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IMIIT ADKFilMIIA. SATURDAY. I)i:CKMHEIl 17, 18:l.
rmcE three cents.
mOM NORTH CAROLINA.
TOBPIDOES IN BOANOKE EIVER.
The "Otsego," the "Basley," and a
Picket Launch Blown Up.
THE RIVER FULL OF INFER
'THEY ARE BEING REMOVED.
KiitnuiiN, Drccm'ier 13, 1 s "", I . g nib iot ex
pedition sent un the Roanoke river. nco oniu-
L,aue Jamcsiowii, eighty miles ii'mro Plynoutn,
iunueniy rame in on unift wit'i to mo toriiel ics
P'keid In thecuinnc.l ly llin HcImIs, and three
boats were b!o n up. Tuo tl igshiit Wualniiivi.
Conin nwler Mi" onit). srsior olli er, toon tho
irso urn pasru satey trtrougu.
'J Iih o'.snjn, a (Jonlilc-entl. r, Lieiitenmt-Oom
Biniuli r Arnold, followed, the boiv inee'lng wi'li
on obstruction, hut which wan apparently pined,
until, being struck by the stern, proved to ho a
1d,0i .,r, uthl.J. .On.. l.ln Hn !.
U (Hugo, sinking her in a lew moments.
1111'. H.KHV l'l RI1FH ri Tin: UIVKK.
After the blowing up of tho il'senn, tlic re
mainder ol the llcot remained by her until moru
lifT, when tbosa vessels uninjured ley tlm cx,J .
sios, pushed op the river. S ion after C imm mh T
Hacom'i dcspu'chcd on special duiv his ai I, P.iv
masur Iouis Sands, ou the etoamu. W.iy.Vy, twd
mowmo rp or Till "lHOt.FT."
Vpon arriving In the. vicinity of the up it whoro
the (Vwo was sunk a torp 'do exploded un Icr
the hngiry, blowing a nolo through her, causing
ber to Hiuk Immediately. , Oae, until and a I) iy
were killed. The oHleers and th rest of the
rrew ecnpod by swimming. Paymaster Sands
and Captain Amos, commanding tlio tug, air tin
to the wieck of the Otsrin, wii to they wore
licked up in id taken on hour. I the II tjnliismg.
Q PICKET LA! NCR MOW.V IP.
at Soon nftcr tho sinklnif of the Ha, lev. the steam
1 launch No. 6 was also destroyed.
Tho Tte.inokc river is a perfect network of
tori cdocs A lunre number hive iilrea.lv hoea
'fr taken op, and a still larger number are supposed
yei to remain. ,r intK Uir.iiit.
TEE LATEST EXPEDITION.
Hajor-Urnrrnl lluilrr nail Admiral Por
ter on ibe Oecan- l'h llctiirlnre from
Fortrhss Mokiioe, December 15. tt buing
bow two days since the coiutiined military and
navul expedition of M ijor-Gon. It. llutieraad
Heiir-AUiinral David D. Porter s i led from tuis
place, It is bardly to bo assumed c.o itr.ib md nes
to state tbe tact now. Moreover, the eueiny
stems to have known lb it surh an expedition was
onftHitj hut tbo dehtiimtiua is as yet unknown.
Its objective DOlnt ban been kopt noeret. The
stiengtb of the lluot and force of the arny is
larite enough to a complish tboohjeet soiiKhttone
oi.tainfd. A'niimber of tho tukh.-I.s of war were
peeked jesterday by the gunboat Jnccn at sea.
Taptnr of Vnliiuhlr Nnll Work.
Aetlig Itoar-Aflmlrnl Strlbling, cdniminJIng
the East Gull' llloekadlng Siuadion, under duto
of "Kty West Flurida, December 3, 1UUI," re
ports to the Navy Department the destruction of
a fet of salt works on Rocky Point, Old Taru a
Hay, by deiaehinents from' the Vi'ti, Stars nni
SfiiM, llenrtriik lliutsuit, and the tenders Ariel
acd Wo Shteri,
Hie expedition was under Acting Volunteer
Xiiutcnant K. b. Mmith, ol the N in, nu 1 wis in
evi ty rei-pi ct a complete success, resulting iu ilia
df mull iou of teven lai e boilers and everything
of value connected with the wo. its, without a
lvmgiu casualty uu uur pitru
Clovpriior li(tin'N SiH 1r. Dsns 1a
riinrnHii. l'Miil.ti il .ttii .ni-tri.-n(rtit
44riitl Npraitan 1'rtf.Ml fr tarf totl
llou. Albany, DecenitiT 16. Mr. ('. A. Dina h
Cte inert llie ai polulmcnt ot luljutant-Kaneral
and tlm re.ppoiu m nt of Uutin'al Siague i
urged upon (jovcnior t'euton.-
Likctknant Ghni:ral Grant ts Towv.
T.ifuteDnDt General Grant, ace un ianied D M'l
Grant and L'ea'cnant-Col nl iMnt (hro'lier O'
Mrs. Grant), and C iloael II wer, of theGno
nil's Mall, arrived i-f"wn la-t evening, mid ire
s'opp'n at Wilutrd's? 'The (inrier.il Is In excel
lent belth,aiid was in fioe spirits to-d iy over tho
brilliant success of -our arms bufjro Nashville.
Wcuh. ItcptUituan yettcrdiy.
Bhioaiiigr-Grkhiial Tiioms C. Dkviw
Tin" bxroworkiu( and saccesnfal soldier's tntrits
bkve Imid te oitin.ed bv his receiviu a com nis-'
sIcb as brigadier, lor which be w is breveted last
summer, ou the occasion of his b inni to this
city n'vtral buttle-lUgs, c iptur U bv his briide.
With such men to exeeu e his i l ms, S icrid ia
may hope for continued success la bis future
IIki-ionatiok op Okvrhat. 'iniTTEwnui.
M.iiiT iJeneral vlt'enden and stulf resicned d iy
he line yesterday. The reison usii?ned Is tbt
Mie Government ollwred liim n co ntnai I be
detuiid inadequate to his rauK, In the Amy of
toe I'oioin in, pni' no? mm m .i s in iratnate
poMtion to junior oilicers. The tciigaatijiiB huvo
j !. WW n nt Rvrnlug Tel urn: .
f ir : My attention lias been c tiled to the fant
Slbat,by mistake, my n unc bus h 'el announcid
tin your paper as tbe President of the Walnut
lUIaud Oil Company.
As 1 do not wish to weavnnv of the umors
I which lieloi e to another, I heir to sav I pntsiMi i
I the nanie viioiiin tie cnat ot. Mr. An ire v t;. Ut-
Itell, of the well-known hou- oi viea.rs. Cnain
I bers & CuiU'll, and to add tint I inn n it now nor
I have I ever been eonni'eied wi u tho ab ive-
In; nied Company, nor have I ever been the owner
( one ot ltts slimes.
Al.t:XANhcv. G. Cattell
Fhllndelpbia, Doecniher 17, IS '.I.
Nickel and plumbago have oeen discovered
in Northern New Jersey.
At a meeting of the Parker Fraternity in B
tn lat week, it was voted to present to Pro'essor
Goldwln Smith a full set of the la'e Tbeod ire
Parker's work", together wiih a copy of his Ufa,
by Jvun W'eisB;
Tbe American Teleerapli CompiT has
made arrangements to rebuild the liue froao
Uesuiii lii Rutland, and to put an a new wire In ad
ditlon to tbe one now la use. Tho nine coinpinv
still also build a new line f ro n Brattluuoro an 1
OreesReld, over the Vermont ami Missacbasetts
road to FiU'bburg, au'd also from FitcUburf to
tosion, .via the FitcUhurg aua Worcester and
e igricaltural rotdi.
ILIGin A IMPORTANT
Despatch from Secretary Stantoni
GLORIOUS VICTORY AT
Defeat of Hood's Army.
IMMENSE NUMBER OF
FLIGHT OF THE REBELS.
The Field Coverod with Aban
oik loss asoit thrfi: hi xdhi:.
OFFICIAL DESPATCH FROM
Capture of the Rebel General Jaok-
toii, with the Kemnaut ot his
Division, and Twenty Pieces
Washiimiton', Boccmbcr 17, ISfll, 83 j
A. iM. To Major-General lix, Now York:
Tli fol!nwin( olllclul report of tlut urcat
victory ncliicypd yesterday by Miijor-Ocncral
Tlicmas and liia Gallant tinny over the Kuticl
fcrccs iintlcr Gunoral Hood, in front of .Nash
ville, was received tliia morninp;. One ol the
most BurprUli g circunistiutces connected with
this great achievement is the small loss auffcreil
by our troops, evincing, nmoni? other things,
he admirable, skill and caution of General
Thomas in bia disposition of the battl". In
our rejoicings at tho dee;it of the enemy,
'.hanlcg are due to the Almighty for Ills pro-
lection to our gallant officers anil soldiers in
the great couflict they have passed through.
The report of General Thomn", contaiulng;
Interesting details, is Hubjoinetl.
ItrxpHtch from Uennral Thomns.
IlEAI)(rARTr.ltrt Di;i'AltTMKJfr OF the
CUMllKHI.ANIl, EUlHT illl.t lS KltOM Xill-
VII. LK, ii P. M., December 10. To tho Presi
dent of tho United .states, Hon. Edwin M.
Stanton, and Lleutenant-Ganeral Grant:
This army thanks you for your appreciation of
Its conduct yesterday, and to assure you that
it Is not misplaced. I have the honor to re
port that the enemy has bi-en pressed at all
points to day in his liue ol retreat to the
Urigadler-General Hatch, of Wilson's Corps
of Cavalry, on tho right, turned the eno.ny'a
leland captured a large number of prisoners,
number not yet rop.iriea. m. uor-ijjui'r.u
Scliolicld's Corps, next on tho left of tho
cavalry, carried several hills and captured
many prisoners aud six pieces of artillery.
Brevet' Miy ir-Goneral S.nith, next on tho
left of Major-Gcneral Schofleld, carried tho
salient point of the enemy's llai with McMil
lan's Brigade of M-'Arthur's D'.vlsioa, cap
turing sixteen guns, two brig idier-gii:rals,
and about two thousand prisoners.
Brladier-GouenU Garrard's Division of
Smith's command, next on the left of Me Ar
thur's Division, carried the enemy's lutreneh
ments, capturing all tho artillery and troops
of the enemy on the linn. Brlglior-Gcneral
W'6oc"s troops, on tho Fraukliu pike, took up
the assault, carrying the enemy's lutreneh
mciibs, and in his retreat captured eight pieces
of artillery, and something ovef six hundred
prisoners, and drove tho enemy within one
mile of the Brentwood nill Pass.
Major-General Steaduian, commanding de
tachments of the different armies of tho Mili
tary Division of Mississippi, most nobly sup
potted General Wood's left, and boro a most
honorable part in the operations of the day.
I have ordered the pursuit, to be continued
In the morning at daylight, although tho tr iops
are very much fatigued. The utmost enthu
siasm prevails. ' t
I must not forget to report tho operations
of Brigadier-General Johnson, In suceoasfuUy
dtivlngthe enemy, with tho co-operation of
tho gunboats under Lleutuoaut-Cominantler
Fitch, from their established batteries on the
C'uniberl ind river, below the City ol Nashville,
and of tho success of Brigailier-Geueral Crax
ton's Brigade, in covering and guarding our
right aud rear.
In the operations of yosterday and to-day,
although I have no report of the number of
prisoners captured by Johnston and Crax
ton's commands, I know they have made a
large number. I am glad to be able to state
that tho number of prisoners captured yester
day greatly exceeds tho number reported by
telegraph last evening. The woods, Holds, aud
intrenchments are strewn with the enemy's
small arms, abandoned in their retreat. In
conclusion, I am happy to statu that all this
has been effected with but a small loss to us.
Our lost does not exceed 800, and very few
(Signed) Gnoaoi II. Tnouis,
f aJor-Geaeral Commanding,
THEATRE of WAR in MIDDLE TENNESSEE.
Sceno of the Battles at Franklin and Nashville, and
Total Rout of General Hood's Rebel Army.
MiHMrf W iCL""ttv C S 7 " rAVTTVlIlrlTts4;,
ij!2 . j ( . ""3
Al i i r rLZ
Another IleNtHlrli ( liir ol fui'rnl i
Naptivii.t.e, Tenn., Decemlier 1'5,0 P. M.
Turing last night Hood withdrew his right. '
from the river, ami took a near position cover
ing tho Ilillsboro, Granny While, an d Frank
lin pikes, which lino hud been carefully pre
pared for just this contingency. He was
driven from the llrst line easily, but the second
was very stubbornly delt-mled, and at last
heavily assaulted three times before suc
ceeding. It was carrlei', however, and twenty piecej
of artillery, and two thousand men, including
General Jackson, with tho remnant of his
division, were taken. The enemy were forced
back two miles, and his army broken Into two
partu, one on tho White pike and tho other ou
the Franklin, with a range of bluiry hills be
tween them. Steailniau ami Wood pressed
down tho latter, and A. J. Saiith, Sholl sM,
and tho cavalry down tho former. Smil
arms lay as thick on tho contested hue as tho
licbcls had stood there. Hood cannot m:iko
another stu b a day's tight, whilo Thomas Is In
good condition to press him. We caught more
wagons, cannot say the, uuinber. Everybody,
while and black, did splendidly.
r.nwiN M. Stanton, Secretary of W.ir.
Fort McAllister, which was Cfipturol on tho
llih instant by General Sherm in, Is a very strong
earthwork, situated on the OoMiee river, a'mut
&i.tei n miles ninth of the mouth of tbe S.tvuunah
river, and about six miles from the mouth of the
Ossabaw Sound. This part of tho coast ol Georgia
is of that amphibious character which marks
much of the Southern coast in general tho
raveled and unfinished etuis of nature's woli,
where sea and land keep up a mutual warfare.
The ocean breaks in between Great Wassaw
and Of sul uw Islands, forming Ossubaw Sound,
and Into this estunry flow tho Great and I.ittlo
Upcebec and tbo Vernon rivers. The laud, or
rather the marsh on each side of the Ugi'chce, is
almost a Jlrur d'eau, certainly' hardly rising a
foot above tbe level ot the river, wtiilo at times
it is entirely submerged. For miles aud miles
ou every hand there is notbim: to be seen tnr
these low and level Islands and islets, covered
with reeds and rank pranses, save where a lustier
vegetation has pushed up in occasional clumps at.
tttes called "hummocks."
About six miles from tho niDuth of Ossabaw
sontid, near where tno Savannah, Albany, and
Gulf Hailroad crosses the Ogechee, the river jets
out into a promontory named Point Genesis, cov
ered by one of these hummocks of more than
otdinary t-ie. Ilebiiid this, bidden from tbe
river, le s Fort MeAlltcr, an earthwork of im
ineme strength, erected by tbo JULi'ls eirly In
tbe war. Its batteries completely commanded
Fort McAllister, which has Just succumbed
to un attark from the land side, bad previously
hid defiance to two attai ks from our naval
forces. 1 he first of these took place nearly
two yi ars a-o. On the 27th of January, lHiCi
tbe monlior Montauk, commanded by Captain
W on en, bombarded Its esrthern walls for nearly
blx hours, without either receiving or doing inucu
f auispe. Each appealed to tie invincible against
tie other. The second and more itni'ort.iiit
afnek was made on the .Id of March, lstiS.
1 he Vis-els employed in this engagtmmt were
ti e monitors Mtmtauh, I'nssaic, J'ittiisi o, aud
Sithunt, and tbe gunlsMSa Seneca, if'i.iWiicA-in,
and I'mrn, and several Bortar-Heiinonets, This
formidable f rce ra n d a storm of shot aud shell
upon tbe fort for one hole day, wttu no more
duninge to the Kebels than the dismounting ol a
gun or two. Late iu the afierooon h" fleet ntn
withdrawn, nnii jured, anil the vessels cropped
down tbe stream, the Keliels coining cut on tbe
pa'apets and cheering a delimit adieu. ,
Near Fort McAllister the blockade-runner
Xaiirillt w as destroyed on the 28th of February,
!Sii3, by the Muntauk.
Charlustown, Mass., has so large a supply of
water from her few water worki that she is talk
ing of supplying Cambridge also.
TO-MI'S WASHINGTON NEWS'
Fpwlttl Ui spattUta lo levelling TclcxTiiph.
Wariiino tok, December 17.
A l.rnixl Nnlnte) for Hie. Victory.
Secietiry Stanton has ordered two hundred
lis to bo fired ut noon to-d.iy, in Franklin
Square. The President has received despatches
from Nashville this morning, announcing that
the victory over Hood is complete.
I eirnl Tender IterUlnn.
Jnd,';e Carte r, of tho Supreme Court of the Dis
trict of ('iiluinl)i ', has docidad that Congress lias
the power to make a piper currency a loga! ten
der for all debts. Tho decision is considered im
portant. tJrncrnl Nix- rler.
Tho statenicnt in Caniidian papers that the Gov.
crnmetit dlsiipproves of General ttlx'i order Is
asserted here to bo false. On the olhor hand, the
Government heartily supports General Dix.
There is more talk again of a large loan. It is
believed that Mr. Fessenden lias not yet con
cluded whut to do. ,
A J!iuir. nt Ihr IKItltarr Kituntlon, nic.
Nothing later than the tiens of this morning
lias luen received from Shermnn or Thomas.
Tbe greatest confidence prevails in military
circles that Hood will be compelled to abindon
his contemplated raid into Kentucky, and pro
bably abandon Tennessee.
He is reported now to be in need of ammunition,
as well as suitable clothing for his soldiers. 8ltor
man's capture of Fort McAllister puts him Into
Immediate communication with Dahlgren's fleet,
and is in itself the accomplishment of his grand
Now having supplied himself with siege trains
and all necessary supplies, be will begin a now
operation the reduction of Savannah. It is not
believed here that he will attempt an immediate
assault upon the fortitica'.ions of Savannah, but
raiher enveloping it with his victorious army
t compel Its capitulation.
Not for tbe last six months has the military
horizon looked so biightas at present. Every
one is couQdcLt that before tho winter Is over we
shull have wrested from the Kebels several of
AEMY OF THE P0T0MA0.
Gen. VTnrrou'N onaralnlnlory AillreH.
llEAimrAHTERs Firm Aumy Corps, in tub
Fuxn, Dicember It, 1SH4. Mnjor-General War
ren has Issued the following order, ihowing his
appreciation of the conduct of the officers and
mtn participating In the expedition.
llEADut ATtTEKS, FiPTii AnMT Corps, Decem
ber l'l, 1Mb I. Tho command having returned
In in its late expedition after accomplishing suu
cessinlly its mission tho destruction of tbe Wei
don Ii ui road as fur us llicksford m iking forced
msrebes during six days and nights, in the must
inclement weal ber, the Major General command
lug considers it bis duty to express to his uivl-i n
commanders Hrevet Muj. Gen. Gregg, eom'd'g
lid Cavalry Division; lltevet Major-Generais
Gtillin, Ayres, and Crawfi.nl, of the H.hCuto',
aud Hrevet Major-General Molt, comiiiaudlnir..'td
limslon. 2d Corps his high appreciation and
con mendation of their performance of the In
structions issued to them by him. He desires
that they will convey this spproval to their com
mands, with such especial praise as they may
diem due to individuals in their divisions.
Tbe Maior-Geueral commanding expresses his
thanks to llievet btigsdier-Geticral Wainwright,
Chief of Artillery, tor his cttleient manage-uent
of ibe artillery of tbo command; to Lieutenant
Colonel A. L. Thomas, Chief Quartermaster, for
the thorough manner in which he e .nducifd th
trains; and to lirevet MijorVan llocklln, iOth
New York Knitiuecri. for his eiliciency aud
prt mptnesa in the management of the pontoon
tiatu. I3y command ot
Fkd, T. Locke, Asst. Adjutant-General.
FROM THE SOUTH.
The Attempt of Our Prisoners to
Escape from Danville Prison.
CCL. ROSSIER NOT KILLED.
Tho Attack on Murfreesboro, North
Carolina, by the Gunboat3
in Chowan Paver.
B, Etc., r.lf., Etc., Kt., K.le,, K(o.
'l'hr Attemiit to Fspspe .I'rnni lnvMlr
t ot.ONVI, llOSSimi, Ol" SI'W YORK, NOT MI. 1. 1. 1'.
A'rcei ti, I (ioli'le l) '-nfr I'.'.
On Puturdiiv last, about ono o'clocH in the
afti moon, the Yankee ufHeeri conrlne l In prison
No. 2, i ruinpted to overpower tho guard null
escape from cnstoily. Klghtof those otlieers, at
a eoiicerteil signal, seized the two sentinel on
the grnnnd tloor of tbe prison, and wrested their
muskets from them, at the saino t lino cnoktuf
them toprevtnt their giving the alarm to the out
sl.lc I'Uunli. Hut the calls of the sentinels were
hem d, ami ibe oilicer of the day coming promptly
to the place, ordered tbe guards without the
prison lo liie upon tho Yankees, which was done.
A sentinel aimod through the window (if tho
p !-oii and shot the leader of the plot, when order
The otllcer shot was A colonel of a New York
re gim nt, who confi ssetl he was prime mover of
the scheme to break prison. II 0 is supposed to
be mortally wounded. .
A number of tho prisoners wero anned with
sticks and clubs, and the wounded colonel as
s. rts, we understand, that tbo programme was to
sei.e the muskets ut the guard-home, overpower
the guard, make prisoners of the Confederate
Hiati s i .nicer at the post and destroy tbe town.
Attnek on S1iirf're-tbra, N. ft,, by lieu
Iroiu Our UiinlMmtA In I'hownu lllver.
From the Richnwnii Whit heermher.
We learn that tho enemy, some three hundred
strong, lniided fiotn their gunboats in Cliow.in
river, on Sunday last, and proceeded to Murfrees
boro, In Hertford county, where they destroyed
nil ol' our commissary stores, and curried oil' a
number of horses and mules.
l ife In Itlrhinond.
(Ailiertiipnifiit from ttis Richmond .'ii'i.orr,Iiec. tl.)
NOTtC'K TO TIIAVBI KliN.
Persons visiting the city can bo accommodated
with gout! board and comfortable rooms by up
plj ing on the corner of Main and Kigluli sir -cts,
next door above tho Spntswood Hotel. Price,
twenn-iive dollars per day, including lodging,
e ingle meals Dinner, ten dollars; breakfast and
supper, cght dollars. Also a few table boarders
cun bo accommodated.
"I.ove Unlet the 'nmp."
l.OMlNt't, Mt'I.KOHTI. RXCIIASOB COM MI8SIONRK,
EXCUANUINU COMI'LIMUMTS WITH A HUHUL
A Rnvannnh parjer contains letters from Cap
tain Hatch, tne Uel'el,and Colonel Mulfurd, the
Vn ion Exchange Commissioner, to a young li ly
In Savannub, from which it appears that if lovers
have tbclr troubles there are also those who, even
cm id tho scenes of war, wish tbem well. Tho
lady hud sent sotno "verses and llower-," to tno
object of her solicitude, then a prisoner at the
This seemed like unsubstantial fare to a hun
gry mun ; but it proved to him a warne to tho
comlorts of home and tho society of his lady
love. Coli nel Mull'ord writes toiler:
Tlis letter routiilninif the 'verses aad flmvers" I de-liveri-i)
iii .rsou lo vour trieail, ns n t ouiv ill it, hat t
tmd him pu olt .1 and rettirneil iu Iii. hmiii,iiiid I tmsi iliut
ou t live , re this itit'l tlio ptejtailru 01 lfl nmu frrmi III a
f ol Hist hi. rrleiise war tliu rv.iilt uf yuur luiu-r i)iilalu
lug ttit- (lowers.
(turlld IMllow Shootn a Rebel Soldier
Vest (lie Citirlfton Cciirttr, Dctemfttr It).
Wbi'c stopping at a house near Florence, Ala.,
a ft w days ago, General I'illo was Informed by
the Inily of the bouse that a soldi, r was ki ling
her bogs. He hnmt di dely went out aud ordered
t tie soldier oil. 1 he latter refusing (o obey. Gene
ral Pillow lold him who be was, aud again orde ed
liim to let the hogs alone. Determined not to
have without a supply of pork, the soldier s'i it
cue of the hogs, whereupon General Pillow drotv
his pistol aud tired, killing hitn ou tho spot.
Hut Hi. hi ni I oosnwhntehle his I s'riilny
lieuerMl SiMrlrnll WaaudMl,
hitpatch to tht Richmond Whiit.
Acta ht, Diecinber l1. -In the fight at Coo
suwntclile, Friday, llrigadier-Generil Girn-ell
was li.idly woundid in iho side bv a shell. Not
withstanding the severe wound, ha reinninod on
the field until the fight cloned. Uu was brought
to Augusta on Sunday.
From the Itirltmontl Whig, DecemhcrU.
Ve have no report of a tight at Cnosawhatchle,
on Friday last, and no information of any con lict
at that point since the .'list ultimo has been
received at the War Department. General G.ir
tt til commanded a brigade xif Georgia reserves.
He was a representative from that Suite iu tho
riKliliii- on Hi 'hnrlea(on nml Navan
unit Kaillrond ou laisiln).
From tl Richmond IHfatch, l)Knmtr 14.
TLcro was a report yesterday that a fight ws
going on on the Charleston and Savannin U til
road, at Coosawbtitchie. It was probablv correct,
and the enemy have persistently endeavored to
nialie a lodgment ou this road.
feiurninfli Arnir nsfurs sinvannnli Do-
nlul IIihi lii lly 1st liivaUid.
From the Richmond Examiner, llf:emlir M.
Tbe only defluito Information from Georgia Is
ti e appearance of Sherman's army In the vicinity
of Savannah. The Yankee papers Informs ui that
he bad accomplished this much almost a week
at'O, but of course their stutement was hassd upon
what they deemed tbo probabilities of the
Vp to yeslerday forenoon no lighting had taken
phice between blicrmau's army and tbe C'jri
fi derate troops in tbe defense of Sivanoaii.
General Hardee commands the latter. A con
temporary piper speaks of Savannah as "iu
fested." This is not the case.
Savannah is no more "Invested" than It'ch
n t nil, and we have no evidence that Ic stands In
the h ast danuer, either from assault or siege.
An clhcial despatch of yesterday mentions that
Shermau had "developed" his army near tbe
town; but that does not signify that bo will go
Into trenches. Savannah has a triple line of
MILITARY KSirllrNIANH IV CAM.
San Fhamcisco, December 10. Measures are
being taken to raise a regiment of veteran volun
teers on this coast, to servo in Hancock's new
The rtln storm in this State still continues at
intervals, although none of the valleys have yet
been flooded. Largo tracts of agricultural land
Tho Hlmi of WevBMln.
Ram FuAKCiaco, December 10. J. W. Nye has
been elected as the second Senator from the State
Stat or Tuunosim, T-r.it.-.1ii A.M.,
11... Noon,4l. IP. M.,,oj. Wlnd.N. NW.
Finn tii is AiTKtNOON The alirm of fire)
about a quarter before l o'clock, originated at the
puperwanho so of Charles Knigh', it , N j. 6"'i1
Commerce strret. The flames wee first discovered
in thr rear portion of tho second s'nrv. anrtbnrnext
tlirouch liro the third fl or. The flrn was con
lined to the ti l il lloor. A henvy smek of paner
on hand suilered considerable dimsgn. The
ln ater portion of the stoea on the first lloo- was
tfiiHvid, althongh co'iiderble dasnnre fro'U
water whs sustained. The damage could not be
Dbath or an Vnknowh Mak. This monilii';
a iepcctable-Iookltig old man, aged about fifty
die years, was discovered at Eighth and San
bmu sheets. He was In an exhausted condition
nml was taken in charge by tbo police. By the
iiid of the i Ulcers he walked a couple of squares,
' ut dec niing exhausted lie hud to ho carried.
I'pon arriving ut the Slat ion lloue he died. He
was drisscd In a li; ht-grey nut, brown vest,
link pv. y pants, gaiters, aud bud a bov el and
rule iu bis pocket.
Pmioi un pKisoNi-.ns Colonel Pennock Huey
rd Captains J. T. TlggoU and Willlurn A.
Dally, all officers of tho eighth Peunsylvania
Cavalry arrived in this city ye-terday from the
South, having been paro'ed bv the IUbels.
Captain Daily whs captured on the 12th of
October, 1803, while Colonol Hueranil Cantata
riglttitt fell Into liebel hmds on the 2tth of
June of the present year. These gentlemen have
been confined in prisons nt Charleston ami other '
points Hf the Sontb. and daring their confine
ment Buttered every manner of cruol'y.
Akrestkd. This morning, Frank Kelloy and
John McGncken were committed to prison to
answer the larceny of lend and copper from s
iHeloiy in Harrii-on street, Nineteenth Ward.
Fotnin.iNO. An infant three weeks old was
found yesterday afternoon In the vestibule of
house at' No. S07 N. E'ghteen'h street. It was '
sent to the Almshouse this morning.
Attempted RoiiiiKiiY.cileorge Donnelly wast
arrested yesterday on tho charge of attempting to
rob a money. till-at Broad and 8hlppen streets.
He sneaked into a store, and was abnt rifling'
the money drawer when h" was discovered and
fli d. An officer who was near by nw and pur
sued him. He was enptured, and committed to
prison by Alderman Lutz.
FINANCE AND COMMERCE.
Omcu oe Tea Evrmsn THf.naitlr-it. i
Mfttiird.y, DerotutHir 17.
Gold is excited this morning, and prices have
declined about 7 per cent, siueo last evening, un
I'cr ihe glotlous news from Generals Thomas and
Sherman, opening at 2:12.; fell otT and sold at
2:il at 11 o'clock ; 228 ut 12 ; 2274 t 121 ; rallied,
ami sold at 228 at 1 P. M. .Market wotk.
Money continues easy at about f inner rates.
Loans on call are freely offered at flf'iS per cent,
per annum. Prime nicrcantllo paner, as we have
noticed for some time past, continues scarce, and
is quoted ut 7("'J per cent.
PHILADELPHIA HTOt'K EXCHANOE HALES, Hilt. IT.
Hiajorun by Clarkson Co., Brokers. No. UI 8. TtiUd St.
K'.vvi ), Wslnnt Is...U .1 1 IKI.Ii Kr-Unr.. ...... IV
llA lll do c II I UK) ill Koadlug tt.c.tp S9
S'rrou. B. 10-40 irrj i
MKI ilo li I
.'in It H t-'jin imS
f II Hi Pullll ot II I?,, i
S.'riOCIty Un. nsw.ctp Wi'
l(i (i ('.mi. A Us ivl..llll I
IV.'. h lamwf u s
7t o s ti ilo
l'P nr. rirert Ol! 3
Ml nh Man s Mil
limsli Kr.ii.liu ...
'li sh tf 'hl nil.
twin lim it Wohutb,
l'Mish ferry Oil..
HIS'lh ' M tl'.
inn an Bnln
4 011 Co...
Mi h Trr K
lni.h 1'iiion 1 tii
(Btti.ti do b m
M0 ah Dnmuors..bll0
Mil lb di
HO .11 IXIell Oil....
Him ill di
Jhi sli El Dorado
i. .ii r iu na ia....iii
ti h City lank I in
1 li N Omral o4 If
iih do ftiv
ItOsi, Ctw R. ...... Id
IOU stl Areh St. R ... IH'f
iv.bii aana nssn a
Quotations of tho principal Coal and Coal UU
stocks at 1 o'clock to-day :
Kid Mk. H44 At.
VS V.lfrankllnOtl Ij, ..
ft ik Moutlisln Coal.
N.V.A Mid. Coal..
Green Hi. Coal... .
toed fir DaluCoai.a
'-4' II tlutia fc,aiif OIL. It,
' lsulnu nil
I 0'intAd a
7'iJ NorlerVlJtjJsunttr.i .
i .i I II
1 I-lU ,'aiHiory fum.
. IU II1IIUSUU .
Kfy-loiif 7,!nc... W
p n eiNior uu.,
1 ' Petroleum (tr. . S i,'
S'.'lloiis Inland V
7' Cnrtln H
JIT, I'hll. toil Creek.. IK
Manlt? hi nl 011.1 ..
UcChDriTk Oil..,. V
I ei)iifiv)vjiuia ret . ..
l'arrv Oil ..
tinml Oil V1.'
KtMKtonr oil )'i
I' hi In. A Tldttout.. iit
Vit ii'.n City.,, . ..4
ltevri tie 3,'
(irent Vi'Htcrn...a li
ItntiHiea Island... 1
W he rtu an i
.Mlnti ri !H
o., .uuriHaiiia l
a I corn eiaauir
J'i Hisik Oil
i ilipoer KooTiomv... Ji
il'rw.lmit lalauu...s a
'2 Klilorado a 9
ilia at. N rJiol.s a 4'44
.. ,Tarr tloniuatu.d.. o
t t'.id.cii a ..
1 iKrotrw IV
1'. Cow Crta k J
4 iChcrrv Ioih
I'nlnn I'erroleusU-i ..
HeacuD nu........ ..
3 1-lti Turi'0 linn. 1
1 'Me.Crea . 'Ilisrry IH
Hi.h a OH
7 iiuriiinif np.iug
On,uile On. . 11 It;
Qnntatlnns of Gold at the Philadelphia OMd
F.xchunge, No. 31 S. Third street, second story :
10 A. M 5124 12 M 228?
11 A. M 2il 12J P. M 227A
IU A. M 22M! 1 P. M 22k
HI'S A. M 230 I
Dk IlAvrx Bao., No. 20 S. Third street,
quote as follows
American Gold.... 226
An cricao Silvei, 4's and 4' 211
Dimes and Half Dimes 205
Spanish Quarters 200
Penn. Currency 4 dis.
New York Lxchanc 1-10 "
Markets by Teleurup".
Nbw YoitK, Deecmlier 17.-toeSS are lower;
Cbiaano and Bock Inland. ll'i C'ihiiS ia" S-frrd,
43': lllluola lulrl, ian aluliUan s.ali..rai, (-Jalido. ;
vii..nilile..l, US; "Itve V.., k Vnirai. 117.', i Ks.li., 1 17 (
lliiil-oli Hiver.llll; i'aiiton Comnanr X Hri. IM; On
year C.rtini aKa. 97 , I'leaaBT 7 sua. 1 Te.-iorty
C..epon. 1 J' : Kle iweutv C"UK.na. Vfi ; Cou,ioo us, ,
lKJa it'oM opiuail at ml. " ''" am. dua med lo Ii7.
nrvi York, Drcember 17. Flour has declined ,
f IO ' ' ol 7(K srrla at S!e7l until IU for at';
SI I'll 12 Id' Olilol ' SIU 7ttlftl)r oiitlir. Wlnat
I. ,Lj t lower, wldi sot ih sal... Cora ijuieti sals uii
nip. riant p.rf ataiaoy Pork haavv; aalP. o( 14
Icrria al $t 7AW40 lor Meas. Lard dull. Wluaky Sraa, i
ai2. , .
The birthday of the rrineo-s Eiyal of
Fngland was duly celebrated on the2JstofNc
vimber, at All-SaiuU' Church, Windsor. The
foundation stone of this building, which is In the '
psrish of New Windsor, was luld by the Crown- '
Princess cf Prussia, on the 21st day of Novera- ,
ber last year, the anniversary of ber birthday, i
the Princess being then accompanied by her Jios-
band; Princs Frederick William.