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The debate, in the U. S. House of Re pre-1
•entatives, on Thursday, on the confiscation
bill was of a very animated character. The
closing scene between Messrs. Conway and
Fouke, during which the latter pronounced
the statement of Mr. Conway, relative to
the battle at Belmont, to be a falsehood,
caused quite a sensation; and the subse
quent declaration of Mr. Richardson, Mr.
Fouke's colleague, that as a personal matter
it must be settled outside the House, has
given rise to much speculation, but there
will be no duel.
The member of the lower House of Con
gress from Kansas, Mr. Martin F. Conway*
in his speech in that body on Thursday, held
|>at tbe Federal arms had been unsuccessful
verywhere during the present war, except
i two sea-coast expeditions.
Caleb Cushing has written a letter to
layor Wood, of New York, sustaining the
it of Capt. Wilkes in seizing the Confede
The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad will be
running order as far as Hancock in about
It appears that tho "horse frauds" in the
.S. army, are more extensive than they
sre at : first supposed to be. Mere specula
rs have had contracts given out by Quar
asters at forty cents per head for a thous
d or fifteen hundred head, and they
mediately relet them at twenty-five cents
farmers, thus clearing from one thousand
fifteen hundred dollars per week without
Jom. Porter's mortar fleet will be ready
sail the latter part of this month. The
looners and brigs, twenty in number, are
w receiving extra timbers at the N. Y.
p-yards. The mortar bed-plates, upon
which the ponderous ordnance will rest, are
now in process of manufacture at N. Y. iron
works. Tbe draught of the vessels, adapted
them for service in shallow waters. Their
destination is known only to the U. S. Gov
Mr. Charles Ellet's pamphlet on Army
operations and in review and condemnation
of the course of Gen. McClellan, attracts
considerable attention not only in Washing
ton, but at the North. It is severely criti
cised in some of tbe newspapers, and Mr. E.
himself ridiculed and abused—but still his
book is read—and, it is said, that many mil
itary men agree with him in his positions
We may now expect stirring news from
Mexico. When the two last divisions of the
Spanish fleet left Cuba, to meet and join the
English and French fleets in their proposed
operations against Mexico, the Cubans ex
ulted in what they saw, as the regeneration
of Spain as a maritime power.
There has been a heavy flood at Sacra
mento, A.arysville, Stockton and other
places in California, doing much damage-
The loss in Sacramento, alone, is said to
have been half a million of dollars.
The Treasury Department is in consulta
tion with New York bankers. The latter
say they bave bought all the bonds they can
buy, but they will loan tbe government any
amount upon the pledge of government I
stocks as collateral, and the abandonment of!
the sub-treasury, as provided for in the act
of 1861. The bankers suggest to the Secre
tary the issuing of $250,000,000 of demand
notes, to be given to them, (the bankers,)
in exchange for the bonds, to be held by
them as collaterals.
Gen. Shields has accepted the appoint
ment of Brigadier-General, and is on his
way to Washington in the steamer Golden
Age. The steamor has $400,000 in treasure i
tor New York. I
In various quarters it is stated that advi- !
ces from Missouri are that Gen. Sherman is
suffering from aberration «f mind. He is
said to have been removed from his com
Wm. 11. Johnson, the soldier executed in
Gen. Franklin's division, on Friday last for
desertion, made a confession, in which he
stated that he was a native of New Orleans,
and was twenty-three years old. He joined
the army for the purpose of using it as a
medium of reaching New Orleans.
Com. Scott, tried by court-martial for de-
B.rthig his post without orders, was convic
ted and sentenced to be relieved from ser
vice for six months upun reduced pay. The
finding and sentence have been approved by
It is reported that the Racer, an English
war steamer, arrived off Charleston on the
Oth, with despatches for the British Consul,
and left next day for Port Royal.
The U. S. Secretary of War and the Pay
master General bave just made a decision
that a soldier is entitled to pay from the day
he enlists, and that he is not to wait till his
company is full or the formal muster of the
regiment into Government service.
The Norfolk fire is stated to bave been in
cendiary in its origin, and report connects
with it a slave insurrection, but this is pro
bably only an unfounded rumor.
Parson Brownlow, it is said, is to be al
lowed to leave Tennessee, under a guard.
Trade from Accomac to Baltimore has re
commenced. Considerable loss has been
experienced in not being able to get sweet
potatoes to market, from Northampton
Most of the vessels have been sent over to
the Western shore.
The Liverp ol papers of the 27th ult, an
nounce the arrival of the bark Helen, from
Charleston, with rosin and spirits of turpen- j
tine. She left Charleston on the 2nd ult., I
and saw nothing of tho blockading squadron.
While at Charleston, took on board 250 bales
of cotton, but the authorities there compelled
him to unship it, as they say they are determin
ed not to let a bale leave the port. The Ber
muda was allowed to take a cargo of cotton
for the reason that she successfully ran the
blockade, and brought in a cargo of articles
of war and other necessaries.
Col. C. A. Waite, U. S. A., has been
placed in command of the military posts
along the Northern line. His department
extends from Maine to Michigan, and tbe
different pests are immediately to be put in
j a state of defence. A regiment of cavalry
will be stationed at Detroit. A regiment of
artillery will be located in divisions at Niag
ara, Lockport, and Sackett's harbor, and
Fort Montgomery, at Rouse's Point, will be
occupied by two companies of U. S. infantry
within a few days, the works put in a state
of defence, and guns mounted as soon as
We have a report, via Cincinnati, that
there was great excitement at Nashville,
Term., on the 6th inst., occasioned by as
attempt to draft citizens into the Confede
rate army. A riot took place, which the
police force endeavored to quell, without
success—four of them losing their lives in
the attempt. The mob, after the encounter
with the police, went to tbe government
house, in search of Gov. Harris, but did Dot
find him, he having left tbe city for Mem
An order has been promulgated from the
headquarters of the department of Missouri,
commanding that a levy of ten thousand
dollars in money or provisions be made on
he disloyal citizens of St. Louis and St.
Ris county, to be contributed to the sup
of such refugees as bare arrived in St.
is from other parts of tbe State,
is freely stated that there are a number
tters of marque in New York, issued by
the Mexican Government, to prey upon the
commerce of England, France and Spain,
and that vessels are fitting out. The vessels
will sail under the Mexican flag as war ves
sels, and be entitled 10 bring prizes into neu-
I Tbe Governor of Pennsylvania has granted
a pardon to Mrs. Mary Hartung, who has
been imprisoned three years and a half, oo
the charge of poisoning her husband.
The British gunboat Landrail has reach
ed New York. The statement made with
regard to the indignity put upon the Lan
drail by the San Jacinto is not borne out by
the facts of the case. Commander Martin,
of the Landrail, had no flag flying when first
observed by the San Jacinto in the Gulf, and
considered the summons of the latter as per
Mr. Russell's last letter to the London
Times gives great offence at the North.
He says that the army on the Potomac can
not be well disciplined. He also speaks of
the danger of the United States falling un
der the control of a military dictator, &c.
Rev. Mr. Macfarland, rector of St. Mark's
Church, in Baltimore, fell, while officiating
in the services in his church, on Sunday,
and died in about two hours. He was the
brother of Mr. Macfarland, of Richmond.
Capt. Palmer, commanding the steamer
Iroquois, relates his movements in order to
capture the privateer Sumter. He says the
authorities at Martinique, and the residents
there were all friendly to the Sumter, and
gave her every facility for escape, which be
could not prevent.
A number of dwelling housed, Ac, owned
by citizens of this place, who left Alexandria
upon the breaking out of the present war,
have within the last few days been taken
possession of, with their furniture, by the
U. S. military authorities.
The rent of Gen. Halleck's headquarters,
commissary rooms, Ac, at St. Louis, is $2,
--250 per annum. The rent for the same pur
poses under Fremont was only $14,500.
It is reported that the last British West
India mail steamer from Vera Cruz refused
to bring to Havana despatches from the
American Minister in Mexico, because of the
overhauling of the Trent. It is also said that
the British steamer Clyde would take on
board at Havana two Confederate commis
sioners to Europe, in place of Slidell and
Mason—to sail on tbe 7th.
The London News of the 27th ult. says:
" Yesterday much astonishment was created j
on the Liverpool Exchange, in consequence j
of the following announcement being posted
in the news-room : The Bermuda has arrived
at Havre with 1,780 bales of cotton.. This is
the same vessel which ran the Savannah
blockade Borne months ago, with a cargo of
I supplies for the Confederates from Liverpool-
The arrivals of the Nashville and the Ber
muda show clearly that the b ockade is any"
thing but efficient off Savannah, and it waj
confidently stated yesterday that the Bermu
da is not the only vessel which has run the
blockade within the last month."
Tbe Cincinnati Commercial says that a
winter campaign will go on, and that M for
ward " movements will be made by the Fed
eral armies. It says that Gen. Buel's forces
"in Kentucky are now moving on, and that
" it is understood Geu. McClellan's project is
that a simultaneous advance shall take place
—on the Mississippi, against Columbus, Ky.;
in Central Kentucky, upon Bowling Green;
IRomney, upon Winchester; from the
oac, into Eastern Virginia; from For-
Monroe, upon Yorktown or Norfolk ;
bat Butler's, Burnside's and Sherman's
expeditions shall make demonstrations
t same time."
in Brown, Jr., son of old Ossawattomie
a, who was hung in Charlestown, Va.,
affds a company of Union Jayhawkers,
tationed at Leavenworth, Kansas.
> man-of-war Pensacola is still lying at
Alexandria. Her armament iscomplete, ex
cept one gun. She has now, it is said, twen
ty-two 68 pounders, and will take on a 150
pound gun in a few days. When ready for
service, she can throw seventeen hundred
pounds of shot and shell every discharge,
and in one hour can fire twenty tons, at a
distance of from two to three miles.
Horn R. Koeass, a well known member of
the Philadelphia bar, died on Thursday last.
Mr. Kneass was an actire politician, and ac
ted with the Democratic party. The deceas
ed was a prominent member of tbe Indepen
dent Order of Odd Fellows, having at one
time held the office of Grand Master of the
Order in Pennsylvania. Mr. Kneass was
also Grand Sire of the Order throughout the
Lieut. John P. Worden, of the U. S. Na
vy, the first prisoner taken by the Confede
rates after the outbreak of the war, has been
E leased, and is now in New York.
An exchange broker, iv New York, nam-
Bernard Levy, was found on Saturday
morning, in his office, dead with his throat
gashed from ear to ear. The matter is en
veloped in mystery, so far, and "a woman is
said to be in the case."
Windship, the "strong man," while at
tempting to lecture in Boston, last week,
fell from exhaustion.
We have a dispatch from Cheat Mountain,
Va., received via Cincinnati, giving an ac
j count of a battle fought at Alleghany Camp,
Pocahontas county, some day last week.—
Gen. Milroy was in command of the Federal
forces, and Gen. Johnson, of Georgia, at the
head of the Confederates. The Confederates,
it is said, were defeated, with a loss of two
, hundred men, Gen. Johnson being among
the wounded. The Federal loss is reported
j to be about thirty.
The opposing forces in Kentucky appear
to be on the eve of a great battle. General
Zollic jffer, with from eight to thirteen thou
sand men, was advancing rapidly upon
j Schoeff's division, numbering some five thou
sand me. .
From Missouri, we learn that Gen. Price
is still in command of the Confederate forces
in that State, and was at Osceola at laßt ac-
Pnfcnding to move northward. Gen.
has issued an order placing the
d of the Mississippi and Missouri
nder military control and surveil-
The United States steamer Annie Taylor
was wrecked recently near Sabine pass, and
her officers and crew taken prisoners by the !
"Ion," the Washington correspondent of
the Baltimore Sun says:—"The question
arises whether, at a time when we are en
gaged in a civil war, and are, at least, in
some danger of a foreign war, it is expe
dient to attempt also a social revolution in
regard to tbe slave population. The pros
pect is that Congress will not adopt any rash
and radical measures on the subject, and
that if they should, the President will with
b >ld from it his approval." On the other
hand, tbe Washington Republican affirms
that a large majority in both branches of
Congress are determined on "confiscation,"
and to compel the officers of tbe army to
abandon the practice, still continued by
some of them, of delivering up fugitive
A correspondent at Fort Jefferson, Tortu
gas, writes, under date of November 29,
that the volunteers belonging to the Seventy
ninth New York Regiment, who were sent
there to labor on the public works were re
leased on the 27th.
Mrs. Lincoln's first public "reception,"
at the President's House, in Washington,
took place on Saturday afternoon.
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