Still later from the North.We, yesterday evening, received New York papers of the 28th and a copy of the Baltimore American of the evening of that day. We give a summary of their contents:
The reported defeat of General Price in Missouri--Yankee statements about it.Telegrams from St. Louis on the 27th say that General Price has been driven below Fort Scott, and that among the prisoners captured from him were Generals Marmaduke and Cabell. From this we infer that the reported death of General Cabell at Pilot Knob a few days since is incorrect. In the great battle in which Price is reported to have been defeated, on the 23d, the Yankee loss is put at seventy-five; so we can safely conclude that no great battle has taken place. The telegrams say: ‘ Our forces have been driving Price rapidly since Sunday, and at last accounts he was twenty- five or thirty miles southeast of Port Scott, and his army routed and dispersed. On Tuesday, we had several fights with him between Mound City and Fort Scott, in all of which he was badly whipped, fusing one thousand five hundred prisoners and ten or twelve pieces of artillery. Among the prisoners are Major. General Marmaduke and Brigadier-General Cabell, several colonels and other officers. ’ Price was again attacked yesterday morning a short distance north of Fort Scott and driven pell-mell in a southeasterly direction. He burned two hundred wagons yesterday to prevent them being captured. Nothing is stated about the loss of either side, but there seems to be no doubt that Price's army is completely demoralized and scattered. The telegraph is working to Fort Scott, but nothing has been received in regard to to-day's operations except that our forces, are still in vigorous pursuit. General Steele, with heavy reinforcements, is at Fort Smith, with the probable view of contesting Price's entrance into Arkansas. The Union loss in the battle of the 23d was seventy-five. The wounded were sent to Leavenworth on Monday. The rebels were chased all Sunday night. Constant fighting with their rear guard was kept up. At daylight, they made a stand, and were handsomely whipped again. Most of the Kansas militia have gone home. Martial law is abolished and business is resumed. General Rosecrans was at Little Santa Fe, twelve miles south of Kansas City, with his infantry, on Tuesday night. Dispatches in the border papers say that a train from Fort Smith was attacked by bushwhackers south of Fort Scott. Sixteen men were killed and a part of the train burned. About fifteen hundred refugees accompanied the train. About one hundred guerrillas, under Captain Taylor, entered Maramonton, a few miles from Fort Scott, at 12 o'clock on Saturday night, and murdered Colonels Knowles, Brown, Hawkins, McGonigle, Chadwick and Stout, who were en route North, and old Squire Reynolds and two other citizens, and burned two stores and churches and several dwellings. Five hundred rebels, under Lieutenant-Colonel McDaniels, crossed the Hannibal and St. Joseph railroad on Monday, going north. A. strong force has been sent after them.
The latest from Hood's Army.The Yankees say they have nothing more from Sherman. A telegram from Nashville, dated the 27th, says that the Confederate General Lyon has crossed the Tennessee river near the mouth of White Oak creek. A negro soldier, who had escaped from General Hood's army reports that Lee's corps, of that army, was marching to Whitesburg, there to cross the river. The main body was to cross at Gunter's landing. Men on the gunboats in the Tennessee river saw picket fire on the mountains at Gunter's landing last Tuesday morning. The Herald thus sums up the situation: ‘ We have nothing later from General Sherman.--We learn from an officer recently advice from high military authority that the report of the critical situation of Sherman's army in Georgia, for want of commissary supplies, is unfounded. At the time of Hood's movement northward there were at Atlanta twenty days supplies for the whole Union army. The departure of the larger portion in pursuit of Hood leaves nearly three months supplies for the garrison in the town. There is a scarcity of forage, but the absence of the majority of the animals will allow for some weeks a sufficiency for those that remain. Altoona, another important post, is also well supplied. The base of Sherman's present operations is at Chattanooga, at which point there is an abundant of stores on hand, which at has uninterrupted railroad communication with Nashville, and the roads are busy night and day, forwarding additional supplies. For the present, all anxiety in relation to Sherman's safety is without a cause. ’
The position around Richmond.A letter from below Richmond, written on Monday, says: ‘ The exemption from active field operations gives the corps an opportunity to prepare as comfortable quarters as their ingenuity and taste can devise — Advantage is taken of the continued fine weather to put up most durable and commodious log-houses. The corps, division and brigade headquarters occupy. eligible positions on rising ground, and villages are being built up with wonderful rapidity, the surrounding country being laid under contribution to furnish the materials. Of pine wood of eight and twelve years growth there is an abundance, the deserted houses in the vicinity giving the necessary. doors and windows. Each log-house has two windows of six panes each, a convenient door and a brick fire-place. The troops are now well protected from exposure, and are enjoying their new habitations heartily. The reader must not, however, infer from this that the army has gone into winter quarters. Far from it; but it is a known fact that our soldiers will make themselves as comfortable as possible, wherever they may be, no matter how long they are to remain. ’ A contraband came in to-day and gave some important facts regarding the position and intentions of the enemy. He confirms the statements of recent deserters that the enemy is largely massed opposite our left, and making every preparation to resist any attack that may be made to obtain possession of the Southside railroad. The enemy evidently anticipates that our next move will be in this direction. Future developments will show whether he is right in his belief. Meantime; on our side, no one ventures a conjecture as to what will be our next movement. A telegram from Fortress Monroe, Wednesday, says: ‘ Reports from City Point say that skirmishing was going on along our lines this morning, and it was reported that our left was advancing. Heavy firing was heard on the north side of the James. ’
The Valley — Early's Army not yet.The Yankees have found out that the exterminated army in the Valley is still there. In desert being a "reconnaissance" up the Lursy Valley, the Herald says a large body of cavalry was met, and not having the necessary force to make an attack on these, "after gaining the desired information, Major Gibson returned safely to camp. On Wednesday, cannonading was heard at Winchester, in the direction of Front Royal. Whether or not a fight was going on in that vicinity has not been ascertained. The guerrillas, who, on Wednesday, captured General Duffic between Winchester and Martinsburg, on the same day attacked a very valuable train on its way to the front, but were soon driven off." A letter from Winchester says: ‘ A lieutenant was shot dead, last night, in the streets of this place. To-day, a number of prominent secessionists were arrested and confined in the guard-house as hostages for the delivery of the murderer, who is supposed to be concealed by some of the rebel sympathizers. ’ Everything is quiet along Cedar creek.
How Lincoln is Engineering his election.Lincoln is "managing this election" his own way. The Republican papers set up a howl about a fraud committed by the McClellanites in the soldiers' vote, and here is the result, recorded in two telegrams: Albany,October 27.--The following dispatch, addressed to the Executive Department here, was received this afternoon: Baltimore,October 27.--Moses J. Ferry, State agent at Baltimore; Edward Donobus, Jr., of Albany; Peter Kirley, of Lewis county, and Dr. Jones, of New York city, voting agents, have been arrested by the provost-marshal, who has also closed the New York State Agency
Surgeon in charge.
Governor Seymour is in Buffalo, and the telegram has been forwarded him. Washington, October 27.--The New York State Agent in this city was arrested to-day and his office closed. A telegram from Washington, dated the 27th says: ‘ Considerable excitement has been occasioned here by the arrest, to-day, under the auspices of the military authorities, of Colonel Samuel North, New York State agent; Major Cohn, paymaster of State bounties, and Mr. Jones, hospital visitor, and the seizure of the office of the State agent and the ballots already deposited by New York soldiers. The State agent's office was the depository for a number of soldiers' votes, a majority of which are said to be for McClellan. The arrest is alleged to have been made on charges of fraudulent practices in the transmission of the votes, but it is generally pronounced as an unwarrantable and dangerous interferes with elections by the military authorities. The military commission has been in session to-day examining similar cases said to have occurred in Baltimore. ’