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Movements near Alexandria.—On Sat
urday, three farmers, from Fairfax county,
Virginia, in the vicinity of Lewinsville,
named Hugh Adams, A. B. Williams and
George Gunnel, were arrested and brought
to the military prison Washington, on the
charge of affording aid to the Confederates.
It has been necessary, in consequence of
the advance of the army, to remove the head
quarters of General McClellan from Wash
'ngton into Virginia, and in a few days he
will be located in the midst of the camps.
The U. S. Naval Department received in
telligence yesterday that a large number of
vessels, with government stores on boavd,
wore lying below in the Potomac, and afraid
to venture up.
On Saturday, when two companies of th
22d New York regiment, belonging to Gen
vpyes' brigade, advanced to within, a m"c o
Fairfax Court House, they ascertained iron
he inhabitants of that neighborhood tha
vhen the Confederates retired, the conditio
f the roads was such that they were com
pc-lled ro leave six pieces of artillery behin
hem, which remained there until Sunday
when the Confederates in farce returned arid
uok them away.
Oa Saturday night, a private i»i the 4th
lichigan regiment, while on picket duty a
lile beyond Barrett's Ilili, on the Leesburg
urnpike, received a severe Woundoo the arm
rom a Confederate. From the dPsoriptiea
f the man, he is supposed to be a William
Villiams, of Alexandria, who was confined
or some ten days in a llavfejaU in this city
ut was released by the G ivarnor, and who
s now acting as a scout. Orders have been
issued that, in the event of bli capture, he be
A ROffrnmetttoo&fttrueUon train advancer.
out on the Loudoun and Hampshire rai'roat
to-day a mile aud half beyond Fall's Church
finding the road that far io go .d condition.
Major Johnson, of the Seventeenth New
York, who commands the pickets of that
regiment on the Leesburg turnpike beyond
Fall's Church, reports that the Confederate
cavalry made their appearance at oue o'
clock to-day within a mile of his outposts.
A detachment was sent out to effect their
capture, but thoy succeeded '"n making their
The result of the recouuoissance of Gen.
McCall, which advanced to Dranesville on Sa
turday, and returned Sunday morning, was
the accomplishment of the objects of the ex-
Ksdition and the obtaining of valuable in
While the main body remained at Drams
He, on Sunday, the engineers, under an es
cort, proceeded to the right, ns far as the
Potomac, three miles distant, and on the left
as far as the Loudoun and Hampshire Rail
road. The Confederate pickets were encoun
tered by the escort of the engineers and
home sharp firing ensued. The result was
five Confederates killed, one of whom be
longed to the famous Louisiana Tiger Regi
The amount of forage issued by the gov
ernment daily for use in Washington and
the vicinity is of hay 215 tons, and of grain
The household furniture, etc., lost by the
capture of the schooner Fairfax oo Satur
day morning belonged to Mrs. Elizabeth
Evans, of Williamsburg, N. V., and valued
at about two thousand live hundred, dollars.
Military Court—Yesterd.w.—The time
for the session of this body has been changed
from 11 o'clock in the morning until 3
o'clock in the afternoon.
The session yesterday was occupied in
civil cases, concerning the sale of liquor,
disorderly houses, &c. These cases over!
military cases were taken up.
The Weather —The weather has been
quite cool for several days, and last night a
cold autumal rain began, which seems lik' j
ly to continue for many hours.
City Council.—There is a called meeting
of the City Council, which will take piece
to-night at the Chamber* of the respective
HjC iNeMics. me poe , long ago, told
us that " Adversity, like the toad, ugly and
venomous, bears yet a precious jewel in its
head." We know that toads carry about
with them no diamonds nor gold, but people
used to think th«y did—and the belief, in
that case, was just as good as the reality.—
This is nothing, however, to the present pur
fe Adversity, in the case of our people,
at home, we ha*e no doubt, has taught
one important lesson—and that is the value
—"-the use—the necessity of Economy. May
the lesson, even on the return of prosperity,
never be forgotten ! We all see that wee
live- at half the expanse we once foolish
indulged in, if we are economical. We a
see that we do not need all the domestic s
vants we onoe employed—and that in ma
cases, it is better to he without them th
to have them. We ail see that the practi
of Economy is itself a virtue to a virtuo
mind—and that it adds to our sense of mi
pendenee and self respect. We all see, th
we can easily do for ourselve I what we ft
merly depended upon others to do for us
and that we need not be subject to the ins
lence, or caprices, qr whims of those wh
in reality, literally lived upon us, and fro
q'uently were a daily expense without profit.
Honest labor, in the estimation of al! wel]
regulated minds, was always honorable. It
is pre-eminently so now. The matrons and
maids of our land do not disdain to show
P serine of the virtue of Economy. They
d reach the young of both *pxes to fol
aeir example. So will they receive an
je affections of th- i si whose good opi
alone worth possessing.
From an editotial in the New York Ti
June, we are furnished with some additions'
acts concerning the jroglish steamer Be
muda, which so successfully ran the blockai
a short time since. It appears that the Be
muda intended to mate Llatteras Inler, hi
as her signals were not answered hy the to
he stood out again to tea, and learning son
after from an English vessel of-war that th
federal troop* were in possession of th
arte at llatteras, she ran down the coas
nd eluding the blockading squadron, en
ered without molestation the port of Sa
vannah. Her cargo, as givon by the Tri
| bune, was of a much m ire extensive aud
valuable character than it was originally re
ported to be. The r.auire of her return car
go is also statad, but she has nut yet been
able to put to sea..
The Swedish sailing frigate Norrkoping,
' 32, Captain Aldcsparre, has arrived in
Plymouth Sound, from Kariskrona, en route
for New York «nd the West Indies. She
is a tine vessel, of the old class prevalent be
fore-the introduction of paddles and screws,
and has a complement of 340 hands. Her
mission to America is to protect Swedish in
terests in that quarter against the swarm o
privateers infesting these seas.
In the case of the ship Arco*la, on trial in
the United States District Court of Mary
land, the vessel having been libelled as a
prize of war, Judge Giles yesterday morn
| ing delivered his decision, ordering the ye;
sel to be restored to her owners, upon condi
tion of their paying thecosrs in the case.
Col. Rankin, who stands charged with en
deavoring to enlist men for the Union ser
vicj, has been dismissed by the Canadian
government from the militia service. Lieut.
| Clark has also been dismissed fiom the cav
alry service on the same charge.
A special despatch to the Baltimore Sun,
, dated Washington, October 21, says: "Sen
tinels are posted at Judge Merrick's resi
dence to-nigbt, and it is understood rhatgen
tleman is under arrest.
A fight occurred in Chicago on Friday, in
a billiard saloon, which grew out of an at
tempt to cowhide J. W. Sheahau, editor of
the Post, by Col. Phillips, of the Chicago
The number of emigrants arrived at New
; York last week was 90G—total since Jauua-
Mr. Cameron, Secretary of War, is expec
ted at Waihington to day.
The Number of Federal Troops in the Field
Tho New York Tribune says :—"No state
ment has come from the War Department of
the number of Federal troops in the field,
and the difficulty of compiling such authen
tic tables without access to its official docu
ments has, moreover, hitherto prevented any
>no from undertaking the task. The follow
ing compilation, nevertheless, is made v
from a careful perusal of all the Messages o
documents of Governors or Adjutant Gene
rals of States which have been publisher
during a month past, as well as all
without exception, from army correspondent
of all the leading newspapers, and of the
telegraphic dispatches to the Associatec
Press. This statement, accordingly, of the
number of troops now in the field or in cum]
or barracks to be put in the field by the firs
of November is as nearly correct as any
thing unofficial of the kind can possible be
made. We have omitted trom this table the
District ol Columbia, Maryland, Delaware
Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri,
Michigan, California, Orogon, and the Ter
ritories, because we have found nothing .>uf
ioiently authentic respecting them. It wii
>c observed that the sixteen Free States
i enumerated below will Lave three hutidiea
and sixty-two thousand troops ready for the
; field by the Ist of November. The Suite?
: above eemsd woo Id probably raise this ag
gregate above 400,000.
Maine 12,000 Ofclo 51,000
New Hampshire. 8,000 Indiana 82,000
Vermont 7,000 Illinois 40,000
Massachusetts....2B,ooo lowa 11,000
itrvide Island 1,000 Minnesota 3,000
Connecticut 10,000 I Wisconsin 10,000
New York 78,001! | Kansas d.uOtl
! New Jersey 9,000 1
Pennsylvania.. ...34,ooo | Total 3(52,000
The N. Y. Journal ot Commerce publishes
a private letter from Kentucky, from which
we extract the following impressive state,
menr.: "Discord, strife and enmity pervade
all ranks of society. They have entered the
O«»unting-room, the social circle, the family
circle, the ;-''.liojl house, and tho church ; and
where friendship and oonoord ouce existed,
they have arrayed husband against wife,
father against son, brother against brother,
friend against friend. So universally is this
the case throughout this State at present that
the circle where disaffection doos not exist
forms an exception to the general rule."
The California papers of the last mail in
form us of an important movement in that
State looking to an attack on the Confeder
ates in flank by an advauce through Arizona
and Texas. The advancing column is to be
about eight thousand strong, under com
mand of General Sumner. Its aim will be
to march through Arizona to Western Texas,
, and by this means draw the Confederate
forces from Missouri, while the Federal army
■in this State presses them in front.
The work on the dome of the Capitol has
I been recommenced, and is being pushed for
-1 ward as rapidly as possible. Some of the
i new rooms are being frescoed, and in other
respects the building is being polished up
and being put in order for the use of Con
A mau named Wm. Pierce wai arrested
at Boston on Thursday charged with trea
, son against the government, it being alleged
that he had been a member of the Home
j Guard at New Orleans, where he has resid
ed for several years ,
S~he Prince Napoleon aud suite reached
lohns, N. F, on Sunday, September 29,
left the next evening, spending tho in
ening time in seeing wharever is curious
le stranger in the town and neighborhood-
Park Benjamin, eeq., has written a new
lecture, ontitled "The Bright Side of War,"
which bo proposes, on invitation, to deliver
during the coming season.
St. John's College, at Annapolis, Md , has
The cash disbursements of the U. S. Th- i
sury Department during the last week ]
averaged $800,000 per day. 1
Au vices from Old Point report the con.
tinned arrival there of the vessels of the
One of the latest despatches from St. Louis
says; " A man direct from Price's army,
snys that Jackson's Confederate Legislature
is in session at Stockton, the county seat ol
Cedar county, which place McCullough was
approaching with irom six to twelve thous
and reinforcements for price."
"Uriel Wright, a member of the Missouri
State Convention ; Samuel T. Churchill, a
member of the Legislature, and John T
Chappel, all secessionists, were arrested yes
terday by order of the provost marshal. Mr.
Wright is one of the most distinguished law
yers in Missouri." lie will he remembered
in Alexandria as addressing a targe meeting
held io front of the Relief engine house, by
the First Ward club, last fall.
The bark Yankee brings Sandwich Islard
dates to Sept. 21. The Hawaiian government
has declared its strict neutrality in relat.ii -i
to the American civil war. Privateers can
not enter any of the Sandwi-h Isbnd har
bors. The French have got into trou Ye
I with the government of Hawaii, and their
j commissione.-s were said to have demanded
1 their passports.
We make up the following statement ot
tho Richmond market from the Enquirer of
I the 15th : Flour, *4 50@7 : butter, 25 to 30
j cents; inferior, 15 to 20 ots'. per lb. Bacon
jis very du'.i, at 2o cts. for h,»g round. Co, n,
(from 70 to 75 ate. per lu-hel, in demand.—-
Coffee, 38@46 cts. per lb. Beef, $3 75(_0
;gio>s on the hoof; sheep, $325@A 50; hogs
!$1G —demand good-.
The National Intelligencer says. "It is
j stated that owing t« t!ie disturbed couditioo
of affairs in the adjoining counties of Yirgi-
I via, the polls holding the election for a nictu
ber of Congress on Thursday next, the 24th
instant, will be hold at the courthouse in
j Alexandria, where voters from any county
iv the district can vote.
Tbe Boitoo Commercial Bulletin's list ,t
j business changes in the. United States giv< i
nine failures and suspensions iv Boston, ten
;in New York, two in Chicago, and twenty
| three in other places— a total of forty-four
] for the past week.
A meeting of army chaplains wis held ou
; Monday at the church of the Roy. Mr. But
ler, Bishop Mclivaine, chairman, and reso
j lutions were adopted, and a course of action
agreed upon, to promote pious reading and
K Christian aid to the army and navy.
The New York Tribune's letter of the
st says:—"The Court Martial in the case
of Col. Miles meets to morrow at Alexan
dria. His unqualified acquittal is consider-
X beyond a doubt."
A fire broke out in San Francisco on the
th, at the northeast corner of Advis and
Washington streets, and destroyed a number
of wooden buildings.
Some of the Northern papers deny a re
cent declaration of tho New York Herald
thai: "The general public likes a lie, well
The town of Humboldt, Kans s, is repor
ted to have been burnt by Confederates from
the Indian country. The re, ,rds of the
Land Office are probably destroyed.
We are indebted to George E. French,
ing street, for Northern papers in advn ice
Ex Gov. Woodbridge, of Michigan, died
Detroit, on the 2d inst.
In Washington, on the 22<l of April List, at the
rsonnge, hv the Rev. 13. Sunderland, BENJ F
OODS, and MILDRED P.. daughter of the
c John T. Ileardon, Esq., all of this city.
[Washington papers please copy.]
13 «!»nAS\,°"™** St* of Se Ptember last,
s. CAROLINE H., wife of Nathaniel Good
hand. Esq., and daughter of the late. Gi , Gard
ner, Ira., ofßaltimore, in the 51s* year of her
age. Her illness was long and painful, hut she
■bore it with Christian fortitude and resignation to
will of Grid.
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