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Latest Northern News.

important from Missouri--Running the blockade — arrest of Sen. Owinn, &c.


We are enabled to present our readers this morning with Northern news from dates to the 16th:


No active movement of Gen. M'Clellan's army — arrest of Senator Owinn--the captured British steamer, &c.

From the New York Herald, of the 16th, we take the following:

‘ The army of General McClellan has as yet made no active movement, the troops, however, for the past few days have been engaged in reconnoitering.

The rebel batteries on the lower Potomac yesterday kept up a continuous fire on all the small vessels passing up and down the river, but as far as we can learn they did no damage.

Information received from Poolesvills yesterday states that the rebels have evacuated Leesburg, and it was surmised that they had moved towards Romney, to attack General Kelly. On the other hand it was supposed that they had gone South upon hearing of the result of the naval expedition.

Nothing later concerning the state of affairs at Port Royal has arrived.

Though the Charleston papers of the 12th inst., state that Beaufort was not then in the possession of the Union troops, yet, the fact that we publish in our columns to day advices from there on the very same date, by the Coatzacoalcos, proves that the assertion of the Charleston journals is without foundation. According to the same authority, rebel reinforcements were being sent to Beaufort.

The Pacific mail steamer which arrived here yesterday from California, brought Senator Gwinn and two other gentlemen as prisoners, on charge of treasonable practices.--Gen. Sumner, who was on board the steamer, made the arrests, and brought the three parties, with him to this city, where they are now at large on their parole of honor not to leave the country. Certain papers found in the baggage of Mr. Gwinn, it is said, connecting him with the Southern rebellion, warranted Gen. Sumner in placing him and his companions under arrest. They await the orders of the Government from Washington.

Intelligence of the capture of a large British steamer, laden with arms and munitions of war, and supposed to be the Fingal, from Greenock, Scotland, by a United States frigate, which took her prize into Key West, reaches us from Holmes's Hole yesterday, where the brig Manzoni has just arrived from Cardenas.

Our news from San Francisco also mentions the arrest of a supposed privateer — the schr. Neva--at that port, by the Captain of the revenue cutter Mary. It appears that the Neva was fitted out at Shanghai, China, and that information of this fact preceded her arrival at San Francisco.


Important from Missouri--Springfield evacuated--Gen. Sterling Price Moving.

Springfield, Mo., Nov. 15, 1861.
--Since the departure of the divisions of Generals Hunter, Pope and Sturgis, on Saturday last, from Warsaw, nothing of interest has transpired here.

The divisions of Generals Siegel and Asboth have returned from their position south of here, which was merely a feint to protect our withdrawal, and they will march for St. Louis, via Rolla, in a day or two.

Springfield will be entirely evacuated, and a large number of Union men of the city and surrounding country have left, and will continue to leave with the army, not willing to risk their lives in the hands of the rebels.

Gen. Sterling Price is beginning to move with his army, numbering twenty-seven thousand men, and twenty-five pieces of artillery. On Saturday morning he was marching towards Pineville, McDonald county, in the extreme Southwestern corner of the State.

Ben McCulloch broke up his camp on Friday night, and the next day was marching towards Berryville, Carroll county, Arkansas.

A gentleman, recently a prisoner in the rebel camp, says Gen. Price designs to go into winter quarters at Cross Hollow, Washington county, Arkansas. All his rebel followers who wished to go home have already returned, and those now with him intend to fight outside of Missouri.


Another vessel Running the blockade — the Emily Tenbrook Enters St. Thomas with a Confederate flag.

The following letter, addressed to the editor of the New York Herald, is full of interest:

St. Thomas, October 28.
--This morning the schooner Emily Tenbrook, Capt. Seabrook, arrived from Savannah, where she left on the 14th inst. with two hundred and ninety-six bags of rice, and forty half tierces do., consigned to Lamb & Ball, of which house her British Majesty's Consul is a partner.

She came in here under the rebel flag, and had the same flying until twenty minutes past nine A. M., when she hauled the same down, remarking that she had been sold to a person by the name of Wm. White, a passenger on board, and an English subject, (and she hoisted the English flag, which is flying while I am writing this,) and Mr. Lamb immediately issued a British sea pass, which will allow the vessel to remain six months without visiting an English port, and she can cruise to the leeward of this island and overhaul all American vessels that leave St. Thomas, and send them South, and she can take out of them whatever she pleases, run into any Spanish or other port and dispose of the same. If she meets an American cruiser, she shows her English sea letter, and before the man-of-war is out of sight she has overhauled some American vessel with her rebel flag flying. It is very well managed indeed. She was formerly the pilot-boat G. B. Lamar. If such proceedings are allowed by the United States Government, this place will be a nest for all the Southern vessels, to bring any bogus register — for I understand she had none from the United States--and take the British flag.

I have been told that Mr. Edgar, the U. S. Consul, has protested and sent same to the English Consul and to the Governor, with copies to the Secretary of State. Since writing the above, I learn that the vessel was entered at the Custom-House under a register made here by the English Consul, and not under the register she brought; only the clearance was given to the Custom-House. Thus are things managed here.

Yours, respectfully,

Ludevic Reisner,
Master of Steamer Feraira, of New York.

From Washington — Sailing of a vessel from Providence to trade along the Southern coast.

Washington, Nov. 15.
--Senator Simmons, of Rhode Island, has arrived here to-day, agreeably to a previous programme announced in the Herald, and informed the Government that be had dispatched a vessel from Providence for the South loaded with various kinds of articles of prime necessity, such as sugar, coffee, salt, shoes, &c. The vessel will make her landings along the North Carolina coast at such points as may be deemed advisable by her commander, and where an exchange of the articles which she carries for cotton can be made. The cargo is a most valuable one, and, should the expedition prove successful, will richly remunerate the parties engaged in it. Others are now fitting out in the North, and will immediately follow up the one just started. One item of the cargo of the vessel sent by Senator Simmons is sixty-six hundred bags and twelve thousand bushels of salt, which is perhaps more needed among the rebels than any other article of consumption. Is this not cottoning to traitors rather early?


Trade in Beaufort, or its vicinity.

For the information of applicants to the Government, too numerous to be answered individually, there is authority for saying that thus far no decision has been made in regard to permitting trade in Beaufort or its vicinity.


Gen. Heintzelman's reconnaissance.

The reconnaissance under Gen. Heintzelman, on the 12th inst., was the most thorough that has been made, and was executed in consequence of a demonstration having been made by the enemy the day before. The whole country was examined, and the 400 rebel cavalry that have been annoying the people of Pohick Church, were driven out.--The main body of the force marched 22 miles. I have before stated, that a company of the Lincoln cavalry, under Capt. Todd, strayed away from a portion of Gen. Sedgwick's brigade, under command of Col. Berry.

Gen. Heintzelman states that the loss sustained by the movement was from the negligence of the officers in command of the cavalry, who permitted their men to straggle in the presence of the enemy, and to plunder.--Of the Lincoln Cavalry, Sergeant O'Brien is killed; Bugler Denton mortally wounded, since died; private Miller, wounded, missing; private Mitchell, wounded slightly; Capt. Todd, missing; private Johnson, missing.--Eleven horses are also missing. The rebels evidently occupy several points on the railroad in force, have a cavalry stationed at or near Elzey's and Sangster's Cross Roads, and a force at Wolf Run Shoals.


Encouraging News from Europe.

The news from Europe brought by the last steamer to the Government here continues to be of the most encouraging nature. The rebel agents, in both England and France, it is said, have written to the rebel authorities that there was little hope of accomplishing anything like a recognition from either of these Governments. It was on the receipt of this intelligence that Davis dispatched Slidell and Mason, with extraordinary powers, to make treaties, &c., in the hope that their sinking fortunes might be saved.


Affairs on the Lower Potomac.

Gen. Sickles, accompanied by one of the special army correspondents of the has made several balloon ascensions in Mary land, opposite Shipping Point and Aquia Creek, resulting in valuable discoveries as to the positions and strength of the rebels. A history of these balloon reconnaissances will be furnished when the publication will not be of injury to the service.

An arrival from the flotilia brings the report that the schr. Maryland was fired at yesterday from the Virginia shore, while becalmed and anchored off Pig Point, and was set on fire.


Seizure of a British steamer.

Very important information, under date of November 12th, is received from Holmes's Hole, relative to the seizure of a British steamer. It appears that the brig Manzoni, Captain Colson, had arrived at that port from Cardenas, Cuba, after a passage of 12 days.

She reports a large British steamer having been taken by a United States frigate and carried into Key West. The Englishman, tried to pass himself off as one of her Majesty's war steamers, and refused to be examined by our frigate. But a show of force by the latter brought him to his senses. The steamer was found to be loaded with guns and ammunition for Secessia. At the last news from Key West they had taken out five thousand muskets.

The officer of the Manzoni does not give any particulars relative to the name of the seized craft, but from very good authority we may be led to believe that she is the British steamer Fingall, which cleared from Scotland under very suspicious circumstances.


Seizure of the schooner Neva.

The following dispatch from San Francisco gives the news of the seizure of the schooner Neva as a privateer:

San Francisco, Nov. 12.--The privateer schooner Neva, from China, has been seized here by Captain Pease, of the revenue cutter Mary.

The reason of the seizure of the Neva by the Mary arose from certain information having been given to the naval officer in the China seas that the former was being fitted out at Shanghai as a privateer.

The American men-of-war have left that station for home, with the exception of one small vessel, which remains behind at the earnest request of American firms. This vessel has gone suddenly to Shanghai, owing to the purchase there of a schooner for the purpose, it was believed, of being armed as a privateer under the Confederate flag.


Doings of the naval Retiring board.

The Naval Retiring Board having found Commodore Lawrence Kearney incapacitated for public service, he has, by the direction of the President of the United States, been placed on the retired list.

Lieut.Col. James Edelin, of the marine corps, has, by his own request, been placed on the retired list, having entered that branch of the service in 1815. The law provides for voluntary retiracy for those who have been forty years in the service.


The New General Superintendent of the Government telegraph.

Anson Stager, of Ohio, having received the military appointment of General Superintendent of the Government telegraph, has, in accordance with his instructions, entered upon the organization of that department.


A personal difficulty.

A personal difficulty is on the tapis between Colonel Hinks of the 17th Massachusetts regiment, and the Major of the Tammany (New York) regiment. The affair grows out of the report of Colonel Hicks to General Stone in regard to the engagement at Ball's Bluff, which contains severe strictures upon the conduct of the Tammany regiment. It is understood that a challenge has passed from the Major to Colonel Hinks. The matter is now in the hands of the chosen friends of the parties. The Lieutenant Colonel and Major of the 17th Massachusetts are acting for Colonel Hinks, and two other officers of the Tammany regiment for his opponent. There is no fear of a fight.


News from Gen. Banks's division.

Washington, Nov. 15, 1861.
--A letter, dated Camp Muddy Branch to-day, says that the rebels' picket fires have been visible several nights past opposite the track lying between the Seneca and Muddy Branch, but the rebels are invisible during daylight. It is believed there are no strong bodies nearer than Leesburg. Everything was quiet along General Stone's command yesterday and last night.

The river pickets of the two contending armies have apparently abandoned the revengeful feelings aroused by the Ball's Bluff affair, and hold agreeable conversation with one another across the river. No leaden compliments have been exchanged there for some time past.

The late high water has caused several breaks in the Ohio and Chesapeake Canal.-- Capt. Zaracher's company, of the 29th Pennsylvania, and others, are now engaged in making repairs near the Seneca.

Information was received to-day from Poolesville that the rebels have called in their pickets and evacuated Leesburg.

The precise direction in which they have gone is only speculation, but it is surmised teat they will move against General Kelley, at Romney, in conjunction with other forces from Manassas. Unless they are strongly reinforced they will not dare contend with General Kelley, who is strong and well fortified.

Everything has been quiet in this department to day, as far as heard from up to a late hour to night.

The severe storm which ceased this morning has put the roads in Virginia in a bad condition, and makes camp life uncomfortable, although, to the credit of the troops be it said, that they are in good condition and spirits.


Skirmish opposite Point of Rocks.

Point of Rocks, Md., Nov. 15.
--There was a skirmish in Loudoun county, opposite here, yesterday, Col. Geary had received information of the intention of the rebels to erect fortifications in that neighborhood. He crossed the river with Capt. Chapman, and 25 picked men of the Pennsylvania regiment, reconnoitered the vicinity, and found a force of rebels, upon whom he quickly closed, and surprised with volley shots. After firing two or three volleys the rebels were routed, leaving three men and one horse dead on the field.


The Jeff. Davis Captain.

From a New York paper of the 16th, we take the following:

The Manzoni that brought the intelligence of the seizure of the British steamer, also reports that Capt. Coxeter, of the Jeff. Davis notoriety, was also at Cardenas, in charge of another privateer — a steamer. He (Captain Coxeter) fell in with Captain Hevener, formerly of the Mary E. Thompson, at Cardenas. They recognized each other, and Captain C. told Captain H. to look out or he would be overhauled again.


Consular appointment, &c.

Washington, Nov. 15.
--The following appointments of Consuls have been made:--Geo. W. Palmer, of New York, at Candia; Wm. S. Speer, of Kentucky, at Zanzibar; Hinton Brown Helper, at Buenos Ayres.

Gen. Keyes, the successor of Gen. Buell, has formally assumed command of the division, and to-day reviewed the three batteries of the First Pennsylvania artillery, under the command of Capt. Simpson, who for the present is attached to his division.


The Federal loan in Baltimore.

Baltimore, Nov. 15.
--The amount of the Federal loan taken by the citizens of Baltimore thus far is one million of dollars.

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