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C SIbI E 7 N iB6f D [ FRIDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 8,1861. T_7 U PRINTED AT T » E
_ J I ALIXAITDIIA (iAZKTTE OFFICE.
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BusiNEsa Meeting ok the Union Asso
ciation —Resolution to Remove the Pres
ent Corporation Officers—A New Elec
tion to be Held on the 20th —We un
derstand that, at a business meeting of the
Union Association of this place, held last
night at the Lyceum Hall, the committee
appointed on Thursday night week to con
fer with the military authorities on the sub
ject of removing from office the present Cor
piratioo officers, reported in favor of such
removal, whereupon a resolution to that ef
fect waa put and adopted.
It wai also deoided by the Union Associa
tion, to bold an election for Corporation offi
cers on tbe 20th of the preaent month, and
commissioners to hold aaid election,and ward
committees to nominate candidate for the '
various offices, were appointed.
The following are tbe committees appoint
ed io make nominations:
First Ward—Thomas Da?y, G. C. Hughea
and William R. Howard.
Second Ward—Anthony Moran, Larkin
Patton and Robert Wade.
Third Ward—James Stoutenberg, John P.
Whuemore and Jefferson Tacey.
Fourth Wad—Andrew J. Ogden, William
I). Massey and Robert Bell, sr.
The following commissioners to hold the
election were named : Wm. Arnold, Lewis
McKenzie, Stephen Shinn and Henry Mana
Toe Volunteer Relief Association —
The Volunteer Relief Association held its
regular meeting at the Auditor's Office, Mar
ket square, yeaterday afternoon, at 3 o'clock,
Mayor Price preaiding, and H. Peel acting
The committee appointed co wait upon the
ladies of Alexandria, to requeat their co-op
eration in the benevolent objects of the As
sociation, through its chairman, James En
twiale, Jr., reported the proceedings of the
meeting of ladies, held at Exchange block,
on Wednesday afternoon, in response to tbe J
call of tbe committee, and published in the !
News of yesterday.
Some conversation and discussion occurred
relative to the following resolution passed by
Resolved, That the Volunteer Relief Aa- !
aociation be requested to place at once in the
hands of the ladies, as large an amount of
money aa could be spared from its funds.
It waa agreed tbat the funda of the Asso
ciation had been pledged tocarryon theaup- ;
ply store and aoup house, when tbat ahould I
be opened, and that those enterprises would
require the entire revenues of the Associa- i
tion, leaving no margin for other appropria
tions. It was also suggested, during the
c -urse of the conversation, that there might
have been some misapprehension as to the
character of co-operation which the ladies
had been invited to give. One of the main
points in which their aid was asked, was ex
plained to be the furnishing of second-hand
clothing to the destitute. It was believed
the plan of the Association already adopted
was amply sufficient to provide food and fuel
and to prevent suffering in these respects.
It was suggested aud agreed to, that the
Association visit the ladies meeting to-mor
row en masse, with a view to an interchange
of views aa to the respective spheres of the
Jas. E. McQraw waa added to the commit
tee appointed to request the co-operation of
the ladies, and Benjamin F. Price to the
etanding committee of the Fourth Ward.
The purchasing committee announced the
receipt of the following donations :
Mr. Snow, of Boston, 25 barrels excellent
mackerel and herring.
8. A. Cawood, of Ma.yland, $3, and two
cords of wood at the cost of freight.
Itwasaso annouuced that Captain B. T.
Plummer had kindly agreed to receive and
deliver the wood of the Association, and that
T. J. Mehaffey had granted the use of his
King street wood-yard for the storing of the
After some other business of an uninter
esting character, the Association adjourned.
The election in Wisconsin has resulted iv
tbe success of the Republican ticket.
I ladies composing the Relief Association aa-
I setnblcd at the rooms of the Young; Men's
Christian Association this morning- The
tne.ting was well attended, and preliminary
arrangements made for forwarding the ob
jects of the Association.
The following ladies were appointed to
canvas their respective wards, for the pur
pose of soliciting donations of clothing, &c:
First Ward—Mrs. George Harrison and
Miss Charlotte Davis.
Second Ward—Mrs. Hurdle and Miss Mc-
Third Ward—Mrs. Robert Brockctt and
Fourth Ward -Miss Kate Smoot and Miaa
This completes thi arrangements for the
comfort of the destitute of the city during
the coming inclement aeasou. We are glad
that, notwithstanding the gloomy aapect oi
affairs,' the charity of our people haa been
equal to the occasion, and there is now, if
the same spirit continues to be exhibited, a
prospect that there will be little suffering in
this city during the coming winter to which
the hand of relief will not be extended.
Military Court.—-In consequence of the
absence of tbe Judge in the morning, the
Military Court was nut held until 3 o'clock I
yesterday afternoon, Judgs Freese preaid- i
A considerable number of cases of drunk
enness and violations of military discipline
occupied the time of the Court during its
Military Funeral.—A military funeral
with aolemn music, attracted much attention
upon the streets this morning. It proved to
be the obsequies of a federal officer. The
body waa conveyed to the Adams' Espresa
office, to be forwarded North.
A Search.-— The branch of the Farmers'
Bank of Virginia, in this city, was searched
last night, by order of the military authori-
I ties, with a view, it is a tid, of obtaining cer
| tain poll books, but none were found. Soy-
I eral of the officers of the bank were arrested,
j but were discharged after a short detention.
The election in Maryland, aa already ata-
I ted, has resulted in the complete success of
j the Union ticket. The majorities in all the
j counties heard from are very large. In
I Prince George's, Bradford has 100 majority
but it is said that OJen Bowie (States Rights
: has defeated Dr. Bayne (Union) for the Sen
i ate. It is unnecessary to give details from
: the various counties.
Southern News. —Late Southern papers
received at Louisville, Ky., say that the
steamer Theodora has arrived at Savannah
j with • valuable cargo of coffee, ammunition'
aaltpetre, sulphur and small arms. The
; Theodora brought as passengera Mr. Mead,
ex-Minister to Brazil, and Capt. S. J. Short,
of the British navy, who haa tendered his
i services to the Confederate Government.
Col. Tilghman haa been appointed by the
Confederates a Brigadier-General, and super
i sedea Gen. Alum in command at Hopkina
ville. Ex-Senator Benjamin has been ap
pointed Secretary of War.
The vote for President and Vice President
of the Confederate States, on the Gth inst.,
it waa expected, would bo small. It was
thought that Davis and Stephens would en
' counter little opposition.
Gen. Hardee nas been promoted to a Ma
( jor-Generalship. He and Gen. Johnson war
at Bowling Green, on the 4th inst. Zollicof
fer haa fallen back to Cumberland Gap, and
sent toKnoxville for reinforcements.
J£Mr. Lynch, elected Sheriff of New York,
was bitterly opposed both by the New York
i Tribune and the New York Herald. Doe of
tbe principal charges they brought against
| him, was, that he was the leader of the New
j York regiment, who would have their dia
; charge when their time waa up, on tbe day
of the battle of Bull Run, and who "march
jed back to the sound of tho guns" fired at
the soldiers who remained to contest the day-
Both the journals we have mentioned are in
jdignantat the reault of the election, bo &r
a« Mr. Lynch ia concerned.
The New York Evening Post says, that a
gentleman has received a private letter fr.im
Fortress Monroe, of the sth, saying, ''we
have just received a teoottd dispatch from
the great expedition. The 'Great Republic'
has grounded, and lost some horses. Every
thing else is right. They were off Bull's
Bay." This statemeut is doubtful.
The Cincinnati Commercial of the 7th,
has advices from Gen, Rosecrans' army up
to Tuesday morning. Nothing definite had
occurred. Gan. Benham's brigade was be
low, and supposed to have crossed the river
on the previous night on a steamboat used
there for transportation. The Confederates
had possession of Cotton Hill, opposite Gau
ley River, which is a higher elevation than
that of the positiou of the Federal troops.
A letter received from Darnestown, says:
»"The latest reliable information from the
Virginia side of the upper Potomac, induces
the belief that the Confederates are strongly
reinforcing their posts and fortifications at
and around Winchester, as weil as on their
river frontier, fearing a simultaneous ad
vance of Gen. Keiley from the direction of
Romney, and Col. Geary from Sandy Hool*.
Somo persons estimate the number of Con
federates at Winchester aa high as 15,000,
while it is known their forces at the river
posts are being increased daily. Recently
they have resumed firing upon pickets, but
this mode of warfare has not yet proved very
sanguinary nor successful to the assailants."
No important items of news have been re
ceived from the Virginia aide ot the Potomac
for some days. past. Professor Lowe has
completed his contract for five balloons, to be
used for observatory purposes.
A recounoitering party from Gen. Smith's
division yesterday, when near Vienna, arrea
tcd Dr. Hunter, a Virginian, in the Confede
rate army. He will be taken to Washington.
A letter from an officer of high rank in
Springfield, dated on the 6th, says affairs
there are quiet—that the army ia in good
spirits, and that no enemy is near. General
Hunter had no expectation of a battle at pre
sent. A despatch from Gen. Fremont, dated
Nov. 6th, says he will be in St.
Louis, on Friday, aocompanied by four hun
A party of 120 Federalists have been
made prisoners at Little Santa Fe, Missouri,
by five hundred Confederates.
s be indications are that Gen. Buel will be
assigned to the command of the Department
of the Cumberland, to relieve Geo. Sherman,
who will probably return to the army of the
Potomac. Gen. Halleck has not as yet been
assigned to a position.
A dispatch from Cairo, dated the 7th inst.,
says:—"The expedition which left here last
evening, destination supposed to be Colum
bus, is having a warm time down tbe river.
Heavy cannonading has been heard here for
the last four hours.
Nobody really bolieves that Gen. Fremont
s about to excite any commotion in Missou
, or that the officers under his command,
■ill instigate a rebellion in the Federal
rmy There is no question, however, from
hat is already seen in certain papers in the
North and West, that Fremont himself mvs 1
ie mortified and astonished at his dismiaaal,
nd his friends disappointed, chagrined, and
omewhat incensed. It waa proposed to
make of Gen. Fremont, hereafter, a man of
high political importance in tho United
States. If successful as a General, he would
have been again a candidate for President,
with strong anti-slavery views.
The New York Independent publishes a
" sensation " article about the presumed vis
it of Thurlow Weed to Europe; the "ex
pressed conviction of Mr. Seward that the
North cannot succeed;" a peace and recog
nition in sixty days; preparation by the
government, Ac, &c., &c. There is probably
no foundation whatever for the article. The
N. Y. Tribune contradicts it, though it re
iterates its formerly expressed opinion that
ttbe British ministry would recognize the
>uthern Confederacy, if it could do so with
out a palpable and perilous disregard of in
A despatch in the New York Tribani
says:—"Widow Triplet!, who lives near Al
exandria, and whose sympathies are believi .1
Id be with the Confederates, unaccountably
lost eight slaves. She thought that they
were within the lines of Gen. HeintzcimariN
coniuiand, and applied to that officer for re
lief. Foreseeing on** p iSsible objection to
the return of her chattels, she backed her
petition with a penal bond, pledging hersei*
not to sell them Smth. The bond, Gener..!
Heintzelman told her lie was lawyer euougb
to know to he worthies*, because without a
consideration. The .slaves he declined to
search for or surrender, adding, that be was
A letter in the New York Tribune gives >•
graphic account of the effect* of the late gale
at Hatteras Inlet. The island was submer
ged, shanties, tents and provisions were
swept off, and there is great distress and
privation am mg the troupe. The Confede
rates were expected tv attack the place in a
few days. The writer says the result of the
storm makes good the prediction of the Con
federates, that in taking Hatteras frothing
was gained, but much would be lost.
The New York Tribune says that tho r-r
--'. suit of the New York city election is "supei
; ficially disheartening." That is, we pre
suine, disheartening to the Tribune, and
those of its politics.
Baron Piper, the new Minister from Swe
den, has been recognized by President Liv-
A mob attacked the office of the Baltimore
Republican, ou Thursday, but were disper
sed, and the ringleaders sent to jail.
Gen. Havelock, recently arrived in this
this country, and who has offered his servi
ces to the Federal Government, ia a brother
of the late Sir Henry Havelock, of note in
Col. Cochrane's anti-slavery speech, re
cently delivered in New York, ia said by the
New York Tribune, to be welcomed in some
of the camps.
Another skirmish recently took place be
tween some Federal and Confederate gun
boats in the Southwest mouth of the Missi-.-
P ai ppi. No damage was done on either side.
Col. Hawkins, who commands at Hatteras,
has arrived in Wanhington, and represents
the necessity of either protecting iheir po
sition from such heavy gales as that of Fri
day and Saturday, or removing the troops
to Fortress Monroe. It, appears tbat in ad
dition to the destruction of government
stores, tour sentries of the Twentieth Indiana
regiment were drowned in the breakers du
ring the gale.
An Englishman who ha- recently visiud
the Norfolk navy yard, writes to the London
Herald, that of the vessels formerly belong
ing to the U. S. navy, and sunk at the com
mencement of the present war, the Meirim.io
has been raised and converted into an iron
clad floating battery; the Plymouth and
German town bave also been raised, and h im
propriations made to raise the Columbus anrl
Delaware. The Pennsylvania and Colum
bus were burnt and sunk, and are now hulks
obstructing the navigation of Elizabeth riv
er. The frigate United Statea is partially
manned, and has fourteen guns on board.
Mr. Smith O'Brien's proposal to become ■_
peace mediator, in this country, aud to come
over and aettle by his efforts the difficulties
between the North and the South, seems n>
meet with taunta and jeera from all parties,
both on the other, and this side of the Atlan
tic. The general cry is, "wait till you nre
asked"—"whu are you, that you should set
tle any body's difficulties?"
The New York Herald publiahes, in full.
Mr. Breckinridge'a Addreaa, on resigning
Mb seat in the Senate of the United States.
In speaking of Gen. Fremont, tbe New
York Herald saya, "his farewf 11 address to
hia soldiers is the beat thing he has done."
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