Our summary is made up from late papers received at this office:
A visit to the British steam frigate Immortalize.
correspondent of the New York Herald
, under date of the 12th instant, furnishes us with the following extract:
This morning the Governor
of the House of Representatives several members of the Legislature, accompanied by Dr. Thompson
, paid a visit to the British frigate Immortalize
, now lying in our harbor.
They left the dock at eleven o'clock, on board a small propeller, and in a few minutes were standing on the deck of John Bull
's defender; and a right noble vessel she is. She carries 53 guns, 50 of which are 32-pounders; one large Armstrong
, 100 lbs, and two smaller Armstrong guns.
She is worked by screw and sail, and can make thirteen knots an hour easily.
Her mission to this port was to take off Lord Lyons, in case there was war; and when she entered the bay, and the captain saw the large fleet which was lying here, belonging to General Burnside
, he hardly knew how to act.
After examining the vessel thoroughly, the party were entertained with luncheon at which the wines and ale (hale) of old England
were merrily discussed We returned to shore about two o'clock, well pleased with our visit and the gentlemanly officers of the vessel; and one wish, I am sure, was unanimous--"that she may never visit our shores with any hostile intent."
From the Hartford (Ct.) Courant,
of the 15th inst., we gather the following account of the funeral ceremonies of the late Col. Samuel Colt
, of revolver notoriety:
The funeral of Col. Sam Colt
took place on Tuesday afternoon, at his late residence on Wethersfield avenue. The time for the obsequies was fixed at three o'clock; but two hours before the appointed hour the people began to gather on the avenue in front of the house and on the grounds about it. At two o'clock there was a stream of people upon both sides of Main street tending to the place.
Upon no occasion have the people of the town come out in such force as they came out yesterday to testify their respect to the man who had added so greatly to the prosperity of his native city.
At three o'clock there was a dense mass of men, women and children packed upon the walks and street in front of the house.
At that time, too, the workmen in the armory, marshalled by Wm. H. Green
, a contractor in the establishment, marched from the meadows, preceded by the armory band.
The gate opened, and two by two they filed into the north wing of the building, through one of the parlors where the body lay, took their last look of their late employer, and passed through the library to the exit on the southern side of the building.
There were ever fifteen hundred of them all, and about an hour was consumed in their passage.
The Colt Guard, Company A, Twelfth Regiment Connecticut Volunteers, followed, under command of Capt. Geo. N. Lewis
Then came the Putnam Phalanx
, Captain Gordon
, and a few of the multitude in waiting outside were admitted.
The body lay in a parlor, encased in a metallic coffin and looked very natural.
Upon the case were laid wreaths of camellias and white roses in evergreens.
The services were conducted by the Rev. Mr. Washburne
, of St. John's Church, assisted by Assistant Bishop Williams
, and the Rev. Messrs. Abercrombie
The Episcopal burial service was read, and the pall bearers, Gov. Thos. H. Seymour
, Hon. Henry C. Deming
, E. K. Root
, James H. Ashmead
, A. W. Birge
, Horace Lord
, of this city; Col. May
of Palo Alto
fame, (of New York,) and Chas. Woodbury
, of Boston
, bore the body to the tomb, which is situated near the lake upon the grounds surrounding the house — Here there were prayers, and then the remains were lowered to their final resting place.
The armory band played a solemn dirge, and the vast concourse dispersed.
The services were not concluded until a late hour.--Among the notabilities present besides the gallant May
, there were Col. Deming
, of the Twelfth Regiment Connecticut Volunteers, and his staff, Mrs. L. H. Sigourney
, Hon. Isaac Toucey
, late Secretary of the Navy
, and others.
The approaching movements of the Federal army.
The following extract from a letter received by one of our prominent citizens, says the New York Post,
comes from a responsible source, and hints at certain movements said to be impending:
Washington, Jan. 12.
--My dear Sir:* * * * *
The night of rebellion has passed, and the dawn is about breaking.
Before the present month has gone these things will surely come to pass: General Halleck
, with the great flotilla and an army of one hundred thousand strong, will sweep like an avalanche down the Mississippi
, where they will be joined by General Butler
in New Orleans and Mobile
, General Buell
, with nearly or quite the same force, will march into Tennessee
, capture Nashville
, and co-operate with the Union
forces in a manner and direction it would not be politic now to point out. Generals Rosecrans
will advance from Western Virginia
, and do their share in harmony with the general plan.
will move in conjunction with the rest from the Upper Potomac
will do his appointed work.
will explain by deeds, not words, his inaction.
will force the rats from their holes at Manassas
, attack them at three points at once, and fulfill his modest pledge that the war will be ‘"short but desperate."’
We see it stated that the reason for ordering on shore the men who had already been shipped on board the Constitution
was a difference of opinion between Governor Andrews
and General Butler
, The Governor claimed the right to control the recruiting and organize the regiments; and General Butler
claimed to be independent of the Governor
, and to be authorized to recruit the regiments in what Governor Andrews
considered an ‘"irregular"’ way. There was a sharp correspondence between the parties, the Governor
refusing to issue commissions to the officers, and Butler
persisting in recruiting in Massachusetts
whether the Governor
like it or not. How the difficulty was arranged is not known; but the fact that the troops went on board the Constitution
again on Monday indicates that it was somehow settled.
, it is said, has promised to make good the State
bounty out of his own pocket, if the Governor
refuses to pay it.
Refusal of Mayor Brown and Mr. Winder to accept Yankee Overturns.
The Boston Advertiser
, of Wednesday, the 15th inst., says.
Yesterday an order was sent to the fort to allow Mayor Brown
, an additional furlough of ninety days. An order was also forwarded for the release of W. H. Winder
, of Baltimore
, upon taking the oath of allegiance, Capt. Jones
, who carried down the orders, reported upon his return that Mayor Brown
refused to accept the furlough, inasmuch as he was restricted from going south of the Hudson river
, and that Mr. Winder
refused to take the oath of allegiance.
Discharged Confederate prisoners.
We take the following paragraph from the Baltimore American
, of the 15th inst. The most of the gentlemen referred to have arrived at Norfolk
by way of a flag of truce:
For several days past a number of Confederate prisoners have been sojourning at Barnum's Hotel.
Their names are as follows: Captain Tansall
, formerly of the U. S. Marine Corps; Captain J. W. Poole
, of the North Carolina Volunteers, and former
ly an officer of the Baltimore
City Guards; L. J. Johnson
of a North Carolina
corps; Surgeon James L. Lindsay
, of North Carolina
; Surgeon William M. Page
, of Virginia
; R. W. Jeffrey
, of Virginia
; Captain William Sutton
, of North Carolina
; James T. Lassell
, of North Carolina
; and Lieutenant-Colonel Pegram
All these persons have been confined for some time past in Fort Warren
, and nearly all were captured by the Federal
forces at Gape Hatteras, and having been discharged by the authorities at Washington
, they will soon return to the Confederate States
They would have left yesterday afternoon for Fortress Monroe
but for the fact that the regular steamer was detained.
Last evening they were the principal guests of a fashionable party given by a prominent Secessionist.
The Northern bombardment.
A Madrid journal — rather an out-of-the way authority for such news — declares that the plan of the London
cabinet, in case of a war with the United States
, is to direct a simultaneous bombardment, by three naval divisions, against Portland
, and New York.
Another fleet will attack Fortress Monroe
and ascend the Potomac
Revolt of Negroes--one of the Guard killed and another fatally wounded.
From the Lancasterville (S. C.) Ledger,
of the 15th inst., we copy the following:
We regret to hear of a distressing affair which occurred near Pocataligo
last week, resulting in the death of one Lancaster
volunteer and dangerously wounding another.
and — Bradley
, members of Company E. Capt. Clyburn
, (Blair Guards) were sent from Page Point
to headquarters in charge of three negroes (runaways) who had been taken by our pickets.
On their way, the attention of the guards being diverted for a moment, the negroes rushed on them, and in the struggle which ensued, Twitty
was killed and Bradley
dangerously wounded — The prisoners made their escape.
The body of Peter Twitty
was brought home and buried at Fork Hill Church a few days ago.
Disappearance of the fleet from Port Royal.
The Charleston Courier
, of the 18th inst. says:
By an arrival yesterday from the neighborhood of Broad River
, we are informed that the large Lincoln
fleet, which has been stationed in Port Royal Bay and vicinity since the fight at that point, has suddenly disappeared.
It is surmised that they have left to join the Burnside
expedition, or have gone on another raid against some point on the coast of Georgia
The Yankees again Shelling Sewell's Point.
The Norfolk Day Book
, of the 18th inst., contains the following account of another little exploit of the Yankees
against Sewell's Point
The Federals at the Rip Raps
amused themselves on Thursday last by throwing a number of shells at Sewell's Point
The shells thrown were of a new pattern, and were doubtless sent for the purpose of testing their qualities.
One of them, which fell about thirty yards from Corporal Larke
, of the Norfolk County
Light Guard, who was on picket duty with a squad of men at the time, was after wards dug up by that gentleman and brought to this city yesterday.
informs us that fifty-three of these shells were thrown at himself and party, but that a number of them did not explode.
The one he recovered buried itself some five feet in the earth, and on taking it out he removed the small brass cover and took off the cap, which was thought to be defective.
One of the shells struck a gum tree and took it off clear.
They were fired through the port holes of Fort Calhoun
, and not from the same point as those they have heretofore favored us with
We suppose that the Yankees
will not thank us for it, but a decent regard for truth compels us to add that nobody was hurt — not even a rooster.
By the way, an allusion to roosters reminds us of a correction we have to make.
It will be remembered that in our account of the shells thrown some time since at Sewell's Point
, we stated that no further damage was done than the killing of an old rooster.
A gentleman from the battery there just informs us, that the statement was incorrect, that the rooster was not killed, but was only wounded, and that he has now entirely recovered.
We know this information will distress the Feds, but the truth must be told.
The Martinsburg Republican,
of the 18th instant, says:
The marauders are now making almost daily incursions from Maryland
into this co in the neighborhood of Falling water and Little Georgetown.
Several persons have lost chickens, geese, and shoats, within the past week, and one or two barns and stables have been burned near the river.
and his party are suspected for the most of of these outrages.
But a few days since they captured William Davis
, who had returned home from this place, and took him to Maryland
as a prisoner.
What Thurlow Weed said to Bennett — an important Dispatch to the New York Herald Intercepted.
From the New York Sunday Times
, we clip the following:
Some months since it was publicly announced that Thurlow Weed
shared the hospitalities of the eccentric-eyed sage of Washington Heights
, at his own residence, and much curiosity was manifested as to "what was the matter." Weed
is not the man to spend his time with a scalawag like Bennett
without a purpose, and our Washington
correspondent, in a private note, gives us the facts in the case, which are very curious.
After Bull Run
, it will be remembered, the government was compelled, by a sense of self-preservation, to practically suspend the Journal of Commerce, Daily News, Day Book,
and other disloyal papers.
all this time was perfectly loyal; but about the time Mr. Chase
was negotiating his first loan, it began to show its secret venom to the loyal cause by attacking the financial policy of the Administration, and was preparing, true to its instincts of mischief, for a terrible onslaught on the Government
, however, was determined not to submit to it, and he consequently sent Weed
to see Bennett
and inform him of the feeling at Washington
He was notified that if he opened on the Government
his paper would be seized and sent to Fort Lafayette.
"dom'd" a good deal, but was silenced by a copy of a dispatch dated at the Herald
office, which had been seized by the Government
early in the war, which proved the Herald
establishment to have been in the interest and pay of Jeff Davis
The old Scotch traitor was completely cured by this exhibit, and promised to support the Government
earnestly, and especially Mr. Seward
This is the first time this matter has been made public.
Speech of Mr. Lovejoy in the Federal Congress--his views of the surrender of Mason and Slidell.
The following remarks were made by Mr. Lovejoy
, of Illinois
, in the House of Representatives at Washington
, on the 14th inst., upon a bill which was presented to make an appropriation to carry into effect the act providing for the exhibition of American products at the World
Although its publication has been deferred till the present occasion, we are sure it will command the attention of many of our readers who have not read it:
, (Rep.,) of Illinois
--I am very decidedly opposed to this bill.
I think it is enough for us, in all conscience, to have been humbugged and dishonored and disgraced by the British
nation, without now appropriating thirty-five thousand dollars for the purpose of an American exhibition there.
, (Rep.,) of Illinois
, inquired if it had been through the action of the British Government
, or of our own Government, that we have been thus dishonored and disgraced.
--I understand how it was done.
That disgrace was all that the nation could bear.
We marched up to it sweating great drops of blood.
We came to it as Christ
went to the cross, saying, "If it be possible, let this cap pass from us;" and yet we are required to say that we did it cheerfully — that we did it gladly — and that we now appropriate thankfully thirty-five thousand dollars to fit out Commissioners to appear at the Court of St. James.
Inasmuch as we have submitted to that disgrace, as we have submitted to be thus dishonored by Great Britain
, I think the least we can do is to acknowledge it, and to stay at home till the time comes that we can whip that nation.
Then I will be willing to go and appear at their World's Exhibition.
Every time I think of that surrender, the words come instinctively to me which Eneas used when requested by Queen Dido to rehearse the sufferings which had befallen the Trojans during the siege and capture of Troy
, ‘"Oh, Queen
you require me to renew the intolerable grief of that siege by re-acting it."’ Every time the Trent
affair comes up, every time that an allusion is made to it, every time that I have to think of it, that expression of the tortured and agonized comes to my lips — I am made to renew the
horrors which I suffered when the news of the surrender of Mason
reached us. I acknowledge it, I literally wept tears of vexation.
I hate it and I hate the British Government
I here now publicly avow and record that hate, and declare that it shall be inextinguishable.
I mean to cherish it while I live, and to bequeath it to my children when I die, and if I am alive when war with England
comes, and if I can carry a musket in that war. I will carry it. I have three sons, and I mean to charge them, and do now charge them, that, if they shall have at that time reached the years of manhood and strength, they shall enter into that war. I believe there was no need for that surrender, and I believe that the nation would rather have gone to war with Great Britain
than have suffered the disgrace of being insulted and being thus unavenged.
I have not reached the sublimation of Christianity — that exaltation of Christianity which allows me to be insulted, abused, and dishonored.
I hear all that as a Christian; but to say that I do it cheerfully, is more than I can bring myself to. I trust in God that the time is not far distant when we shall have suppressed the rebellion, and be prepared to avenge and wipe out this insult that we have received.
We will then stir up Ireland
, we will appeal to the Chartists of England
, we will go to the old French habitants
, we will join hands with France
to take away the Eastern
possessions of that proud empire, and will take away the crown from that government before we cease.
I trust in God that that time will come.
I trust the appropriation will be voted down One of our commissioners, I understand, is the individual who writes those pleasant letters asking us to submit to insult cheerfully — to smile at this bitter cup, drugged with the bitterest ingredients that were ever pressed to human lips, and not to make a face about it. I don't believe there was any necessity for this surrender.
I am strongly inclined to believe that we would have been all the stronger for this difficulty with Great Britain
, for it would have made us feel the necessity of making short work with the rebels.
After further debate, the House
passed the bill by a large majority.
The Mayor of Alexandria, Va., on the Southern rebellion.
The following substance of the remarks made by Lewis Mackenzie
of Alexandria, Va.
, at a Union meeting held in that city on the 8th inst., has been unavoidably crowded out of our columns till the present issue:
I am not, nor is any Union man in Alexandria
, accountable for the coming of the Union
The Secessionists brought them here, and on them let the responsibility rest.
I do not believe they came with a view to interfere with our slaves, or to interfere with slavery.
They had a right to come to endeavor to restore Virginia
to the Union
--I was struck very much by the message of Governor Letcher
to the Legislature now in session in Richmond
, when he states that on the 8th of January, 1861, one day after the last Legislature met, he had caused an inquiry to be instituted upon the probability of being able to capture Fortress Monroe
.--He did not tell the people of Virginia
, on the Legislature either, this a year ago, that a scheme was on foot to seize the Government
fortress; and yet during all that session, till April, resolution after resolution was offered and adopted, asking the Federal Government
not to increase the forces of the United States
either at that point or Harper's Ferry
If he or the Legislature had intimated this intention to the people, what would in all human probability have been there sense?
I did not believe Governor Letcher
nor do I like now to believe he was in favor of breaking up this Union, but has been forced into it from circumstances beyond his control; and the pressure around him. For him as well as the former Governor, I had a great regard and respect, and stood by them when they were sadly in want of friends in the House of Delegates; for, somehow or other, although, elected by the Democrats, they had hardly a friend of that party in the Legislature to speak well of them.
In the management of this war I think there has been great bungling.
The expenses are enormous, entirely out of proportion to the results so far obtained.
I do not believe it can be carried on by either party beyond 1862, and the taxes and burdens on the people will break down the country unless greater progress is made and the enormous expenditures reduced.
I am for the Union
--for its restoration if it can be done.
God grant that it may, and that speedily All our hopes as free citizens are centred in the Union
Let it be sustained; and if the question must come whether we shall have liberty or slavery, let slavery go!
The Albany (Ga.) Patriot
We have been presented by Mr. C. D. Hammond
with what is considered "rock salt," which presents very much the appearance of a lump of isinglass.
He informs us that it was discovered a few miles from this city, in Lee county
When ground into powder, it has the exact taste of the common sea-water salt.
It is thought that there is a large mine on the premises, embedded in the earth.
The lump before us-was dug from a lime sink.
and Mrs. Barney Williams
are playing at the Walnut
street theatre, and Mr and Mrs. John Drew
at the Arch
Lieut. Col. James Kearney
, of the United States topographical engineers, died in Georgetown, D. C.
, on the 10th inst., in the 78th year of his age.
Late English papers state that the privateer Nashville
, was still at Southampton
, but the British Government
had forbid her to arm.
A portion or the household effects of General Buckner
, of the Confederate army, has been sold at Louisville
to pay city taxes.
, of the Interior Department, will, it is said, be appointed a Judge of the U. S. Supreme Court.
has resumed his public readings in the British
, it is said, means to resume his occupation as school teacher in St. Louis