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Latest Northern news.interesting details. Grand torchlight Processional Washington — wreck of the steamship Northern Light--news from Missouri--reception of old "Fuss and Feathers" in New York, &c. We have received copies of Northern papers of dates to 7th, November. 9th, November.and 12th of November. From their columns we make up the following summary: From Washington. The New York Her old, of the 12th instant, contains the following interesting news from its special telegraphic correspondent in the Federal capital, dated the 11th: Grand torchlight procession and fireworks. Washington was taken by surprise to-night by one of the most magnificent and imposing torchlight displays ever witnessed. About half-past 7 o'clock an immense procession, composed of detachments from each regiment of General Blenker's division, suddenly appeared upon the avenue, filling the air with strains of martial music from numerous bands, and paling the moon and stars wit
A spy in the camp. --The first leaf of the New York Herald, of the 12th instant, is taken up with a long letter of a Yankee spy, containing a minute but grossly inaccurate description of this city and its localities; an account, characteristic of his class of Yankees news writers, of the state of feeling alleged to prevail here; and details of what the spy saw in his unobstructed journey hence to the West. through Nashville and Memphis, and up the Mississippi river to Columbus, whence we suppose he made his exit to Lincoln realms; if indeed he ever left the news-rooms of the Herald, in New York city, at all. Under the lax discipline observed throughout the South, it is not impossible that a cunning adventurer, born with a counterfeit face, capable of kissing the Bible to false oaths a every moment, and of shouting false exclamations as he goes in praise of Davis and the South whom he affects to despise, and in denunciation of his own breed and race North of the Potomac whom
arleston, S. C., was mortally wounded, at the battery on Colt's Island, near that city, on the 10th instant, by the accidental discharge of a revolver in the hands of a brother officer. The bridge across the Tennessee river on the Clarksville road has been finished, making an all- rail route from Memphis to Nashville uninterrupted. The residence of Mr. Kemp, near Louisville, Ky., was destroyed by fire a few days ago, in which two negro girls belonging to Mr. K. were burned to death. Matthew McCarthy. convicted of murder in the first degree, for killing his wife in Memphis, Tenn., a short time since, attempted to kill himself by cutting his throat, a day or two after his sentence was pronounced. A Mr. Chapman, a planter residing near Beaufort, S. C., after the battle of Port Royal, deserted his State and went over to the Lincoln fleet. The Charleston Mercury, of the 12th inst. made its appearance in half-sheet form, owing to the difficulty in obtaining paper.
er necessaries. The release of Lieutenant Albert Kantz on his parole for a limited period, has been reciprocated on our part by the release of a rebel prisoner. There is still a prospect of a general exchange of prisoners, although there is as yet no definite arrangement on the subject. The machinery of the new steamer Pensacola was tested to-day, and worked satisfactorily. A movement upon Mathias Point — death of Captain Birlaski. The Washington Republican, of the 12th instant, has the following: "We learn from a gentleman of intelligence and character, who left Point Thomas (three miles below Port Tobacco) at 8 o'clock yesterday morning, that at 8 o'clock on the previous evening--Sunday--of Graham, of the 5th (Excelsior) New York Regiment (Sickles brigade,) crossed over to Matthias Point, with 400 men. Nothing had been heard of the result of the movement when our informant left Point Thomas, but a conflagration on Matthias Point was visible. What was bur
Revelations of a Lincoln spy. Richmond and Envirens — the Union prisoners and their treatment — Jeff. Davis and Governor Letcher--a continuous camp from Richmond to Nashville, &c. The New York Herald, of the 12th inst., devotes two whole pages to a description of Richmond and its environs, and the various points of interest surrounding it, prefaced with a large map of the "Rebel Capital," as that paper terms it. It appears that its correspondent has been in our midst, and while here, under the disguise of a rampant Southerner, made good use of his time and opportunities to furnish his master, (Bennett.) with a full and distorted history of everything which it was in his power to obtain. Below will be found some extracts from the article; Richmond and its environs. Three weeks ago I was in Richmond. How I came to be there, what I was doing, and how I made my way into the light of civilization and freedom, it is no part of my present purpose to state Nor would
has been called by Governor Hicks to undo the legislation of last spring and place the State full and square upon the Union platform. Francis Albany, one of the prisoners taken on the Petrel, died recently at Moyamensing prison. General Hallack has been appointed commander, in the Western Department, in the place of General Fremont. The blockade on the Potomac continues effective, and the Northern journals complain of its disastrous effects. The Baltimore papers of the 12th instant, have also been received here. The Federals claim a victory at Belmont, (opposite Columbus, Ky.,) during the first part of the day, but towards the close they were overwhelmed by a superior force, and acknowledge a heavy loss on their side. Generals McClernand and Grant were in command, and Col. Logan and Foakes's regiments lost heavily. The Federals report Col. John V. Wright, of Tennessee, killed, and admit the loss on their side to be from 600 to 700 in killed, wounded and missing.
Wreck of the steamship North Briton. The New York Herald, of the 12th inst., contains the following account of the wreck of the steamship North Briton: Particulars of the wreck of the North Briton — list of passengers — statement of one of the officers. We received intelligence yesterday from Montreal of the loss of the steamship North Briton, Captain Grange, belonging to the Montreal Steamship Company's line. The American brig J. G. Desbler, Capt. Mann, from Liverpool. England, for Cleveland, Ohio, passed Further Point at 11 A. M. on Sunday last, signalled for a pilot, and sent the following message ashore. Nov. 7.--Picked up the North Briton's boat, No. 2, with seventeen of the crew and one passenger aboard. The North Briton is ashore on Mingan islands. The North Briton sailed from Montreal on the 2d inst., and on the morning of the 5th, at 1 o'clock, she struck on Paraquet Island during a gale, the weather being very thick at the time. The following i