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Nearly m thousand eopiea uf tho Jlrjwb
Mean are olroulated among tha floating pnputa
tton every day.besides thelarge number served
to regular subscribers. Advertisers will late
Alt Hallow Ke.
To-night Is it!) IUItoto Tee, or Hallow n'en,
as being tlie vigil or ove uf Ml Hallow Day
Tbe Jlomlsh Church designed this day to bo
held In boner nf all those taints who had not
particular days appointed for them, but Ittloes
not appear that All nallowD,iy,or Its eye, oro
ever marked by very particular observance
In the Cathollo ohurchj novertholess. there
Is Boarooly any tlmo more distinguished by the
common feoplo of many portions uf the Brlltsh
Kinging of bells was one of tho modes of
celebrating Hallowmas m tngiana in umos piuii.
It whs a Itoman Oathn.lo practice, being da
signed In aomo way to flvr the souls or de
parted Christians. For this reason, Queon
Elizabeth prohibited It. It was also A custom,
a few centuries ago, to have a cake oaken on
this eve for overy member of the family, ns a
tout mass cake or soul cake. It was oomposod
of natmeal, and seoded; and pasties and fur
mety were Incidental to tho samo evening. In
families of good condition, a quantity were
hfllrnn unit ant nn on a board, liko tbe shew-
bread In old pictures In tbo Bible, to bo given
tp visiters, or distributed among the poor.
Thero was a rhymo for tbe ocoaslon " A soul
cako ! a soul cake 1 Havo mercy on uu uuns
Man snult lor a soul-oaks I" Poonle went from
parish to parish o soulinj. as they oalled II,
that Is, begklng In a kind of ohant for soul
oakes, or anything to in ike them merry on this
Essentially oonnooted with all these oustom
are thoso bettor known ones which Burns has
so well and so faithfully described In his peem
J.an I'll In twa wl1 tentlo ec,
Wha 'twas ihe wadna tell,
But this Is Ji ck and thli Is m,
She says Into hersel';
He b.eetod owre her, and she owre him,
A ihey wad ne'er mlr part,
Till fuITI ne started up the lum,
And Jean hid e'eu tiir h'art
To see't that night.
Nuts, besides being thus used for divination,
are crackod and eaten, and hence, In tho north
of England, AH Hallow Evo Is often oalled A'ul
crack Night. Apples are also extensively eaten,
tMd nimunmnt nt fruit havlnc: nrobahlv some
reforenoe to the heather, charaotor of the day,
as that or thanksgiving rortne proauco oi uie
aiann tha fortnn telllnc customs desorlbed
by Burns, besides the above are for tho girls to
pull stalks from a oorn-stallc, and ascertalii.lrom
tho presence or absenoe of the top pickle, an
Interesting point In their moral history for a
sntitartr 'amain to co to a kiln, and throwing a
blue clue Into the pot to wind It, expecting that
era finished It will oe neia duos, wnen, oy id
nuirim' who holds, a rcsuonse will ba obtalnod
dlsoloslng the name or the future husband to
eat an npple at a looking-glass, expecting to see
a vision ot the future husband peeping ovor the
shoulilor to sow liomp seea in uie yarn, say
ing, " Hemp soed,1 s.iw thee, hemp seed, Isaw
thee, and her that Is to be my true love oome
after me and draw thee," expeotlng that, on
looking over the ahouldor, a vision will be ob
tulncdof the future spouse In the act of pulling
growrl hemp to win three weohta o' naetblng
In tho baru, expeotlng to see a like vision to
fathom a barley staok thrice, expecting at last
n afflhnita vrnur mistress to dlnashlrt sloeve
In a rivulet at the meeting point of the lands of
three proprietors, ana men nargit oyiue ure
tn iirr. triistlnf to see nuoh a visionary person
come In ani turn the other side to pull sulks
of dece.eed oabbages, blindfolded, without
choice, and augur, from their stralghtnes or
crookedness, the figure of tbo futuro spouse,
r-nn. tnt. Aut-rn urninn (innra u lull iuui. luo
fortune she will bring, and from the taste of
the heart, her temper Anally, to set threo
dishes on the door, one empty, one with oloan,
and one with foul water, and oause the oompany
to Bpproaoh them blindfolded and dip In a hand;
when he wh' dips In the empty one is expected
to remain unmarried, he who dips in tbe foul
one to ratrry to a widow, and he who dips in
tho clean one to marry a fem.ilo not hitherto
married. The whole of these rites are as
familiar io the Welch, Irish, and Northumbrian,
as to the Ayrshire peasantry. Many of them
are also praotlsed In Englandon St. John's Eve,
t. uo.,1 nf Jtinn.
Young Amerioa, however, has Invented a way
or Its own ror mo ooservance ui ah uaiiuw iiio,
u nrnminunt feature of which Is to go round
from house to house, and pelt with oabbages,
turnips, Ac, the luckless servant who may
chance to come to the door. .
In tho Catbollo ohurones oi miscuy, to mor
row, there win be services as on Buiday; and
in 8t. Aloyslus ohuroh.oorner of II and North
Capitol streets, thero will be a solemn requiem
sung by tho choir at 71 P. M. Mad.im Ceollla
Young Is again tbo prima donna In this choir.
Saturday, tho 2d ot November, is All Soul's
Pay, when tbo C.ithollo ohurohes ofTor prayers
for all the faithful departed: and at lojo'olook,
on that day, a solomii requiem mass, with lm
nnoinir itaramAnlfli. in to bo offered In Mount
Olivet Cemetery, for the'repose of the souls of
all therein imerrca. ,
Funeral ot Sergeant Drsnnun,
ti.o rn.ini-ii nf Rnrcnant Brannan. who was
brutally murdered by Linahan on Monday
night, near Forrest Hall, Georgetown, took
Elace from tho quarters of tho company, in the
..11 .,atarAnv mnmintr. The funeral was at-
.ana..,i h tim mnmtmrfl nf cftmnanv A. Socond
Inrantry, of whloh he was h member, and most
of the military quartered In Georgetown, as
woll as a largo oonoourae of citizens, who ac
companied tho remains to the Oatholio Church,
near the College when tho servloos wore con
ducted by the Rev. Fathor Ashwaden, after
i.i-L . ...,.... ...a .. Inln.uil lulll, mllltU1l-
honors. The coffin was morally ooorod with
be mil fill boquets and wreaths by tbe ladles
A. Stabbing Jse.
An Blteroatlon occurred near the Navy Yard
Baptist Church.on Tuesiay night, betwpen two
'mon named William Colquhon and William
Venablo. During tho alteroatlon.a knife was
drawn by Colquhon, who stabbed Venable In
the left side, inflicting a painful, though not
dangerous, wound. Vonable was at once con
voked to his residence near by, whero he Is
doing well under tlio skillful treatment nf the
physicians. The polloe of the firth ward ar
rested Colquhon, and took him beforp Justice
MoKenna, who committed him to jail to answer
i.. .i.J ir nn msuilt and bavtory with in
tent to kill. Coleuhnn Is a man some soventy
yoars of ago, wbllo tno omer is nui ovor u..,.
Another Wuslilngton Company.
A oorapany, composed mostly of young men
recruited In the eastern section of the cit; was
' last week mustormi into service, In Baltimore,
... .... i rri.1,.,1 xttivvlunit rnlrtmont. C01.
J. 0. MoConneli Most of tho members of this
company served through the late three months
campaign with credit, and will no doubt prove
are attKchet. to. flio officers are Captain Ver
guson tit nl Lieutenants Allen and Farrull.
Olr.... C.rTh;tn?.. Against G.n. gy TELECrRAPH.
On the opnlng nf this court, yesterday morn- .
Ing, there was qiilto a largo crowd of speota- -Ein. or,nrnl RnnVa' Tlitrininn
tors, who were ualhored to hear thn decision J5 rOm UenOrai iJaiLKB U1V1810I1.
of the umirt In txn matter of tho rulo against
the Provost Marshal.
1 he presiding Judge, Hon. James Dunlop, an
nounrcd tho foil iwlug decision In tho matter)
" Tho retnrn msde by Deputy Marshal Phil
lips, the 20lh orootnber, 1801, wo will order to
be filed, though we do not doubt our power to
regard it lis Insufficient In laic, and to proceed
against the officer who has mado It.
The existing oondltton of tho country makes
It plain that that offloer Is pnworless against
the vast military force of tho Exooutlvo, sub
ject to his will and Ordor, as oommander-ln
ohlef or the army and navy of the United States.
Assuming the rerffy of the refurn, whloh has
been mado on oath, tno oxso presented is with
out parallel In tbe judicial history of tho Unl
tod States, and Involves the froe action and
offlolenoy rf thejudges of this court.
The President, oharged by the Constitution
to take oaro that the I ws be oxecuted, has
aeen fit to arrest the process of this court, and
to forbid the deputy marshal to oxecute it. It
does not Involve merely tho question on tho
power of tho Eiecutlvo In tbo civil war, and to
suspend tbo great writ of freedom tho habeas
When this rule was ordered, to giro effloaoy
to that writ, no notice had boen given by the
President, to tho courts or the country, of suoh
suspension here, cow first announced to us, and
it will hardly bo maintained that the suspen
sion could be retrosneottve.
The ruin In this oaso. therefore, whatover
may bo the President's power over the writ of
naoeas corpus, was lawiui- oraerea, as wen aa
inn writ on wnion it was luumieu
Tho facts on which the rule was ordered by
this court are assumed to bo truo as respects
the President because tho President bad them
before him and has not denied them, but for
bade the deputy marshal to serve the rule on
uenerai Andrew roner.
Tho President, we think, assumes tho resDOn
slblllty of tho acts of General Porter, set forth
In tho rulo, and sanctlonod them by his order
to Deputy Marshal Vi 1 lips not to Berve tho
procoss on mo provost rnarsnai.
The issuo ought to be and is with tho Presi
dent, and wo have no physical power to en
force the lawful process of this oourt on his
military subordinates against the President's
prohibition. We havo exhaustod overy prac
tical remedy to uphold the lawful authority of
It la ordered this 30th day of November, 18S1,
that this opinion of the court be Olod by the
olerk, and made part of tho reoord, as exnlaln
lng the grounds on which we hive now declined
to ordor any further proceedings In this oaso."
Judge Morsoll then read tbe lollowlog pro
"As a member of this oourt, and on its be
hair. I wish It understood that notwithstanding
tho blow lovelled at this oourt, I do distinctly
assert the following principles:
First. That the law in lu counlri knows no
nnntind. That the sunremaov of the civil
authority over the military oannot be denied;
that It has been established by the ablest
Jurists, and, I bollere, recognised and re
speotod by the groat Father or the Country
durloir the revolutionary war.
Third. That this court ought to bo respected
by every one aa tho gu irdlan of tho personal
liberty of tho citizen In givlug ready and effec
tual aid by that most valuable meaus the writ
or naoeas corpus.
I.thorefore, rospeotfully protest against the
right claimed to Interrupt the proceedings In
Tho opinion of Judgo Mor.ell was also or
Hnrnd ti ha recorded.
The oourt then prooeeded with Us ordinary
business, and tho following casos wero tried:
Uackall us. Iteoslde; uensnawvs.ueizei; unesi
nut and Townsend . Wlllard; aud Berry vs.
Samuel F. Glenn, Esq., of Louisiana, was, on
motion of the Dlstriot Attorney, admitted au
attorney of the court.
A Grand Union Barbecue In Prince
About five o'olook yesterday aftornoon, Levi
Davis, the quartermaster of the Forty-flfih
Pennsylvania regiment, had his leg broken at
tho corner of Pnnsjlvauta avenue and Four
and u-half street, under the following clroum.
stancosi A irlend or his, In a playful man
nor, had taken from him a pistol belonging
: ' iA..,Anun, nf thn rflir mont. and Davis, in
uratiliig him to regain it, fell In the street,
I he. a Uuvornraent wagon whloh was passing
"..L1. .!.,, mmi- his rliiht ea. breaking It
Hi uia i ", .--- . -1ji,i,uVnn m
meU Htreetl rmaryTwbere hl.Tries were
Ula Injuries were properly dressed, and ho Is
now doing well.
. ... ii... -ti Ti.narrun nf Cant. Knight's
company, District volunteers, was aooldentally
..... .fc.u'..u .i. ai.nui.lAr Mhnnt five tt'cloot
last evening, by the dlsoharge of a comrade s
mu-ket, whloh fell from against a tree, whore it
had been carelessly plaoed. He was lit onoo
taken to tbeColloge Hospital, whero his wound
vGcorge's County, Maryland
One or the largest aud most enthusiastic
gathorlngs of the kind which have ever taken
place in that vicinity, onme off on Tuesday last
in tho Bladensburg district.
Virginia, Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Ohio,
were represented, as well as Maryland. Tho
meeting, whloh was a very largo one, was
ltai tn nrder at 12 o'clock Dr. Joseph J. Du-
vail, President : Mr. Dorset, Vice President;
Shelly Clarke, Eaq., Seoretary. Dr. John II
Bayne, the Union candidate lor State Senate,
flrjt uridmnapd thn tneetlnz. He was followed
by Mr. Bradford, the Union candidate for
Governor. He la decidedly one of the best
atump apeakera in uaryiana. tie lout uie
ground that thero waa no use in trying to bide
tne lact; more waa omjr iwi, pitmen m iug
oountry tho Union party and the Rebels. Any
party that was not for tno Union was against
It, and was not to bo trusted. ...
He was followed by General Carrington.of
this place, who made the knees of the so oalled
Peace party smite together like Belshazzar's
when he aaw tho handwriting on tho wall.
The oandidatea of the Peaoe party were oalled
on tn take the aland several times, but they
refused, with the oxoeption of Mr. Marbery,
who Is candidate for tbe Legislature He got
on the stand, and In a tremendous volco said he
wanted peaoe, but bo could not tell how he
wished or expected to got It.
J. B. Brook, the candidate for clerk, and Col.
Odon Bowen, the oandlda'e for tho Benate on
ihn side of the so-oalrtd Peace party, and tho
grott boll-weathors of tbe Secession party,
were airaia tu uppoir hiiu mi wn uumi
mA nf xr urvl.mri ltnnw their true nrlnclnles.
Be assured Prince George will be true to tho
Constitution and mo union on tuo urni ncuuoa
day lu November.
Klcctlon of OUlcera.
it ivia annual mAAtlnff of the Library Assu-
olatlon, I. 0.0. F., held on Monday evening,
the following offlcora woro oloctod fur tho en-
8UF.8D?1iiuart, President; It. F. Hunt, Vice
Prosldent; Thomas Rich, Secretary; John T.
Bangs, Treasurer. Dlrectors-SamulE.Doug-lassf
Wm. B. McLean, Hugh F. Divine, Byron
A. Kidder, and John F. Havenner.
Though the library has boen In operation
but little over a year, there are already 2,295
books in it, Inoludlng many of the best over
Pardoned by the President
1 1. J TTI11 In vn .nkn IV.I AAnvlAtlld fit ttlA
Ivunriea uo iiioib.yiu "-. -..-- ---
March term or the criminal oourt, rr obtaining
goods under ralso preiencen.anu wuu unu u.
...AnAAa ..niniitiAn months' fmnrlsonmont In
tho Pcnltontlary, was pardoned by the Presi
dent, on Monday last, on oondltionthat he lotvo
tho District within thirty days, and not roturn
within flyo yoars irom mat uaio.
. i ,
Deaths of Holdlers.
Tho following aoldlora died yesterday :
Daniel Losoh, oompany I, Forty-seventh Penn
si ivanla, at Camp Griffin.''
B. F. Haskell, company D, First Pennsylvania
RiOes, at the Seminary. ' ,
Corporal Charles Monroo, company E, Twen-ty-thlrd
New York, at the Columbian College.
III. I. Vranklln,
n.i.i.. i, ihA PrAslilent and to the military
staffs keops constantly on hand the best as
Sortmenl i ot first-class field and Naval Glasses,
ba1IIiii them at the owosi tasieru pi uc.. ..
proved Pebble and Periscoplo Spectacles are
suited bv htm correctly for overy eyesight.
HI caLuSlehme.it la .H'l'onnaylvanla avenue
between Twelfth and Thirteenth .tieela.
. cry I... stiii, 1 1.. r l , ,
Ana su we oau utsr , -- '",. ",:,,Riwir
Uut, for my prt. I m UreJ e! the old ftoryof wr
Uut oil I itri Drown, luve you heard the very
latest niwir No. Wily. SMITH, No 400 aeve.. .th
Edtnaris's Ferry, Oot. 20. All remalnod
quiet during ihe night. No pickets were
thrown over tho rlvor, hut those on this side
heard the Confederates on tho opposite side nil
night, and aaw their fires thickly scattered In
tho woods along the shnro. Their centralizing
point waa a clump of troea on tbe bluff whero
nur troops had constructed a plokot atatlon,
and near tho spot whero our nrtillory ahelled
them during the skirmish mi Tuesday last.
When our troops were withdrawn from the
Virginia sido, on Wednesday night, tho Six
teenth Indiana, oooupylng the most advanced
and oxposod position, wero not awaro of any
withdrawal until the rest had been successfully
ferried over. They lay upon the oold ground,
almost frozen, with lauded muskets 'n their
hands, every moment expoctlng a furious and
overpowering assault from a concealed and
rolnforcedenemy, wh"Be numbers wero known
to oxoeed our own by many thousands; yet
tho only murmurs uttered by these hardy sons
of tho Northwest were at the orders to retire
without disputing tho ground Inch by Inoh
with their adversaries. Slowly and mutter
Ingly they retired tn the plaoe of embarkation,
ploklng up and loading themselves down with
the knapsacks, canteens, guns and equipments
left there by others who had rotired bofore
This regiment, likewise, brought with them
two prisoners; tbe owner of the mill on Goose
Creek, with his son. who. It waa chars ed. had
prepared combustibles to flro tho bridge over
(loose Creek, but woro prevented from carry
ing their plan into execution by the sudden
descent upon the bridge by our skirmishers.
Tho offloer of tbe night, Capt. Collls, of the
Z luaves D'Afrique, had a prolonged conversa
Hon with a prisoner of war, a vory Intelligent
gentleman and non-commissioned officer of one
nf tho Mississippi regiments, engaged in tho
nffilr of Ball's Bluff, lie left Leosbure on Sun.
day nluht. when there wore but five reelments
there. Tbere were no dofonsiblo works, at
Leesburg, but every approaoh waa fortified,
cannonading tho river and land routes.
This Drlsonor waa astonished to learn that
our army was not almost entirely composed of
Aooiiuonisis ana raaicai nopuDiicans, ana mat
our main object was other than to emancipate
slavery throughout the South. Uo said If the
faot were generally known to the working
poople of the South that our sole objeot waa to
sustain tbo Government and preserve ties
Union Intaot, there woul I be a revolution In
tbe Confederate army and neaco restored. He
was surprised beyond measure to be assured
that Breckinridge Demoorata constltued a large
component of the army.
Captain Vaughan, or the Rhode Island bat
tery, who went over with a flag or truce, has
returned. He was captured by a party who
did not understand the law or nations, but was
released by the military authorities when the
fact booame kniwn to thorn.
Darncslovm. Outober 27. 1801. Threo brlz-
.idea of General Banka's division left Edwards's
Ferrv vesterday forenoon. andarrlved In this vi-
olnlty last night. A sufficient force remains at
and near tbe Forry to Insure safety against any
ittompt of the Confederates to oross or molest
Before leaving, yesterday forenoon, tho Con
federate pickets thickly lined the opposite
shore, aud taunted our mon with their " at
tempt to invade Virginia," and begging them
to oome over and pay them another visit.
The division will remain horo over tbe Bab
batb. Of Its future movements, nothing la
known excejit to the Staff.
Latest from I ui'treis Monroe.
SAILING OP THE QREA X KXFXOmoN K SPLEN
Baltimore, Oot. 30. Tho Old Point boat ar
rived this morning, bringing the following
fortress Monroe, Oot. 20 Tbe great fleet
sailed thla morning. The Wabssb taking tbe
load. At daylight, when a gun was fired as a
signal, and the Cahawba bringing up the rear,
tne vessels, houui uur in nuiDuir, miiutm iu n
lino a fow miles down Hampton Roads, and went
out between tno canes in spionaia atyie.
Tho D.iltlo had the Ocean Express in tow.
The Vanderbllt had the Groat KepubHo In tow,
and the Illinois had tbo Golden Eagle in tow.
Thn mornlnz was beautiful, and the soason
and scene the finest of tho kind over witnessed
on this continent.
Tbere Is no other news of Importance at Old
SICK AND WOtmOBO aOLDIKIM.
I'oMmhed tn conformity With the resolution ol
the Senate of Jnly lHj 1861,
Al dentral Hospital on JC street, bttwetn Fbwrlh
and tyui streets, Washington, Vcu zo.
lit Kxoeblor Brigade. 1 ?d NewITampirura vol 2
3d do 1 8d do da....... 1
ltth N. Y. Volunteers. 1 lit Mich. Volunteers.. 2
S2d do do 2 2.1 do do 1
Mthdo ' do 2 3d do do 1
9'thdo do 1 Ith do do 8
86th do do 1 8tockkm' Michigan
3d do do 2 Initeptotlent vol.... 4
4-thdo do 1 -thWlMonjln 1
lit Man. Volunteers.. 1 lit Rhode Iilsnd vol 1
loth do do 8 4th do do.. J
18th do do 1 tth do do.. 1
lvthdo do 1 lit German Artillery
2d VL Volunteers 2 N. Y. Volnoteen.... S
4th do do 2 lit Kentucky Cavalry, 1
6thdo do 1 IstN.Y. Cavalry..... 2
lit 1'ena. Volunteer!.. T lit Penn. Independent
eth do do 1 Rlflw........ 1
8th do do 8 litN. J. Cavalry. ..(b) 1
3d do do 1 4th Penn. Cavalry . . . . 2
.Cthdo do 1 loth Indians Toll'...,. 8
97th do do 1 Cameron Dragoons... 1
aotttdo do 1 2d U. S. CsvaTiy 1
Slit do do l nh do do......(o) 1
Uith do do l lit California Urlfide 1
8th N. J. Volunteer.. 1
4th Me. VolnnUen(a) l Total 80
(a) One ofloer. (b) One offloer. (o) One offloer.
Al Seminary Hospital, Georgetown, Oct. 25.
2d U.S. Infmtry 8
8th do Cavalry 1
2d Maine Vohrauen.. 2
eth do do 1
Id Vermont vols 1
sd do do 12
gthMam. do 1
19th do do 1
ltth New York Vols.. 8
1 ammanv Uealment,
Excelsior Brigade a
litN. J. vols 1
3d Penn. Volunteers. 1
eth Penn. volunteers. 7
10th do do 1
soth do do 1
88d do do 7
42d do do 8
1st do ArtlUery.. 4
lit Penn. Rifles....... t
4th Penn. Cavalry....
3d do do...... 8
loth Indiana veil. ,(b) 8
1st Mich. Volunteer... 2
M do do.. (c)13
4th do - do.. .(d) 8
eth do do...... 2
Stockton's mob. Inde
pendent vols l
2d Wisconsin rots, fe) 8
6th do do..... 5
sth do do 4
Teamiten, Q. M. D... 8
(a) one officer, (b) One officer, (o) Two ofSoers
(d) Two of