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Latest Northern News.

reported arrival of the Trent in England — Rumored advance of Gen. Brockinridge in Kentucky--disastrous Federal reconnaissance, &c.


We are in possession of Northern files of the 25th, 26th, 28th, and 29th of November. The crowded condition of our columns this morning renders it necessary for us to be brief in our selections. A short synopsis of the latest news of interest will be found below:


Arrival of the steamer Himalaya--reported
arrival of the Trent in England.

Halifax, Nov. 27.
--The steamer Himalaya has arrived here from Liverpool, and brings a report that the steamer Trent had reached England, and that a frigate had been dispatched to the United States with special dispatches. The report is doubtful.

[A dispatch from New York in reference to the above says: ‘"The reported arrival of the Trent in England is absurd. She does not go further than St. Thomas, and the steamer connecting with her there would not be at Southampton until the 28th or 29th.] ’


From Kentucky — Rumored advance of Breckinridge.

Louisville, Nov. 26.
--Rumors are prevalent this afternoon, but generally discredited, that Gen. John C. Breckinridge, with a large force, is advancing from Green river in the direction of Owensboro's or Henderson.

A young man arrived at Camp Calhoun, McLean county; on Saturday last, and reported that J. C. Breckinridge is between Russellville and Greenville, sixteen miles from Greenville, with a regiment of cavalry and one of infantry. He intended crossing Green river at Rochester, and also at Ashbysburg. Another force was to advance on Rumsey, opposite Calhoun, and divert Gen. Crittenden until the other two forces got in his rear.


Release of State prisoners from Fort Warren--Marylanders detained for Refusing to take the oath of allegiance--Lieut. Tathall imprisoned.

Boston, Nov. 27.
--By orders from Washington, the following State prisoners, mostly Marylanders, have been released from Fort Warren, after taking the oath of allegiance; S. B. Frost, John L. Boulden, David Luchest, Geo. Thompson, Robert Roe, Charles D. French, John I. Heckhart, Geo. W. Landing and Leonard J. Quinlan.

Five others, whose discharge, as heretofore stated, was ordered by Secretary Seward refused to take the oath of allegiance and are retained in custody. Their names are — Wm. G. Harrison, Robert A. Carter, Thos. Shields, Michael J. Grady, and Geo. A. Appleton.

Lieutenant Tathall, commanding the marine guard of the sloop of war San Jacinto, was conveyed to Fort Warren yesterday. He is a son of the rebel Commodore of that name.


Foraging expedition Across the Potomac.--disastrous reconnaissance.

Washington, Nov. 27.
--Two regiments of infantry went out to-day under command of Gen. wadsworth's son, who is an aid to his father, and proceeded as far as Devil's and Brush a farms, and brought away all the remaining forage in that neighborhood.

The reconnaissance made yesterday by a squadron of the 3d Pennsylvania regiment, consisting of companies F and N, under command of Capt. Bell, in the neighborhood of Vienna; resulted disastrously to our forces. After reaching Vienna they took the right-hand road towards Hunter's Mill, and had gone about a mile and a half when they suddenly found themselves hemmed three sides by not only a superior force of cavalry, but also of infantry.

The discharges of the rebel musketry placed the horses of our cavalry beyond the control of their riders, the animals having been but recently brought into service, and therefore unaccustomed to such alarms. The officers, after several ineffectual attempts to get their men in line for the purpose of making a charge, ordered a retreat, which was effected in as good order as the peculiar circumstances permitted.

The skirmish was brisk, though of short duration, the rebel cavalry firing buckshot from their carbines. The number of rebels killed and wounded is not known. John Beatty, private in company N, killed a rebel officer and captured his horse. The mark on the saddle was D. S. Davis, Ridgeway, North Carolina. The missing up to 9 o'clock tonight amount to between forty and fifty.


Western Virginia Convention.

Wheeling, Nov. 26.
--The Convention to form a new State out of Western Virginia met in this city to-day. The attendance was large for the opening, thirty-seven counties being represented. John Hale, of Mason county, was elected permanent President No business was done beyond organizing and administering the oath of allegiance to members.


From Fortress Monroe.

By the arrival of the steamer Louisiana, from Fortress Monroe, at Baltimore on Wednesday last, 27th ult., the Baltimore Sun publishes the following items:

‘ There were reports apparently confirmatory of previous rumors of engagements with United States gun-boats and batteries on James river, said to be favorable to the latter.

Nothing had been received from the fleet at Port Royal, or from Hatteras, nor had anything transpired in reference to the rumored attack on Pensacola.

The steamer Constitution, with about 2,000 troops of Gen. Butler's brigade, from New England, had arrived in Hampton Roads Their destination is not divulged.

On Tuesday evening the steamship S. R. Spaulding, Capt. Howes, left Hampton Roads for Fort Clark, on the North Carolina coast, with several hundred tons of naval and army stores for the U. S. troops at that place. The last accounts from that place state that the soldiers were busy in the construction of wooden huts for winter quarters.


Important from Key West--capture of a Confederate schooner — capture of the privateer Beauregard--the crew in irons.

It was stated in the Northern papers, on the 27th ult., that two vessels — the British schooner Adelaide, of Nassau, and the Confederate privateer Beauregard, of Charleston — had been captured by the United States vessels and carried into Key West as prizes, The following particulars are taken from a letter in the New York Express, dated Key West, Nov. 21.

‘ The Adelaide was captured by the United States steamer Connecticut, Captain Wood hull, near Cape Canaveral, on the 17th inst., She is loaded with coffee, lead, and swords, having several cases of the latter. The supercargo, Lieutenant Hardee, a relative of ‘ "Tactics"’ Hardee, is an officer in the Confederate army. He claims the cargo as his property, and acknowledges that he was taking it to Savannah.

The Adelaide has made several voyages to Savannah since the blockade. The Adelaide has been libelled by the District Attorney, and seized by the United States Marshal, who has placed a guard on board. Hardee and Smith have been taken to Fort Taylor, Major Hill, the commander, consenting to receive them until Capt., Woodhall returns from the fleet, when they will be taken to New York.


Capture of the Beauregard.

The Confederate privateer Beauregard, commanded by Capt. Gilbert Hay, was captured on the morning of the 12th, 100 miles E. N. E. of Abacco, by the U. S. sloop W. G. Anderson, Lt. W. C. Rogers. No resistance was made by the Beauregard, the superiority of the armament of the Anderson being so great that it would have been madness to measure their strength.

While the Anderson was approaching her the crew were engaged in throwing over shot, shell, muskets, &c., and before the capture most of the ammunition was lost — only powder, a few pistols, one or two rifles and the pivot gun on deck remaining. The crew, 27 in number, were at once placed in irons and transferred to the ship Prize. Master Davis, with a picked crew, took charge of the sch'r. and rapidly brought her to Key West.


Important from Missouri--advance of the rebel forces to Springfield.

Rolla, Mo., Nov. 21.
--Our scouts this morning bring definite and reliable reports of the movements of the enemy in the Southwestern portion of the State. They were in the camp of the rebels at Sarcoxie on Thursday.

McCulloch had marched to and is now encamped at Springfield, with a force of four thousand men.

General Rains, who had command at Sarcoxie of seven thousand men, left that place on Friday last, and has joined McCulloch by this time.

General Price was at Pineville, McDonald county, with the balance of the rebel army. He also took up his march on Friday, and is advancing northward to join Gens. McCulloch and Rains.

Gen. Price, on his march, designated and destroyed everything to prevent our troops getting in his rear.

There are no large bodies of rebels between here and Springfield.

There are over a thousand refugee families here, many of them in a destitute condition, with a pitiful prospect for the winter, and more are constantly arriving.

The measles are raging in the different camps here to a great extent.

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