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Since the 19th New York regiment was
paid off last Monday week, at Darnestown,
Md., there have been seventy desertions!
from it. This one of the regiments which j
enlisted but three months for the U. S. Gov- .
ernment and State, and was transferred by ]
the State authorities to the Government for ,
the longer term of enlistment; many of them
contend that they are held illegally; hence
the dissatisfaction in this-and a few other
regiments; hence also desertions. This reg.
itnent—the 19th—now numbers only about
500 men, and will probably have to be re
On Saturday, the steamer Mary Washing
ton, Capt. Weems, was stopped near Balti
more, and the vessel and passengers searched.
One lady was found to have quilted in her
petticoat a quantity of sewing silk—and her
brother had wadded in his jacket packages
of quinine. Some few tons of alleged con
traband goods were also found. These arti
cles, it is said, were destined for Virginia.
The parties concerned were detained.
The batteries from the Virginia short on
the Potomac, last week, threw bombs into
the camp of the Federal troops on the Mary
Gen. Sherman, and his staff, last week,
make a reconnoissauce at Tybee Island, dur- ;
ing which four shells, which were thrown
from Fort Pulaski, burst near the party.
There was no damage done, however.
The delegate from Utah reports the words
of Brigham Young's telegraphic dispatch to
the President, "firm for the constitution
and the Union." The people of Utah have
not been called upon by the United States
for any military service, but they are, he
says, loyal to the government. A dispatch
from Brigham Young states the remarkable
fact that war news from the States sent in
the morning is published at Salt Lake City
in the afternoon.
Mr. Whittlesey, the Comptroller of the
Treasury, gives a decision adverse to the re
quests ef the Typographical Society in j
Washington, as far as the Governmentj
Printing Office is concerned, and against!
their recent aotion.
The Supreme Court commenced its ses- ■
sion yesterday. Justices Catron, of Tennes
see, and Wayne, of Georgia, were on the
To our notice of the present appearance
and condition of things in Alexandria, in '
yesterday's Local News, we would add, that '•
most of the stores recently rented, are hiredj
temporarily, or by the month. Several of
the dwellings vacated by citizens who have
left town, are occupied by the officers and
A collision took place just above Cincin
nati, on the 30th, between two steamboats,
on board one of which was a number of
troops from Ohio—ten of whom were knock
ed overboard and drowned. One of the
It is reported that the bridge of the Louis
ville and Nashville Railroad over Rolling
Fork was washed away on Saturday by a
The Louisville Courier learns that a squad
of twelve men were cent to Franklin, Ky.,'
en Monday last, to arrest some Federals
who were committing depredations. The
Federals had collected to the number ol
twelve or fifteen, at the house of one of their
number. The owner of the house defied the
Confederate squad, and fired upon them,
killing one and wounding one or two others.
The Confederates charged upon tbe house,
set fire to it, and burnt up all the men in it
except two, who escaped. A detachment of
twenty-five cavalry arrived at Franklin to
arrest the parties implicated.
Messrs. Hooper, of Baltimore, have a con-1
tract for making tents for the army, and are
engaged in fulfilling their contract, which
requires them to keep three factories in ac
tive operation day and night, giving employ
ment to 1,300 hands. Another firm, con
tracting for the manufacture of cavalry sad
dles, employ 100 hands.
Congress assembled in Washington yes
terday. The President, in reply to the com
munication informing him of the organiza
tion of Congress, announced that he would
send in his message to-day. In the Douse of
Representatives, the credentials of Messrs.
Maynard, of Tennessee, Foster, of North
Carolina, and Spgar, of Virginia, were re
ferred to the CVmmittee on Elections; as al
so the petition of Mr. Beach, of Alexandria,
clainuug a seat in the House. A resolution
was introduced by Mr. Lovejoy, and adopted,
thanking Com. Wilkes, U. S. N.
The Baltimore county Advocate says that
about the time the Indiana regiment was en
camped at Cockeysville, George Jessop, Esq.,
in that vicinity, missed a servant girl. He
searched for her, but to no effect. It now
appears that she assumed male attire, and
engaged with a mesa of the men of the reg
iment as cook. She went with them to Hat
teras, and was in that eventful retreat, and
also at the time they were nearly washed
away by the waves of the ocean during the
great storm. She is now with the regiment
at Fortress Monroe, dressed in clothing ap
propriate to her sex. Mr. Jessop has been
to Fortress Monroe for his negro, and Gen.
Wool has declined to give her up, without
orders from headquarters. He then pro
cured an order for her release from the Sec
retary of War, and then Col. Browi ■■, of the
Indiana regiment, still refused to give her
up. So the case stands at present.
A negro died recently in Detroit, upon
whose body an inquest was held, and a ver
dict returned of death from apple dumplings.
The gourmand actually killed himself by
The circus rider, named Zjyara, who has
been figuring at the North as a female, turns
out to be a man, aud has run off with and
married a woman.
Never before, in the history of Washing
ton, have the hotels and boarding-houses been I
so crowded. They are literally packed to
overflowing, and it is now very difficult to
procure either rooms or lodgings, except at |
extravagant prices. Quite a number of new
■tores aud warehouses are being built in va
rious parts of the city, which are engaged to
tenants almost as soon as the foundations are j
Eiid. Largo premiums are being offered for j
laces heretofore leased, in which to trans-
Judge Dunlop has passed sentence of con
emnation upon the schooners Olena and J. j
T. Evans, captured in the Potomac, " as pro
perty of the rebels." In the case of the
United States vs. Wm. Shields, for the con
demnation of real and personal property in
the city of Washington, the argument was
; fixed for the first Monday in January. Mr.
j Shields is charged with being engaged in
I " rebellion of Virginia."
The subject of slavery has at onoe been
: brought up before the Congress of the United
■ States. Ou the first day of the session, in the
Senate, Mr. Trumbull, of Illinois, gave no
tice of his intention to introduce a bill for the
confiscation of the property of rebels, and
, giving freedom to persons in the slave States.
I In the House of Representatives, Mr. El
j liott, of Massachusetts, introduced resolu
| tions declaring that " the President of the
' United States, and the officers in command
i under him, have the right to emancipate all
i persons held as slaves in any military dis
trict in a state of insurrection against the
national government, and that we respect
fully advise that such order of emancipation
be issued whenever the same will avail to
weaken the power of the rebels in arms or
to strengthen the military power of the loyal
forces." Postponed until next week.
Mr. Campbell, of Pennsylvania, offered the
following: "That in legislating to meet the
exigencies of the present, the property of the
rebels, including slaves, should be confisca
Mr. Stevens, of Pennsylvania, introduced
a resolution to the effect that "the President
be requested to declare free and to direct all
our Generals and office. . in command to or
der freedom to all slaves who shall leave
their masters, or shall aid in quelling this
rebellion." Laid over until next Tuesday.
In the resolution introduced by Mr. Ste- i
yens, of Pennsylvania, one provision is that
full and fair compensation shall be made by
the government to all "loyal citizens who
are or shall remain active in support of the
Union, for all the loss they may sustain by
virtue of the resolution."
A committee in Washington are arranging
to hold a night meeting in honor of John
Brown. More than one Congressman is said
ito be engaged in getting up this demonstra
The riotous conduct of the Sixty-third New
York Irish regiment has resulted in the death
of seven of their number already, and seve
ral more are not expected to survive the in
juries they received at the hands of their
• The War Department at Richmond hnsre
commended and requested Major Gen. Polk
to revoke his interdiction of the importation
of grain from Kentucky.
The completion of the Tennessee river
bridge makes the connection complete be
tween Nashville and Memphis, Columbus,
New Orleans, Mobile, &c, by the Nashville l
und Kentucky Railroad.
On the entrance of the federal military in.
0 the northern part of Accomac, seven bun
lred Confederates, with their arms and
•quipments, crossed the Chesapeake for
Northampton, and arrived safely in the neigh
borhood of Norfolk. They ' also took over
some supplies, and crossed at night but a
short distance from the point at which the
United States gunboats were stationed.
Private letters, as well as agricultural au
thorities in western Europe, concur in Bay
ing, that from the United States large sup
plies of breadstuff's must bo had until the
next European harvest.
Jas. C. Herndon, Assistant Surgeon in the
U. S. Army, has deserted to the Confederates.
He is a native of Virginia. Before leaving
California, he tendered his resignation.—
General Sumner refused to accept it. After
staying some days at a Washington hotel,
he hired a horse anil buggy, drove to a point
of the lower Potomac where a boat was in
waiting, aud was ferried across.
The division of Gen. Banks will be order
ed to remove from Darnestown to Frederick.
The certainty that the roads for miles around
Darnestown will soon become unfit for trav
el, renders this change of position necessary.
Going into winter quarters is not contem
plated—on the contrary, Frederick is selec
ted because it is easy of access, and the ar
my stationed there, having canal and rail
road facilities, can be readily moved in any
direction, as occasion may require.
Admiral Reynaud, Flag-Officer of the
French Atlantic squadron, was presented to
the President last week. With the Freuch
Minister, he visited the Navy Yard, where
be was received with a salute.
The New York Board of Underwriters
have advanced the war risk to five per
Capt. Mott, of Gen. Hancock's division,
had bis pickets surprised by the appearance
of a party of Confederate cavalry, while he
was engaged, on Saturday afternoon, at a
house about a mile and a half beyond Lew
insville, near the Leesburg turnpike. Capt*
Mott, however, escaped without losing uny
of his men.
Within a week past the Confederate pick
ets have made their appearance at Vienna,
which is five miles beyond Lewinsville, und
also at Flint Hill, which overlook Fairfax
Court House. They show no disposition to
attack. They appear at three points during
the day and retire at night.
Messrs. Gwin, Benham and Brent, of Cal
ifornia, lately arrested and imprisoned by
government, have been ordered to be re
A fire occurred in Washington last Sat
urday, which burned down Mr. Dayton's
stable, consuming six horses, a quantity of
provender, harness, Ac.
Lieut. J. G Bache, U. S. N., has been
arrested in Washington, on a charge of
Gen. Lane, of Kansas, says that Gen.
Halleck's army in Missouri, "is fighting to
crush treason, but at the same time to restore
Lieut. Sloane, of the N. Y. 31st Regiment,
has been recently attacked by several bul
lies in his regiment, and, in self defence,
and to quell a mutiny, ended the affair by
shooting and hitting two of them. Gen.
Franklin has decided that it was self-de
It is reported from Washington that Col.
Kerrigan of the 25th, who was recently
tried by court-martial for holding traitorous
communications with the Confederates, has
been sentened to be shot, and that the war
rant has been signed by the President.—
Kerrigan is a member of Congress from
Resolutions were passed in the House of
Representatives to order Messrs. Mason and
Slidell to the same kind of close imprison
ment and the same treatment imposed by
the Confederates upon Col. Cochrane and
Col. Wood of the Federal army, now held as
prisoners in Richmond.
The steamer Reliance came up the Navy
Yard late Sunday afternoon. Acting Mas
ter Hannum reports that at half-past seven
o'clock that morning all the batteries at
Shipping Point opened fire on a wood-laden
schooner. About forty rounds were fired,
but only one took effect, cutting away the
jib halyards, which brought the jib down
by the run. The disaster to the jib did not
prevent her from continuing on her course.
She passed tho batteries without further
damage, and has arrived safely at Washing
Deer are said to be unusually numerous in
1 the mountains this year.
Another prize arrived at the Brooklyn
Navy Yard on Sunday, which was captured
on the 25th ult., by the steamer Penguin,
while heading for Edisto Island, near
Charleston, S. G. She proved to be the Al
bion, from Nassau, New Providence, laden
with a cargo worth $100,000, consisting of
salt, oil, tin fruit, and also arms, ammu
nition, saddles, and cavalry equipments.
It was stated on New York 'Change, on
Saturday, that the Harvey Birch, reported
by the City of Baltimore as having been
captured aud destroyed by the privateer
Nashville, was chiefly owned by residents
Twelve fine horses, purchased in this
country by Prince Napoleon for the Empe
ror of France, will go over on the French
transport Orione, now lying in Boston har
Gen. Lane, of Kansas, was serenaded in
Washington, last night. He was introduced
to a large crowd by Mr. Lovejoy, of Illinois.
Both made speeches in which they "urged
the emancipation of the slaves, as a military
necessity, and the only way to bring the war
to a safe and speedy close; and these senti
ments, whenever uttered, were received with
On Saturday, the steamboat Francis Skid
dy on the Hudson river, was ran into by a
sloop, the disaster resulting in the death of
two of the hands and the scalding and seri
ous injury of seven others.
M ISC ELL AN EO U8 ~
SCHOOL FOE BOYS.
THE REV. MR. LIPPITT, at the solicitation
of a number of citizens, proposes to open a
SCHOOL for Boys as soon as applications to Vie
left at the Book Store of James Entwisle A Son's
will justify the undertaking. nov 30—lw
~~ ~ JOHN H. DEVAUGHAJTS
No. HI, King Street,
Opposite tub Marshall House.
JULIUS DINELT, DEHTIST,
Office. No. 17 Washington street, above King.
WHERE HE CAN BE FOUND AT ALL TIMES,
WATER 7 BENTS?
NOTICE.— Water renters will please take no
tice that their bills for the ensuing term,
(commencing November 1, lt>6l ) are due and
ready for delivery. Those who can make it con
venient to call on the Secretary will And him at
his residence, on Prince street, opposite the Far
mers' Bank of Virginia. A number of bills for
the past term are yet unpaid, and it is now requir
ed that they should be paid promptly on presenta
tion. EDWARD 8. HOUGH, Secretary,
Job printTng, HANDBILTS, CAHal)sj
BILL HEADS, CIRCULARS, Ac, Ac,
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terms, at the Alexandria Gazette Office, near the
corner of Prince and Fairfax streets,
DRUGS, CHEMICALS, Ac.
JA A GALIONS of the above, which is univer-
Trl/U sally acknowledged to be equal, if not su
perior, to any other, received and for sale at a re
duced price. HENRY COOK A CO.,
_- nov9 Sarepta Hall, Kiug street.
OIL! OIL!! OIL!!!
LARD OIL, Machine Oil, Linseed, both raw and
boiled, Ethereal Oil, pure Noatsfoot Coal Oil,
Train and Tanners' Oil, received and for sale by
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JOHN T. COOKE,
CHEAP FAMILY GROCER,
Comer of Prince and Pitt Streets,
(Old Post Office Corner.)
AL W AYS on hand v large and well selected
stock of FAMILY GROCERIES, which will
; Lo sold on terms to suit the times,
NEW BUCKWHEAT, put up expressly 1W
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_,nov 27 Old Post Office Corner.
BOOTS AND SHOES.
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BOOT AND SHOE MANUFACTURER,
No. 74 King street, Alexandria,
KEEPS on hand, and is prepared to manu
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BOOTS or SHOES made at
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Persons in want of a good article in his
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I AM AUTHORIZED to take orders for OAK
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Call at Wise A Co \s Coal Office, King street,
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; DRY GOODS.
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