nearly one-half destroyed by the storm-terrible Suffering and loss of life and property, &c.
[Special dispatch to the Richmond Dispatch.]
Norfolk, Jan, 30.
--The following is a summary of late Northern news received here.
An official dispatch reached Washington
the 28th inst., from the Burnside
states ‘"we left our anchorage at Annapells on Thursday the 9th, inst., and after a protracted passage, owing to dense fogs, arrived at Fortress Monros Friday night, leaving there Saturday morning at 10 o'clock, we proceeded at once to sea, but owing to a repetition of fogs which lasted all day Sunday, our progress was very slow.
On Monday, 13th, the weather cleared off with a heavy wind and rough sea, which caused our vessels to labor heavily.
Some were obliged to cut loose from the vessels they were towing.
Most of them, however, passed over the bar and anchored inside the harbor, at 12 o'clock, on the 15th, just in time to escape the river storm on Monday night, and on Tuesday, the propeller City of New York
ran on the bar at the entrance of the harbor and was lost.
She was laden with powder, rifles, bombs, &c., valued at $200,000. The Louisiana
The gun-boat Zouave
, laden with 1,700 rifles, 800 kegs of powder, 80 boxes revolvers.
The Graps Shot, laden with bombs; the New Brunswick
, with the 6th Mains regiment, and the Pocahontas
had on board the Rhode Island battery.
The Eastern Queen
and many other vessels, thirty or forty in number, are missing and probably lost."’
Despite adverse circumstances, Burnside
has succeeded in getting inside of Hatteras
, and in now awaiting reinforcements.
A portion of the gun-boats chartered refused to leave Fortress Monroe
In New York the misfortunes of the Burnside
expedition was the theme on every tongue.
Wall street brokers see in it only a vast amount of money gone.
Ship merchants discover, a new market for old ships.
Most people consider it an untimely disaster.
The Confederates were carefully watching the movements of the fleet.
says he could not get any pilots, and the stores had to be landed on rafts.
, of New Jersey
, a surgeon, and two others were drowned in an effort to relive the steamer City of New York
has issued an order prohibiting any more letters being sent by flag of truce, other than those to prisoners of war in Washington
There appears to be no doubt but that the Secretary of the Navy
will soon resign.--Several prominent politicians are already named as his successor, who will undoubtedly be from New York.
The small pox is raging fearfully at Georgetown, D. C.
In the Federal Congress a bill had been reported in the House
to establish a uniform system of bankruptcy throughout, the Federal States
A bill had passed the Senate authorizing the President
to take possession of all railroads and telegraph lines when deemed necessary, and impress the agents and employees into service, prescribing death or any other penalties whichever may be decided by a court-martial, for interfering or preventing the Government
from using the property.
The bill caused a hot and lengthy discussion.
The Senate also adopted the resolution in reference to taking charge of all the cotton lands, and employing the blacks to cultivate them.
A petition from the citizens of Illinois
was presented in the Senate, asking that the members voting for the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia be expelled.
Baltimore Market.--Coffee 18; Corn 58a 65; Whiskey 24½c.
New York Market.--Cotton 32a33. B.