From Norfolk.[special correspondence of the Dispatch.] Norfolk, Aug. 16th, 1861.
The news of the glorious victory in Missouri that the Yankee hirelings and minions have been routed, was received here with joyous feelings, exciting lively emotions of delight in many a true Southern heart.
Today our city is comparatively quiet, and with regard to wholesale business operations, Norfolk is, of course, a dull place.
The hotels and boarding-houses, however, are very extensively patronized — some of them crowded, principally by brave Southerners, who have come hither at the trumpet call to battle, ready and eager for the contest with any number of misguided Northern fanatics, thieves and cut-throats, who may dare to attempt a landing upon our shores.
The monotonous tramp of squads of soldiers, the rumble of army wagons, and the rapid galloping of war-steeds, give a military appearance to our streets; such evidences of war as are also common in your city of hills and inclined