Later from the North.We have received Northern papers to the 8th inst. The steamship Golden Gate, of San Francisco, was burnt off Manzanilla, on the 21st ult., and 180 of her passengers lost their lives. Since the drafting order, large numbers of citizens of Baltimore are leaving for Europe. A letter from there, dated the 7th, in the Philadelphia Inquirer, says: ‘ The British Consul's office in this city continues to be pressed upon by a dense and excited crowd of foreigners, anxious to obtain certificates of their being English subjects. The passage ways leading to it are filled all day, or at least, during office hours. As the Consul himself, Mr. Bernal, is reputed to be quite a strong Secessionist, I presume it will afford him pleasure to accommodate his John Bull brethren to exemption papers. It might not be amiss to look into this business with a scrutinizing eye. Without designing to compliment the patriotism and bravery of many of our young men and citizens within the years subject to drafting, I may state that quite a number, in anticipation of being called upon to fight for their country, have left for Canada, Europe, and other parts unknown. They were willing to partake of its protection and enjoyments, but in the hour of trial are missing. We can easily spare all such, and eventually fill their places with true and loyal men. I learn that William B. Norman, a very wealthy purely patriotic and most deserving young gentleman, who owns a fine plantation in Baltimore county, a few miles from Baltimore, has applied to the Government for permission to raise a regiment of volunteers. This is a noble example. Mr. Norman has wealth, youth, and every comfort at his disposal, yet he is ready to sacrifice all for the good of his country. No young man stands higher in the estimation of his friends, and this adds another imperishable laurel to the many he has won. Let others of fortune emulate his example. The bounty bill passed by our City Council gives $100 to each person who enlists. Other premiums will make the entire bounty about $140. Quite a number of recruits are now being obtained. The quota of the first three hundred thousand called for will, I think, be easily enlisted here. Our people, however, are anxious for the draft to take place. It is desirable to have a fair sprinkling of our-and out Secesh in the loyal legions, to make up an agreeable society. We want to see how gracefully they will act, how many would go to the enemy, or turn their weapons, as they intimate they would do, against their commanders. ’
From M'Clellan's army — the re-occupation of Malvern Hill.A letter from Harrison's Landing, August 6th says: ‘ On Monday afternoon Gen. Jos. Hooker, with his entire division, together with the division under command of Gen. Sedgwick, a brigade of cavalry under Gen. Pleasanton, and four batteries, commanded respectively by Capts De Rossy, Benson, Bramall, and Tidball, the whole under the immediate command of Gen. Hocker, were ordered to make a reconnaissance towards the enemy's lines. At 4 o'clock they left the encampment and proceeded out the Charles City road; after following it a few miles they struck off into the by roads, and about to reached Nelson's farm, where they bivouacked for the night. Early in the morning they were again on their way, and still following a roundabout way; in an hour after this second start they found themselves in the rear of Malvern Hill, and the rebels there stationed, thus effectually getting between Richmond and its protectors. Judging from the preparations that had been made for our reception, it was evident that some of their many spies, which at all times are believed to be among us, had given them the information of our coming. Soon after reaching our position the forces were formed in line of battle. The artillery on the front, supported by infantry, and the cavalry to the left, to do the scouting. Soon after six o'clock the enemy opened upon us with their field pieces, our forces promptly returning. The fight lasted nearly two hours, when the enemy retired towards the river, taking with them their pieces. It was the opinion of the Commanding General, when commencing the battle, that the enemy were in large force at this point, the nature of the ground and the character of the country preventing a sight at their encampment, and hence their numbers were not definitely known. After the fight it was discovered that they had only three regiments of infantry, four pieces of artillery, and a small number of cavalry. The prisoners taken all concur in saying that they would have retired upon the first intimation of our approach, had they not been momentarily expecting the arrival of General Toombs and his division. Up to a late hour last night it had not arrived. The cavalry under General Pleasanton are deserving of immense credit for the part they took; not only during the time of the engagement, but from the start and during the entire night they were continually on the go, scouring the country in every direction, and securing most of the prisoners captured, some sixty in all. During the engagement we only had two batteries engaged, Captains Benson and Bradnell; so effectively were they managed that the infantry were not called upon to fire a single shot. The party, when they left for the hill in the afternoon, took with them a large number of contrabands, and doubtless ere this they have succeeded in throwing up entrenchments to a considerable extent. ’ Headq'rs of the Army of the Potomac, Thursday, August 7.--At Malvern Hill everything was quiet during yesterday. It was reported last night, by deserters and contrabands, that the rebels had been moving from the vicinity of Richmond all day in large force towards Malvern Hill, with a view of retaking the position. Three thousand and nine exchanged prisoners arrived yesterday afternoon, from Richmond. Those who belonged to this army, and are fit to do duty, were sent to their regiments. The others will leave for the North to-day. No officers were among the party. It is not true that this army is used to protect rebel property, as reported in the case of Hill Carter. During the two days battle of Malvern Hill, from 800 to 1,000 wounded Union men had their wounds dressed at this house, the ladies freely tearing up their sheets and pillow- cases for bandages.--While the army was passing, a guard was posted to protect the women, and children. The horses and cattle are grassed on the farm, and his negroes are working upon our fortifications, all applications for their return having been refused.
Affairs in Norfolk — Newspaper suppressed.The Norfolk Union was suppressed on the 1st inst., by Gen. Vicle, for publishing a burlesque proclamation, which was calculated to bring Commodore Goldsborough into ridicule. The Union was afterwards allowed to continue its publication upon apologizing for what had been done, and publishing the subjoined communication from Rear Admiral Goldsborough;
L. M. Goldsborough,
Flag Officer Com'g N. A. B. S.
Wm. W. Lamb Esq, Norfolk, Va.
Late and interesting from Tennessee.
From Memphis — a small Figle.
Attempted resistance to the enrollment act.
From St. Louis.
Stopping a Fourth of July celebration.Captain Mirehouse, of the steamship Etna, for bade the celebration of the Fourth of July by the loyal Americans on board that vessel, on her last outward trip, and his conduct is justified by Mr. John. G. Dale, agent of the line, who says that Captain Mirehouse had quite a number of persons from New Orleans among his passengers, who called on him on the 3d of July and informed him that if any celebration was attempted the next day it would be interfered with by them, and that a disturbance would likely take place. Accordingly, with the advice of most of the cabin passengers. Captain Mirehouse decided to have no active celebration.--It is rather singular that a few passengers should be allowed to dictate to the Captain, and prevent the other passengers from celebrating the Fourth of July in a patriotic manner.--Phil. Inquirer.
The news.The Baltimore Republican, of Thursday afternoon last, August 7, furnishes the following: ‘ The Confederates recaptured Brownsville, Tenn., and burned three thousand bales of cotton purchased by Northern men. The Federal army under Gen'l Curtis was still at Helena, Arkansas, at last accounts Gen'l Curtis, it is stated, had set free the slaves of Generals Pillow and Bondman, of the Confederate army. Several Federal steamers had gone up the St. Francis river and dispersed several bodies of guerrillas. A guerrilla attack was made upon the Federal force at Newark, Mo, consisting of 75 State troops, who were overpowered by numbers and captured. Another guerrilla attack was successful in the capture of Alexandria, the party retiring with plunder. ’ Advices from Newbern, N. C., report a skirmish at the head of White Oak river, between a Federal force under Col. Hickman, of the 9th New Jersey regiment, and a party of Confederates, resulting in the rout of the latter. A large war mass meeting was held in Washington yesterday afternoon, at the east front of the Capitol, the Mayor of the city presiding, with thirty-four Vice Presidents and twenty-two Secretaries.--President Lincoln was present and made a speech, in which he said there was no precedent for his appearance on the present occasion, but it was also true that there was no precedent for you (the people) being here yourselves. He had made an examination but found nothing in the Constitution against it. The President's remarks were characteristic, and, according to the telegraph report, were loudly and continuously applauded. The Intelligencer of this morning, however, with superior deference to the ‘"master,"’ of the Secretary of War and Gen. McClellan says the President's remarks were ‘"silently listened to"’ by men of all parties, and put off the cheers and other demonstrations until he had ‘"resumed his seat."’ The imagination of the telegrapher is perhaps more lively than that of the ‘"dear old Intelligencer."’
Battle near Memphis — Jeff. Thompson driven back with great loss.
Arr St of publishers and Employees.
Doctors' certificates of no avail.The Albany Evening Journal says: ‘ We are requested by the Surgeon General to state, "that doctors' certificates of disability will be of no earthly avail except for mere State service.--Under the order from the War Department, everybody within certain ages — without reference to his physical condition — will be subject to draft. If after they have been drafted they are found to be disabled, they will be exempted. People, therefore, who run to their physicians to get certificates of physical unfitness to 'shoulder arms,' waste their time and breath in vain." ’
Seizure of Secesh emblems.We learn, says the Frederick (Md.) Union, that the following Secesh emblems were discovered on Friday last about the premises of Jacob M. Kunkle, Esq, in this city: ‘ "A. Succession flag, a Palmetto flag, framed photographs of Jeff Davis and Beauregard, and a photographic album of the rebel Generals, Including in the collection likenesses of 'Lady' Davis and H. Teakle Wallis." ’
Latest from Newbern, N. C.The New York Express, of Wednesday, August 6th, has the following: From officers and passengers of the steamer Jersey Blue, which left Newbern, N. C, on Saturday, the 2d inst, our reporters obtained the following items of news: ‘ The town of Newbern is kept under the strictest surveillance by General Foster, the present commander of North Carolina, who has signified his intention that in case any of his men were fired upon by residents of the town he should hold the place responsible, and pull down the houses of all persons that are known to be not on the side of the Government. The inhabitants of the city comprises about one-third to one half Secession element, which is beginning to show itself again daily more and more so much so, that Gen. Foster has forbidden the assemblage of more than three persons in the street. Fears are entertained at Newbern that an attack will be made from Kinston; but preparations for such an event have been made. All the vessels in port have been instructed to lay at short cables, and the steam transports to have steam up, so as to be prepared for an attack. --Confederate pickets and scouting parties are seen daily within but a few miles of the city. There are now six men and three women confined in the jail on suspicion of having been connected with the shooting of the Massachusetts soldier, but there is no positive proof against either of them. The health of the soldiers is fair, the prevailing disease being jaundice; but it is feared that August and September may prove bad months for the men. Ice is getting very scarce, and the soldiers feel the want of it very severely. ’