--Surgeon A. Owen Stille
, of the Twenty-third Pennsylvania Volunteers, died suddenly in the General Hospital
here, last night.
He arrived on the Nellie Parker
, only yesterday, from the White House
The steamer Port Royal
arrived at Norfolk
this morning, from Newbern
, but brings no news.
The steamer Metamora
, Captain Thomas
, bearing a flag of truce, started on her second trip to City Point
on Saturday evening for the purpose of conveying there several Secessionists, amongst whom were Mr. Hamilton
and daughter, and a son of Mrs. Baxley
, late of the old Capitol prison.
The steamer landed near City Point
early on Sunday morning, and sent off a cutter filled with men, armed with Enfield rifles loaded.
Upon reaching the wharf, Captain Hopkins
, of the Virginia Cavalry, and commanding the station, denounced the sending of the boat there with loaded arms; adding that he had and always would respect flags of truce, and he would not receive another such party.
Explanations were made, when he permitted the Metamora to come up to the wharf.
Soon afterwards about a dozen Confederate officers came down, and for the time good feeling prevailed, the latter accepting refreshments, which they declared were unsurpassed for flavor.
Before the parties to be landed could proceed, permission had to be received from Petersburg
, which caused a delay of about four hours. The Metamora
, after boarding several Federal boats lying off, steamed up and returned to Old Point
, reaching there at 8 o'clock on Sunday evening. The officers say the weather during the trip was fine, and declare the scenery on the James river
far surpassed their anticipations.
Vegetation was at its height, and there were many fine scenes of vernal beauty.
The Federal gunboats.
The officers who were on board the Metamora
and who came up on the Georgeanna, state that the gunboats Galena
, Monitor, Port Royal
, Wachuset and others were anchored in the James river
, and some were receiving coal.
The steamer Jacob Bell
, which got aground off City Point
, and was fired into by a Confederate battery, consisting of two Parrott
guns, nobly defended herself, and, with the aid of other boats, damaged a number of buildings near the Point
The indentations made by their balls were plainly visible, and the attack occasioned a complete desortion of the battery.
A new steamer, called the John Tucker
, arrived this morning from New York, having made the run from wharf to wharf in twenty-two hours.
The steamer Empire City
sailed for Port Royal
this morning, having in tow five schooners for Hattaras Inlet.
The British steamer Jason
dropped down from Norfolk
this morning, to prepare for a cruise.
The steamer George Peabody
, from Hattaras, bound for New York, put in here this morning, with the loss of her starboard paddle-wheel, by an accident.
The way "Linkum" Travels.
The New York Herald
tells, as follows, how Abe traveled to West Point
at five o'clock on the evening of Monday last by a special train for this city en route
He arrived at Jersey City
at about one o'clock yesterday morning, and immediately crossing by the ferry, stepped into a carriage which was in waiting for him at the foot of Cortlandt street, and which conveyed him and his party to the Chambers
street depot of the Hudson River Railroad.
A special train was in readiness, with the horses buckled too, and in a short time the midnight travelers were on their way along Hudson
, Canal, and West streets, to the Thirty-first street station.
Here the horses were removed and steam attached, and the party were quickly speeding along the track.
Arriving at Garrison
's they crossed the ferry, and were soon comfortably lodged at Cozzens's Hotel, West Point
, where they arrived at four o'clock in the morning.
A dispatch was received in the city yesterday from Mr. Cozzens
, stating that the President
had arrived there at the hour named.
Thus, in eleven hours the Chief Magistrate
had travelled from Washington
to West Point
— a distance of nearly three hundred miles. As every movement had been arranged beforehand by telegraph, there was no waiting for connections, and the President
went straight through the whole distance.
, who has been for sometime at West Point
, was telegraphed to for the purpose of meeting and receiving the President
; and, notwithstanding his disabilities, he, in accordance with his characteristic military punctuality, was on the spot and met the Commander-in-Chief
immediately on his arrival.
Reported Capitulation of the French army in Mexico.
San Francisco, June 20.
--A letter received in this city, from Governor Alvarez
, of Guerrea, Mexico
, states that, on the 26th of May, he received news from the city of Mexico
, that the French
army had capitulated.
The entire Union ticket was elected by nearly three thousand majority, making the relative vote about two to one for the Union
Addison C. Gibbs
, the Governor
elected, is a Douglas Democrat, who emigrated to Oregon
from Central New York, John McBride
, elected a member of Congress, is a Republican, formerly of Missouri