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Later from the North.

New York papers of the 20th contain some news of interest. They contain dates from Europe to the 9th inst. Lord Palmerston had made a speech at a banquet in Sheffield, in which, while deploring the suffering in that district, he reiterated the intention of the Government not to interfere in the American war. He thought interference would only make matters worse. Mr. Roebuck, M. P., also made a speech, in which he predicted that America would be divided into five parts. The war, he thought, was a useless waste of blood, and not waged for the extermination of slavery. The sales of cotton in Liverpool on the 9th were 5,000 bales. The New York Herald has dispatches from Washington to the effect that ‘"movement of immense importance"’ would be made by Pope's army in a day or two.

The guerrillas at work in Missouri.

Sr. Louis, Aug. 13.
--A fight took place west of Warrensburg on Friday last, in which three thousand guerrillas, under Quantrel and Hughes used up eight hundred State militia, commanded by Major Emory S. Foster, mortally wounding the latter.

The Union loss in killed, wounded and missing was three hundred.

The rebel loss was near five hundred. The rebels captured two cannon.

Sr. Louis, Aug. 19.--The city was full of vague rumors yesterday that a fight had occurred on Friday last near Lexington between about 200 Federal troops and the guerrillas of Quantrel, Hays, and Hughes's gang, in which the Federal were defeated; but no official advices have yet been received.

Passengers by the Pacific Railroad, however, bring reports that a fight did occur on Friday at Lone Jack. Jackson county, about twenty miles southwest of Lexington, between parts of Colonels Phillips's and Crittenden's regiments of State troops, 850 strong, and about 3,000 rebels under Quantrel and other guerrilla chiefs, resulting in the defeat of the State forces, with a loss of 200 killed and wounded and two pieces of artillery.

Official accounts are expected to-day.

Hon. John S. Phelps, Military Governor, and Wm. F. Switzler, Secretary of State for Arkansas, left yesterday for Helena, Arkansas.

Colonels McGill and Guitar have been promoted to Brigadier Generals of the enrolled militia for the recent battles with the guerrillas.

Lexington, Mo., August 18. --Brigadier-General Lane has reached here with reinforcements, rendering the safety of the place certain.

The gunboat Mercier is also here, which can do valuable service in case of an attack.

Some of Quantrel's general orders have been found near here. They asked all persons wishing to escape being dratted into the Federal army to join his company, where they will find arms and ammunition to operate against the Federal troops at every possible point. They also state that every man liable to be drafted into the United States army who is found going to any Federal military post, or any person who is known to have reported to any military post the whereabouts of Southern men, shall be shot wherever found; also, any one known to have paid money to the Federal Government to exempt him from military duty, is liable to have his chattels and property taken for the use of the Southern army.

These orders emanated from the commanding officers recognized as regular soldiers by the rebel Secretary of War.

M'Clellan's avant courier at the Fortress.

Fortress Monroe, Aug. 18.
--The avant courier of the Army of the Potomac arrived at Hampton this morning, in the shape of Hunt's Artillery Reserve, and immediately went into camp, for two or three days rest. Fitz John Porter's corps is now at Newport News, or rapidly arriving there, and by to morrow morning the entire Army of the Potomac will be at Yorktown Newport News, and Hampton. Up to the present time I have heard of nothing but rumors of fighting, and they were based on the firing of gunboats as they shelled the woods on the banks of the James river, to keep them clear of the rebels who might use their cover to hang on our flanks and rear to annoy us, and perhaps do us considerable damage. So far as I can learn not a soul in our army has seen a single rebel on the entire march. In short, the change of base has been effected without the loss of a man, the necessary firing of a shot, or the destruction of a hundred dollars worth of stores, commissariat or quartermaster's, and the army will be in a position, when this reaches your readers, where it can speedily embark for other points where the enemy and Richmond are more accessible, and success more certain.

Most assuredly to effect such an important change in the relative position of contending forces, without a move, and perhaps disastrous conflict, must have called forth the highest powers of a great General, or it must have resulted from the weakness of the enemy. One or the other cause gave to our arms this fortunate escape from disaster and, perhaps, destruction.

To-day the old bridge across Hampton Creek was rebuilt, and a pontoon bridge was laid across near to it.

A force of cavalry arrived at Hampton about noon to-day. A large number of troops are in camp about two miles this side of Newport News to-night. A large baggage train is now at Hampton.

Gen. Burnside is now at Fortress Monroe, and there is some talk of his taking command of the army now in command of Gen. McClellan.

That a portion of this army must remain on the Peninsula is evident, and between Hampton and Yorktown. As there are 20 acres covered by hospitals at Hampton a railroad is now being completed between there and Fortress Monroe.


A Fredericksburg correspondent of the Herald, under date of August 17, says Gen. Burnside has inaugurated the assumption of his command in that vicinity with prompt measures to repress the command which in progress between Richmond and the rebel sympathizers. On the morning of the 15th, the following Marylanders, who were endeavoring to make their way to Richmond, were captured: A. Gives, M. E. Haines, W. H. Archer, John L. Welch, G. R. Hodges, W. S. Winder, M. Thompson, H. Barch, E. K, Goldsborough, Lloyd Lownders. Albert Mudd, George Mudd and G. C. Burch. T. M. Hodges and two others. escaped.

Dispatches from New Orleans announce the death of Connnander Thomas Wainwright, of the U. S. sloop of war Hartford.

Old Abe has just made the following appointments: Brigadier General H. G. Wright, of the United States Engineers, to be a Major-General; Col. Michael Corcoran, of the 69th New York Militia, to be a Brigadier-General; Col Orlando N. Wilcox, of the 2d Michigan Volunteers, to be a Brigadier General; Brigadier General G. W. Collom, not confirmed by the Senate by an accidental emission, is reappointed to be a Brigadier-General.

The body of Brigadier General Thos. Williams, who was killed at Baton Rouge, reached New York last Monday. It will be carried to Newburg, New York, where the family of deceased reside. He was shot through the heart by a Minnie ball.

The sales of cotton in New York on Tuesday, the 19th, amounted to 400 bales of middling uplands at 46½@47 cents. Exchange dull at 127@127½. Gold opened at 115, but declined to 114¾

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