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Two English sailing vessels entered the
port of Charleston, S. C, a few weeks ago,
there being t the time no blockading ships
before that port. Lord Lyons now demands
of the Secretary of State that these vessels
be allowed to leave Charleston unmolested,
on the ground that at the time of their going
in there the blockade was not effective.—
What answer the Secretary will return we
do not know.
Of the Boston Boot and Shoe market the
Reporter says:-Trade continues as noticed
last week, with but little variation. There
are few or no buyers in the marker, the bu
siness at present being with the Provinces,
New England and from the West. The
market is fairly suppled with most kinds of
goods and these are generally held at firm
The Prince de Joinville goes daily to the
outposts, with reconnoiter ng parties, and is
almost as well known to,the;troops as their
own general.
They have evening auction sales of books
in New York, at which volumes published
to be sold for two dollars each, sell for two
Captain Poore, who was the commander
of the steamer Brooklyn, off Charleston har
bor at the time the Sumter escaped from that
port, having asked a court of inquiry, bis
request was granted, and the court is now in
Colonel Marshall, of the Seventh Maine,
t died at Baltimore last Friday, of typhoid
' fever. His regiment started for Washing
ton next morning. .
The Cambridge is at Old P>"nt from the
blockade off Beaufort. The Albatross lost
two men drowned in a fruitless attempt to
land a lew men south of Beaufort.
Assistant Secretary Fox, from Fortress
Monroe, reports that there are no guns what
ever in battery at Mathias' Point. Those
that were recently there were evidently field
pieces, in transitu.
The Secretary of War has directed the
promotion of twenty sergeants tor meritori
ous services, to the positions of second lieu
tenants Among them was Wm. Griffin, a
sergeant, who served twenty years under
Gen. Lyon.
The President has apptinted a commission
consisting of Hon. David Davis, 111.; H on
Joseph Holt, Ky.; and Hugh Campbell, St,'
Louis, to investigate all claims against the
United States government in the Department
of the West prior to the appointment of Gen.
The recruiting office at Bridgeport, Conn,
having been open a month without enlisting
one recruit, has been closed, and the party
has returned to Governor's Island, but will
leave again shortly for some other place.
John C. Rives, who has published the Con
gressional Globe lor many years, has paid
tbe family of each soldier from his district
ten dollars for each month, and intends to
continue his gifts.
We hear that Joseph Segar, esq., has been
elected to the United States Congress from
Hampton, Va.
During the past week lake freights have
advanced at Chicago ten cents per bushel on
grain, and railroad freights ten cents per
barrel on flour.
There was a slight fall of snow at Troy,
New York, on the 23d inst.
The telegraphic cable across tbe Ohio river
at Evansville, Ind., has been broken.
Rev. W. Bacon Stevens, of St. Andrew's
church, has been elected Assistant Bishop of
Pennsylvania, by the Episcopal Convention
at Philadelphia.
The supply of forage now in store in Wash
ington for government use is quite limited. I
The government is paying $22 per ton for
hay. There has been no arrivals for several
days. Cargoes'are being landed at Locust!
Point, Baltimore, and at Annapolis, to be I
forwarded to Washington by railroad.
It appears from official data that the State
of Pennsylvania has seventy thousand men
■ n the field, and that thirty additional regi
ments are organ-zing.
Information from Camp Wildcat says that
Gen. Zollicoffer has retreated beyond Loudon,
and is supposed to be falling back to Cum
Reliable information has been received at
the State Department that Messrs Mason and
SHdell, the Confederate Cmmissioners to
Europe, made their exit in m America via
Mexico, aud not by the route originally md;
from making bread of American flour, not
withstanding tbe opinion of the chemists
» j that the flour was puro and of good quality.
' The Courier, published at Bowling Green,
* contains a card from Breckinridge, avowing
J his intention to resign his seat in the United
8 i States Senate.
In expectation of a Federal advance to
_ j Leesburg, Gen Evans had been largely rein
Trains of fifty cars each have commenced
c running on the road between Washington
, | and Baltimore.
c The arrival of a number of Northern and
h ! Western Senators in Washington, gives to
g> | ken that the session of Congress is at hand.
A These Senators are all on a friendly footing
J with the President, and represent the feel
_ j ing of the republican party of their several
|c | Captain 11. L. Shields, of Troy, N. V.,
is | was arrested at his country residence, in
ir I Bennington, Vt., on Thursday, by order of
| the government, on a charge of treasonable
._ | correspondence. Capt. Shields graduated at
d j West Point iv 1814. He was in the Mexi
q i can war, and was breveted for his bravery.
IHe has relatives in Virginia.
r , A detatchment from Gen. MeClernand'e
r _ | command proceeded from Cairo to Colum
■ I bus, Ky., on Wednesday last, for the pur
pose of exchanging six-een prisoners.-
Generals Polk and Pillow received the party
cordially, and the exchange was effected.
Bf I Capt. Francis G. Young, of New York
d quartermaster of Baker's brigade, in his ac
f . count of the late battle at Edward's Ferjfy
8 ay8:-"When the « eueral "tieat commen
|c ced it was mkm gui pout! j got th _ Q^
3t -el's body to the island before the wor>t of
;o the rout, and then, looking to the Virginia
shore, saw such a spectacle as no tongue can
describe. Our entire forces were retreating
t _ tumbling, filing, leading down the steep
heights; the Confederates following them,
d murder ng, and taking prisoners. OolujtMJ
Devan left his command, and swam the riv
er on horseback. Col. Coggswell, after un
» availing bravery, had ordered the retrea
-1 himself, but, being wounded, was taken—
»- Tbe one boat in the Virginia channel was
a speedily filled and sunk. A th .usanu &_
* thronged the further bank. Muskets, coats
and every!hing were thrown aside, and ail
n were desperately trying to escape. Hun
.. dreds plunged into the rapid current; and
t, the shrieks of the drowning added to the
c horror of sounds aud sights. The Confide
it | rates kept up their fire from the cliff above
>. j All was terror, confusion, and dismay. A
| captain of the Fifteenth Massachusetts at
~; one moment charged gallantly up the hill,
g [ leading two companies, who still had their
y I arms, against the pursuing foe. A moment
II | later and the same officer, perceiving th.
, hopelessness of the situation, waved a white
..handkerchief, and surrendered the main
i - body of his regiment. Other portions of the
;t column surrendered; but the Confederates
0 kept up their fire upon those who tried to
cross, and many not drowned in the river
1 were shot in the act of swimming."
a Scouts sent Gen. Keyes' brigade
on Friday, Fairfa _ c>ur ' t
c House v jfcpiiptf l .the Confederate
b6 ne " r Cen
fused to take'the «,s!thV"aa_ ""
i Official dispatches announce that General
Keliey, of the U. S. army, attacked the Co
n federates at Romney, on Saturday morning,
.; and after a severe battle of nearly two hou™
p succeeded in routing them, capturing all
1 their cannon and a large number of priao
tlners. Tbe dispatches s.iy that tie Federal
» j loss was small.
A dispatch from (Jen. Fremont, date I on
>| Saturday evening, announces that Major
I Seagoni, at the heal of a Masai] t_ roe , drove
• two thousand OoruoJer«es from Springlield,
; and took possession of the town, raising the
, j Union flag over the Court House.
1 Further report* from the different coun- I
ties in Western Virgiuia, show th it the,
ticket for a division of the State has carried {
almost u.ianim.rusly. the Vole is not full, I
owing to tii,. prevalent disturnaeoes.
; The weather ia now n» 3? delighifoj _1-|
l^ t^ c € r ; li,ißhttsboea —•< t!iu:i.,>^ ( ...|
I. Foieign I j
The Duke D'Aumale, in a letter, rejoices
at his nephews have joined the Federal ar- |
my. Mr. Bttteli's last letter says he heard
expre>sions of discontent, and even secession
sentiments, uttered in the West. The Lon
don Star denounces the existence of a party
in England that seeks to embn il England
with,the United States. The King t»f Hoi
land was on a visit to the Emperor Napolon
The Paris bourse was flat. Breadstuff's i
Paris were declining.
According to their won/ at this season o
the year, lords and commoners of England
are paying their to their constitu
ents: and delivering themselves on public af
fairs generally. Of course the war in Amer
ica comes in for a good share of notice by
almost every speaker.
An exhibition of 250 dogs was held in L >n
don in September. They were divided into
44 classes. The bloodhounds were greatly
admired, and a pair was bought by tbe Earl
of Derby for 150 guineas.
The claims of France against the Mexican
government amount to nearly $8,000,000,
while those of England are $14,300,000. The
Debuts, like the English official organs, pre
tends that the only objects of the expedition
are tbe protection of foreign residents and
the securing of the gradual payment ot their
claims. »
At the agricultural exhibition at Tavistock,
Sir. L. Lawrence said he wished ne could
congrarulate them upon the approaching win-
I lie looked forward to it with some dread
re could be no doubt that the failure of
m, caused by the state of things in Auier
was arriving at a very seriou- pes*.
proclamation was published in Warsaw
ie 14rh. declaring Po.and in a state of
•. The military again occupied the pub
juares of Warsaw. A national demon
ion had been fixed for the 15th.
Ie cotton factories of Spain were closing
:count of the want of the raw material,
thing of interest has occurred iv Cali.
i since the last express. Gen. Fre
-1 movements in Missouri form the
ipal topic of conversation and newspa
session. Oid California**, the press,
veil-informed men. generally concur in
renting Fremont as totally incompetent
ditaldy discharge the duties of his pre"
Packard, a native of Maine, and a
ye from Florida, has arrived at New
in the steamer McClellan. He says
that Col. Brown, in command at Fort Pick.
ens, made all of bis arrangements to open
his batteries upon Pensacola, on the 16th
inst., but be was prevented by affairs at the
mouth of the Mistissippi, which rendered it
necessary for two of the >hips, which were to
have taken a part in the action, to go and aid
the fleet there.
In the trial of Win. Smith at Philadel
phia, for piracy the case was given to the
jury on Friday morning uuder the charges
of Judges Grier and Cadwalader. The ju-1
ry, after an absence of half an hour, render
ed a verdict of "guilty."
Prince Napoleon has arrived in Paris,
from Lis recent visit to this country. He'
made the voyage from Boston in nine days-
The Londoi-/iines unites with the London
j Post, in q 0 the Orleans princes for
[joining in tile war in this Country—and
j thinks Prince Napoleon's course contrasts
j well with their conduct. J
j Tbe Kentucky correspondent of the New
York Tribune says, that the city of "Louis
ville is now under a mild form of martial
law, and that to g> beyond its limits south-|
ward is hardly possible."
J" AM PREPARED to furnish WOOD, Pine and
JL Oak, sawed and split, or unsawed, hy the
cord, half, or third, from C. F. Suttle & Co.'s
bteam Mill, corner of Union and Gibbon street*
or by applying at my dwelling, Nn. 45, Duke
street, corner of Water.
net 14—2w JOHN CRAVEN.
CALL at the cheap Prevision Store, No. S Fair
fax street, (opposite Lcadbeater's Drug Store)
and get a supply for family use.
RAISINS, &c, Ac.
geSglt* MOHNSON _ CO.
BW_£ COOK &C- 8 9 Kins? St., Alexandria, ,
TT SEP a eoost»nt supply 0 f Drags, Chemical*
LV latent Medicines, B*i*ea, Perfumery. Fan.
•v /.: hdrs, Com! Oil, Ethereal Oil, Lamp Oil, Lard ;
','/• \" ; h " 1 ;.. !,v - StoJTiL Psion and Paint Oil •■
n kinds, Window Qfeaa and Putty, <•.,,' , .'
'»»P« Stov« ] Hah, P«i n , Bru*he_, and er >rv .
•"'"' K ' "'"'• i '■' '•' I ■'■ - mo;: regnlate/i brug 'J
toro - oct 11—tf
rpHIS is to give notice that we have this day sold
JL out our STOCK OF GOODS and entire hns™
ne*s in Alexandria to M. Trcuman A Co. Thank
Jul to our friends and customer, lor past farms,
we will be phased to hear that the same has been
bestowed upon our successors, ,-bo mill endeavor
to do the best with the best of facilities to plat*,
our numerous friends and cusromers.
Alexandrra, October _4, 1801 ;Jt*
rTIHE barb* purchased of
JL Messrs Schoolherr *. Bro.. their entire stock
•1 goods, earnestly solicited a continuance of the
tronage so liberally bestowed upon them, havinc
sdetermined to do all in our power to merit the
Bame - M. TREUMAN & CO.
0c26 3t*
WILL be sold, at the 11. g. Subsistence Store
House, in Alexandria, Va., at 3 o'clock, i>
■*•»»■ Tncxday next, a lot of condemned SUBSIS
TENCE STORES, consisting of Salt Beef, Hard
Bread, Bacon, Beans, Pork, Cheese, Ac., Ac.
Alexandria, Va., October 26th, 18«1—3t*
NOTICE.— The subscriber has been appointed
Administratrix of the estate of George W
Maxwell, deceased. All persons indebted to said
estate, a<-e requested to make immediate payment
Ind those having accounts against the said estate
> present the same duly authenticated.
oct 24 ~ 4t Administratrix.
A meeting of the Stockholder7of
: n k v , ! fe Insu - ance Company of Alexandria,
ill be held at the office of the Company, ou Mon
day, the 4th day of November next, for the pur
pose of holding an election for twelve Directors,
to serve the ensuing year. Hours from 10, A. M.
to 12, M. By order: T. M. McCORMICK,
oot ' B ~ td • Secretary pro tern.
No. 111, King Street,
Opposite the Marshall House.
oct I<—2w*
Alexandria, Va.
TfTILh ATTEND to the prosecution of Claims
TT ior damages sustained by citizens of Alex
SeimnH f £>W by the US<J and *«°»P«tio_ or
j not 15-_4w» ,r Pr ° b * tl,e U. S. troops.
i BQO.fr ~— 7-.
I . No. S)5, King Street,
' : H A prils°L HAJ f D « and ° tfer ior «•!•■" low
JLX prices, for cash. Hole wood and Mahwnnv
I Wnt i n * ???*»» father Writing Pa.es ** bo +*'
Portfolios, of all s i Z e S and prices
pocket Knives, Pocket Ink Stand"
| Pocket Combs, do. Locking Glasses
Blacfe m B " L « d f 8 ' d °- Mpm «'andum Books
Black, Blue, Red and Carmine Ink
Pen Wr, nS ' ( r' ld /n" S " hh and without case.
W.f P ._ r8 '. Lead linoils > Sealin * Wax
Wafers. Mucilage, Red Tape, Rulers
T P ?, m nr' In » lrt Kuhb ° r ' Kubb « r Bands
fetter Clips, Paper Weights
Paper Cutters and Folders. Porte Monaies
Buckskin and Leather Purses
Sf*" 0 " boards, Chess and Chess Boards
dominoes, Dice, Dice Cups
Checker Men, Ac, Ac.
T^£H°A. a lar S° sto «k of ENVELOPES LETTF»
5o?B 8^p 1R l Ta POSTj m,d oSJSSS
; ———■--_—J oct ll—3w
, *cT
pafred kindS ° f WAICHES and CLOCKS re
fßkkSl+n, Kingjtreet. oct U-tf
Mmmrum, outing, *»
H A E R R D s W «nr^ a Y 'JKU«RBip:
of'GOO g DS io" h ß a ah 0D b , aDd the „ beßt *»£*»t
wuy_i» m the above line to be found in th_
market To suit the present demand S ha. IddS
uiany things to his usual variety, such as-
Ohowii? ? h D9W f* B Wrf -Mous brand.
Chewing Tobacco in bars, tin foil and uaner
packages paper
Imported and Domestic Smoking Tobacco
Fancy P.pe- and Pipe Stems, in great variety
J Tobacco Boxes, Pouches and Wallets 7 .
Comb Brusu «s. fine Tooth and Pocket
in!«_w!L H ii!Z_i B1 "- BandBlapklnk *
TELESCOPES, of extra quality. °
and will be sold wholesale aa_"i___tl f f(>r C " Bh .'
advance. etali > at a small
STOVE for'cS 0 --. 11 SeCo " d h
Call at 88, Kiiijjr street. WtH*,?"'
ITBiPS Klßg Street ' Alexa - dria >
■fjip'V'/,'.'"■'7'-' He, '' ,n °«'h-d at 0. e p. P Bt r
oot io_l'i . t - !:i,n ?'.rect. Call earl?

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