We append a few additional items of Northern news:
General summary of Northern items.
From the New York Herald
, of December 1st, we take the following:
The New York cotton market was again higher yesterday, and closed at an advance of per lb. The sales embraced about 1,700 bales, chiefly to spinners, at 27½c. per lb. for middling uplands.
Capt. Nathaniel Gordon
, of the slave ship Erie
, convicted of piracy, was yesterday sentenced in the U. S. Circuit Court to be hanged on the 7th of February next.
The prisoner has a young and interesting wife, and a lovely child.
United States Marshal Murray
has been ordered by the Secretary of State
to proceed to Fort McHenry
to investigate some matters connected with the existing treason.
The exports of breadstuffs to Europe
during the past week were 1,000,000 bushels grain and $1,155 barrels of flour — a slight falling off from the shipments of the past six weeks.
Four tenement buildings were destroyed by fire in Alexandria, Virginia
, on the 27th ult. Loss $5,000.
, of Baltimore
, is to be released from Fort Warren
on his parole for three weeks, to attend upon his father-in-law, who is dangerously sick.
The steamer Vanderbilt
, on her way up to Albany
, on Wednesday night, met with a slight accident, and was compelled to lay up. Her passengers took the Hudson River Railroad cars.
The irons sides for the iron-clad Government
steamer now building in this city are being manufactured in Troy
There appears to be a hitch in the movements of the famous Vermont
It is sand, however, that they will certainly pass through New York this week.
A letter has been received in Troy
from the 13th regiment, Col. Frisby
, stating that the bodies of three of the members of the regiment who were attached to the foraging party of Capt.
Landing, had been found in the woods, perfectly naked, two with their throats cut, and the other with his head taken entirely off. This looks as if the black flag was flying.
Deserters from the Mississippi twenty first.
The following dispatch from General Stone
we take from the New York Herald
, of the 1st inst.
--Yesterday one deserter came from the Mississippi Twenty-first Regiment, at the risk of his life, Two others of the same regiment and company implored an officer bearing a flag of truce to bring them over with him. Of course he could not make such a use of a white flag.
It is represented that nearly a dozen in that company wish to leave.
The reasons given are neglect when sick, and want of proper food.
The total force in the vicinity of Leesburg
fit for duty is represented to be about 2,000.
There are from 600 to 800 sick. There are two companies of freshmen in the 21st Mississippi Regiment, represented to be greatly dissatisfied.
Informers say there are no troops between Manassas Junction
and Goose Creek
, on Gun Spring road.
Movements of Western troops.
November 28, says:
The movement of troops in this section of the Northwest
is in excess of anything yet seen since the war opened.
, Alion, and St. Louis Railroad Company, for instance, are to move to-day from this city to St. Louis
regiment of Col. Wilson
On the next day (Friday) Col. Kellogg
's Michigan Cavalry, from Grand Rapids
, are to pass over the same line.
On Saturday they transport a large portion of the Ninth Iowa regiment, who leave Iowa City
and connect at Joliet
On Sunday the Wisconsin Ninth; on Tuesday the Wisconsin Eleventh, and on the same day the Second regiment of the Douglas Brigade
, Col. David Stewart
, are to pass over the route — in all upwards of ten thousand men to go forward within a week.
Expected official Advices from Fort Pickens--the Tankies Incredulous.
--The Navy Department has no intelligence from the Gulf
, except what has been published.
Nothing official from that quarter is expected until the arrival of the Connecticut
, expected within a few days.
It is not doubted that there has been an engagement between Gen. Brown
and the rebel forts around Fort Pickens
, but there cannot be a word of truth in the rebel statements in regard to our ships having been in the engagement, for the simple reason that the Colorado
was not there at all, and the Niagara
draws too much water to have been in the position which these reports assigned to her.
Steamboat Collision and Drowning of soldiers.
--The steamer Belle Creole
, from Cincinnati
, deeply laded, and the steamer Fallstone
, from Kanawha
, with a portion of Colonel Tythe
's Tenth Ohio regiment, collided last night, 7 miles above this city.
The concussion knocked eight or ten soldiers into the river, and it is thought all but one were drowned.
The cargo of the Belle Creole
was valued at twenty thousand dollars, and is insured in Cincinnati
--The Evening Bulletin
says that a few days since the rebel Gen. Zollicoffer
was at Monticello, Wayne county
, with 7,000 men.
All the liquor stores were closed till Monday, by order of the Provost Marshal