Still Later from the North.
from Fortress Monroe--affairs in Missouri--news from Washington--Colonel Zarvona Thomas, &c., &c.
papers of the 13th instant we extract the following interesting and latest intelligence from the North
From Fortress Monroe--the crew of the steamer ‘"Prony."’
--There is as yet no arrival from the fleet.
On Monday communication was had between Old Point
by flags of truce.
No person is permitted to leave Norfolk
at present, and Gen. Huger
has prohibited any one belonging to the flag of truce boat to transmit newspapers to the Federal
soldiers, or other persons.
The flag of truce steamer brought down the crew of the French steam corvette Prony
, which was wrecked last Tuesday night near Ocracoke Inlet, N. C. The steamer had no pilot, and went ashore during the heavy weather then prevailing.
The crew and officers were all saved, and reached Norfolk
The crew, about 100 in number, were not permitted to hold any communication with the people, and the officers allowed but little opportunity of learning any definite intelligence.
states that when his vessel passed Charleston harbor
that port was being blockaded by eight large U. S. war steamers.
On Sunday night the brig Seraphim
, Captain Ramsey
, from Rio
, was wrecked about forty miles South of Cape Henry
The cargo of the brig consisted of 1,226 bags of coffee.
On Monday morning a large force of Confederate soldiers appeared on the beach, and succeeded in getting possession of 976 bags of the coffee, which they removed into the interior.
The vessel and cargo belonged to John J. Abraham
, of Baltimore
The steamer Dawn
arrived here to-day from Washington
, having successfully run the blockade of the rebel batteries.
Thirty-two shots were fired at her, but she escaped unharmed.
On Monday afternoon, the ship Connection
arrived in Hampton Roads
, having on board five Confederate naval officers, who have been released upon their parole of honor from Fort Warren
They will go to Norfolk
by a flag of truce, for the purpose of an exchange with an equal number of Federal officers.
Their parole of honor extends but to five days, and if in that time they should not be successful in their mission, they are to return to Fort Warren
On Monday afternoon, the steamer S. R. Spaulding
, having on board one regiment of Pennsylvania volunteers, sailed from Fortress Monroe
for Hatteras Inlet.
Darnrstown, Nov. 10.
--Advices from Northwestern Virginia
are to November 1. The chaplain who was taken prisoner at Ball's Bluff on the Sunday previous to that affair, preached a war sermon at Lovettsville
, and at the conclusion opened a list and personally called upon all the young men present to enroll their names in the cause of the Confederate States
had embodied all the militia in Berkeley county
, and marched them in the direction of Romney
A portion of Col. Ashby
's Cavalry were at Martinsburg
to guard the movement of grain to Winchester
All remains perfectly quiet in Gen. Banks
There is a perceptible diminution of typhoid cases among the troops.
Last Sunday an alarm was caused in the camp of the Ninth New York by the appearance of three hundred cases of a new form of illness.
On examination into the cause, it was discovered that underlying the leaves of the forest in which they had recently encamped, was ten inches of moist vegetable mound in a state of decomposition.
The camp was instantly removed, and the illness almost suddenly disappeared.
Among the victims was Major Atterbury
, the idol of the regiment.
On Thursday, two sentinels of the Sixteenth Indiana, while on duty, engaged in the practice of the bayonet drill.
They had previously taken the caps from their rifles, but in the frolic the coat of one named Lewis B. Caffe
, of Laurel, Indiana
, got caught in the lock of his opponent, whose rifle discharged and shot Caffe
in the left breast, the ball passing through his body, breaking two of his right ribs, and entered the ground.
expired almost instantly.
Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 11.
--This morning, at 10 o'clock, Col. Anthony
, with 150 mounted men, was attacked on an open prairie, about ten miles from this place, by 600 rebels, under Upton Hays
, and after a desperate struggle the rebels retreated, seeking shelter in the woods, from which they were again routed.
then fell back about six miles to await reinforcements, which will speedily be forwarded.
It is said there are upwards of 1,000 armed rebels in this county.
This is supposed to be the same band of rebels that captured a part of Col. Shielda
's company of Fremont Hussars, near Little Santa Fe.
, Nov. 12.--Gen. Hunter
has issued an order to commanders of troops to avoid extensive movements which offer battle or divide and prolong our lines, until further concert of action be arranged.
Henry W. Clements
, chief clerk
in the Quartermaster
's office under Gen. McKinistry
, has been arrested and sent to Jefferson barracks
to await the investigation into Gen. McKinistry
's administration of affairs.
From Washington — official Notification relative to passes — prospect of an Exchange of prisoners, &c.
Washington, Nov. 12
--The Secretary of State
to-day issued the following order:
Circumstances which have recently occurred render it necessary to repeat a previous regulation, that no person, whether a citizen or a foreigner, will be allowed to pass the lines of the United States Army in any direction without a passport signed or countersigned by the Secretary of State
; and if any person shall attempt so to pass, he will be liable to arrest and detention by military authority.
It has been further ascertained on application at the State Department to-day, that such passes will only be granted to persons upon business for the Government
of the United States
has been instructed to communicate with the "proper Confederate authorities, " under a flag of truce, in reference to facilities for supplying the prisoners in their custody with clothing and other 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.
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 burning was only a matter of conjecture"’
This expedition was doubtless designed simply to make a thorough examination of the lay of the land on and about Mathias Point
, and also to burn not only the brush covering of the locality, but also certain houses upon it that might be occupied hereafter, as heretofore, to considerable advantage by the enemy.
The conflagration seen and mentioned above, we have reason to believe, was that of the houses in question.
A large circle here are grieved to learn that Capt. Bielaski
, of Brig. Gen. McClernand
's staff, was killed by a cannon shot in the recent action at Belmont
For eighteen or twenty years past he had been a principal draughtsman in the General Land Office in this city.
The Baltimore Clipper
, of the 13th instant, has the following paragraph in reference to Col. Thomas
, of the steamer St. Nicholas
, the ‘"French lady,"’ since his incarceration at Fort McHenry
, has lost his reason, and become crazy.
At times he will with a lead pencil adorn the walls of his room with drawings representing flowers, and with a watering-pot will saturate his creations with water.
When not in a mood for horticulture, he will collect a number of matches, and, dividing them, will stick them into cracks in the floor, tables, chairs, &c.--These he will arrange into regiments, battalions, companies, &c., and denominate the sticks the Federal
and rebel army.
With a long stick he will perform all the fighting, and finish the battle by igniting the matches, which represents to him the burning of Washington
by the shells from the rebel guns.
Other fancies are indulged in, and so passes his hours.
The reported capture of the privateer Sumter.
New York, Nov. 12.
--Advices from the U. S. frigate Niagara
to the 24th ult., say nothing about the prisoners from the privateer Sumter
Her reported capture is therefore probably untrue.
[We infer from the above dispatch that the report has again prevailed at the North
that the Sumter
has been captured.--Eds.