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Mayor's Proclamation.—The attention
of all dealers is called to a notice from the
Mayor of this cty which appears in another
column of to-day's "News."
Meeting.—The regular weekly meeting of
tbe Union Association, of this place, was
held at Lyceum Hall, last night. A fine
Band was in attendance, and the music dis
coursed was excellent. Stephen Shinn, Pre
sident of the Association, was in the chair,
and 0. C. Whittlesey occupied the Secre
tary's desk.
Resolutions were adopted: Ist, That if any
member of the Association shall recommend
any one, for a pass, known to the same to be
disloyal, that member shall be dismissed
from tbe Association and considered as giv
ing aid and comfort to the enemy.
2d. That S. Ferguson Beach, Jonathan
Roberts, Caleb S. Hallowell, Jas. Vansant,
and James Stoutenburg be appointed a com
mittee to represent the interests of the Union
party of this city, before Judge Freese, at
such time and place as he may designate.
The meeting was addressed by Lt. Col.
Blanc, of the Cameron Light Guard,
Mason, and Judge Freese.
Miss Carrie Hewett, and Miss Sarah J. C.
Whitlesey were elected honorary members
of the Association on motion of Henry.
This motion was subsequently, at the sug
gestion of Judge Freese, amended so that
any lady desiring to become a member of the
Association, shall bo admitted as such.
The President of the Association present
ed to Lt. Col. Blanc two bouquets, one for
himself and one for bis brothet; also a bou-1
quet and wreath to the leader of the Band
from the Union ladies of this place, through I
C. B. Shirley. Lt. Col. Blanc responded for
himself and on behalf of his brother, and
the leader of the Band.
The President read from the National In.
telligencer an article copied from the New
York Commercial Advertiser, giving the pro
ceedings of a Union Meeting at Hatteras.
The oath of allegiance to the government
of the United States was administered to
several persons by Judge Freese, the candi
dates being properly vouched for by the
known Union men of this place.
The Secretary announced that there were
now enrolled on the books of the Association
402 members. " f p * I
The "Star Spangled Banner" being called
fo-, was sung by Mr. Williams, a soldier;
and, after several airs by the Band, the meet
ing adjourned.
All Saints.—Tomorrow, the first of No
vember, is celebrated by various christian
denominations as a festival in honor of all
the servants of God who have passed away
from this world. We hear of no church in
this city which is to be opened on that day
except St. Mary's church, where there will
be the usual services at 7 and 10 o'clock in
the moruing- On Saturday the festival of
"All Souls" is celebrated by members of the
Catholic Church throughout the world. In
French countries, and in Louisiana, this day
is remarkable for the practice of visiting
and ornamenting the graves of departed '
friends. It is estimated that one-third of the
population of New Orleans spend a greater
portion of the day in the numerous beautiful
cemeteries near that city.
Bread.—The amount of bread manufac-1
tured at the United States Military Bakery !
(old Custom-House) would astonish those j
who are not familiar with such matters. — |
For several bears each morning the drop, in !
front of the bakery or. Union street, is con-!
stantly occupied by loaves of bread passing ;
over it in a constant stream, into the cars, '
untill car after car is loaded.
We would advise all who want a pencil
with which to "tak a note," make a sketch,
or write at length, to go to French'-i.
Mr. J. W. Faires, brother-in-law of Alex
ande" McKinley, the private secretary of
Commodore Dupout. who, it has been repor- '
ted, had absconded with the maps and charts j
of the naval expedition, is out in a note de- i
nouncing the whole story as a calumny. '
The Baltimore American contains the
statements made by a Mr. Bromwell, a mer
chant from Brooklyn, who las returned
from the South, in the steamer Louisiana,
from Old Point arrived at Baltimore. He
had but little difficulty in getting through
the lines, permission being given to him for
that purpose. He reports that Jeff. Davis,
is now quite well—that Richmond is lively,
gay and busy almost equallying, in those
particulars, New York—that Mr. Davis com
plains of what he considers the unnecessary
stricture 3of some of the Richmond papers
upon the administration of affairs io the
South, and says every thing is conducted
well—that all the movements at Fortress
Mouroe are constantly observed and well
known—that the equipments, &c, of the
Confederate troops are equal to those of the
Federal army—that he had an interview
with Gen. Beauregard at his headquarters
nearJßichmond —that he saw him review an
infantry division ef 15,000 men by whom
he was received with enthusiasm—aud that
he (Beauregard) declared he "preferred act.
ing entirely on the defensive, satisfied with
the repulse of the Federal army, whenever
it made an advance of any importance, Ac.
Who Mr. Bromwell is, and what reliance is
to be placed on his statements we do not
know. The American apparently has con- I
fidence in the truth of what he relates. j
When Secretary Cameron set out on bis
j recent journey to Missouri, Kentucky, and;
Indiana, ho requested Adjutant General j
j Thomas to accompany him, for the double I
, purpose of lending his assistance in any in-1
| vestigation that it might be found necessary
to institute, and also to take notes upon all!
points connected with the object of the visit. |
From the information ihut collected the Ad-1
jutant General, at the request of the Secre- j
tary, has prepared a report of considerable
i length, and, certainly, of a very damaging
\ nature to Gen. Fremont. The reports com
meats on the irregularities in the Paymas
ter's Department—on the irregularitieT at
St. Louis; on the pride-and conceit of Fre
mont; on his improvidence in the army con
tracts —on his mismanagement andincompe
tency, and the general belief that if he is j
continued in command of tbe army in Mis-1
souri, the worst results may be expected. I
Tbe report, as far as Gen. Fremont is con"j
cerned, is a "crabber and slasher."
I The most bitter war is carried on between j
the New York papers. The Tribune is an
abolition paper, constantly urging anti-sla
very views, and pressing tho adoption of an i
| anti-slavery policy on the part of the U. S. •
government in the prosecution of the present
war. This policy is opposed by the Herald
and World. The Herald is daily calling for j
the arrest of the editors of the Tribune and
Times, on the ground that they are designed- I
ly attempting to cripple the government— :
and are in truth opposed to the Union, and
enemies to tho administration The latter
papers retort, and accuse the Herald of in- '
pinoerity, deceit, &c, and say it only pur- '
sues its present course for gain and pecunia
ry advantage. The contest is a very tierce '
j Senator Wilson, of Massachusetts, it i«
stated, has resigned the Colonelcy of the i
Twenty-second Massachusetts Regiment, to I
accept a position on Gen. McClellan's staff, j
! which position, it is said, will be of service
Ito him as Chairman of the Military Commit- ,
, tee of the Senate, by making him familiar
with the details of the operations of the
j army.
Gen. A. S. Johnson, of the Confederate I
i army, bas issued a proclamation, declaring !
tbat the Confederate Army shall be with
{drawn from Kentucky, "so soon as there,
shall be satisfactory evidence of the exis- '
tence aud execution of a like intention on
the part of the United States.
The Richmond Whig criticises severely,
(with occasional hits at the late Secretary of!
War and army operations) the financial
views and measures of Mr. Memminger, re- ;.
garding them as unsuited to the times, and j
not suited to the exigencies and emergen- ,
cies of the present occasion in tho South. It
calls for v change of plans. j
The Military Court.—The Court met at ,
the County Court House this morning at the j
usual hour.
The Court appointed Thos. Wright agent
pro tern, for the United States, of tbe estate
of John A. Washington, at Mount Vernon,
and instructed him to return to the Court an
inventory of the personal effects of John A.
Washington on the said estate.
The Court then took up the case of Edw.
Patterson, charged with using threatening
language in reference to the Federal troops.
No evidence appearing sufficient to crimi
nate Mr. Patterson, he was discharged.
The Court said that, in arrests,.of this
character, much care should be used. While
the Court would not take cognizance of cas
ual words in a private conversation, it would
punish all expression of disloyal sentiments
on the streets or in public places.
The Court then took up the case of Chap
man, Lyons & Noyes against Barley, Trip
lett & Co.
Mr. Kinzer presented a notice of rent due
James Green for $1,200.
After the evidence in the case was heard,
the Court said that it would make the same
order in this case which ithadmude in other
suits of a similar character.
Several military and liquor-selling cases
I were also decided, and the Court adjourned.
! Col. Max Einstein, late Col. ot the Pa.
27th Volunteers, having been "mustered out
;of the service of the United States," has ad
dressed a letter to the Secretary of War,
complaining of tha course pursued towards
him, and asking an investigation. He de
, ciares be has been hardly and improperly
| dealt with. The Washington Republican
| says, some recent appointments of Governor
Morgan, of New York, as well as his failure
ito regard the wishes and recommendations
ot the volunteers; create great dissatisfaction
lin the New York regiments—and that his
I course will be made the subject of further
The Wheeling papers have particulars of
General Kelley's achievement at Romney.
The federal forces proceeded against the town
'in two detachments, and as the Confeder-
I atesjwere driven out, a force under Colonel
J hns, of the Second Regiment Potomac
Home Brigade created a diversion in their
j rear. Col. Keiley captured between four
! and five hundr d prisoners, including one
Colonel, three cannon, a quantity of arms,
and all the camp equipage and provisions.
Keiley still occupies Romney with a force of
2,500 men. _
General Beauregard, it is said, has made
his long expected official report of the battle
of the 21st of July, at Bull Run. It is said
j to be very voluminous, covering about a hun
dred pages of foolscap.
Some new developments are reported to
have been made in the case of Colonel Ker
rigau, from New York, who hes been under
j arrest for some time, on a charge of afford- j
, ing aid and comfort to the.(j!oufedarates.— j
The matter creates much in
; certain political cirqlaa. , .-• ot'Jw•?-*(• , I
The political <d\sjpm!k fgk jt"oing on in '
Maryland. Kx-GrtyfftdtfH'Jfrancis Thomas, j
H. W. Davis, and other pro*i_»rilgentlemen j
are addressing the p*6ftlsy lis* Virion's 'poinis, i
in favor of the Union..'"-****.'' meeeU
• The State prisoners confined in Fort La- i
fayette are all to be removed to Fort Warren, |
in Boston harbor, which has for somo time
beeo fitting up for their accommodation.
ALL PHRSONS transacting busineis in the
city of Alexandria for which licences are re- j
quired, and who have not obtained such licenses, j
are required to call at the Mayor's Office without |
delay, and comply with the law in procuring the i
Given under my hand, tbis, the 31st day of Oc
tober, 1881. WM. B. PRICE, Mayor.
Headquarters, Alexandria, Va., )
* October 31st, 1861. j
THE city authorities of Al»xandria, Va., by
their corporate powers are authorized to as
sess revenues, impose taxes, fines, licenses, Ac,
to collect the saino, and appropriate them, /or the
just and necessary expenditures of the Corpora
tion—'in which they are not to be obstructed by
military or other persens, unless—otherwise
ordered by competent authority.
Brig. Gen and Military Governor of Alex'a., Va.
oct 31—lw
I Foreign News—The Europa has arrived
ith Liverpool dates to the 19th inst. Cot
m, flour, wheat and corn are all on the rise,
he deficiency in the European harvests is
ecoming more and more manifest. In Ire
md the crop is below par. Tbe subject of
.merican affairs is the principal topic of dis
tißsion. England and France, it is thought,
will act together in the matter, whatever
that action may be. Dr. Russell thinks the
Federal government is determined to open a
Southern cotton port, and suppose that the
supplies of cotton for exportation will cer*
tiinly be received. Trouble continues in
Warsaw—military law again prevails there.
The Russians, after a fight with the Japari
ese, have taken possession of an island which
is the key of the Sea of Japan. Lord John
Russell and other statesmen, in their speech
es, are giving their opinions on the war in
this country. Lord John attributes the war
to the slavery question, and argues that
w bichever side might prevail in a prolonged
contest, no future permanent union can be
looked for. He is, however, cautious in his
language. The Duked'Aumale has approved
of the course of his nephews in joining the
Federal army in this country, and says they
have " taken the right side."
Adjutant General Thomas, in his report
on affairs in the West, refers to a visit to
Gen. Sherman, in command of the Federal
forces in Kentucky, says that there is a large
Confederate force there—that the Union men
do not like the idea of creating a civil war
in the State, and that Gen. Sherman thought
that large reinforcements—say to the amount
of 200,000 men—would be necessary to drive
the Confederates frrtm Kentucky. The Sec.
retary of War said that he thought this esti
mate too high—that he expected Gen. S.
rated the number and power of the Confede
rates too high ; "that the Government would
furnish troops to Kentucky to accomplish tbe
work; but that he (the Secretary) was tired
of defensive war, and that the troops
assume the offensive, and carry the war to
the firesides ot tbe enemy'; "that the season
for operations in Western Virginia was about
over, and that he would take the troops from
there and send them to Kentucky ; but he
begged of Gen. Sherman to assume the of
fensive, and to keep the Confederates hereaf"
ter on the defensive. The Secretary desired
that the Cumberland Ford and Gap should
be seized, and the East Tennessee and Vir
ginia Railroad taken possession of."
The privateers of the Jeff. Davis—Mullins.
Quigley and Rockford, captured on board the
schooner Enchantress, which was carried in
to Philadelphia—were put on their trial on
Tuesday. The jury brought in a verdict of
guilty against all the parties.
The army of General McClellan is still re
ceiving reinforcement. Eight regiments from
Pennsylvania and three from Massachusetts
have received marching orders, and will at
once repair to the army of the Potomac.
General Rosencrans despatches frem Wes
ton, Va., that he is preparing to make an
other advance movement, and 'states that he
believes the Confederates to be in retreat for
several days past.
Tbe bid 9 for over a million feot of
for the use of the army, were opened in Wash"
ington on Tuesday. The lowest bona fide
bid for white pine boards (common cullings)
was $16 per M, and $14 per M. for hemlock
I scantling.
It has been judicially decided in Boston
that a contract of enlistment does not bind
a man if ho was drunk when he entered in*
I* . _---
Toe trade in breadstuff's is immense, and
bringing to the railroads connecting the
West with the Arlantio seaboard, as well as
to the producers, an unusually rich return.
A private letter states that the sloop-of-war
Dale captured a schooner laden with rice.
while endeavoring to run the blockade off
Savannah, for Cuba.
The New York Post bas a letter, which
would seem to contradict the reports of Gen.
Scott's declining health. It says the General
lis in fine spirits, and appears to be in excel
-1 ent health.
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