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WASHINGTON, P. C, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1862.
t3T For local matter, see fourth page.
KcnEL Activity. We stated yosterday that
direct commnnlcatlon, except by largo forces,
between Harper's Ferry and Qcn. Burnslde was
now so cut off by the rebels, that convalescents,
recruits, Ac, at Harper's Ferry, Intending to
Join the army of the Potomac, had been obliged
to be first brought down to this city. This
state of things Is further Illustrated by the fol
lowing dispatch, which wo cut from last even
' Lcesbuwo, Va., Nov. 11. Last night about
11 o'clock, White's (rebel) cavalry, numbering
nlout 125, made a dash Into the town of Mount
Ollead, twclre miles from hero, and, as reported
by two men who escaped and arrived hero this
morning, captured soma thlrty-flvo men and
ono officer, some property end between three
and four hundred stand of arms, left behind by
(Icn. Blrncy. White's band aro scouring tbo
country, capturing sutlers and stragglers, and
doing much other damage.'
Which is KianTt Tho National Intelligencer,
of yesterday, Insists that the President's proc
lamation Is, so far as the South Is concerned, a
were brutumfulmm. The Southern rebels don't
think so. The Richmond Examiner, of Novem
ber S, says i
" These calamities threatened In the capture
of our ports are grave enough. One graver,
however, and mora terrible than all these, Is to
come If the enemy can get a hold In the cotton
States, for putting Into operation there his
Land loud amd Tenaht. A most Imperative
necessity stems to exist for reform In tho pres
ent law of landlord and tenant In this District.
Not a day passes, we learn, that numerous cases
of trouble In this matter aro not before- our
magistrates. There has always been moroor
less litigation and a good deal more than less
In this regard ( but the yast crowd of Irresponsi
ble strangers now In tho city, who, on ono pre
tence or another, get possession of tenements,
and then coolly decline cither to pay rent or to
vacate the premises, renders It, Just now,
itilto oven helming to tho Justices. Too great
care cannot be exercised by landlords In suffer
ing tenements to lcavo their possession; at tho
same time, It Is to be hoped that the code author
I red by Congress at Its last session, and which
Is, we believe, to be reported at tho next, will
somewhat equalize the rights of the parties con
cerned. At present, the " reciprocity ' Is alto
gether on the tenant's side, and the poor land
lord has often to whistle for both rent and house.
Hundrcds of houses In this city, at this prcseuSJ ou -change In the money market. The move
writing,areheldbypcr8onswhopaynotadImoTen.t.l1" onlr transferred tho call, which
nf rent, aud declare that they never will pay, jet
defy the lawful owner to even step his foot on
his property, on pain of Instant arrest I
Kxche Decision. The following decision
has Just been made by Acting Commissioner
Estcc, of the Internal Revenue office, In regard
to Interest notes due on policies of Insurance:
If tho payment of the annual Interest due or to
accrue on these premium notes, forms the basis
of a contract or agreement between the com
pany and the policy-holder to continue or renew
, the policy, then such receipt becomes a bona
fide renewal of such policy, and Is, therefore,
subject to tho same stamp duty as the original
Not Safe. Medical Director Crane reports,
from Hilton Head, that It Is Imprudent to send
unaccll mated troops there till after bcv eral frosts
have occurred. This may delay tho expedition
of General Hunter.
General Wadsworth. It was said that this
gentleman would return to this city last evening
from Ms recent visit to tho front.
Muoh Genehal Halleck. It is asserted
that General Halleck started otr a Mslt to tho
Army of the Potomac yesterday, for the pur
pose of inspecting the troops under the com
mand of General Burnslde, and also for tho pur
pose of having a personal Interview with tho
commander-ln-chlcf In relation to Important
Another Raid. A foolish story of another
rebel raid into Pennsylvania has been started.
Nobody in his senses believes it.
General McClellav. We hear now much
talk of what General McClellan was about to
do had ho not been removed. Wo hae heard,
all through tho war, of what ho mas about to
do) but wo havo not seen It. He told his sol
diers and tho country at Manassas, that there
wcro to bo no moro Hull Runs and no more re
treats. At Yorktown ho said that he was going
to drlvo tho enemy to tho wall ho was going
Into Richmond. At Autlctam, his victory, ho
said, was comjAete,' and jet, while ho slept,
the mass of the rebel army escaped ov cr tho
river. He Is certainly a man of magnificent
promises, but results don't appear.
John Van Buken. This gentleman nomina
ted, tho other evening, In New York, General
McClellan for tho next President. John once
nominated his dad for tho saino ottlccj but It
Mas no go.
General Wool. Wo publish, In another
olumn, a very sharp letter from General Wool,
on tho finding of tho Harpers Ferry Commls
slou so fur as ho U concerned.
A Salutary Order. Tho order of General
Halleck, directing all officers belonging to tho
Potomac arm, now In Washington, to Join
their rtspcctlvo commands within twenty-four
hours, has had a beneficial effect. Shoulder
straps are not so plenty on tho Avenne and In
tho hotels as formerly.
The Charges Against Gen. Porter. Tho
ubsciuo of General Pope, in the field, will pre
int an 1 m mod la to Investigation of tho charges
agalnBt General Fitz John Porter for falling to
reinforce him (Popo) at the battle of Hull Run.
General Pope, It U expected, will bo sum
moned to Washington, In n few du)8, when the
public may look out for curious developments
relative to tho manner In which campaigns are
eouducted by generals between whom rivalry
exists, and whoso only crlinelsthe preservation
The F'.amvE Slave Cases. Tho refusal of
the military authorities hero, to allow colored
persons taken Into our military service la rust
mi Virginia, to lie taken under tho fugltlra
duvelaw, as slaves escaped from owners In
Maryland, U analagous to the refusal of Geu,
'luytor to permit Georgians uud rlorldluns to
set up claims of ownership to slaves captured
In the Seminole count rj. When sluvcscseupu
Irmi Murjland Into huattru Virginia, and aro
recovered by the march of our armies, they aro
In the precise predicament of tbu runaway
slaves found among the hostile I lorlda Indians
The Llqnor Trade In Washington.
For sometime past we havo had a rule In
Washington, under the military regime, forbid
tng the sale of liquors by tho glass at our bars.
The design of this prohibition was conceived
and carried out In a dcslro to promote the pcaco
and quiet of tho city In these troublous times
but It does not result In securing the end pro
posed. In tho way It Is carried out or, In other
words, attempted to Ik) carried out It Is a
mockery and a sAani.
In the first place, alo and beer aro allowed to
be sold ad libitum, and there Is no sort of diffi
culty In obtaining, at any of our numerous
places where liquors aro sold at all, any kinds of
Intoxicating fluids desired. Not In tho bars, to
bo sure, but In somo side room. This Is noto
rious. There Is not a placo where liquors are
kept, that they cannot be got any day, and any
hour of tho day, in quantities to suit. pur
chasers. All laws and regulations, military rules, etc.,
that are not strictly observed, that aro suffered
to bo violated with Impuulty, as Is this rule of
our military authorities, has a most demoralizing
effect upon tho community. Either let It be
enforced or withdrawn as It Is, It Is a tham.
It strikes us that General Wadsworth bad better
make such regulation as ho pleases about the
salo of liquors to officers and men In the army
but to Interfere with the habits of civilians In
this regard la not, to say tho least, a popular
move, and docs not, cither In respect to sol
diers or citizens, result favorably to temper
ance or good order. It Is not respected as a
law should be. RIdgldly enforce It, or gtvo It
up. As It now Is, It Is a mockery. This fact
Is patent to all who will observe tho passing
events of tho day.
Financial. The Tuesday evening's finan
cial article In the New York Tribune has the
follow log I
"Mr. Cisco was authorized to-day by tho
Secretary of the Treasury to make up a list
among the banks and bankers of twelve mil
lions of temporary loan at 5 per cent. Interest In
anticipation of the proceeds of tho 7.30 per
cent, treasury notes to be awarded next Monday.
The amount of eight millions was subscribed,
and the remainder would have been taken if
there had been time to get at tho whole of the
banks. Of the amount taken fire millions six
hundred and seventy-five thousand doBars have
already been paid In at tho Treasury, and will
soon be disbursed again. Tho banks had most
of tho notes on haud and had no occasion to
disturb their loans. The remainder of the
amount will nrobablv I nald nn without url-
would havo been made next week, to the pres
Ford's Theatre. Wo trust tho play-goer
of this town ore fully aware that a most rare
aud pleasing performance Is now on the boards
at Ford's Theatro, entitled the "Chimney Cor
ner." Mr. Couldoek's Peter Probity Is one of
those unique personations for which this sterl
ing actor Is remarkable. Let those who wish
to witness an entertaining drama lo sure to
visit Ford's to-night.
Promotion or Gen. Aioer. It Is said that
General Auger has been promoted to a Major
Generalship for gallantry displaced In the cam
paign In Virginia, under General Pope, and has
been ordered to report to General Banks.
Brigadier General Andrews has been or
dered to report to General Hanks for duty.
KtFMl Is said to bo tho opinion In the army,
that General McClellan Intended to go Into
winter quarters, on this side of tho Rappahan
t3F" Wo call especial attention to the adver
tisement of Mr. R. Gertie, commission mer
chant, corner of Seventh and D streets, who has
on hand somo cholco varieties of Rochester ap
ples a ery nice fruit.
Washington, D.C., Nov. 12, 1802.
In Virginia, to-day, at half-past 11 o'clock, and
about a mile oud a quarter above Fort Albany,
Dr. Bo) d, w hlle on his way to Falls Church, and
while In sight and calling dlstanco of the
Twenty-fifth Maine regiment, was attacked, his
wagon broken, hlmBelf knocked down and
nearly dragged from his wagon, and consider
able property taken from him by force. Ho
raised tho cry of "Sergeant of tho guard,"
" murder," Ac., when tho relief guard of tho
Twenty-fifth Malno camo to his assistance, or
the rascals would havo murdered him on tho
Bpot and hate taken all ho had. Tho robbers
wcro pursued and ono captured. The colojcl
major, and officer of the guard of the Twenty.
fifth Malno did everything that could be dono
to arrtst tho offenders, for which they deserve
much pralso. Tho whola road between tho
Loug Brldgo and Upton's Hill Is Infested by
these fellows, who hate been committing theso
depredations dally for somo time. One man
was robbed of sixty dollars' worth of gloves
the other day. It Is therefore time these bands
were broken up, or something douo to protect
citizens on tho public highway. Tho whole
gang who committed tho outrago to-day are
known, and It is believed they will be captured
and punished. Wv. Botd,
Tho AnulO'African savB that It learns from
Mrs. Lizzie Keckley, tho presiding officer of
mu isuuiruuauu iieiici Association oi Washing
ton, that Mrs. Abraham Lincoln has made to
button of two hundred dollars, for tho relief of
mo suucriug irueumcn in anti arounu vvasmng
ton. California is making up her third $100,000
for our sick and w ounded soldiers. Marysvllle
contributed $12,000, and Virginia City $20,000,
Oregon has given $10,000 for tho same pur
pose. The steamers United States, Cahawba, Poca
hontas aud Connecticut have sailed southward.
with tho Corcoran Legion, under command of,
Col, John k. .MCMaiion. we expect to bear
Irom tlie legion soon m acme Bcrvico.
The Delaware Republican sums up the result
Ul HIU tlUllUW I4 UlUk ULUIC. HOIUllUnii IT II-
11am Cunnon Union has been elected Gover
nor by 111 majorltyi William Templo, Bayard-
lie, lias been eiceicu io uongress y at majori
ty In New Cu&tlo county every Union candi
dal Is elected by majorities rangiug from 624
up to GOO. In Kent and Sussex counties every
Bayardito U elected. Tho Legislature will
stand as follow si Senate four Union to Ave
Bu)arditcs House seven Unionists, fourteen
Davardltcs, The ureal Seeeder will conse
quent.) bo returned to tho U. S. Senate. It Is
certain that the traudulcut votes cast, more
than equal Temple's majority for Congress, and
If u thorough I men ligation could be had, tho
result In the Sussex county legislative ticket
might bo dltfi rent. Wo do not know, however,
that any contest Is proposed) at any rato, re
bellion In couaequenco of defeat has uot been
FROM FORTRESS MONROK.
Fortress Monroe, November 11. A man
namod Peter Smith was brought to Fortress
Monroe from Yorktown this morning under
guard. He was arrested near the mouth of the
Rappahannock, and Is Implicated In the burn
ing of the AUeganlan.
The Richmond Whig, of November 10, says i
"General Van Dora takes upon himself tho
responsibility for the failure In his late bnttlo at
Corinth. He says It arose from neither the
lauu oi ms omccrs nor men, but was ins own
messaoe or the governor or oeoroia.
" Governor Brown's annual message was read
In the Legislature on Thursday. Ho refers
principally to topics of State Interest. In a
special message he takes ground against tho
conscript law, and submits tho subject to tho
Legislature for action. Ho also recommends
action on martial law, ltabetu corpu, and the
Impressment of private property.
" Tho excitement consequent on the reported
advancoof tbo abolitionists on Holly Springs
has subsided. They did not come this sldo of
FROM NORTH CAROLINA.
" The Raleigh (North Carolina) RegUter en
tertains no doubt that n movement Is to ho
made against the railroads running from Wil
mington to Petersburg, and that Wcldon Is to
bo the point attacked. The Inhabitants of Tar
boro and adjacent counties ore moving off as
fast as they can. The enemy aro within fif
teen miles of Tarboro, twelvo thousand strong.
" Tho blockadcrs off Wilmington fired upon
and destroyed a bark loaded with salt, while
endeavoring to run tho blockade. Twenty
thrco Yankees came on shore to finish their
work of destruction and wcro captured and
sent to Fort Fisher. Tho bark was from Nas
sau." PROM VIRGINIA.
" General Hill had a fight with the cneiuv on
Monday last In Clarko county, Virginia. Tho
general says the enemy were soundly thrashed
and driven back five miles. Tho fight was ob
stinate and our loss considerable.
" From the activity of both armies and the
frequent skirmishing taking place It Is not Im
probable a fight may take placo at any moment.
The present object of the enemy seems to be
to cut off Gen,cral Lee's communication with
"The Yankees havo advanced In force upon
Highland countya distance of 40 miles from
Staunton, Va. This Is a pnrtof tho plan by
which the abolitionists expect to crush out the
rebellion In Virginia."
"The enemy at Corinth are largel relnforrcd
and are fortifying, entrenching, and making
every preparation to hold that place."
THE LATEST FROM LEE'S ARMT.
Tho Richmond Daily Fnqirer, of the 10th,
"Significant movements aro progressing along
the entire lino of Gen. Lee's army. Stirring,
nerharja startling eents m tn bnrnnlrilr nn.
preaching, promising In reality a sharp and de
cisive winter's camDalcm. It la reoortcd that
Gen. Jackson was yesterday upon tho vergo of
uauio in tue anenanaoan valley witn greatly su
pcrlor forces of the enemv.
"In a few davs considerable ehaneowlll urob-
ably take place In tho present Inactive state of
Col. Ludlow, of Gen. Dlx's staff, returned
I this afternoon from Aiken's Landing, having
very successfully completed tho arrangements
fur the exchange of all prisoners of war.
Tito following officers and men aro dnly ex
changed, to wlti
1st. All officers and men, both of the United
States and Confederate service, who hae been
captured and paroled lu Virginia and Mar land
up to November 1st, 1802, except tho United
States officers and men captured ami paroled
September, 1802, at Harper's erry. And all
deliveries of prisoners up to No ember 1 1 , 1802,
made to the United States authorities In the
Peninsula, and Its adjacent w atcrs, aro lncludi
In this exchange.
2d. All officers aud men captured andpirolcd
at Santa Rosa Island, October 4th, 1802.
3d. All officers and men captured aud pa
roled at Chambcrsburg, October 4th, 1802.
4th. The Seventy-first Ohio volunteers, cap
tured at Clarksvtlle, Tennessee.
5th. Officers and men captured at South Mills,
0th. One hundred and four non-commissioned
officers and privates belonging to the Second
United States cavalry, First United States In
fantry, Sixth United States cavalry, Second
United States artillery, Third United States In
fantry, Sixth United States infantry, Eighth,
Tenth, Eleventh, Twelfth and Seventeenth Uni
ted States Infantry; Fourth and Fifth United
States artillery sent from Annapolis, Mary
land, to Columbus, New York, October 4th,
7th. All officers and men captured at or near
Richmond and Lexington, Kentucky, by tho
forces under command of Gen. E. KIrby Smith.
8th. All officers and men delivered to Cap
tains Lazcllo and Swan on the 1st, 5th, 7th.
12th and 20th of September, ISC J, and tho 16th
of October, 1803.
0th. All officers and men paroled ut Cumber
land Gap on tho 2d and 11th of October, 1802,
U. 8. Officers Exch'd. Confed. Officers Exc'd.
Brigadier Gens - - 3 Colonels - - - 37
Colonels - - - - 18 Lieut. Cols. - - 17
Lieut. Cols.- - - 10 Captains - - - 407
Captains- - - - 341 Lieutenants - -1,083
Lieutenants- - - 54
Total - .1,600
roiai- - - VM
In addition to theso officers, there aro ex
changed about 24,000 privates, leaving a bah
ance due to tho United States of about 0,000
privates. Tho placo for exchanging prisoners,
in pursuanco of tho 7th article of cartel, Is
changed from Aiken's Landing to City Point.
It Is rumored that Fort Darling has been ad
ditionally strengthened by a heavy huso wall of
solid masonry, and has received u shroud of
Iron mail over tho most exposed parts.
A new earthwork has recently hcui thrown
up on James rlter hj tbo rebtls, near the Point
of Shoals, Intended for live guns of hiuty t ill
brc. Gen. Fremont lscpclcdtourrlto in Wash
ington to morrow. It U runiorul that ho will
be appointed to an important command.
Returned. Gen. Wadsworth will hoashlgu
ed to an Important command lu tho tuursu of a
day or two. Gen. McDowill, whu In lure, Is
spoken of as his successor,
ttA dispatch at hcadjuiiiluK, flout den.
Grant, snjs 134 prisoners wcro taken Ii) Col.
Leo's caalrj. Our Iohh, two woumhd 'IhU
was near Lu Graugo.
In Brain tree, Mass., on the J4lh luii , buir
uears wcro Kiucu, un oiu one una iiircocuiM,
after an exciting hunt. 1 hey wcro lound lu u
smull piece of woods not more than lWruih
long, and seemed to tune lled there tor lateral
Gold la selling lu Richmond ut $.' JO to $ J 25,
a decline of 10 cent within the neck.
THE WORK OP OUK NAW.
llrllllant Operations of On. Hailing Vt
iriwn.Ttuie.n l'nx.a i.Kcu ny in. urK
Tho hark Rotlca, a Balling craft of our
Navr, haa mado no Jcaa than seventeen captures
of prize. (Kngllahanil rebel) since tho 14th of
February last. She Is commanded br Lieut
Edward ConroT. Among her recent captures
aro tho British steamers Scotia and Atinlla,
which wero caught whllo attempting tobrotk
tho bloekado of Charleston. Tho following
letter from Mcutcnant Conroj , giving an ac
count of tho capture of theso steamers, has
been handed us for publication.
"On Board Babk Ristuss,
"Orr Hnx's Bit, itear Ciurlzstoy,
"October 29, 1803.
"On Friday morning last, at dafllght, a
steamer was discovered trying to get In this
Bull's Bay channel. I got tho ship under
war, and sent two armed boats, and with the
bark cnt her oir. Tho captain of tho steamer,
finding himself Intercepted, preferred rmnlng
his vessel on shore to being sunk by my guns.
Wo captured her at seven o'clock lu tbo morn
lng- Bho proved to be the famous steamship
Scotia, which has rnn the bloekado manytlmcs.
We had very hard work getting her otr. Wo
wcro obliged to throw overboard almost all her
coals and everything heavy, even her machine
ry that could be spared. On Sunday morning
sho was sufficiently lightened to bo taken otr
tlaA annmt filiA -sr-fita Irnmnif t rstat---' aam -a-l.l tit-.
tu vvtmi uiiv nan nuiuvuinitlj Btut, TV 1 til ail
offieor and a prlno crew, to Port Royal.
-un my rciurn on ounaay, to my snip, on
board tho steamer Flag, (the Restless had been
lying off tho May, where the Scotia was cap
tired,) I found that another steamer had run
In on tho day wo had left, and that she, also,
was In a trap. I manned two boats from my
own vessel (tho Restless) and two from the
Flag, and In command of tho first division of
tho boats, went In and ' cut her cut ' also. At
0.30 p.m., wo captured her. Steam was up,
and sho was ready to start for Charleston as
soon as tho night came on. We brought her
out and anchored her under tho guns of the
Restless end tho Flag. She proved to bo tho
English steamer Anglia, with a cry valuable
cargo. This, with the cargo of tho Scotia, will
bo w orth half a million of dollars. Both steam
ers are very fine vessels.
"Tho cargoes consist of Sharp's rifles, pow
der, teas, cotfees, brand) , boots and shoes, linen
goods and drugs.
"I am much dated at my success In depriv
ing tho rebels of supplies which were so Impor
tant to them, and this thought gives me much
greater satisfaction than any pecuniary interest
I may have In the captured vesssels.
" Lieutenant Commanding U. S.
"Sailing barque Restless."
Tho follow lug Is a lUt of tho kestrels cap
tured by the Restless i
" February 14. Rebel sloop Edisto, with a
cargo of l.fiOQ bushels of rice, and the rebel
schooner Theodore Stoncy, with 3,400 bushels;
Wando, with l.bOO bushels; Elizabeth, with
1,800 bushels all scuttled or burned In Harbor
Creek, South Carolina.
"March 28. Rebel Bchooner George Wash
ington, with a cargo of 3,000 bushels of rlco,
30 bushels of corn, and 25 bushels of rlco flour,
burned In Bull's Bay.
March 20. Rebel steamer Julia Warden,
with 200 bushels- of rice, 60 bushels of corn and
GO bushels of flour, sent to Fort Royal.
" March 30. Rebel schooner Lldfa and Mary,
with a cargo of 1,000 bushels of rlco and 25
bushels of corn. Sent to Fort Roial. Aud
rebel schooner Unknown, with 1,200 bushels of
corn meal, and the rebel sloop Marv Louisa,
with 2,000 bushels of rlco and 100 bushels of
cornj both burned In ttouth Santce river.
" May 2. Tho British steamer Flash, with a
cargo of salt aud merchandise. Sent to New
" May 24. British steamer Stettin, aud May
27, British steamer Petras, with assorted car
goes, wiro drUenont of Bull's Bay and cap
tared by tho United States steamer Bienville,
and sent to New York.
"July 7. The British Bteamer Emllle, with
au assorted cargo, w as captured Insldeof Bull's
Bay b armed boats from tho Unlt4 States
steamer Flag and bark RcsUcbr, aud sent to
" September 2. The rebel sloop John Thomp
son, with six barrels of turpentine. Cargo sent
to New York.
"October 11. Tho United States schooner
Elmlra Cornelius, with an assorted cargo, sent
"October 24 British steamer Scotia, with
an assorted cargo, sent to Philadelphia.
" October 27. British steamer Amelia, with
an assorted cargo, captured In company with
United States steamer Flag, and sent to Phlla-
From the Baltimore American.
IMPORTANT FROM CIIESAFEAKE BAY,
Capture of the Ilsbl Major lie Id Naiiu
dcri, Hon of Geo. X. Saumlera, Confede
rate Ambaasailor to Europe,
Tho United States revenuo trunboat Hercules.
Captain Dungan, arrived hero this morning
from a cruise along tho borderof Virginia. On
tho moraine of November 3d. before davllnht,
Lieutenant J. G. Baker, with an armed boat's
crow, was dispatched to cruise up somo of the
creeks that empty Into tho Chesapeake. At
davbrcakho discovered a partv on shore slir
nailing to somo rebel soldiers Btatloncd up a
small Inlet. Ho Immediately stood for them,
when they, discovering him, took to their boat
and tried to escape. After a half hour's chase
tho lieutenant came within gunshot and flred a
shot across their bow, when they rounded their
boat to. Their boat was Immediately boarded
and found to contain three men, a red, white
ana diuo signal lantern ana a burning signal,
also, arms, yc une oi tuo party provea io oe
Major Rcld Saunders, a regular officer of the
"V. a. a.," ana a sou oi uoorgo n. oauuucrsj
tho other two wero English sailors.
At tho tlmo of their capture they wero ex
pecting a vessel to convey Major Sauuders to
Europe with Confedcrato dispatches, and wcro
signalizing for that purpose. The tuo English
Bailors landed from a vessel from Halifax, N.
S , about ten days previous, which brought
over a prominent rebel with dispatches for tho
Confederates. Tho csscl which was to con
vey these parties to Europo was hlug about
four miles outsido at tho tlmo of their capture,
but Immediately got underway and proceeded
out to sea upon discovering tho capture of the
party. Major Saunders ha& occupied promi
nent positions In tho rebel cause, being nt
ono time the position of commissary general of
the State of Kentucky. Tho rest of tho party
on shore, consisting of tho frlcuds of Major
Snundcrs and tho guard which accompanied,
upon ntmcrv lng the capture of the abov o parties,
immediately hurried oft" to Richmond The
Hercules pussed on tho morning of the 4th a
mast of the ship AUeganlan, which uasel (us
the Hirculcs brings Intelligence) was boarded
and destroyed by the rebels under Lleuts. Wood
uml Lee. Ihcv also burut, Just prt.louslo
the burning of tho AUeganlan, a barge loudid
La (iiUMiL, Tenn., Nov. 11. WWoi iltuetal
11. U.yiUuA, fhiural In Cfuct The follow
ing dUpatch has Just been received Irom Geu.
U nt. at Columbus, viz:
"1 ho expedition commanded by I) rig. Gin.
Ransom 1ms proved a great success It came
up with Cot, Woodward's rebel force, eight
hundred strong, near Garreltsburgj hud a short
uUL,eiiuuti killing sixteen of hU mm, umoug
them ono captain and a lieutenant! wounding
loit), lmludlng ono captain and two lUutcu
auU, took l euty-tl o prisoners, all tin lr horses
and fifty mules a largo number of arms and
tiulpmeiitsj half tho camps of Noudnard's
men, Including his own; routing tho whole con
urn, and driving them out of tho btatu of Ken
tuck) . Our loss, three killed and bo, cii w ound
ed. U. S, Grant, Slajor General."
V.WTVllE OF THE HTRAMFH JtACKli.
XWRTWULAItH OF TUB DKHTlitTTtON
OF TJW PAT1IFINDFR.
TUF. VAVTUliF OF Tim MAltATAXZAX.
JttW JtlSSIXO FROST THE XTFAMKRS
DAYLIGHT A XI) MOUXT VFRXOX,
The Navy Department has received volumin
ous dispatches, showing, among other things,
that Acting Master Warren, commanding the
United Statea Steamer Daylight, on tho morn
ing of tho thirtieth ultimo, whllo on hts way to
tho blockading station off Wilmington, and,
when about three mllea from New Inlet, dis
covered a schooner lying at anchor Iwtwccn
Slump Inlet and New Topsail Inlet. When
getting within a rallo of her, the first and second
cutters of tho Daylight, under command of
Acting Master Glcason, wero sent to board and
examine tho vessel. Before sho was nached,
her crew slipped tho cable to allow tho schooner
to drift, and fled to tho shore In their boats, and
escaped. Tho baits of tho Diyllght reached
Finding no ono on board, they mado sail on
her and brought her off. There was no other
vessel in sight at tho time, and not a gun was
fired In making the capture. The parties escap
ing from tho vessel, after landing, fired two
musket shots at the bonts' crews. No one was
Injured. No flag, of any kind, or papers
could bo found on her.
Sho proved to bo the Racer, of Nassau, New
Providence, and was loaded principal! with
salt, and has been sent to New York for adju
dication. Rear Admiral Leo has forw arded to tho De
partment a report of Commander Clltr, of I lie
gunboat Penobscot, off Shallot Inlet, North
Carolina, detailing tho circumstances concern
ing tho destruction of tho English schooner
Pathfinder, which was discovered on tho sec
ond Instant closo In with tho land. Her crew
were driven on shoro by tho rifled guu of thu
Penobscot while endeavoring to tow the vessel
In toward tho coast. Acting Fnslgn Edwards,
who boarded tho schooner, found her cargo to
consist of salt, olivo oil, boots, shoes, liquors,
etc. Her destruction was occasioned by the
fart that the tide and serf prevented tho possi
bility of getting her afloat, and sho was set lire
to nt C.20 p. m , m the second lustant, ever
preparation having hem made for that event
eartr In tho afternoon. Commander Clltr re
ports having on 1km rd the 1'cnobecot an Eng
lish flag, a quadrant and o tlmcpleci .
Information has been received from G. H,
Scott, of the Maratanzas, that the English
barque Sophia had been captured by the Day
light and Mount Vernon. The reports show
the loss of three officers, three boats and eigh
teen men. It appears that tho Fogllsh vcsi
was discovered on tho morning of the 4th In
stant, lying at anchorage near Masonvllle,
when sho made sail and Ftood for the beach,
which she struck at 0.30 a. m , and twits wcro
dispatched to set fire to her, w hlch w as efficient
ly performed. During tho affair the boats of
the Da light got ashore, and tho Mount Vernon
dispatched txwta to their assistance, whllo the
two vessels kept up a continuous tiro on the
woods to prevent tho enemv from molesting
our men. Great difficult) was experienced in
getting tho Iwats off shore. When returning
to thu anchorage, It was dincovered that Aitlng
Euslgu (. L. 8. Roberts and five seamen of tho
Mount Vernon, with Acting Assistant Paymas
ter Clark, Coxswain Roberts, and thirteen men
of tho Daylight, wero missing.
Recent Richmond papers speak of the ca-
tnro of these men.
Decltloua by the Commlisloiier nf Inter
Tho following decisions havo recent I) been
mado by tho Bureau of Internal Revenue:
IN REGARD TO IRON CASTINGS.
1. All castings which aro so well known, and
so generally used, as to havo a commercial
value, muse ic taxcu as manuiaciurcs, wncn
2. Other castings made upon special order of
a maciunist, out wmen aro not known to tho
traue as manuueturcs in tuemseivcs, aro cv
empt, uot being manufactures within tho coir
temptation of the law.
Where n person makes castings only, ho must
pay tho tax thereon. If, how ev cr, ho manufac
tures castings, aud uses them himself In tho
manufacture of other articles, the tax can bo
assessed onl) on tho last. The right to lev) tho
tax ueiwnas upon mo iaei oi sue, or removal
lor saie or consumption.
IN REFERENCE TO MARKET-MEN, AMI OTHER
Generally thu business of one who keeps a
stall in tuo market, is tuatot a retail dialer,
There are exceptions, how ev cr. Tho Assistant
Assessor and Assessor must Judge In each case.
If tho dealer sells chiefly or entirely to consum
ers, though ho may often sell In tho original
Packages, ho should bo classed us a retail dcak r.
f, on tho other hand, his sales are generally lu
tho orlulnal packages, or If It is his occupation
to sell to thoso who buy to sell again, or If this
part of ills business is consiucruuic, so mucu
tint ho depends upon and procures stock with
reference to It, ho should be classed as n whole
sale dealer, cvni though ho Bill at retail. Thu
law contemplates Bales at retail by wholesale
A dealer who sells soap, candles, starch, tea,
or other articles, by tho original package, or
Bait by tho wagon load, A.c,, Vc, to contwncis,
Is not a wholesale dealer under tho law, but It
lie bcIIb to those who sell again, ho will be re
quired to havo a wholesale dealer's llecusc. A
furniture dealer who sells u bureau, sofa, or
table, to customers lor their own use, whether
lu the package In which he ricelvcd It or uot, Is
not a wholesale dealer.
"Extiu Biliv" Desi'uretii. Thu Wurreii
ton, Va , (orrispoudeiit of thu Philadelphia At
qutrcr, under date of thu t'th lust , s.)tti
"Ex-Gov . Smith, or hu w hu Is moro familiar"
ly known as "Ltru Ulllj,' resides In this town"
on tho Culpepir road, aud wus lound ut hlt
homo )islcrdu), uud was pirolcd He U )it
conjlued to his house with wound- rettlud In
buttluaudu fever that superuiicd. Ho talks
despoudtngl) of thu allulrs ot ubeldom, uml
predicts thai onu more Initio will scille thu lute
of thu Confederate btate, Ihu fate ot this
prcmutuiel) old man Is but another Illustration
Ihatthewa)of tho trausgimHor is hint
man of limited copacltj ol mind, but of gieat
suclal Inlluuue, ho was one ot thu first to use
his lullucmu to sever the Union, and boast lurtv
sought a traitor's doom. To-diyhu U n ruin
ed man, prot-tratul nponu btdot sUkncHS from
whii u nit win ribc, u ntuu, a mere wink oi ins
fount r tulf. Of ills two sons,onewut kllhd
til the b illUs In liont nf Khhmoiid, nul Ihu
other died from ill cease liuurred b exposure
tuning In the secession tan i "
lu eouiplluuo with thu Judgment of the mil
itary (ommliisloii on tbo Hannr'sKm siirren.
dcr, Col.vIluuiitt H. Ford.ot the I hlriseeoud
uiiio, una Major in. n. iiiiru,oi mo uno
bundled aud lwcut)-slxth Siw York, havu
beeu form all) dlsinUscd Irom the si rv tie.
Lntrst from Teiiitesstr.
Chicago, Nov. 12. A special Trenton (Ten
nessee) Ulspaleli, dated tlio lOtli Instant, says
tho grand army passed beyond Lagrango yes
lerday cicnlnff, and that onr rickets aro six
miles from Holly Springs.
Ono hundred and thirty of tho enemy', cav
alry were taken prisoners daring the day, with
a Fedcnl los of two killed and twowonnded.
From highly credltahlo sonrres It Is asccr.
talneil that tho rihcls aro filling hack from
Llttlo Holly Springs to Mobile. Tho Tnbtme
says there aro not a thousand blinkcts among
Tho blankets and knapsacka of nearly all of
rrlec s nrmy wcro thrown away In their retreat
From the South.
Cokintii, Nov. 13. Bishop nilolt, of Geor
gia, announces that tho union of the dioceses
of Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, fieorgla, North
Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia, Is com
plete, under tho namo of tho l'rotcstant Epis
copal Church of tho 'Confulcrato States of
America. Tho first general council was to meet
In Augusta, (leorgla, on tho 12th Inst.
A dispatch from General Ransom, from Fort
Donclson, dated yesterday, says i "My com
mand arrhed here to-day; Mcro marched ono
hundred and fifty miles ; hnd n light with tho
rtbcls under Woodward, on the 0th i killed six
teen, wounded forty, captured twenty men, and
ono hundrtd horses and mules, w Ilh a ouantltv
of arms, and drove him to tho other sldo of tho
St. Johns, Nov. 13. Tho Noia Scotln, from
Lhtxpool on tho 30th, was Intercepted otr Cope
Kaco on Tuesday morning.
Mr. Cobdin has beeu speaking against any
Interfcruico with American alfilrs, or recogni
tion of tho Confederate States.
Tho London rimri has an editorial on tho
action of tho New York Chamber of Commerce,
touching operations looking to tho capturo of
the plrato Alabaun. In another article, It ex
patiates nn tbo difficulties of tbo conscription.
Mr. 811dell bad an Intertlcn with tbo Fm-
pcror on tbo 2"th ult.
Tbo National AssliuM of (Iretcc was to
meit In iilmut a week, and. It Is reported, would
tender tbo irown to Prlnco Alfred, of Fngland.
Mug otho has nrrhed ut Vienna.
New Yoiik, No. 13 Tho steamship City
of Baltimore, from Liverpool on tho 29th, nnd
Quecnstounon tho SOtb ult., Ins arrltid nlf
Tho Jnn, from Qitehcc, urrlu-d out nn the
STth, nnd the Cllj nf Washington, Trim N
York, on thu2Sh Hit.
The rilnl prUnteer Alabama has destrnjed
the binjuo H'nc Crest, from New York for
Tho Kngllsb journals contain furtlur com
ments on tbo prcsenco of Commodore Wilkes's
squa Iron before Bcrmudi.
Tho r.mn thinks tbu Federals are Justl lied In
a vigorous prosecution of tho right of searib,
where rnnlnbnud traffic Is so brisk.
ftrli. Banks' Kiprilllloil.
New Yoiik, No. 12. Tho Couueclkut
Ttnty third, Tncntj -fourth, Tttcnty-tlflh,
T cut. se tilth, nnd Twcnty-Hghth riglmiuts
aro to Join Major General Banks' expedition.
Arrest of UrokrrM.
New Yoiil, Nov. 12. Tno Government
brokers havo been arrcatid by ordir of tbo War
Department, nnd sent to Fort Labette, for
bujlng up claims against tbo Government at a
Giurlllns Iltpularil In Kentucky.
IsniANAroLls, November 9 On Wednesday
night last, a battalion of Colonel Shackelford's
regiment, Eighth Kentucky, commanded by
Major Holloway, was attacked by a largo force
of guerillas, under command of A. Fowler, on
Tond river, sit en miles from Madison; ilk',
Kentucky, on tbo Grccmlllo road. Tbo attaik
was gallantl) nut, and tho rebels compelled to
return, with a loss of eight killed, Including
Col. Fowler, and a largo number wounded aud
Fowlir was ono of tho men who sent tho flag
ui iruco io iicnuerson on iuesaay, and wlilili
was so treacherously violated by an attempt to
tarry out Information of tho strength and posl
tlou of tiio Union troops. Tho person In i hargo
of tho Uig was named Instead, and was
promptly arrcstid uud placed lu Jail as asp).
Lcumlng tho futo of their mcssingcr, thi)
crossed lbo Ohio on Fridty night, to Wist
franklin, Indiana, and curried ana) Dr. Ham,
n pcaecabio citizen, whom the) now bold us a
bostaga for Wlnstcud.
A man ninud Scabs, a low but dispcrato
llmradcr, who has Incn particular!) active In
arresting Union men nnd robbing indlsirinil
nntcly, was desperately wounded, requiring tho
amputation of ills arm.
Adini Jobnsou, who, like John Morgun,
sums to like to stent and plundir bittir than
to light, hnd, It scans, been with Fowlir, but,
before the light commiucid, lift for tho osten
sible purpose of bringing up rilnforccmints,
but fallal tuniurn until lbo light w as oi rand
his friends routid.
A Jlrbtl Force IleHirleil Itear Munronl
llle The Telegraph Mite to ftariivllle
LoimilXE. November 11. The Journal n
th it a rebel force, under General hitler, una
vwu.iu uiiecu nines 01 viuniorovilio lust nlgbt,
vihcii ntnlurccmenuvu reordered forward
A rumor prevailed tint fleii. Kosurain or-
dtrid thu tralmt proceedlug from LouUvlllo to-
vturiu rvasiiwiio to return.
In tho obue ut o nf nuv uU.rr ipbk lomtnunl-
i at Ion from tho ritortir ol tin nilud
l'rirfi at NutdivIMc. a lnlr that ult U quUt.
l.Ieiit Johuiioti, ot tbu Scventttuth regiment
Kuituikv Lnlou viluiiti.iti,abruthcrol Adam
11. Johiirtun, lbo ribil guerllli hlet In Ore m
ihir intuit), umhml hU resignation to Mulor
(un, Cook, alleging u a ruubou tho publication
b tlio ln ttlde nt ot hU cmuuUpatiou proela
mutlon, whin (mi Cook, ordered him to ho
nrristtd uml emtio tho military prison In Irons,
Viler leu or Illtecn daja coutluement, no
charges It iv lug beeu piclerred, General linjlo
lelcuscdhlui, oidcrlnj him to re loin his regi
ment. Johubon aguln tunic red hU ril.riutlou
on Ihu samu grouuels, when ho w ii plated nu
de r un eot, dismissed thu sen It u in disgrute, ami
his Inslgulu of otHco stripped Irom him lu pri
bciutf ol tho wholu regiment.
General ltosetran mdiro mi tho subjirt
weio rend ut thu he 1 1 ot thu regiment, and
Johnson was sent baik of our llius to rejHirt to
(emrul Ho)le an 1 directed not to re-enter our
Latch Tho Southern line wua working to
Nushvlllu belweiu noon and Ihu o'clock this
afternoon. t the latter hour It gave out, and
win nmlal lv diL I tho uuirllui south of Gal
latin, to which plaeu It I now In operation.
A Steamer, Supposed to be Irou.IMatetl,
linns in uiockie
Boston, Nov. 12. Tho correspondent of the
Journal, aboard the gunboat South Carolina,
otT Charleston, October 18th, writes that the
British frlgato Racer, by permission of Flag
Officer Green, had entered Charleston harbor
and brought off tho British consul.
He says that the rebels havo Just launched
a powerful ram, and that two more are all rea
dy for plating with Iron, which they expect
every day from England In tho Iron-plated
steamer He also reports tho Nashville as ly
ing In tho mouth of Stono Inlet waiting a
chance to rnn out. He reports over 200 cane
of yellow fcrcr In Charleston when ho left.
Tho samo correspondent writes on tho 19ih:
"About ten o'clock last night heard heavy fir
lng to tho northward for half an hour, and
from tho sound of tho iruns Indeed It about
eight miles oft". In tho morning a boat arrived
from the flog ship Informing us that n vessel
had run tho blockade.
Tlio firing was from tho Flambeau, which
got under way before tho steamer ran tho lino
of tho blockade and attempted to stop her, but
sho took no notice of tho Flambeau, nhlch
fired twenty-two shots against her sides, but
they rattled off llko hall, and sho must have
been Iron-plated, or tho Flambeau's shots
would have gono through her, A very Im
probable story ,BU IMto. Amrr.
one uiu not seem to mina ttiem, nut kept on
up tho channel and run In. It Is thought she
Is the vessel tho rebels expected with Iron -plates
for their new rams. If so wo must ex
pect hot work beforo long unless wo have some
thing besides wooden ships to contend with
Interesting from Cairo aiitt West Ten
Caiko. Nov. 7. Col. Dome, at Fort Henrv.
telegraphs as follows t
"Gen. Ransom has doubtless had a fight with
Woodward yesterday afternoon. At 3 p. in,
hcivy cannonading was heard at Fort Henry,
evidently between Ilopklnsvlllo and Lafayette.
Nothing has been received from Ransom jver
sonally." Col. Dome telegraphed about S o'clock in tho
evening, ait follows i
"Aiu o'clock last niglit, our cavalry, tbe
Fifth Iowa, from Gen. Ransom's command,
wero pursuing Woodward. The report now U
that there was nn engagement yesterday with
1. 100 rebels. In which our troom were vlctorl
ous. It Is also reported that tho rebels have
been reinforced, and meditate an attack on Fort
Tho Intelligence from Lngrangelseontraban 1.
aud although known hero jesterdiy, was not
auowcu io ne irausmiucu.
Tho small pox Is raging among the contri
bands to a fearful extent. Fifteen or twcnir
moro wero attacked to-da.
Tho "Intelligence from Lagrange," refcrn I
to above, may bo guessed at from a dispatch In
tho Richmond pipers, dated Holly Springs,
Miss , Vov ember 5ih, which Bajs tho Union
forces lnd ndvant ed In force to lurrunge, in 1
wero reported marching on Hollj, bprlng,
Itebelletortofnii Kit Ragr. unit H astlr
vpiclnl Dlipitch to tin Inqulnr
BiLTiMoitn, Nov. 11, lsijj
ThoRiehmond JmAA, of tho Sh htstJni,
received hero to-night, contain thu follonliu.
Wo have received Intelligence nf an engage
ment nt Castlcmau Fen , on the Shenandoah
river, In CHrk count v. It seems thocnem.
whoso miln force Is (relieved to have croiuisl
tho Potomac Into Loudoun couutj, attempted
to throw a largo body of troops across the
Shenandoah, at tho point designated, with the
supposed Intention of movlngupon Int he ate r.
Castleman Fern Is on tho ill act raid from
Lcesburg to AMnchebter, and about seventeen
mllea from tho latter point, nnd about three
miles irom snickcrsviuo. Lomioun count),
which Is Just ut tho foot of tho Htuu Kldge. V
brigade of General Hill's division guarded tlio
Ferry on tho west sldo of tho rlvcrj tho Federal
forces approached from tho eastern or Loudoun
sldo. Vihcn tho enemy camo within range, our
pieces opened on them, and a brisk nrttllerv
duel of three quarters of on hour ensued, w hie h
resulted in the repulse of tho Yankees.
Singular to sav, not a man on the Confed
erate sldo wa4 Injured, whilst tho cucruj's Ion
Is known to have been about forty killed and
nearly ono hundred wounded.
After tho enemy retired, a flag of trueowai
sent requesting permission to rcraovo their
wounded and bury their dead.
Card from Geu, Wool.
Prom tho Baltimore American
llEApqiABTEits Middle Department,
8th Ahht Coups, Baltimore, Nov. 11, 18U.
Sin i lu the report as published In tho news
papers, of tho Commission, consisting of tho
following olllctrsi Major General D. Hunter,
U.lLYohM Major GeucrolG.Cadwalader, I
S. Vols i Brig. Gen. C. C. Augur, IT. S. Vols t
Major Don 1'latt, A. A. G , U. S. Vols.) Capl.
F. Ball, A. D. C, U. S. Vols and Col. J.Holi,
Judge Advocate General, called bv tho Govern
ment to Investigate thocouduct of certain otll
cers connected with, and tho circumstances at
tending tho abandonment of Maryland Heights
and tho surrender of Harper's Fcrrj, I find th
following remarks oppljlng to myself i
"Tho Commission would not havo dwelled
upon this paluful subject wero It not for the fie t
that the olllccr who placed tho Incapable (Cut
Miles) lu command should share thu respousl
blllt i and lu tho opinion of thu Commission,
Major General Wool Is guilty to this extent nt
a grav e disaster, uud should bo censured for bin
f Ihu report of thu Commission lu relation to
tho surrender of Harper Ferry has no moro
truth for Its foundation than Is coutalncd In tho
abovu paragraph, It cau bo only regarded as a
iieuou, vuiuout asimaovvoi proot lor us louu
( it not true th U I A nul uthU incajxtble ( Cot
Mile) in command ot irTVrrw," Hewu-t
theru In command when I assumed control ol
this department, and hud en ordered to es
tablUh his headquarters there ou tho 2Uth of
March bv Major General McClellan, then gene
rul-ln-chlef. On thu bOth of April tho SecreU
r of Aur sent the following order to Col. Miles
at Harper's Ferry: "Youwlllpleusomakedallv
reports of tho statu of 3 our command to thl
llinvouotnow time to notice further the
"censure" of tho Commission. hen 1 am ul
leisure, it will receive the attention whieh it
merits. John V Wool,
Major Gem ril I S. Ann)
llio New nrk pa err aimouueei thu ihath en
thu Rev. Uillli.ui Kirutu, it 1 1 or of I'milt)
Chureh, lu that ellv, who died 011 tbu uiUit ol
Friday last, aged vcuiitv-sk )ars He was
lulled lo Inku eluruunt Hut purUh lu 1SU,
and hid lux 11 iiltatlud Io U lor ueurlv hlu
wholullle. In ivll he 1 reuilied his neml-rcu
Ihobtoik and moue) muikets wero partial!)
disturbed, )esterd i), b the temporary loan 01
fll,000,000toilitj treasury ot thoUnltcdStates
lur ihuobjeel ot pi)Ing oil urrearuges to the
arm), lu-autielpailou ot tho salo ot n,l,W, .
otTtJOper tent, treasury ImuhU, ml n,.... I
to he aw irded on Monday next. Gold Ml oil
to luOlJl per cent. Exchange, MoUM
I ho Vmirlcun Blblo Bocitt) Issued at the
Blblu House, In New York, durlu,' tho month
ot September, 175,000 volume's most.) Testa
ments for tho arm). lhU t ho rato of 1 1
looks for every minuted h kiuj tlmo during
Wild turkles4 aro- uite plenty on the J moi
river. In tho vlcioli) i Dairy's aud Charlu's
Blutts. Thu nlHtus uud soldiers stationed
there ndil to ihelr rations bv, shooting them.