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ALEXANDRIA, VA. I
The Wheeling Press* Rives an i o munt ol a 1
serious freshetat Piedmont, v*a., *•« Sator-j
day last, aod the drowning of '.wo Idlers. I
A letter firono Darnesto' n 'Dun,';
yesterday the Potomac river rose so high at I
to compel tho Federal pickets to forsake the I
tow pathcf the canal, wo at preheat there is
no danger of either of the contending ai mles
crossing io force." Great fears are enter
tained that the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal I
has been lerioualy tujured, and the transpor
tation of cod has ceased
There was a ooosiderable current in tbe
river yesterday, and mu.;h drift wood from
the upper Potomac floated down. A number
of persons in boats were busily engaged ii
gathering the wood, and bringing lite shore
to be used as fuel. It ia *eid that applies
tion has boon made in the proper quarter fo
an order to allow the wood felled in th
neighborhood of the town, within tho Fede
lines, and not wanted by the military, to bt
brought in for sale. If this is grained, am.
it would be an act of humanity to do so, th
price of fuel ought to fail.
The Court of Inquiry iv the case of Co
Miles—who was charged with being drunk
at the battle of Bull Run—after examining
a number of witnesses whose testimony was
very conflicting, decided that although there
was ground for balieviug the accusation of
Colonel Richardson was sustained by the ev
idence, the interests of the service at this
time would be best promoted by staying all
The report of the investigating committee
iv regard to the expenditures incurred by
General Fremont at St. Louis, exposes a se
ries of frauds upon the government of the
most extraordinary character. The name of
General McKinstry is freely used in these
transactions, aud the California contractors
are very deeply implicated. iSome of the
charges are declared by Fremont's friends to
be unfounded. _____________
Sir Jamea Graham, Baronet, died on the
25th ult., at his seat at Nctberby.
Mr. Russell's latest letter to the Times is
dated October 10th. In it he asserts that
persons of weight and position were again
urging on the President and hia Cabinet the
necessity of an advance for political reasons.
The writer argues that the South can afford
to play a waiting game longer than the
Affairs in Poland are unchanged. The
Catholic and Protestant Churches and tbe
•Jewish synagogues still remained closed at
Warsaw, but tbe negotiations for their re
opening was continued. The people prayed
before the doors of the churches. National
songs were no longer sung.
The London Times gives a report that the
French Senate will be convoked early in
December to deliberate on the partial reform
of the Constitution, with a view of placing
it on a wider basis, so as to allow mure lati
tude to the members of the Legislatif Corps
in the discussion of the budget.
An editorial article in the London Daily
News of the 25th of October joins issue; with
the challengers upon the question of the
material resources of the North, and proves
by statistics that the United States were
never so well able to carry on the struggle
as they are now.
Mr. Grantley F. Berkley writes very
Ftrongly in favor of the Confederates in the
London Morning Herald, and broadly as
serta that tbey are thus far the victors.
The health of Lord Brougham was im
Another exciting trial was in progress in
Dublin, that of the cab driver Curran, on
tbe charge of having committed the late
atrocious outrage on a young lady whom he j
was driving. The case was creating intense .
excitement in Dublin. j
The New York Herald denies that Arch
bishop Hughes goes to Europe on govern
ment business. Nevertheless it is thought
he will while in Europe counsel against the
recognition of the Southern Confederacy—
he being for the United States.
The Washington Republican says that
(Jen. Hunter, who succeeds for the present
Gen. Fremont, "commanded a leading divi
i-ion at the battle of Bull Run, but was
wounded so early in the day that he reached
Washington, travelling in an ambulauce,
almost aa soon as Mr. Russell. He saw no
service in tbe Mexican war, nor in any of
oar Indian ware." |
Tho Now Orleans Picayune thinks whia. I
key and ice must be growing exceedingly I
tearoe in Richmond. A "friend just return
ed In forma the edit »r, on i otering a fashion
able drinking saloon in he Confederate C p
itnl, be raw this placard posted over i iel
counter: 'Drinks fifteen cents each. No bills
changed except at heavy discount. Gentle
men will pie i6e refrain from eating tne ice
: ti their tumblers after drinking.'"
From tin l , Richmond Examiner, of Nov. 4,
iwe learn that the work on the Merrimao is
! still uncompleted, and that there are great
| complaints of slowness and imperfection in
the iron work as forniahed by the foundries
there, and adda that it is cenuiuiv high time
that the Merrimao waa completed if there
had been a proper regard ior river defences
The harbor at Bi.uu.lirt or Port Royal is
the best in the fckato of South Carolina, and
is about equi-dhtant froaa Charleston and
Savannah. It ia but little frequented, but
has a good draught of wa tor, and is largo
enough to receive tbe outire expedition.
j Major Doubleday, U. S. A., of Fort Sum
ter fame, U now an assistant of Brig. Gen.
Barry, Chief of Artillery of the Army uf
the Potomac, and is in chargooi the artille
ry (heavy) of the fortifications ou the Mary
land side of the river.
The steamer Mount Vernon will hereafter
be known as the Mount Washington, and
the Powhatan as tbe King Philip, there be
ing alieady a Mount Vernon and a Powhatan
among the steamers on the southern coast.
From a statement furnished the govern
ment by Gov. Dennison, it appears that Ohio
has now enlisted, in the field and camp, for
three years service, 60,250 soldiers, to which
number 21.000 will be .ida\ed on December 1.
«A second crop of tobacco is growiug at
nfield, Connecticut, a crop that has shot
up from the old stalks, cut more than a month
ago. It is fully a foot and a half high, and
will be cut early next week and sent to mar
Capt. it. F. Morley, general munager of
government railroads, has been compelled,
on account of ill health, to ask leave of ab
sence for a few days, during which time.
j Thos. 11. Canfield, assistant manager, will
act aa general manager.
Within Wo or three days, telegraph com
munication will be established with Gen.
Hooker, on the Lower Potomac. Thirty of
the thirty-five miles are already completed.
The line will probably be, extended to Port
Tobacco, where tho lower flotilla can be
It is apparent, from the military move
ments and the activity displayed in Wash
ington, that a battle is about to be foughr
It would not surprise us if there ahould be
one in a very few days.
Colonel Ashby, with his cavalry, was in
Martinsburg, November 1. Tbe Confeder
ates have been moving grain to Winchester
for the past week.
Romney haa been deserted by all except
the females and one hundred negroes, leav
ing the federal forces in undisturbed posses
Secretary Seward has written a letter stat
ing in substance that Jewish Rabbis canco
act as chaplains in the United States Army
Over one hundred additional resignation
are reported in the army.
In Ohio the hog crop is so large that awine
are selling for three dollars per hundred,
gross; and, what ia better, tbe pork ia of
a superior quality.
The gale of Wednesday night waa very
severe in Baltimore, the wind having been
higher than on the night of the severe gale
a week ago. On the Cheaapeake bay it waa
ao severe that the steamer Georgiana, Capt.
Pierson, was obliged to anchor and wait un
til the wind abated.
The Northern papera continue to speculate
on the probable destination of the naval ex
pedition. The World announces "on the beat
authority" that tbe landing place of the fleet
will be in the vicinity of Port Royal, South
Senator Johnson, who ia one of the select
committee of tbe Senate to make investiga
tions touching the cause of the disasters to
tbe federal arms, has not yet arrived. For
several weeks past he has been addressing
Union meetings in leading Weatern cities.
A United Statea soldier in Baltimore, on
Wednesday, whilst eating a lunch, fell back
suddenly and expired. He awallowed a
large piece ot meat, which lodged in tho
throat and produced suffocation.
Dr. Everett, son of Edward Everett, died
in Boston, last week.
Mr. Jacks* », aa English Al. P., iv » io
ceut speech, declared that the Americans
ought to be all iwed "to fight it (Mtyfor light
aa tbey will, it will ultimately result for the
benefit of England."
Tbe Washington Republican argues a
gainst the establishment of any such thing
io thia country as a permanent military es
It is aaid tbat two men were caught "tap
ping the telegraphic wife*," somewhere in I
Missouri, aod getting news for the Oonfede- j
rates —and it ia added they were both killed, j
A patrolman, in Washington, wo-, on j
Wednesday night, attacked and severely |
tand wounded by two cavalry soldiers.
.oretary Cameron lately visited West
it and went on to Albany. Secretary
ard has returned to Washington.
DC "Barney case" is still going on be
tbe Orphans' Court iv Washington.
here was another heavy gale in the
sapeuke bay on Wednesday night. The
mer from Old Point to Baltimore was
laged. No tidings from the naval expe
he Lmdon Times is veering round en
ly. Its latest articles are all against the
i ..._th, and in favor of tho Federal govern
meat, and of non-interference in the matte
| of recognition or the blockade.
The price of newspaper advertising in
England is six tiaieo as much as it is in thi
There is scarcely ever anything heard in
1 these perilous times of the ex-Presidents
Van Bureu, Tyler, Fillmore, Pierce, and
Buchanan. They are all Union men but
IMost of the persons arrested in Baltimore
i the day of election, have been since re
Parson Brownlow has suspended the pub
cation of his paper in Tennessee. He as
signs as a reason, that he has been indicted
by the grand jury at Nashville, and has
been summoned to stand trial for alleged
treason to the Confederate States.
It is stated that the Hon. Townsend Har
ris, having sent home his resignation as Ame
rican minister to Japan, R. 11. Pruyn, of
Albany, is appointed to succeed him.
Gen. McClellan has issued an order that
the passes given by General Scott shall be
honored hereafter until further orders, the
same as before his resignation.
Acting Major General Heintzelman will,
it ia believed, be raised to the rank of Maj.
General, while Col. Cochrane, of the Chas
seurs, will be given a brigade.
j The body of the late Col. Baker has been
sent on to New York, to be shipped for Cal
A fatal affray, resulting in the death of
one or two persons, recently occurred in
Halifax, N. S., between some sailors and the
Counterfeit five dollar notes of the Far
mers' aud Mechanics' Bank of Philadelphia
are in circulation.
Six Confederate Commissioners to Europe,
from Cuba, Bailed lately from St. Thomas.
[From the London Once a Week.]
"In thia fearful struggle between North
and South, there are hundreds of cases in
which fathers are arrayed against sons, bro
thers against brothers."— Amer'n Paper.
" Rifleman, shoot me a fancy shot
Straight at the heart of yon prowling vidette;
Ring me a ball in the glittering spat
That shines on his breast like an amulet!"
" Ah, Captain! here goes for a fine-drawn bead;
There's music around when my barrel's in tune!"
Crack ! went the rifle, the messenger sped,
And dead from his horse fell the ringing dra
" Now, Rifleman, steal through the bushes, and
From your victim some trinket to handsel first
A button, a loop, or that lumineus patch
That gletms in the moon like a diamond stud!"
"Oh 1 Captain, I staggered, and sunk on my
When I gazed on the face of the fallen vidette,
Tor he looked so like you, as be lay on his back,
That mv heart rose upon me, and masters me
Bat I snatched off the trinket—this lockot ol
An inch from the centre my lead broke its way,
oaroe grazing the picture so fair to behold,
Of a beautiful lady in bridal array."
Ha! Rifleman, fling me the locket! —'Tis she,
My brother's young bride—and the fallen dra
Was her husband—Hush! soldier, 'twan Heaven's
We must bury him, there, by the light of the
But, hark ! the far bugles their warning unite;
War is a virtue —weakness a sin;
' here's a lurking and loping around us to-night;
Load again, Rifleman, keep your hand in !"
FSOH THB OHCB UsiTll) STATES.
IN OBEDIENCE to a writ ojf election from
Francis H. Pierpolfct, Governor of Virginia,
| bearing date on the 12th day of October, IbM.tii.:
! subscribers, Commissioner.!, to whom the snid writ
! is directed, hereby give notice i hut, on Wednesday,
| toe 20th (lay °-" Nofemaer, ISOI. an election will
j ho held at the several ['laces ol'voting in tbecoun
j t.v of Alexandria, for tha foUowiac ooonty <tn
j oerij—Sheriff, Commlaalpoerof the R-venue. Clark
lof the County Court Attorney for the Common
! wealth, four" magistrate- from eacb magisterial
On the sun-e day, anil under the sane authority,
I polls will be opened in each of the four wards m
the city <>f Alexandria, for the election of the tn\
i lowing city officers :—Mavor, Auditor, OnMeatm-l
of Taxes Measurers of Wood and Bark, Sur erin
' temleut nf Police. Superintendent nf (Jas, Men-ii
i rcr- of Luniher, Cleik of the Market, four metn
j hers of the Common Council, and two numbers ol"
' the Board of Aldermen from each ward,
nov ß—eoto Special Commissioner.".
| r\URINQ the suspension of my regular School
! \_J Exercises, I am willing, for the sake of cor
j ..enial employinen*. to receive a few students, to
whom I will give thorough daily instruction in all
the solid English branches, together with Compo
! sition, Book-Keeping, Mathematics, and the Phy-
I sical Sciences.
This will afford a rare opportunity for improve-
I nieut, to such young inon aud youths, as dedlrn
I the quiet, order, and refinement of a SELECT
1 SCHOOL, together with the personal instruction
. of an experienced Teacher.
TERMS $12.50 per quarter—Drawing *2.f>o.
No extra charges whatever. Hours of instruction
from 9, A. M., to 1, P. M. Exercises to be oom
, inenced on the 2nd of December.
II mo 7- lm CALEB S.
A LL PERSONS transactinc business in the a
_CX city of Alexandria for which licences are re
quired, and who have not obtained such license*,
are required to call at the. Mayor's Office without
de'ay, and comply with tho law in procuring the
(iven under my hand, this, the 31st, day of o#
,r, 1861. WM. B. PRICE, Mayor.
lIEAWQUA.nT-.RS, ALEXANDRIA. Va., >
October a Ist, 1861. j
HE city authorities of Al'xandria, Va, by
their corporate powers are authorized to ns
soss revenues, impose taxes, tines, licenses, Ac ,
io collect the same, and appropriate them, for th-" ~
just and necessary expenditures of the Corpora
tion—lo which they are not to be obstructed by
military or other persons, unless—otherwise
ordered by competent authority.
W. R. MONTGOMERY,
Brig Gen. and Military Governor of Alex'a., Va.
I. LOUIS XIMZER,
A TTOR NE V A T LA W,
"I¥7ILL ATTEND to the prosecution of Claims
Yv for damages sustained by citizens of Alex
andria and vicinity, by the use and occupation or
destruction of their property by the U. S. troops;
. __L 15 — 4v -l
APPLES—A large lot on hand, and
\J for sale at $1.25 per bushel.
aa» 1 JO"N T. CQQKE
SWEET CIDER—A nice article, just received,
andforsileby JOfiN T COOKE,
nov 7 Old Post Office Corner
NEW BUCKWHEAT.Tust received, and for
sale in lame and small packages, by
nov 6 JOHN T. COOKE.
NEW MACKEREL— Nos. 1, 2, and », on
hand, and for sale by
i j '. Bar <' JOHN T. COOKE.
, i JOHN T COOKE,
CHEAP FAMILY GROCER,
Comer of Prince and Pitt Streets,
(Old Post Okkicb Corner.)
A on hand a large and well selected
±\. stock of FAMILY GROCERIES, which will
be sold on terms to suit the times,
DRUGS, CHEMICALsT >«.
I I\RUGS, Ac—We have on hand,
j JL/ 125 oz. Quinine; 25 lbs Calomel;
25 lbs Blue Mas-; 20 do. Turkey Opium:
10 do. lodide Potash; *
50 do. Refined Camphor;
4 oz. Sulphate Morphia;
25 lbs. Chloroform; 2.11) gals. Kerosene Oil;
Also, Alcohol, Ktherial Oil, Linseed Oil and
Paints of all kinds. For sale by
LEADBEATER A CO.,
Hhnooli eolm Nos. 5 A 7 S. Fairfax street,
OAK WOOD 7
I WILL take orders tor OAK WOOD, delivered
A. at $7 25 per cord Apply at the office of Wise
' A Co., on King, between Water and Union streets,
nov s—6t* B J\ PLUMMER, Agent.
HARDWARE, CUTLERY, »a~
I TTARDWARE. CUTLERY, ~HOUBEKERI'-
I JJL ERS GOODS, FANCY ARTICLES, IM
PORTED AND DOMESTIC SEGARB, CHEW
ING AND SMOKING TOBACCO, Ac., Ac.—
JOHN T. CREIGHTON, at his old stand, No.
! 88, King street, has ou hand the best assortmont
,of GOODS iv the above line to be found in tho
market. To suit the present demand h* has added
many things to his usual variety- such as—
Imported and Domestic Sugars, of various brand*
Chewing Tobacco in bars, tin foil and paper
Imported and Domestic Smoking Tobacco
Fancy Pipe- and Pipe Stems, in great variety
Tobacco Boxes, Pouches and Wallets
Tooth and other Brushes, fine Tooth and Pockot
Pens, Pen Holders, Blue and Black Ink
Ink Stands, Lead Pencils, Pencil Sharpeners
Pockel Mirrors, Shaving Soaps and Cream
Raxors, Razor Strops, Emory Paper, Sweet Oil
Chamois Skins. Leading Lines, Ac., Ac.
Special attention is asked to a variety of AKMY<
TELESCOPES, of extra quality.
Tha above GOODS were purchased for cash,
aud will be sold wholesale and retail, at a small
I Any article of TINWARE furnished at short
, notice. For sale, a second hand CYLINDER
STOVE for coal—a first rate Stove for a store.
Call at *8, King street- oet 14—4w