war rumors — Flag to be presented — the 19th of October--the Third Alabama Regiment--five and ten cent Tickets to be issued by the Virginia Banks — Suicide, &c.
Norfolk, 19th October, 1861.There are various war rumors about town to-day; but, as they are not considered authentic, they cause but little concern or excitement. The statement about the fleet in Hampton Roads is believed to be fully confirmed, and the general impression here is that some important movement will shortly take place. The flag to be presented to-day to the Third Regiment Alabama Volunteers is very handsome. The ceremony will take place in Academy Square. Our esteemed and talented townsman, Dr. J. J. Simkins, will deliver the presentation speech, and Col. Battle will respond. On one side of the flag there is a portrait of President Davis, which is painted in beautiful style, and on the other the coat-of-arms of Alabama. This beautiful ensign is a present from Norfolk ladies, and will no doubt be duly appreciated by the gallant members of the ‘ "Third Alabama."’ No celebration will take place here to-day with reference to the important victory at Yorktown in the American Revolution; although there will be flag presentations and military reviews. The grand celebration at Yorktown in 1824 is doubtless well remembered by many of your readers. The late Gen. Robert. B. Taylor, a distinguished orator of this city, was chosen to address the ‘"veteran apostle of Liberty on the mouldering ruins of Yorktown."’ ‘"Generations may roll away, and empires be erased; old Time himself may become gray, and the bright sun be shorn of his glory, ere he again looks down on such a festival."’ The Third Alabama regiment has just marched along Main street, and will halt at the square of the Academy to receive their flag. The regiment presented a very warlike appearance marching and manœuvring in splendid style, and illiciting the commendation of crowds of observers. I learn that the Virginia Banks, in this city, will shortly issue five and ten cent tickets for the purpose of furnishing the public with change. Wm. Hutchinson, an alien enemy, who has been for sometime confined in Richmond, will be among the passengers to-day for Old Point in the steamer that will go down with a flag of truce. He will go to one of the Northern cities. He expresses thanks for the kind treatment which he has received from the Virginia people. A member of company "A," a German, stationed at Entrenched Camp, near this city, committed suicide yesterday by cutting his throat.