. CRUSHED 10 DEATE-DAVID H. Brows, aged 30 years, a native of the United Stater, died on Salurday evening, at his residence, No. 483 Fourth-avenue, from injuries received by being ernshed between a car and the platform.

to the the Harlem Railroad Company in Centre-et. Decease was driving a freight car into the depot, mid accidently clipped from the front platform of the car. Coroner SCHIZxaR heid an Inquest. SCALDED TO DE ELLEN aged 1-44 years, was scalded to deuth resterday at No. 92 01- ver-street, by tumbling into a tub of hot water.

in the City. Senator. of Duryee. Cincinnati; Dr. United Lewis, States the Army: United D.

W. Corwin. of of States Navy Dr. J. H.

Warren, of the United Stater Any: Capt. Mann, of Philadelphia: Col. T. IT. Bryan, of New.

York: W. and H. Lagar, of Liverpool, are at the Fifth-avenue Hotel. Commander Hazard, of the United States Navy, and Jady; Capt. Duane, of the United States Engi seers Capt.

Harris, Jenkins, Lieut. W. Daniel W. D. Porter, D.

E. Queen, and H. Narbell, Porter, of the United States Navy, are at the Astor House. tachment accompanying the remains of Gen. The deare also at the, Astor House.

Baker Crouler, Hon. of Chauncey Michigan Vibbard, H. H. of Albany; Col. Jerome J.

M. Falk, of the U. S. Navy, Duncan, of Kentucky: the U.S. Army, are at the and Nicholas G.

T. Hotel. Ingham, of Geo. D. Bigelew, of Boston; Wm. McConnell H. Hove, and of G. Indiana Vandervelt, J. L. of the U.S.

Army S. Collier, Chas. tan W.ont, Hotel. and W. Eaton, of Boston, are at the Metropli; Hammond.

of VerL. Parsons, of San Francisco Moses Providence: W. T. Daris, of Massachusetts: Jenkins, J. Bon- of nell, nati, of and, H.

Milwankee; N. W. W. Scarborough, of CincinHouse. Goold, of Erie, are at the Brevoort Jno.

Le Coeq, of Rio de Janeiro; Dr. T. family, of Pittsfield, and Leonard W. Goddard, Childs and of New-Brunswick, are at the Everett House, and Wm. J.

D. Sim, Vanderhoff, Ireland; of M. New- W. Brown, of York, are at the England, don Hotel. medical MEDICAL and -Many new educational, Among the most literary prominent of institutions these are in progress.

one peculiarly our own, and one that the older we may refer to berg dents have watched No. with great interest -the Graefenresi- Institute, 2 Bond-street. Originated our this ings by excellent the quaint medical old German title, the founders of own citizens, who exhibited thei Knickerbocker feellegislative institution obtained for it the grown in popular sanction of the State, and have gradually Bond-street, bear esteem, until their buildings, No. 1 and the respect in solid evidence of their prosperity and which they are held. The medical theory stitution may be practice of this of with now world-renowned inspoken great The adthe Board of Directors pamphiets and almanacs published by vertisem*nts, indubitable evidence of intrinsic worth.

Dif- but ale unassuming, modest, bearing fering selves from other estabitshmments, addressing themto popular favor, ail of their medicines are pared and dispensed by educated physicians, and pre- as disease afflicted is no respecter of dull times, we advise those to investigate the principles inculcated in this treatment, when they can judge of it for themselves. Many of our most distinguished citizens have given it the sanction of their names, and, as New. Yorkers, we may rejoice in the prosperity of the York Daily News, Aug. 19. Arrival of the Santa Fe Mail.

KANSAS CITY, Sunday, Nov. iC. The Santa and Carson City mail arrived at this place yesterday, bringing Santa dates to the 26th and $5,000 in gold In There importance. were no through passengers, and no news of The mails from were arriving very irreguarly. and Specie was becoming very scarce in the Territory, none could of obtained.

Capt. W. F. Lewis, of the Fifth Infantry, is appointed Marshal at Santa and vicinity. Snow had fallen and the weather was.

very cold, Markets by Telegraph. Nov. 9. FLOUR quiet. WHEAT dull, and lower, at for No.

for No. 2, in store. CORN quiet, at 22c. for Mixed, in store. Oars active.

bbis. Flour, 78,000 bushels Wheat, 50,000 Corn. bbls. Flour. 1,700 bushels Wheat, Corn.

FREIGHTS -Firmer at 13c. on Corn, and 14c. on Wheat to Buffalo. Exchange unchanged. OswEGO, Saturday, Nov.

9. FLOUR unchanged. WHEAT dull: sales last night, 4,000 bushels Winter Red Indiana at $1 12: today 2,000 bushels Canada Club at $1 03. CORN quiet. BARLEY dull sales 6,000 bushes Bay Quinte at and 1,200 bushels to arrive, at 50c.

RYE and Peas quiet. CANAL FREIGHTS unchanged; on Flour Wheat 20c. to New- Lake Imports-250 bbis. Flour 144,000 bushels Wheat, 65,300 bushels Corn. Canal Exports-200 bbis.

Flour, 63,000 bushels Wheat, 27,500 bushels Corn, 7,300 bushels Barley. BUFFALO, Saturday, Nov. 9. FLOUR unchanged. WHEAT quiet; sales, 2,000 bushels Milwaukee Club at 6,000 bushels red Winter at $1 CORN, lower, with a fair demand.

Sales 23,000 bushels at 34.000 bushels at CANAL FREIGHTs better-24c. on Corn 26c. on Wheat, to New- York. Lake bbls. Flour, 420,000 bushels Wheat.

bushels Corn, 3,000 bushels Barley. Canal bbls. Flour, 237,000 bushels Wheat, 164,000 bushels Corn. MINIATURE ALMANAC- TRIS DAT. Sun 6 41 Sun 4 47 Moon Sets.

1 07 Sandy Hook. 2 29 Gov. Island. 3 18 46 MARINE INTELLIGENCE. NEW- Nov.

10. Arrived. Steamer Boston, Johnson, Philadelphia and Cape May, with mise. and passengers to F. Perkins.

Steamer Delaware, Ashmore, Trenton, with madse. to Wm. Jenkins. Steamer Pelican, Jones, Providence, with mdse. to E.

Bynner. Steamer Petrel, Young, Providence, with mdse. to E. Bynner Ship Senator, Keith, Liverpool 36 de, with mdse. to Slate Co, Oct.

8, lat. 49 20, Ion. 14 40, puss*d a ship's launch painted straw color. Oct. 6.

lat. 49, Jon. 14 43, passed within 60 feet of the British ship Prince Albert. burned to the water's edge, before reported. Oct.

29, lat. 43 09, Jon. 55 35, spoke ship Harpswell, bound west from London for New- York. Ship Casilda, (of Baltimore.) Stafford. Rotterdam 32 via Halifax 7 in ballast to Hicks Bell.

Has encountered heavy westerly gales the entire passage. Has been 5 ds. west of Nantucket Shoals. Ship Gov. Langdon, (of Portsmouth, N.

Potter, Liverpool, via Boston in ballast to order. Ship Emerald. Cook, Bristol Oct. 16, with mdse. to Howland Frothingham.

Is anchored in the Lower Bay. Ship Constantine, Macoduck, Liverpool Oct. 26, with mdse. and 11 passengers to Cornelius Grinnell. Ship Rowena, of Aberdeen.) Edwards, Greenock 45 with coal to order.

had a succession of heavy gales the entire passage. Ship Richard Alsop, Watlington, Liverpool Oct. 4, with salt to Daniel Talmage Co. Ship Star of the Sea. (new.

1,350 tons,) Stone, Kennebank, 7 in ballast. to master. Ship Lucy Thompson, Crocker, Liverpool 26 with mrise. and 27 passengers to Samuel Thompson's Nephew. Bark Young Greek.

(of Boston,) Bordeaux 20 in ballast, to inaster. 9th white at anchor in Lower Bay, was run into by the bark Revolution, from Boston. carrying away the jib- catheads and sprung the Bark Flamingo, Figerbgehm, London 37 in ballast to order. Oct. 21, lat.

44 50, Ion. 40-59, saw several large logs of mahogany marked also. some spars with and rigging attached. Had apparently been in the water but a short time. Bark Queen of Sheba, of Shields.) Henry, London 42 in ballast to Chas.

Knox: had very heavy weather the entire passage. Bark David Kimball, (of Boston.) Linnell, Bordeaux, via Provincetown 31 in ballast to master. Bark D. Colden Murray, Van Namee, Cette 44 ed Gibraltar Oct. 9, with salt to D.

'Colden Murray. Bark Revolution, (of Boston,) Webb, Beverly, a in ballast to master. Bark Flight, Hawks, ifarre 37 in ballast to Thomas Dunham. Brig Jennie Moody, of Yarmout Tickery, St. John, N.

10 in ballast, to Boyd Hincken. Brig Ospray, Cole, Sackville, N. 10 with plaster to P. I. Nevius Son.

Schr. Mary Brewer, Wood, Rondout, with coal, for Boston. Schr. Eben Sawyer. Tracy, Philadelphia, with coal, for Holleway, Mass.

Schr. Nightingale, Gardner, Albany, with for Providence. Schr. Ocean Wave, Flewelling, St. John, N.

14 with plaster to P. I. Nevius Son. Schr. Virginia, Hawkins, Lingen, C.

7 with coal to E. Cunard. Schr. Bay State, Hallett, Boston 3 with mdse. to J.

C. Dayton Co. Schr. Thomas Hix, Hall, Bangor 7 with lumber to Simpson Clapp. Schr.

Matilda, Funnesen, London 40 in bate last to order. Schr. Laura Florida, Frances, Kelly, Boston Higgins, New- with Bedford rose. 2 ds. Schr.

Florence, Jameson. Vinalhaven 6 with stone. Schr. Zouave, Foster. Milibridge 3 20 with with mase.

lumber. Schr. Ann Flower, Nickerson. Boston 3 with mdse. Oregon, Bates.

Portsmouth Sebr. Vintage, Coleman. Beston, for Albany. Schr. Astorin, Wooster, St.

George with stone. Schr. A. T. Dyer, Rogers, Machias 15 with spars.

WIND-Sunset, S. W. Below. Ship John Wells. Liverpool Oct.

14. Ship Traveler, Boardman. Hamburg. Ship Wm. Singer, Farley.

Rochester, Sept. 25. Bark Jaques Langlois, Lemaitre, St. Nazaire. Also several ships and barks, unknown.

Sailed. Nor. 9 Parks Overmans, for Montevideo; Clara Bell. for Cadiz; brigs Boreas, for Jamaica Bermuds, Queenstown. Spoken, Flying Eagle- -shin, was seen bound Oct.

10, let. 48 12, ion, 19 23. John E. Patten--ship. bound was signalized, Oct.

26, lat. 46 16, Jon. 59 Julia Main- of Boston, stry. S. was signalized 5th fust, fat.

ion. 70. New- ship, hence bound Oct. 9, lat. 48 11, lon.

1847. been restored to health in a feir weeks CONSUMPTIVES- THE ADVERTISER, having by a very simple remedy, after having suffered several years with severe lung affection, and that dread disease, cona sumption. is anxious to make known to his fellow-sufferers the means of cure, To all who desire it he will send a of the prescription used (free of charge) with direecopy preparing and using the same. which bronchitis, they will ke. Lions for And a sure eure for consumption, asthma, The only object of the advertiser in sending the prescription is so benefit the afflicted and he hopes every sufferer his remedy, as it will cost them nothing, and may try may prove a blessing.

Farties wishing the prescription will please addreas REV. EDWARD WILSON, Williamsburgh, Kings County, N..

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