Pennsylvania daily telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1857-1862, October 07, 1861, Image 1

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ln'the name and by the authority of the aIMMO)2,-
(Wealth of Pennsylvania, ANDREW G. CURTIN,
Governor of said Commonwealth.
WHEREAS, By the twelfth section of the Act
of Assembly, passed the Fifteenth day of May
1861, it is provided that it shall not be lawful
for any Volunteer Soldier to leave this Com
monwealth as such, unless he shall have been
first accepted by the Governor of this State,
upon a call under a requisition of the President
of the United States made upon the Governor
direct, for troops for the service of the United
Alm 'WHEREAS, Notwithstandim , :such prohibi
tion, sundry persons, (many of them engaged in
raising regiments to be furnished from other
States,) are persisting in endeavoring to enlist
volunteers in violation of law.
AND WHEREAS, It is necessary for the public
service and for the honor of Pennsylvania, that
her military force should be regularly organized
and furnished for the suppression of the existing
rebellion, in conformity with the acts of Con
gress of twenty-second and twenty-fifth July,
1861, and with the laws of the State,
and that her citizens should not be seduced
into organizations independent of the State
authority whereby the raising of her quota
is embarrassed, the regiments are not enrolled
in her Archives, the families of the men are de
prived of the relief provided by the laws of the
State for the families of her own volunteers, and
the State herself by the absorption of her men
in such unlawful organizations may be found
unable to supply volunteers to fill the future
requisitions of the Government of the United
AND WHERAS, the following order has been
issaed by the War Department of the United
States, viz :
September 25, 1861.
His Excellency A. G. CURTIN, Governor of Penn
sylvania, Harrisburg.
SIR :-I have the honor to transmit the fol
lowing order from the War Department :
1. All men now enrolled or mustered into the
service of the United States for brigades, regi
ments, batteries or companies in the State of
Pennsylvania, under the direct authority of the
Secretary of War, are placed under the com
mand of the Governor of Pennsylvania, who
shall organize or re-organize them as he may
deem most advantageous to the interests of the
General Government.
2. The United States will continue to furnish
subsistence, camp equippage, clothing, &c.,
heretofore, for the organizations referred to in
the first paragraph, and all U. S. commissaries
and quartermasters will furnish, on requisitions
made, the necessary subsistence, clothing, &c.
3. All authorizations heretofore given to said
brigades, regiments or companies in the State of
Pennsylvania, are hereby revoked from and af
ter the expiration of the times limited in the
original authority, or in any renewals hereto
fore granted ; and in cases where no limit of
time has been specified, then from and after
the expiration of ten days from the date of
this order; and in future all volunteers for the
service of the United States shall be raised, in
Pennsylvania, only under requisitions made on
the Governor. All authorities issued by the
War Department for Independent Regiments,
subject to the approval of the Governor, which
have not been so approved are hereby revoked.
Secretary of War.
And, whereas, the President of the United
States has, in accordance with the acts of Con
gress of the twenty-second and twenty-fifth of
July last, made requisitions on the Governor of
Pennsylvania for sundry regiments of volun
teers, which requisitions are in the course of
being filled.
Now, therefore, I Andrew G. Curtin, Gov
ernor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for
the purpose of preventing further impositions
on the good and loyal citizens of Pennsylvania
in this regard, do make this my proclamation,
hereby prohibiting all persons from raising vol
unteers in Pennsylvania otherwise than by au
thority of the Governor, and especially forbid
ding the raising of volunteers for regiments to
be furnished from other States. And also for
bidding all citizens of Pennsylvania from en
listing in or attaching themselves to any such
irregular and unlawful organizations and
warning all persons that in disobeying this
proclamation they will be disregarding the or
ders of the Government of the United States,
as well as defying the laws of the State and
violating their duties as sons and citizens
of the Commonwealth. And I do h ere by
require all Magistrates, District Attorneys,
and officers of the Commonwealth to arrest and
prosecute all persons who shall disobey this
proclamation, and particularly all persons and
their alders and abettors, who under any preten
ded authority, shall enlist volunteers for any
Brigade, Regiment, Battery or Company of
Volunteers other than such as may be authoriz
ed by the Governor of this Commonwealth, or
advertise or open or keep recruiting stations for
such enlistments, so that such offenders may be
brought to justice and punished according to
Given under my hand and the great seal of the
State, at Harrisburg, this twenty-eighth day
of September, in the year of our Lord, one
thousand eight hundred and sixty-one, and
of the Commonwealth the eighty-sixth.
By the Governor.
Secretary of the Commonwealth.
Harrisburg, Sept. 30, 1861,
I. No Surgeon or Assisstant Surgeon can re
ceive a'commission from the Governor of Penn
sylvania, unless he has first passed an examina
tion before a Board of Surgeons, in accordance
with the Act of Assembly and General Orders
No. 26 of the War Department.
A Medical Board for the examination of all
Surgeons, or Assistant Surgeons, now acting as
such, in any regiment raised in the State of
Pennsylvania, will be held at Ilurrisburg, Octo
ber 2d, 1861, at 9 a. m., and at Washington City,
at Willard's Hotel, on Tuesday, the Bth of
October, 1861, at 10 a. m.
By order of
Governor and Commander in-Chief.
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Harrisburg, Sept. 18, 1861.
The following "provisions in case any of the
militia or volunteers shall be in actual service
at the time of the general election" are publish
ed for the benefit of those citizens of Pennsyl
vania to whom they may apply in connection
with the general election to be held on the sec
ond Tuesday of October, A. D. 1861:
Whenever any of the citizens of this Com
monwealth qualified as hereinbefore provided,
shall be in any actual military service in any
detachment of the militia or corps of volunteers,
under a requisition from the President of the
United States, or by the authority of this com
monwealth, on the day of the general election,
as aforesaid, such citizens may exercise the
right, of suffrage at such places as may be ap
pointed by the commanding officer of the troop,
or company, to "which they shall respectively
belong, as fully as if they were present at
the usual place of election. Provided, That
no member of any such troop.or company, shall
be permitted to vote at the place so appointed,
if at the time of such election be shall be with
in ten miles of the place at which he would be
entitled. to ;vote, if not in service as aforesaid.
The proceedings for conducting such elections
shall be as far as practicable, in all respects the
same as are herein directed in the, case of gen
eral elections, except that the captain or com
manding officer, of each company or troop shall
act a:s judge,
i and that the first lieutenant or of
ficer second n command, shall act as inspector,
at such election, so far as shall relate to such
company or troop ; and in case of the neglect
or refusal of such officers, or either of them, to
serve in such capacity, the officer or officers next
in command, in such company or troop, shall
act as judge or inspector as the case may be.
The officer authorized to perform the duties
of judge, shall adMinister the proper oath or
affirmation to the officer who shall act as in
spector, and as soon as such officer shall have
been sworn or affirmed, he shall administer the
proper oath or affirmation to the officer whose
duty it shall be to act as judge, and such officer
acting as judge shall appoint two persons to act
as clerks, and shall administer to them the
proper oaths or affirmations.
The several officers authorized to conduct
such elections shall take the like oaths or affir
mations, shall have the like powers, and they,
as well as other persons who may attend, vote,
or offer to vote, at such election, shall he sub
ject to the like penalties and restrictions as are
declared or provided in this act, in the case of
elections by the citizens at their usual places of
Within three days after such election, the
udges thereof shall respectively transmit
hrough the nearest post office, a return thereof
together with the tickets, tally lists of voters, to
the prothonotary of the county in which such
electors would have voted, if not in military
service. And the said judges shall transmit
another return of such election to the com
manding officer of the regiment or battallion,
as the case may be, who shall make a general
return under his hand and seal, of the votes of
all the companies or troops under, his command
and shall transmit the same thiough the near
est post office to the secretary of the common
It shall be the duty of the prothonotary of
the county, to whom such returns shall be made,
to deliver to the return judges of the same
county, a copy certified under his hand and seal,
of the return of votes so transmitted to him by
the judges of the election in the companies or
troops aforesaid.
The return judges of the proper county or
counties, in which the volunteers or militia
men aforesaid may have resided at the time of
being called into actual service as aforesaid,
shall meet on the second Tuesday in November
next after the election. And when iiits or
more counties are connected in the election,
the meeting of the judges from each county
shall be postponed in such case until the Fri
day following the said second Tuesday in No
The return judges so net, shall include in
their enumeration, the votes so returned, and
thereupon shall proceed in all respects in the
like manlier as is provided in this act, in cases
where all the votes shall have been given at
the usual place of election.
Secretary of the Commonwealth
Writing, Book-keeping and Copying.
11. EVERETT, practical accoun
tont, Reporter and Copyist, has taken an office ad
touring the .Patriot and Union on Third street, where he
will prepare young men for hookeepers, clerks, Sze., and
assi-t them to situations in business in Philadelphia end
New York. He will also attend promptly, to the adjust.
merit of ddficult accounts, opening and, closing books,
general copy work of any kind. Re oiling, Card and
Letter-writing, Time tables, Muster and . Pay Rolls for the
army, Notes, Mortgages, Bonds and Adveriisemente
carefully made Charges moderate
Refers to
Hon. Edward Everett, Boston.
Dr. J. Henry Puleslon, Phoenixville, Pa.
Hon. George L. Carry, Banker New York.
William Dock, Jr , Esq., Harrisburg.
Beds, Pillows,' Blankets, Coats, C s,
Leggins, Drinking, Cups, &c.,
FOE mein BY
North Side Market Square, near Buehler's Hotel,
Select Schools for Boys and Girls
HE Fall term of ROBERT M'ELWEE'6
School for boys, will open on the first. Monday in
September. 'rhe room Is well ventilated, comfortably
furnished, and in every respect adapted for school pur
CATHARINE M'ELWEE'S School for girls, located n
the same buildimi, will open for the Fail term at the same
time. The room has been elegantly fitted up to prOmote
he health and comfort of sisholars. aug2ldtf
Has been removed from No. 28 Second St.
aep24 dtf
CRAB CIDER I—Stfictly pure, spark
ling aid sweet--haa received a Silver Medal or Di
iellla, at every State Agricultural; Fax sineelBs6. For
ae by jell-d WM. DOCK & CO.
Dr. leek's Eestimate of the Safety
of the Country and the Courage
of its Defenders.
Ile Refuses to Appropriate Money to Se
cure the National Honor and Uphold
the Federal Authority !
While the hot shot and bombs
were falling thick and fast around
the gallant band who were de
fending their country's honor in
Fort Sumter, Gov. Curtin had
sent into the Legislature of the
state, then in session, a message
suggesting the better organiza
tion of the militia, and asking
for an appropriation of five hun
dred thousand dollars to place
the state on a war footing. The
bill as it passed, can be found in
the last volume of the laws of
the state, page 299—and the
proceedings attending its pas
sage in the House, in the Journal
of 1861, page 957. We extract
the yeas and nays as they appear
substantial on the Journal of the
House :
YEAS.—Messrs. Abbott, Acker, Alexander,
Anderson, Armstrong, Ashcom, Austin, Ball,
Barnsley, Bartholonaew, Bisel, Bixler, Blair,
Blanchard, Bliss, Boyer, Bressler, Brewster
Burns, Butler, (Crawford,) Byrne, Clark, Cowan
Craig, Douglass, Duncan, Eilenberg,er, Elliott,
Frazier, Gibboney, Goehring, Gordon, Graham,
Trapper, Harvey, Hayes, Hfihnan, Hood, Hoflus,
Huhn, Irvin, Koch, Lawrence, Leisenring,
Lowther, M'Gonigal, Marshall, Moore, Mullin,
Ober, Osterhout, Patterson, Pierce, Preston,
Pughe, Roily, Ridgway, Robinson, Roller, Seltz
er, Shafer, Sheppaid, Smith, (Berks,) Smith,
(Philadelphia , ) Stehman, Strang, Taylor,
Teller, Thomas, Tracy, Walker, White, Wil
dey, Williams, Wilson and Davis, Speaker-76.
NAYS.—Messrs. Brodhead, Butler, (Carbon,)
Caldwell, Cope, Dismant, Diving, Donley, Duf
field, Dunlap, Graskill,
Hill, Kline, Lichtenwallner, M'Donough, Mani
fold, Morrison, Myers, Randall, Reiff and
Freemen of Dauphin county !
Soldiers ! who went at the first
call of danger to the capital of
your country, and who still rest
upon your arms night and day
around the limits of that capital,
are you ready to vote for a man
who so lightly estimated the hon
or of yitur country and the lives
of its defenders? Dr. Heck is
one of the old Breckinridge Dem
ocrats who sympathised with
and still sympathise with and
confide in the course of the trai
tor Breckinridge, and showed'
his attachment for those who
are at the head of this rebellion
by refusing to make an appro
priation to arm the great state
of Pennsylvania to aid their
overthrow and its suppression
This man is again before you,
and again solicits your vote that
he may again disgrace the halls
of legislation with his presence
and his conduct. He desires to
be returned that he may aid in
embarrassing the future efforts
of our noble old commonwealth
in assisting to redeem the land
from rebellion by enforcing the
laws and vindicating the federal
authority. No patriot, no brave,
loyal lover of his country can
vote for Dr. Heck.
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comfortable two or three-story dwel.
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Rot objectionable , when from a CIGAR purchased as
LER'S DRUG STORE, 81 Market street.
The Rebellion of the Cherokees.
The St. Louis Evening News has the following
account of the rebellion of John Ross and his
Cherokees : . ,
"The battle of Wilson's Creek has had the
unhappiest effect. The secession party—against
which Chief John Ross had struggled so hard,
and, apparently, with so much success—was
greately strengthened by that event, and, in
stigated by emissaries of the Confederate states;
had renewed their violent clamors for alliance
with the. South.
"Overborne by this pressure, John Ross, on
the 20th of August, called the Council together
'at Talequah and sent in a message recommend
ing a severance of their connection with the
government of the United States and an alliance
with the Southern Confederacy. The Council,
by a vote, approved of these recommendations,
and next day appointed commissioners to make
a treaty of alliance with the southern govern
" The Confederate Commissioner at Talequan,
with authority from Richmond, had made pro
positions to the Council, offering to assume the
payment of the regular annnities which the
Cherokees had hitherto received from the Uni
ted States government, and which they feared
would be lost to them by as alliance with the
South. The proposition, together with the
violent and overbearing conduct of the seces
sion party, proved too much for the wavering
Ross and the Council ; and as they were threat
ened with invasion from Arkansas and Texas,
and without the hope of succor from the federal
government, they agreed to secede from the
United States, and unite with the rebel govern
" The wife of Chief Ross, however, held out
to the-last, and refused to yield up her adher
ence to the Union. After the proceedings of
the Covncil, a Confederate flag was prepared to
be hoisted over the Council House in Talequah,
but Mrs. Ross declared that she would not allow
it, and threatened that if it were raised,, she
would make her son, six years old, tear it down.
Owing to her spirited resistance, the flag was
not raised."
The Kentucky Rebels—Movements
of John C, Breckinridge.
From thaCincionati Enquirer
We yesterday had a conversation with a gen
tleman from one of the mountain counties of
Kentucky, who gave us the following informa
tion : Senator Breckinridge, with Keene Rich
ards, arrived last Sunday night week at Pres
tonsburg, Floyd county, which joins the Vir
ginia boundary. Colonel George B. 'Hodge, of
Newport, and Colonel George W. Johnson, of
Scott county, arrived at the same place on ues
day. On Wednesday Colonel William Preston,
Hon. W. E. Symmes, a son of Brutus J. Clay,
Union State Senator from Bourbon and Bath ;
and Captain Stoner, with his company, arrived
there. On the same day all left by the State
road for Virginia, where they now are. They
were all finely mounted and well armed.
Our informant further states that near one
thousand armed Kentuckians had passed
through Prestonburg between Sunday morning
and Wednesday evening, the time that Breck
inridge and company were there.
He also says that at the Sounding Gap, Cum
berland Mountains, which is at the head waters
of the Kentucky and Big Sandy rivers, there is
a secession camp of fifteen hundred men, and
that it is increasing in numbers daily by acces
sions from Kentucky and Virginia. The camp
commands the two great roads that meet there
---one down the Big Sandy and the other down
the Kentucky river. It is about forty miles
from the Tennessee railroad. Our informant
said that on his way down the state road lead-,
ing through Prestonsburg, he constantly met
squads on horseback, in wagons and on foot,
with shot-guns and squirrel rifles, on their way
to Virginia to join the southern army.
The Rebel Army Confessedly Wretched.
We find in the Charleston Mercury this un
willing confession of the deplorable condition
of the rebel army on the Potomac :
"The terrible sanitary condition of our army
on the'Potomac is a matter of painful interest
to the whole people of the Confederate States.,
There are few in the Confederate State who
have not near relatives at Manassas , or on the
Mississippi. And those who have not should be
there themselves. The frightful condition of the
camp it a subject of universal interest and alarm.—
In the spirit of Spartan fortitude we are willing
that our troops should be sacrificed, if need be,
in the cause of the country. But that they
should fall victims to the mismanagement of an
inefficient department is utterly unendurable.
It is not our business to depose and reform; but
it is our duty to extioie that inefficiency which
is disastrous to the public welfare. Ten thous
and lives are now in jeopardy through this folly.
The fruits of the great battle at Manassas have
been sacrificed to this almost criminal fatuity.
It is time to be done with it. The country
must be served, and personal predilections on
the part of our authorities must no longer con
trol our destinies and mar our proceedings.—
The state is riot to be sacrificed to fancies. How
much longer is favoritism and folly to sacrifice
lives and obstruct our arms ? Mothers, fathers,
widows, alll cry aloud, and plead for those they
the London Daily News of the 18th ultimo we
find another contradictory report regarding the
vexed question of Garibaldi and the overtures
of the American minister. The Italian corres
pondent of the News , writing under date of the
14th ultimo from Turin, says with an air of au
"The Minister of the United States of North
America has returned from Caprera. He went
there officially to offer General Garibaldi the
command of a federal army, and also to treat
for an Italian legion, which would likewise be
under his command. The answer, if I may be
lieve persons usually well informed, has been in
the negative, but by no means so decidedly as to
deprive the American Minister of all hopes. It ap
pears the General wished first of all to obtain
more exact information, so as to understand the
political question fully, and what the military
resources of the states really are. So he asked for
time, that he might reflect and consult; it may be
the King or it may be the chiefs who served under
him. This is most probable the reason why some
persons are already announcing Garibaldi's re
fusal, and others his probable departure. In
the meantime there is going on about the Gen
eral a cross-fire of opinions and counsels, for
one party wish him stay, so as to be at hand
for some unseasonable blow to be struck Sooner
or later, and another party would fain see him
again defending a noble cause in those distant
regions that formed the first theatre of his he
roic exploits—so heroic, indeed, that since the
days of , Columbus no Italian has ever been
more popular in America than he. But there
are others again who advise Garibaldi to remain
at Caprera, to turn a deaf ear to 'all seductive
offers, and calmly wait for the time when the
King may call the whole of the Italians to arms.
It is these last who mast assuredly are tender
ing the wisest counsel."
From our Morning Edition.
From Washington.
The War Departnient Overrun by Office
Seekers and Contractors
Instructions to Applicants for Posi
tions in the Army.
Particulars of,, the Capture of the
Propeller Fanny.
Electioneering Among the Trooped
The United States steamer Pawnee arrived
this afternoon at Alexandria from Hatteras In
let, but reports , nothing of interest in addition
to what is already known to the public.
The Navy department has received a letter
from Commander Scott, of the Keystone State,
dated Aspinwall, Sept. 25, in which he states
that he has been cruising on the coast of Yuca
tan but obtained no information of Sumter.
Of her prizes he was alike unsuccessful. In the
vicinity .of the Isle of Pines and Cienfuegos
the Sumter it was said endeavored to procure
coal at Demerara and Cayenne and was refused.
The merchants of Paramaribo likewise declined
to furnish coal, but it was finally obtainedfrom
a Scotchman.
Commander Scott says Captain Semners is
aware that our vessels are in search of him, and
that therefore he will not again appear in the
West Indies. The fact is ascertained that the
Sumter has taken several prizes under British
flags and decoyed others under our own with
the Union down. This should serve as a warn
ing to United States merchantmen.
The Abbey Bedford captured off Puerto Ca
belle in JulY, is the last prize taken by Sum
ter. The crew of which numbers sixty-four
men. She was in a disorganized condition ;
several of them have escaped and will be sent
The War Department is overrun by appli
cants for offices and contracts. The Secretary's
door is constantly besieged by persons who
want interviews with him.
To serve personal ends, the Secretary desires
it to be understood that there are no vacancies
of paymasters, quartermasters or commissaries
in his gift. Nor, are there any appointments of
officers of the line to be made excepting in
regular course of promotion. When second
lieutenancies are thui vacated, the places will
be filled by appointment from the ranks.
All contracts for supplying munitions, &e.;
are made respectively, by the Quarter Master
General, the Corn m'ssary General, and the Chief
of Ordnance, and to them all parties should ap
ply who have proposals to make..
Applications for, appointments as acting mas
ter and master's mates sbould be made to the
Navy Department in writing and not in person.
The War Department can furnish the review
army regulations only to the officers of the
army and not to members of Congress and other
applicants. The following statement of the
master of the army transport Fanny gives the
particulars of her capture by the rebels.
She was dispatched by Col. Hawkins with
clothing, amunition, provisions, &c., to Chicks;
macomic•for the supply of the troops recently
stationed there. After the news of the capture
of Fanny was received at Hatteras, Colonel
Hawkins called upon the commanding naval
officer in these waters for a force to go to the
relief of the troops: An armed expedition was
fitted out which sailed on the morning of the
3d inst., but nothing had been heard from it at
five o'clock that evening, when information was
received from that quarter.
lIATrERAs Inn, Oct. 1
I left in the steamer Fanny, at 6. a. m., for
Chicamacomic or Loggerhead Inlet.. : Arrived
there at Ip. m. We anchored in about eight
feet of water and waited there two hours and
a half before we got communication from shore.
They then fetched a flat boat off and loaded
her with an assorted cargo of stores, tents, Sce.
When the boat had been shoved off and got
about two thirds of the way to shore we saw a
steamboat to the westward, about 4 p. m.,
which proved to be one of the enemy. She was
standing to cut off our retreat, and in a short
time two more appeared steering, directly for
us. The first one then stood in and commenced
firing upon ns, and as soon as the other two
came up, they did the same. We returned their
fire With nine shots, striking one of the bontS
Ittam, tinting fart.
Having procured Steam Power Preapex, we are prepar
ed to execute JOB addBOOK PRINTING of every oeScrip
don, cheaper than it can be done at any other establish.
ment in the country.
Kir Four lines or less constitute one•half square. Eight
lines or more than four constitute a square.
Half quare, one day
one week
one month...
three months
six months...
one year......
OnekTpare, one day
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I. I IP Business notices inserted in the Local Column, or
before Marriges and Deaths, FIVE CENTS PER LINE for
each insertion.
Afir Marriges and Deaths to be charged as regular ad
NO. 34
n the bow. Then Capt. Hart, of the Twentieth
Indiana regiment, suggested us to surrender,
saying that it was no use of fighting such - odds,
and requested us to hoist the white flag. The
mate of the boat and a few soldiers turned to
and threw overboard some thirty cases of am
munition, and Capt. Hart forbid them to throw
any more overboard. We likewise requested
the sergeant to throw the cannon over
board, which he refused to do, saying it
would be worse for them if they were
taken prisoners. Capt Hart then requested the
chain to be shipped, and the boat run ashore,
which was done. The white flag was then
hoisted, and the crew of the boat left in their
boats. We , endeavored to get boats to carry
the soldiers off of the Fanny, but could not do so.
To the best of my opinion they had plenty of
time from our arrival to that of the enemy
for the boats to have got everything on shore
from the Fanny ; if sufficient boats had been
employed in transportation of stores, so that
we could have destroyed the Fanny before she
should have have fallen into the hands of the
rebels. We left there about 6 o'clock P. M. in
a canoe and arrived here about 7 o'clock A. M.
on the 2d inst.
Yesterday a large number of politicians, from
Pennsylvania, who were electioneering among
the Pennsylvania troops, were arrested, by
order of Gen. McClellan, and ordered to keep
away from the camps.
Many returned to Philadelphia last night,
while others are yet in this city.
It is more than likely that no election will
be allowed in the camps.
From Fortress Monroe.
Escape of Col. De Villiers from the
The boat from Fortress Monroe brought up
a number of refugees from Norfolk, including
some released crews of prize vessels.
Col. De Villiers, the instructor of Col. Ells
worth, who was taken prisoner by Wise in
western Virginia, came up in a boat, having es
caped from prison and made his way along
James river to Newport News.
He escaped, along with twelve others, who
were arrested and taken back. He alone, by
disguising himself and affecting lameness, suc
ceeded in eluding the vigilance of his pursuers.
He was compelled to swim the James river
three times, and after much suffering, and being
twice fired at by pickets, reached Newport
He describes the suffering of, prisoners as
great, and their treatment as barbarous. One
of them having been shot from the street by a
woman. He has gone to Washington with
much important information gleaned on his
journey down the James river.
Prom Gen. Banks' Column.
Expeoted Move Over the Potomac.
A gentleman who came from. near Bolesville
last evening, states that he heard firing at noon
in the direction of Edward's. Ferry. He saw a
great smoke raising from the same point and
thinks it was caused by the burning of a ware
house on this side of the river.
Rumors are current here that General Stone
will shortly lead an advance over the Potorneo.
The force under his command has been strength
ened largely of late.
Private W. L. Myers, of the New York
Twelfth was recently tried and sentenced to be
shot for desertion by the general court martial,
but from the evidence it appears that he was
on his return to the regiment when arrested,
and that he was overtaken by liquor, causing
him to be absent longer than his permit al
lowed. The members of the court therefore
unanimously recommended him to mercy upon
his solemn promise never to drink any intoxi
cating drink. Gen. Banks commuted the
sentence into a forfeiture of five dollars per
month of his pay for one year, and the gratified
culprit was yesterday returned to his regiment.
An unconfirmed rumor was circulated yester
day that the rebels had fired into and sunk a
canal boat carrying heavy baggage for a brigade
stationed on the upper Potomac. The Potomac
is now fordable at several of the fords between
the Great Falls and Point of Rocks.
The enemy are known to have largely aug
mented their force in the vicinity of Leesburg,
but the military authorities are of the opinion
that it is only a feint and that on the first dem
onstration by our forces they will fall back upon
the Manassas Gap Railroad, and thence down
to the Junction. No apprehension was ftlt of
any attempt on their part to cross the river or
make any . serious attack upon us at Long Range
over the Potomac.
Master Steamer Fanny
DARNESTOWN, Md., Oct. .4.
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