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'i&y-r.Sr } Saturday evening-, November 9, lsei. \ A-,-„_-SSra&i l ?--.c-.
ALEXANDRIA. VA. I
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The Military Court.—The Military
Court held its usual session at the Court
House yesterday afternoon at three o'clock,
Judge Freese presiding.
There was no busiuess of general interest
before the Court, its attention being entirely
occupied with cases of drunkenness, &c.
The Fuel Market.—The price of fuel
has risen considerable since our last report,
tbe receipts being quite small, and an active
demand. We quote as follows, retail prices:
Wood—Oak, $6 50@8, according to qual
ity ; pine, $6.
Coal—No Anthracite in market; Cumber
land, run of mine, $6 per ton. No lump in
The Citt Markei\—The market this
morning waa well filled, both buyers and sel
lers appearing in abundance. The supply
waa tolerable, and trade brisk, considerable
quantitiee of provisions going off during mar
Tbe ruling rates were much higher than
tbe quotations of last Saturday. Poultry
was scarce, and extremely high. Apples at
> 40@60 cents per peck, which is exorbitant.
The Weather.—This morning clouds over,
spread the heavens, and at noon a smart rain
began. The rain was still falling when we
went to press. _
The Churches.—The Baptist, Catholic
and Methodist churches will be open to-mor
row for Divine service at the usual hours, the
pastors of tho several churches officiating.—
We hear of nothing to take place beyond the
The River.—There has been no move
ments upon the river for the past twenty-four
hours. The only vessels in the stream are
the U. S. steamer Pensacola and brig Perry.
A heavy tide has made to-day, whicb is said
to be an indication of a blow outside the
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We wish we were at liberty to meution
some individual instances of generosity, in
behalf of the Relief Association, for the care
and sustenance of the poor of this place duj
ring the coming winter. The donors to whom
we refer do not expect, nnd would not wish
their charily to be farther referred to. It is
suthcieiu to them to give a liberal portion n;'
thrir means tv the cause uf humanity. We
may add that our citizens generally, even
those whose circumstances do not enable
tbem, at this time, to do much more than
scantily live themselves, willingly and nobly
come forward to do all tbey can iv behalf v
the destitute. God will reward tbem.
Tho report which went the rounds of the
papers some time ago, relative to the resig
nation of U. W. Yandegrift, et-q , as Super
intendent of the Orange and Alexandria
Railroad in Virginia, &c, it is now said is
entirely im om<;i~-that gentleman being
still in his former position, and residing on
the line of the road. The report originated
from the leaving of Virginia by another per
son named Yandegrift.
Brig. Gen. Mitchell has resigned his posi
tion in the Army, on account of unsatisfac
tory relations with Gen. Sherman, who com
mauds in Kentucky.
The Kentucky papers give accounts d
various unimportant skirmishes, at differen
points, in that Sra»e. between the Secession
and Union men. There seem* to be much
bitterness of feeling displayed on both sides.
Civil war is experienced in all its horror
there and in Mis ouri.
Jleneral McClellan heartily approves th
-position for an exchange of prisoners.—
lis has been his sentiment from the start
There have been about thirty-four bodies
in all of soldiers who met their death at the
battle of Ball's Bluff * icked up in the Puto
mac between the Chain Bridge, three miles
west of Georgetown, and Fort Washington.
The N. Y. Eveuing Post has an article
* compla ning of the depredations and miscon
duct of some of the Federal soldiers on the
Virginia side of the Potomac.
The New Yqrjf Timed reports that tha
Confederates wer6 in a critical position at
Port Royal, and about to surrender when
last heard from. The Tribune has a des
patch that Commodore Tattnall had a small
vessel Under his command, and was attempt
ing the capture of tbe Federal gunboat
which waa ashore.
"Occasional," (Mr. John W. Forney,) in
a letter to tbe Philadelphia Press, expresses
the opinion that a forward movement of tbe
National forces at Washington may be an
ticipated about the 10th of November.
It ia tbe impression among the troops in
the different campa in tbe left wing on the
Potomac that the army will go into winter
Matthew J. Maury, of New Orleans, waa
arrested at Cleveland, on the 6th, by tbe
United Statea Marshal. Hia trunk contains
a large number of letters to parties in tbe
Gen. Scott received a deputation of the
New York Chamber ot Commerce yester
day, and spoke hopefully of the war and in
terms of commendation of Generals McClel
j lan and Halleck.
The Louisville Journal reports that in the
J counties south of Green River, Buckner's
I men, within the last four or five days, have
seized from six to eight hundred wagons.
President Lincoln has invested $8,300 of
his unsuspended salary in Treasury 7.30
j A large and in linen tial meeting was held
jin New York, on Thursday night, at tbe
\ Cooper Institute, "to take into consideration
, and afford relief to the loyal citizens of
\ North Carolina." Several prominent men
| addressed the audience.
John C. Tucker, who has been chosen a
j member of the Massachusetts Senate, in the
j city of Boston, is the first Irishman ever
I elected to that body.
j Gen. Kelly's forces- at Romney have been
i increased so that tbey now number nearly
Capt. Tay, of the Arctic, from Na-sau, N ,
( S., arrived at Boston, reports that the Prince
Albert, which arrived at Nassau from New
York, siuted that when t.fl' Charleston, she
was chased and brought to by tne privateer
Sallie, of and from Charleston, who abused
the crew of the schooner, and took lrom her
a coil of rope and tow-line. They alno stab- j
bed oueuf tho caiile on board. The follow
ing day the liritifh sohr. Arctic, from New ,
York, reported that the Sallie had captured
the brig Laura, ot Philadelphia, irom Cuba. ]
Thurlow Weed states that he goes to Eu- !
rope on private business solely, and not as
an agent of the Government. |
It ia said that the estate of the late Colo
nel John A. Washington has been placed in I
i charge uf Commander Lee, U. S. N., and W. j
IA. Taylor, esq., of Alexandria.
The New York Tribune, sneaking of the |
Confederate butteries on the Potomac says :
"Some burprise has been manifested at the
acquiescence of the government in the block' j
ade of the Potomac, aud it is very frequently j
aeked why the batteries are not taken. The j
reason is because the shore could not be '
held, as it is commanded by bills iv the i
rear. The batteries could be taken, but to
be compelled to retreat afterwards would not
look weil. Until one wing of the Federal
army crosses the Occoquan, there will be no
attempt to take the Confederate batteries."
There are said to be batteries on live is
lands commanding the entrance to Beaufort,
\ which will have to be reduced before the fleet
can operate against the more formidable de
fences which di fend the town, which is 111
miles further up Bioad river lrom Port
I B >yal.
It is reported that the Confederate steamer
j Page towed their prize schooner Fairfax out
of Quanticn Creek on Thursday eve-ing.
The Savannah and Charleston Railroad
j passes within eleven miles ot the head of Port
I Royal Sound, and thus troops may be easily
l thrown from Georgia and the Oarolinas upon
A gentleman who has lived nv..ny years in
the South has arrived at Cincinnati, anfl the
Gazette gives his " statement " as follows :
He left Savannah, Georgia, one week ago. —
The French Consul granted eight clearances
to vessels, which met with no opoosition in
leaving the harbor. No United States ves
sel was seen during the three days. Every
body was expecting the big ship Finland
Gen. Stone is to issue an order cautioning
officers of his command against expressing
censure of their superiors.
Gen. Sickles has joined his brigade at
Budd's Ferry, and will take a position near
At the latest accounts from Hatteras Inlet
the only thing that could be seen above the
water waa tbe forts.
It is understood at Old Point tbat Hatteras
Inlet is a place of too much importance to be
abandoned. Should the Twentieth Indiana
regiment return to Old Point, its place will
be immediately supplied by a larger force.
Devastating fires have recently occur v ed
on the prairies in some of the countir:- in
Gov. Morgan and others have written to
Gen. Wool, asking him not to resign his po
sition in the army.
It ia said now, in the telegraphic dispatch
ea, that tho late advices from tbe different
governments in Europe received at the U. S.
State Department, are entirely satisfactory
to that department—and that the Emperor
lof tho French has unreservedly expressed
himself in opposition to a Southern Confed
Colonel John F. Carter, James B. Smith
and Charles W. Boteler bave contracted to
furnish the government with eight thousand
cords of wood per month. They are to fur
nish the wood at $7 per cord, while citizens
are charged $10 and $11 per cord.
The Long Bridge is being almost entirely
reconstructed, under tbe auspices of tbe War
Department, with the view of rendering it
secure for the winter, as the chief available
route of transport to and fnm the army on
the Virginia side.
The business at Locust Point has been
very heavy for the past week, and the trans
portation of army stores and supplies over
tbe raiiroad to Washington exceeds by seve
ral hundred tons the transportation of last
j Gen. Pbelrs states that tlie Confederates
ore bolder and more numerous than ever near
, Newport News.
j Bishop Mcllwaine and Edward Everett
are to follow Archbishop Hughes and Thur
; low Wood in a voyage to Europe.
| The Washington correspondent of the
j Baltimore Sun says:—" To-day quite a num
ber of Federal soldiers were brought into
; town under a strong guard. I have not been
j able to learn the nature of their offenses."
j Letters are published stating that Capt.
j Semmes, of the privuteer Sumter, did sail
from New York for England and that he
goes over to buy war vessels. The stories,
however, still look doubtful.
The Washington Star says that the Con
j federates are removing the bulk of their
I troops from around the Potomac bateries for
the purpose of sending them South.
The special Washington dispatch to the
New York World says :—" It is oot impossi
ble that the Federal army may soon make an
advance movement upofl Centreville, and
when it does the country will of course be
filled with rumors of a great battle at hand.
1 But that does not follow by any moans. The
I army may march to Centreville as the Con
-1 1111 rob to Arlington, and yet this
fall may see no decisive battle. It is not im
possible, however, that Gen. McClellan may
place his guns in position and set to work, a
la Sevastopol, to make regular approaches
on the enemy. Jn that case it may bean
artillery fight of months in duration."
Dispatches published in the Northern pa
pers say " that the agents of English houses
are bu-ily employed all over the Snub in
buying cotton and tobacco, for which g .Id or |
Bank of England notes are given. These I
people take the risks, and if they succeed in
getting their cotton abroad, tln-y will make
a splendid profit."
News has, at last been received from the
I great naval expedition, via Norfolk, per tele
graph, that two vessels of the fleet—one of
them the steamer Union, and the other sup
posed to be the transport Ocean Expre- —
had been wrecked off the ooast of rtor'h
Carolina. These vessels carried troops,
munitions of war, horses, etc. Seventy men
succeeded in reaching the shore, and they
were made prisoners by the Confederate?♦
who took them to Raleigh, N. C. It is sup
posed that a number of the small vessels of
the fleet were lost. The main body ol the
fleet had reached Port Royal, the entranet
to Beaufort, S. O, and had made an attack
upon that point. Atrlast accounts the bom
bardment of Port Royal continued, and tbe
assailants had met with a warm reception*
Com. Tattnall commanded the Confederates,
We have accounts from Cairo, 111., which
state that an attack was made by the Fede
ral troop's uuder Gens. Grant and McCler
nand upon the Confederates who are posted
at Belmont, Missouri—a town which ia sit,
uated about three miles above Columbus-
Kentucky, but on tbe opposite side of tbe
river. The attack, from the statement re
ceived, appears at first to have been success
ful, the Confederates being driven across the
river with great loss, their camp burned and
their stores destroyed: subsequently, how'
ever, they were reinforced lrom Columbus,
and the Federal troops were compelled to
abandon their conquest and retreat to their
steamers. The battle, wnich is said to have
lasted from noon until near sunset, must
have been hotly contested, as the Federal
loss is reported to have been from tnree to
five hundred, and the Confederate loss t m
On Wednesday, a party of sixty Coufed<
rate cavalry made their appearance at Burk>
Station, on the Orauge and Alexandria Hai' •
road, fourteen miles from Alexandria. A
reconnoisauce in force from Gen. Smith's
division, was yesterday made iv the neig.li
borhood of Vienna. Two miles beyond ilia*
place the Confederate picket guard were lor
ty strong, behind which they had regimen is
iv reserve. The wife of Doctor lluiuer, win,
was taken prisoner near Vienna on Wednev
day, came within the iiues of Gen. Suiim'-i
division, and ootuiued a pass to Washington.
Two privates belonging to a Pennsylvania
regiment, and attached to Gen. lieiutzu
man's division, were shot in mistake on
Wednesday night, aud were mortally vtouno
ed by their own comrades while ou piok<■•
duty near Pohick Creek.
The Confederates, it is believed, have erec
ted a battery ou the Potomac, betweeu P.
hick Creek aud llalloway Point, where lh<
channel runs near the Virginia abate* Tbi»
is about twelve mile.- below Alexandria.
An armed Confederate steamer brought
intu Charleston the brig Betsy Ann Well*.,
of Maine, Michael, Tennessee, and six other
vessels as prizes.
The privateer Sumter is said to have been*
captured on tne leeward ot Barbadocs.
It is stated iv Richmond that five huudre-f
and sixteen vessels have run the blockade
since the loth of May.
The New York Poßu says:—"During the
seven mouths ending October 31, 30,000 men
were shipped for the navy at the various
rendezvous in thj United States, and 12,000
recruits were enlisted for the regular army.
Although naval recruiting continues very
brisk, 232 uieu being shipped in this city 1 at
week, army recruiting is extremely dull,
New York does not average four men p<-»
DR. MoOONNivLL, D___Nl'__Sl,
FROM WASH I Nil ToN, I). C,
WILL visit Alexandria on Wednesdays and Sa
turdays, profes-,i0..a11y, each week.
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ton liraata, next do .r to the office of JudgeC
Neiile, lately occupied by Douglas F. Forrest.
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