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Grand torchlight Processional Washington — wreck of the steamship Northern Light--news from Missouri--reception of old ‘"Fuss and Feathers"’ in New York, &c.
We have received copies of Northern papers of dates to 7th, November. 9th, November.and 12th of November. From their columns we make up the following summary:
From Washington.The New York Her old, of the 12th instant, contains the following interesting news from its special telegraphic correspondent in the Federal capital, dated the 11th:
Grand torchlight procession and fireworks.Washington was taken by surprise to-night by one of the most magnificent and imposing torchlight displays ever witnessed. About half-past 7 o'clock an immense procession, composed of detachments from each regiment of General Blenker's division, suddenly appeared upon the avenue, filling the air with strains of martial music from numerous bands, and paling the moon and stars with the glare of myriads of torches, exhibiting red, white, and blue lights. The procession was more than a mile in length, the centre occupied by mounted men and numerous carriages and companies of armed men, while on either side in two lines marched the thousands of torch bearers. Preparations for a brilliant display of fireworks were improvised in front of the residence of General McClellan, in whose honor the display was devised, by the officers and men of Gen. Blenker's division. Passing up Pennsylvania avenue and around the semicircle in front of the White House, and by the residences of the Secretary and Assistant Secretary of War, the procession halfed in front of General McClellan's house, and, anild the blaze of fireworks, the huzzas of the multitude and the soul-stirring music of a dozen regimental bands and drum corps, the welcome of Blenker's division was given to the new General in-Chief of the army of the United States. After repeated calls, Secretary Cameron appeared upon the balcony and briefly addressed the assembled multitude of citizens and volunteers. He was followed by Secretary Seward in a brief and pointed speech. At last, in acknowledgment of the irrepressible demand for his appearance, General McClellan showed himself at the window and subsequently upon the porch, attended by General Blenker, by whom he was presented to the throng.Gen. McClellan bowed in acknowledgment of the compliment paid to him, and gracefully received the assurances of Gen. Blenker that the men of his division were ready to prove their attachment to the flag of the Union by braving a soldier's death in its defence. Among the transparencies carried in the procession the most remarkable bore upon one side the words: ‘"Hall to McClellan, "’ and on the reverse, ‘"Lincoln, liberty and law."’ The display of fire-works was magnificent. The rockets, bursting high in every direction, filled the whole arch of heaven with splendid spangles of red, white, and blue. Conspicuous among the fixed places in front General of McClellan's was one representing a monument, upon which was inscribed in letters of light the name of ‘"McClellan."’ It was surmounted with an eagle of glowing fire, bearing in its talons the national flag suspended on either side. At the conclusion of the presentation at General McCiell this house the procession moved on and proceeded across the Long Bridge to the headquarters of Gen. Blenker's division on the Virginia side of the Potomac.
The army.A change has been made in the disposition of the staff of the General in Chief, and the location of the various ces for the transaction of the business of the army. The headquarters of the army, temporarily superintended by Colonel Cothurn, of the General's staff, will be at General Scott's old quarters, on Seventeenth street, opposite the War Department. General Williams, Assistant Adjutant General, has removed his office from the corner of Pennsylvania avenue and Nineteenth street, to the new Headquarters of the Army of the Potomac, corner of Pennsylvania avenue and Sixteenth street, where also will be the offices of the other members of General McClellan's staff. The private residence of General McClellan, at the corner of 11 and Fifteenth staff, will be occupied by himself and family, his father-in-law, General Marcy, and his brother, Captain McClellan, who are also members of his staff. Colonel Frank P. Blair will leave here this afternoon for Missouri, to rejoin his regiment.
Affairs on the lower Potomac.The Resolute came up to the Navy-Yard this evening, and returned with the mails for the upper division of the Potomac flotilla — She reports that the gun-boat Dawn passed down the river night before last, without receiving any attention from the rebel batteries. Thirty-two shots were this morning fired at four oyster porgies passing up the river, without doing any damage whatever. A new battery has been erected opposite Maryland Point, at Aquia Creek, which has compelled the lower division of the flotilla to leave its anchorage and move further down.
Death of Col. Wm. A. Jackson.Colonel William A. Jackson, of the New York Eighteenth Volunteers, died this evening, at 6 o'clock. His disease was typhoid fever, accompanied by severe hemorrhage.--He resigned his position as Inspector General of the State of New York, and accepted the Colonelcy of the Eighteenth. He was in his thirtieth year, and a son of Professor Jackson of Union College.
Return of Secretary Cameron and Adjutant General Thomas.Secretary Cameron and Adjutant General Thomas returned to-day from their tour of inspection of the Northern forts and arsenal.
Consul of the Grand Luchy of Saxe Weimer.Frederick Kune has been recognized by the President as Consul of the Grand Duchy of Saxe Weimer for the States of New York. Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island.
News from Mexico.A gentleman occupying a high position in Mexico has just arrived here with important information which he has laid before the Government from the west coast of Mexico and Sonora. If appears that the whole west coast is greatly excited at the contemplated intervention of England, France, and Spain in their affairs, and they have applied to our Government to know whether it will sustain them in their stand against the intrigues of Spain. The rebel accents are now very busy in that section of Mexico. They have thus far found very little sympathy, the people nearly all favoring the cause of the Federal Government. This is also the case in all the States throughout Mexico. The rebels, however, hold out flattering promises, and offer to make any kind of treaties, and to aid them with money. From the New York Times's special Washington dispatches, under date of the 8th inst., we clip the following paragraph:
The news from the naval expedition.Everybody is jubilant to-day over the news from the naval expedition, and all are hopeful no disaster will follow the reported success. The Cabinet has been holding an extra session this evening.
Gen. D. C. Buel has positively been as signed to the command of the Department of Kentucky, and he will proceed to that State in a few days. The appointment of General Buel to this position springs from General McClellan's high appreciation of his military ability, regarding him as second to no man in the United States Army. It was first proposed to send Gen. Buel to the Western Military Department; but the purpose was changed, because Kentucky is now regarded as a more important field. Gen. Buel has the widest range of authority, and is promised the fullest support of the Government. Gen. Sherman may or may not remain in a command under him.
The command in Missouri.It is not proposed, at present, to interfere with Gen. Hunter's command in Missouri, Gen. Hallock remains, therefore, without any leading command at present.
Thurlow Weed's visit to Europe.The Washington scandal in regard to Thurlow Weed is that he has not gone to Europe to procure the intervention of England to stop the war, but to avoid being summoned to testify before the Congressional Committee in regard to army contracts.
Dr. Hunter's wife.To-day, Mrs. Hunter, the wife of Mr. Hunter, of Fairfax county, who was arrested two days since on suspicion of furnishing information to the rebels, came to our lines, accompanied by a young girl, and asked to be conducted to headquarters. She was taken to Gen. Hancock's headquarters, and was conveyed thence to Gen. McCall, who gave her a poss to the city, to the Provost Marshal. She was provided with accommodations at a private house, and this morning will be permitted to visit her husband at the Thirteenth street prison. She expresses her determination to remain with her husband, and share his fortunes. She professes to be ignorant of any reasons why he should be arrested.
The rebel steamer page.Last night a telegraphic dispatch was received from Gen. Hocker, stating that, from observations made by our troops on the Potomac, it was believed that the rebel steamer Page had come out of Quantico creek into the Potomac. No further intelligence has been received in relation to the matter, and it is believed that it is a misapprehension. There have been no arrivals from the flotilla to-day. Yesterday the Mary Ellen, a high deck propeller, used as a transport, came up past the rebel batteries without difficulty, and last night left the Navy- yard on her return.
Headquarters removed.The headquarters of the army is to be transferred from the building formerly occurred by Gen. Scott to apartments in the War Department building. As Commodore Wilkes and family are about returning and require their residence, the headquarters of the Department of the Potomac will be removed to the corner of Pennsylvania avenue and Madison Place, adjoining the residence of Secretary Seward. Gen. McClellan has taken a residence nearly opposite Com. Wilkes, and will occupy it with Gen. Marcy to-morrow.
Treason and other rascality.The disclosures made by the intercepted correspondence which comes to the State Department are startling in other respects as well as the treason shown. The letters directed to suspected parties are opened to find evidences of treasonable purposes and acts. In the cases of Northern sympathizers they generally afford proofs of rascality in other regards, so that with those who have had charge of this part of the State service, it has come to be considered that a Northern traitor is equivalent to being anywhere in category of criminals, from thieves down to peculators.
Clothing for the National prisoners.The Government has been making arrangements to forward to our prisoners in the rebel States the needed supplies of clothing, etc., for their comfort,
Gen. Havelock presented.Gen. Havelock was presented to the President to-day by Secretary Seward.
The prisoners in Boston harbor.Mayor Wakeman, of Boston, is in the city to make arrangements to ameliorate the condition of the State and war prisoners in Fort Warren.
Mutiny in the New York Thirteenth.The New York Times, of the 9th, says: ‘ Recently twenty-seven non-commissioned officers and privates of the New York Thirteenth Regiment, belonging to Company I refused to do duty, and, at the close of evening parade, threw down their arms. The cause of this act of insubordination was the issue of an order by the Colonel distributing the members of the company among the other companies. Their own number was much reduced; their Captain, a man named Tully, had been cashiered for insubordination; the First lieutenant had resigned; and as new companies were being recruited, it was deemed expedient to pursue the course adopted to make room for the new companies. Company K. was also without line officers, and the same plan was adopted with reference to them. Immediately on the mutiny manifesting itself, the guard was ordered out, and the mutineers at- once marched over to the city, and were placed in the central guard-house, to wait the action of the military authorities. It is not known what will be done with them, but it is supposed, that like the mutineers of last summer, they will be sent to the Dry Portusas. The mutineers belonged to a company which, for the most part, was made up of the roughs of the city of Rochester, and they have always been turbulent and difficult to control. ’
The Chilean Minister presented.To-day Senor Asta Buruaga, the Chilean Minister was presented to the President to enable him to make a formal announcement of the inauguration of the new President of that Republic.
Hon. Christopher Robinson, of Rhode Island, Minister to Peru, and Julius Bing, Esq., United States Consul to Smyrna, are in the city, receiving their instructions preparatory to their departure for their posts.