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quicksands.--It will admit vessels of considerable draft; but owing to the peculiarity of the channel, a vessel drawing more than seven and a half feet cannot get inside. If the enemy be provided with light-draft steamers, heavily armed, he might do much mischief by going up the sounds and rivers. Hence the importance of vigorous measures of defence. We append the Federal account of the exploit, which, as we anticipated, is heralded as a "brilliant victory:" Fortress Monroe, August 31 --The steamer Adelaide has returned from the expedition, and brings news of a brilliant victory at Hatteras Inlet by Gen. Butler and Commodore Stringham. The General returned on board the Adelaide and proceeded at once on board of her to Washington via Annapolis, to arrange for supplies and reinforcements for further operations in North Carolina. The expedition reached its destination on Tuesday. Forts Clark and Hatteras were bombarded on Wednesday, and on Friday at 11 A. M. t
onfiscated to the public use, and their slaves, if they have any, are hereby declared freemen. Later. St. Louis, August 31 --The Provost Marshal has issued peremptory orders forbidding any person passing beyond the limits of the county, the city for the purpose of communicating information to the enemy. Affairs at Harper's Ferry. Sandy Hock, Md., August 31 --We have here, occasionally, visits from some of the few citizens left at Harper's Ferry. They report that therr side of the river and the other side; but it does not amount to a Affairs over the River. Near Fort Corcoran, Aug. 31. --There was some desultory firing south and west of here yesterday, Mr. Basil Hall, who lives about four miles wesl and carried to Fort Lafayette, for a summer vacation, at least. From the upper Potomac. Montgomery County, Md., Aug. 31 --Advices from Martinsburg to-day, state that the Hon. Edmund J. Pendleton, of Berkeley co. Va., has been captured
Grand Lodge of the United States Loop Philadelphia Aug. 31 --A meeting of the officers of the Grand Lodge, Grand Encampment of Pennsylvania, Order of Old Fellows, was held yesterday, when it was resolved that the Grand Representatives he directed to attend the session of the Grand Lodge of the United States at Baltimore, on the 16th of September.
Tour of Prince Napoleon Milwaukis Aug. 31 --Prince Napoleon and suite arrived here from Lake Superior last night, and took the 9 o'clock train for Prairie du Chien the morning. The distinguished party were all to fine spirits.
Earthquake at Cincinnati Cincinnati Aug. 31 --A severe shock of earthquake was felt in this city and vicinity at 5 o'clock this morning, arousing people from their sleep.
Seizure of Boston, Aug. 31 --Fifty thousand squads of tobacco was seized here to-day by the U. S. Marshal, the alleged property of James Thomas of Richmond, Va., It reached here via Nashville and Louisville.