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Latest War news,
interesting intelligence
from the North.

Through a gentleman who has time and again proven himself a friend to the press and the public, we are enabled to lay before our readers this morning the latest news from the North, embraced in the New York and Baltimore papers of the 16th inst. For all such favors we are ever ready to make our best how to the donor, and to add this public recognition of the service done. Our readers, too, will find themselves amply repaid by the perusal of the following selections:


Programer of the financial operations of the Government.

Washington, Jan. 15.
--The results of the various conferences hold in Washington by representatives from Boards of Trade, Chambers of Commerce, and Banking Institutions, among themselves and with the Secretary of the Treasury, may be summed up briefly as follows:

  1. First. The general views of the Secretary of the Treasury are assented to.
  2. Second. The banks will receive and pay out the United States notes freely, and sustain in all proper ways their credit.
  3. Third. The Secretary will, within the next two weeks, in addition to the current daily payment of $1,500,000 in United States notes, pay the further sum of at least $20,000,000 in 7,30.100 bonds, to such public creditors as desire to receive them, and thus relieve the existing pressure upon the community.
  4. Fourth. The issue of United States demand notes not to be increased beyond the $50,000,000 now authorized, but it is desired that Congress will extend the provisions of the existing loan acts so as to enable the Secretary to issue in exchange for United States demand notes, or in payment to creditors, notes, payable in one year, bearing three and sixty-five hundredth per cent interest; and convertible into seven and thirty hundredths three-years bonds, or to borrow, under the existing provisions, to the amount of two hundred and fifty or three hundred millions of dollars.
  5. Fifth--It is thought desirable that Congress should enact a general law relating to currency and banking associations, embracing the general provisions recommended by the Secretary in his report.
  6. Sixth--It is expected that this action and legislation will render the making of United States demand notes a legal tender, or their increase beyond the fifty millions now authorized unnecessary.
There has been no further interview between the delegates of the Boston and Philadelphia Boards of Trade and the House Committee of Ways and Means since yesterday.

The resolution indicated in the Herald's Washington despatches on Sunday was introduced and adopted by the House to-day, in reference to raising a revenue of one hundred and fifty million of dollars per annum. This resolution was suggested by the bank delegation. It is the only point in their suggestions in which the Committee of Ways and Means has concurred. A subcommittee is assiduously engaged in the preparation of a bill conformable to the terms of the resolution. The committee have concluded not to recommend any modification of the demand note bill, already reported.


More Confederate prisoners brought into camp — how the Secessionists carry information to the enemy.

Washington, Jan. 15.
--Six more prisoners were yesterday brought within the lines of General Heintzelman's division. They were captured on Mason's Neck, a mile and a half from Colchester, which is on the Occoquon, by the Sixty-third Pennsylvania Regiment, Colonel Hayes, in General Jameson's brigade. The regiment has just returned from picket duty on the extreme left of our lines and front of the division. These make a dozen prisoners taken by the regnant with in the last few days. Those arrested yesterday are Forrest Olden, John Heister, his brother, his son, William Hicks, and A. C. Landstreet.

This Landstreet is the same who was captured by some of our soldiers at Falls Church in July last. He was then a member of Capt. Edward Powell's Virginia cavalry company, and when taken was a rebel in arms against our Government. In December last, after five months imprisonment, he was released on his parole of honor, and having been sent to Old Point Comfort, went by the way of Manassas, Centreville, and Fairfax Court-House, to his home, just outside the lines of Gen. Heintzelman's command. Although he asserts that he has not given any aid and comfort to the enemy since his release, there appears to be sufficient evidence to prove that he has grossly violated his parole of honor. A month or more ago his wife, in company with another woman, came within our lines, and was detained, so that the husband and wife are now with us, while their children are among the rebels. The other five prisoners, like those who were arrested in the same vicinity the other day, are simply citizens of the county, who say that they have never been in the rebel army. They are the most shaggy, uncouth, indifferent, miscellaneous looking set of fellows one would wish to see. As to intelligence, taste or refinement, they are sorry specimens of the superior class of people which the ‘"F. F. V.'s"’ are said to be. They all affect an almost total ignorance of everything regarding the operations of the rebels, near their own homes even. In fact in every look and touch they were perfectly indifferent to everything terrestrial and celestial, scarcely conscious, one would imagine, of their own existence.

It is well know that every movement of our forces on the Potomac is immediately communicated to the enemy, tending to materially cripple the operations of our army. One instance, within my knowledge, will show how information of our movements is conveyed to the rebels. Some days since, when a small scouting party went out to Pohick Church, between the period of the passage of the advance and rear guards, a Southern sympathizer was seen to put a piece of paper around a dog's neck, clap his hands thrice, and then away went the dog at full speed with the intelligence towards secessiondom. Whenever our troops pass certain points, the inhabitants of every isolated house manifest much interest in their movements. They count every man, and the news is speedily communicated to the rebels. Those arrested yesterday are persons known or believed to have been engaged in such disloyal business. They were to have been sent to headquarters in Washington this morning.


Lively operations on the lower Potomac.

Washington, Jan. 15,
--The Heralds Potomac river correspondent reports that the Reliance was sent down on Monday night to protect two schooners that were fired at by the upper battery at Cockpit Point on their way down. Her presence probably prevented the Page from coming out of Quantico creek and pouncing upon them. Sometime before daylight yesterday morning, as the Wyandank was coming out of Mattawoman creek, a steamer with a walking beam was seen in the river above Quantico creek. Supposing her to be the Page from her manœuvres, for she ran down the river as soon as she was seen, Acting Master Foster reported the circumstances to Lieutenant Commanding Badger, of the Anacostia, senior officer in the absence of the Commodore, upon which Captain Badger, entertaining serious apprehensions for the safety the Reliance, weighed and stood in the direction of the batteries. The Page, however, did not appear, but shortly after the Reliance was seen coming up having convoyed the schooners safely down. None of the vassals were hit.

The capture of any of our steamers would be a sad affair, as it would enable the rebels to capture our merchant vessels. The rebels continue to be particularly ill tempered. --Yesterday afternoon they fired at everything going into Mattawoman creek, with their usual want of skill. First they sent a shot after the Yankee. The Wyandank followed, and had two or three shots fired after her.-- A canal boat coming out soon after, received the same attentions, and they wound up by firing two or three more rounds at the Yankee as she came out. The Yankee then stood for Freestone Point, and threw a few shells into some fish houses on the beach with very good effect, clearing them of the rebel pickets. Acting Master Ely then landed with a boat's crew to bring off a boat that was seen on the beach, but as this could not be done they destroyed the boat.

An officer of the Twenty-sixth Pennsylvania Volunteers, who has just come on board, tells me that the rebels made some very good shots at the Maryland batteries on Sunday morning. Two shells fell right in front, throwing the dirt into the battery, and several went clear over. Only two shells were fired from our battery. The same officer has further told me that a shell from the rebel batteries, aimed at the Pensacola threw the dirt right over the soldiers that manned the batteries at Budd's Ferry.

I have just been on board the Yankee, where I was told by Mr. Ely that on the boat returning to the Yankee last evening, a shot from the upper battery at Cockpit Point came so close to the boat as to splash the water into her.


The evacuation of Romney by the Yankees.

From the Wheeling (Va.) Intelligencer, of the 14th inst., we obtain the following particulars of the last evacuation of Romney by the Federal troops:

We learn by officers who arrived last evening from Patterson's creek, that our forces left Romney in considerable of a hurry on Friday night about six o'clock, and reached Patterson's creek on Saturday morning about five. The order to back up was received about two o'clock on Friday afternoon, and the greatest excitement and curiosity.

Existed in the camp, Some of the company were compelled to destroy a portion or the tents for the want of transportation, and considerable quantity of provision, suck Macon and so forth, was destroyed for the same reason. Gen. Lander fled an order which was read on dress parade before his evacuation, that any one caught setting fire to the town, or perpetrating any other outrage, would be instantly shot. Our informant is, of course, not advised as to the evaluation, but thinks it was a piece of arratage which. Jackson suspected and avoided I going back to Winchester. Our forces a now at. Patterson's creek, about seven miles east of Cumberland, and about fifteen from Romney, but were crossing the railroad bridge into Maryland, and are no doubt this time encamped on the Maryland side.


Arrest of Seceders from Baltimore.

From the Baltimore American, of the 16th inst., we extract the following:

‘ Information was received a few days stn at the Provost Marshal's office respected movements and designs of a large body men, of secession principles, in North Baltimore, who were preparing to emigrate Virginia by a circuitous route. According to information received, the party, nu ingabout eighty men, were to start at a last hour of Wednesday night from a house Greenmout avenue, north of Eager street and pass out by the Harford turnpike reaching a by road, then to some of the creeks emptying into the bay, where the designed to embark in a vessel which would carry them to Secessia. Captain James, of the Eastern District, was placed in charge of the police posse by Deputy. Marshal c Phall, and proceeded about nine o'clock that night to the house, which they surrounded.

A number of those in the house succeed ed in effecting their escape, but the following named parties (some of whom were in the North Point party arrested last June and subsequently discharged,) were taken into custody: John Clark, Edwin J. Clocker Amos Thompson, Jacob Smith, William Hoffman; Henry W. Ford, William Perry, John Watts, P. J. Swangler,--Ford, John Baldwin, Richard Stmpon, Willtan, Gross, John Coleman, Julius S. Bradford, Herman Stung, Patrick O'Rrten, J. F. Swatnisnec Weaver, Edward H. McCarthy, Jams Russell, John Fitzpatrick, David Some and Jack Hays, twenty-five in number They were all taken to the Eastern Pol Station, where they are at present detaine


Interesting from Cairo — movement of the great expedition Southward;

Cairo, Jan, 15.
--Gen. Grant and staff embarked on the steamer Chancellor this morning, and took the field at Fort Jefferson.

Dispatches had been received from the as vance column under Gen. McClernand, saying it is on the march and will camp at Mayfield, Ky., to-night. Camp Beauregard is flear a ayfield that the rebels must ought or fun. Gen. Grant reviewed the troops composing the second division this foreance, and informed them newshound march thirty unites by to-morrow morning. The greatest tonsinsin prevails among the troops.


Interesting news from Kentucky.

Louisville, Jan. 15.
--Three police officer this afternoon went to the suburbs to arrest Samuel Rouk for idle stealing. They found him at one Finley's and broke open the door, when Rouk shot one of the policemen Benjamin Rust, dead, and slightly wounded P. Kirby. Policeman Williams their struck. Rouk, breaking his Jaw, and captured him

A thoroughly reliable gentleman, just arrived here, reports having seen John C. Breckinbridge at Bowling Green on Friday last.


Movements of Gen. M' Clellan.

Washington, Jan. 15.
--General McClellan went to the Capitol to-day, and was engaged with the Committee upon the conduct of the War from ten until four o'clock, after which he was sent for by the President, and held an interview with him. This has give him more exercise than he has had in any day since his last illness. His interview with the committee is believed to have been of pleasant and satisfactory nature. His friend are satisfied that the interview will inspan the committee with entire confidence in the General.


News from Europe — Susurrant of the term
affair.

The details of English news have not you been received at Washington. Enough, however, is known to confirm the opinion entertained at the State Department, that the settlement of the Trent imbroglio has proved entirely satisfactory, and that no cause except at present for any apprehension of hosting between the United States and any forets Power.


Reported resignation of Secretaries well and Smith.

The Norfolk Day Book, of the 18th instant, gathers the following information from passengers recently from the North by the feat flag of truce boat which has reached that city:

‘ The report of the resignation of Cameron had scarcely reached us, before news is born to us of the resignation of other member of the Cabinet at Washington. It is now reported that Welles, Secretary of the Navy, and Smith, Secretary of the Interior, have followed the example of Cameron and throws their commissions. In other words, ill. Cameron, being fully convinced that the ship must sink, they have gathered up as much of her treasure as possible, and forsaken her. Their places will be filled it is said, by Mr. Colfax, of Indiana, and Mr. Holt, of Kentucky

The report which reached us that Humphrey Marshall had cut up the Yankees is corf corroborated by intelligence from the North.-- Our informant states, that notwithstanding their newspaper accounts of a great vicar, over Gen. Marshall, that in Baltimore the fact is known that such was not the case, hu that as usual the Yankees were defeated with a very heavy loss.

We further learn that five regiments we sent out to attack Gen. Price. Their obj was to take him by surprise, and they counted upon an easy victory. They counted without their host, however, as the sequel proved. They met with a terrible defeat — a large proportion of them being killed and the reminder taken prisoners.

The Burnside expedition, it seems, was really fitted out for the purpose of making demonstration upon North Carolina --the point for which they are destined being Elizabeth City.


Miscellaneous.

The nomination of Edwin M. Stanton at Secretary of War has been confirmed by the Senate.

Gilbert Rodman, chief clerk of the Treasury, died in Washington on the 18th instant of hemorrhage.

The confirmation of the appointment of General Simeon Cameron as Minister to Russia was deferred by the Senate on the 15th inst.

At a sale of Sea Island cotton in New York, 79 bales of ‘"confiscated"’ Property, the prices were an average of 60 cents per pound.

The latest advices from Washington say there is no truth in the current report relative to additional changes in the Cabinet.

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