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COMPLETE EI.ECTSOrv RETURNS.
id Congressional District.
.y ' h
NevfberrT 7H HI
Ken port, 56
Bmyrna, 40 5
Beaufort, 95 61 57
Cnpe Lookout Banks, 21 20
Mo re head City, 31 I
Trent, 35 13
Kiunakeet, 19 30
Chickamacomico, 3 23
Lake Landing 12
Ocracoke 44 1
Hunting Quarters 1! 2 7
Cedar Island 19
Straits 22 j 4
Davis Shore 10 CI
Ilailows Creek 8
Swan Quarter 42 j j
5U4 l7.7 I On
Majority for Pigott 437.
votes thus far 850.
Wholo number of
Many thank-; to Crtpt. Wilson, of the steam,
cr General Meigs, for a copy of tho New York
Herald, of the 4th inst.
Our weekly will contain all tho latest war
news up to our going to press, and will be
read' lor delivery at 8 o'clock to-morrow morn
ing. Martinique, which the Alabama makes her
mmu6 pun, ib uis ciueine ea5iern limit oi
the Caribber-.n Sea, 12,000 miles southeast of
Florida. It is the most northern of the wind
ward group of Island, fifty miles long by ten
or fifteen broad, baring a fertile soil and sev
eral good harbors. It was among the first
lands discovered on this f.ide of the Atlantic,
having been visited and possessed by the
Spaniards in 1493. The French settled there
in 1635 ; and the British held it from 1794 to
lbU3. Xhey teoK. it again from the French
1809 and kept it till 1814. The population is
) .5,000. A
It was rumored in Hong Kong that a large
body of Russian troops are coming from the
Amoor to aid the Chinese Government in the
recapture of Ningpoo, and to put down the
The Japanese, not to be behind other nations,
Tiave ordered two-sloops-of-war and ono gun.
boat, mounting in all 61 guns, to be construct
ed in this country. This is to be the begin,
ning of a complete Japanese navy.
Rhode Island has borrowed $000,000, at a
premium of more that 8 per cent., and she was
offered $1 ,600,000 on the same terms. We
should like to see the biggest and proudest
aml richest of the States of seccssia come :
within Armstrong gun shot of a business
transaction like that which Rhode Island finds !
it as easy to get through as to reverence the
memory of Roger Williams.
One of our New York Exchanges says that
the vestry of Trinity Church have decided to
introduce gas therein. Up to the present time
only candles have been used, which, though
shedding a " dim religious light," which is
highly ecclesiastical, are not highly satisfactory.
Orders have been sent to Coventry, England,
for the two standards for the chancel, which
will be fourteen feet high, each one provided
with forty burners. The rest of the church
will be lighted by circles of je!s around each
column, as in St. Paul's Methodist Church in
Quite an excitement prevails in Butler coun
ty, Pennsylvania. Moorehead, Pike it Co.,
have succeeded in discovering a large quantity
of silver ore on tha farm of Zebuton Cooper,
of Slippery Rock township, Butler county,
Pennsylvania, and have entered into an article
of agreement, and arc going on immediately to
mine and erect machinery to work the same.
The North Carolina Senate, with two dis
senting voices, have- passes! a resolution con
demning tha arrest of the Rev. J. R. Graves,
now in Castle Thunder on the charge of disloy
ally, and calling f. r his return to this State,
that bis cose ru.ij- be investigated in North Car
olina. The stock of the woolen mills is reaching
high figures. The Salisbury Mills sold in Bos
ton on Friday for $350, for 106 par value;
and the Washington Mill at Lawrence, which
has advanced some :0 per cent, in the last
month, touched -514.3.
The California papers are again ag .titling ti-
subject of dividing the State. The population '
is estimated at about 600.000. The chief nnrr
of the population is between the 37th and 30th
parallel; North of tin 30th parallel is a larg
region with a population equal to Ivanzas,
.. ., r .1 n i ,- . . .
South ol the Si in parallel is a district as popu-
kius as ( n gon.
.in Monday evening, an Irish giil named Mar
gale! Conner, in Manchester. N II , went into a
for store under the pretence of milking a pur
elutae. and while theo stole a muff She was
efe led iu the act, and handed over to the police,
shut heron in the upper room of a building.
M fx.r contiii
ii tt lower 1
n nouer arr st.
I lie pavement
i tii-riaitco of
De:.artromt of North l Carolina,
Ne w Hemp, Dec. 81st,
GlINEItAI. OIIDERS, NO. fell.
The Get eral Commanding, barring heen in
formed that several line ofiiecrs occepy Quar
ters in this town, Division ami Brigade Com -
m..nders arc hereby ordered to see that thei-
"nr-trs immediate!)- return to mew regiments
ana j;rc up any quarters mat i
) any quarters tn.it tney may now
occupy in town. Permission to remain in
town can only be given by the Division Com
manders. By comaiand of Major General Fosrcn,
J. F. ANDERSON,
Major and A. A. A. General.
Headquarters, ISth Army Corps,)
New Berne, Jan. 2, lsbo. i
GSKWtAL OKDBHS, NO. 1.
General Orders No. 69 arc hereby amended
so as to include all regimental officers, whether j
Field, S'atf or Line Officers. Division and'
Brigade Commanders will see that these orders
are immediately and btriclly obeyed by the
olliecrs referred to.
Iv command of Ma). Gen. Foster.
(Signed.) J. F. ANDERSON,
Major avid A. A. A. Gen.
Headquarters, ISth Army Corps,)
Newhern, Jan. 4th, 1SC3. )
SPECIAL OBQgKS, NO. 4.
The Frovc.st Marshal will attend to the im
mediate execution of General Orders 89 and 1.
relating to the vacating of quarters in the city,
By command of
U. ig. Gen. NAGLEE,
Commanding lSlh Army "Corps.
Jons F. ANDKttsoif, Major & . a. a. o.
TIi. EniuKcipnlioa t'roc-l unio!in.
It seerr.g that President Lincoln is not the
Crst Executive, to issue a proclamation of
emancipation. It seems that some year before
the Declaration of Independence, that a British
government of V irginia, issued a more strin
gent one, under circumstances of less aggrava
T:.e foilowing is a copy of the proclamation
"By his Kecellcncy, Vie Right ffemoi-aiU Jorrx,
Karl of Dunmobk, his Ma est y a Lieutenant
and Governor General, of the Colony and
Dominion of Virginia, and l ice Admiral
of the same :
As I have ever enttrtained hopes that an ac-
.i.; m:..i,i k. to i.i
GrWt Britain and this colony without being i
compelled by my Uuty to uus most ausagreea
, tde, but inn absolutely necessary step, ren
dered so by a body
of armed man, unlaw
fully assembled, filing ou his Majesty's tend
ers, and the .formation of an army now on their
march to attack bis Majesty's troops and des
troy the well disposed subjects of this colony,
to defeat such treasonable purposes, and that
all such traitors and their abettors may be
brought to justice, and that the peace and
good order of this colony may be agiinrc -
stored, which the ordinary course of ttie civil
law is unable to effect, 1 have thought fit to
issue this my proclamation, hereby declaring
that, uiild the aforesaid good purposes can bi
obtained, I do, in virtue of the power and au
thority to me given by his Majesty, determine
to execute martial law, ant) cause the saute to
be exercised throughout this colony. And, to
the end that peace and good order may the
sooner be restored, I do require every person
CApat'le of bearing unns to rtsrl to Ilia Mi.ies
Tys standaiaf, or be looked upon as traitors to
his Majesty's crown and gavernmcnt, a
I'nercby become liable to the penalty the law
inflicts upon such offenses such as forfeiture
of life, confiscation of lands, ic, &c. And I
do hereby f urther dirture all indentured ser
vants, negroes or others, appertaining to reb
el, roe, that are ofJe and willing to bear
arms, ihcy joining his Majesty's troop at se.on
as may be, tor the more speedily reducing tbis
colony to a proper sense of their duty to bis
Majesty's crovo and dignity. 1 do further or
.1., ,,a ..11 Hi ifi.u,ii ,t,iiMi
toretain their auU rents, or any. other ti.xe-
ae, or that may become due, till such time ' j
as peace may be again restored to this unhap-j ,
P.v country ; or till tbey may be demanded oi
theru lor their former salutary purposes, oy
oHicers properly authorised to receive the
Given under my hand, on board the ship
"William," off Norfolk, the seventh day of
Novetuber, in the sixteenth year of his Majes
ty's reign. (A. D. 177-3.) DngMQisB.
"God Sie tlie King.'''
IMPORTANT from ARKANSAS.
The Loss of the Rebels at Prairie Grove, ArTc.
Capture of all Geri. Hind mail's Corres
pondence Hi Army in a Pitiable Condi
di'ion Four Thousand of His Infantry
Without Shoes The Rebel Forces of Col
onels Coifee and Stnntrart Driren Across the
Ariawta River Destruction of Rebel For
tijicat ions Tlte Creels and. Ohootavo Desire
to Lay li'nen Their Arms and Return to
Their Allegiance, die, tie.
FAVr.TTF.vn.Lr-, Ark . Jan. 7, I.SnTi.
Rebel newspapers captured at Van Ilurcri, Ark.,
admit that the loss of the rebels in killed and
wounded at the battle of Prairie Grove was oyer
The entire telegraphic correspondence of H"n.
Bindman was taken. It contains much valuable
information, and will be forwarded to the War
The destitution of the rebel army is most piti
able. Four thousand of Hind man's infantry are
The loss to rebel citizens by tho rcent rebel
laid amounts to over half a million of dollars
The rebels are dispersing in every direction
It is reported that the rebels have met with
heavy losses at Arkadelphia, fifty-live miles south
west of Little Rock.
General Sch ti Iu has assumed command of the
Army of the frontier.
St. Loots, Jan. X ica.
General P.lunt telegraphs from Van Unren,
Ark., on the 30th nit . that the rebels retreated
during the night toward Arkadelphia, abandon-
about sixty wonuded rebels at Fort .Smith,
whom they lefL with instructions to taiic caro o:
General Blunt alo reports that Colonel Phil
lips, whom he h id sent into the Indian territory
I with twelve hundred men. lias driven the rebel
af Colonels Coffee and Stanwart across the
tea river at Foil Gibson, and destroyed the
rebel fortifications, burracks and commissary
! buildings at Fort Davis.
Colonel Mcintosh's command of rebel Creeks
, ai I Choetaws have expressed a d. jire to lav
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iu.il ......... . ... ... w (UICKWUIM 11
m r government
ha I strongly
t was ascertain
it tho enemy
Jivi r picker-; t'."
nd our pickets
tbis might c
ss the i iver.
7 disposed so
jtion, Uul tu
iver so;. if! pi
as to j:.ve rl
tempt to ii
E o t-t s were
e rebels a
THE BATTLE AT VICSSBUEG.
Rebels Driven K.-.eU and Tfccirl
Bight Flunk TuracA
Enemy's Intrenchments Carried
Cnpt. GffT?fXE, cf ibfOiiaboal Ztrnton.
ITIoiiallj- tVaandrtt .
Xone uf tito River Gunboats but the
Bentdri in the Firht.
-Arrival of Gen. Hanks and Admiral
Farragvt at the Scene of Action.
Cxfrto, Tu... Jan. 3, 1SG3.
Despatches from General Sherman, on the
hattle field at Vicksburg, received at Helena,
Ark., n Saturday, December -7, give tho fol
lowing intelligence :
Gen. Sherman debarked his forces on the
left bank of the Yazoo river, ten miles above
its month, and forming in line of battle, ad
vanced towards Vicksburg.
After passing beyond the reach of the fire
of the rebel gunboats Gen. Sherman encoun
tered the enemy in force.
A terrific conflict ensued, lasting five hours.
The enemy were driven back beyond two
bayous that girt the rear of Vicksburg and
from their intrenched works on the hills by
On Saturday night the tvro armicsSjr on
i men- arms witn tne two bayous intervening.
During the nifiit pontoons were construct
ed, notwithstanding the terrible fire of the
Under the cover of the undergrowth, at
daylight on Sunday a concerted advance was
made by General Sherman's force. General
Steel held the left, Ge.n. Morgan and Gen.
Blair the centre, and Gen. A. L. Smith tiic
Gen. Steel turned the enemy s right so as to
communicate with Gen. Morgan's division,
which had become separated by swamps run-
; ninp: at ngnt angles to me main irnm.
j Ky sunrise the wb de force was engaged,
i and itp to trn o'clock the musketry and arlil
i lery Bring was very severe.
i'iic rebels in front of Gen. Morgan's and
i Gen. Smith's divisions were intrenched on high
This position was finally carried by storm.
The gunboats did not co-operate, but the
Benton engaged the rebel fortifications at
During the aclion several of the Benton's
crew were killed, and dpt. Gwynne, her com
mander, was mortally wounded.
In Saturday's fight the Fifty-eighth Ohio,
the Eighth Missouri and the Second Kentucky
sustained considerable loss.
Gen. Banks and Admiral Farragut were
exoee'ed to co-operate in the movement, but
I had not arrived at the scene of the conflict.
CAPTURE OF YICKSBUUG.
j ANOTHER GLORIOUS VICTORY
I F3TE DAYS' SKVKRE FIG23TIXG.
FOUR LIS LSof REliEL WORKS TAKES.
CJrent E'ortinueify of Gon. Slieruiait.
He Does his Work Without Ht
From Farracrttt and Banks.
Capture of 2-3 tfinus uu
Cai;:o, Jan. 4, ISoSo
The Memphis Bulletin, just received, sa
the steamer Rattler has arrived direct frora
the fleet at Yicksburg, which place she left ufi
Fighting had been going on for five days,
commencing on Wednesday. Up to Monday
morning Gen. Sherman had captured three
lines ot the enemy's Works. The firing on the
fourth and last lino of defense, on the Jackson
and Yicksburg Road, had ceased, and the in
dications here that it had surrendered. This
ne was just two miles from Vicksburg. There
was nothing between Gen. Sherman and the
city but a tnstle work of the railroad.
Before taking the fortifications. Gen. Slier.
man sent a brigade to cut od coiiimiuncatii
w.th theciiy by the Sbreveport Railroad,
which was successfully accomplished
by 9,000 men from Geti. Gram's arm v,' byway j
lien. Sherman was reir.lorced Sunday
f the river. Th.e whole Union force at Vicks
burg is now i0,000.
At the latest accounts we had captured ten
guns ana 700 prisoners.
Nothing has yet been heard from the forces
The steamer iJudgc Te.rrance was Bred on
w hile passing Milhker.ville. In retaliation the
Rattler burned the town.
IIollt SritiNOs M ss., Jan. 4, 1S63.
Ma). Gen. Hailed, Gen. -in-Chief :
Dispatches from Gen. Sherman and the Na
val Commander Were received at Helena on the
31st. The gunboats were engaging the ene
my's batteries. Gen. Sherman was inland,
three miles from Vicksburg, hotly engaged.
From rebel sources, I learn that The Grena
da Appeal, ol the 31st says the Yankees have
got possession of Vicksburg.
Since the late raids this department, except
the troops on the river, have subsisted oil' the
country. There will be but little in Northern
Mississippi to support guerillas in a few weeks
more. U. S. CitiAsi, Maj. Gen. Com'dg.
Important from Mississippi.
Defeat or the SCebel Col. Forrest
hy Gen. fcsilJiviin.
Oflicinl X3iMpnfc!i (roiu (General ClranC.
The Rebel Forces Under Gen. Van
I)orn Itt'tntlseJ at Every Point
Except Holly Spring8
SSHERAX TL'TTLE TO Ii ESTER L tIAI.LECK.
CaIIIm. Ill .Jan. 2. lrV.3.
Thi ielegr.iph line is working to lioil ySprings
General Sullivan whipped Col. Forrest at
Spring Hill routing his entire foice and crptur
iiig his artillery and three hundred stand of arms.
The rebel Col. Napier was killed and Col. De
Shay taken prisoner
W. G. Ti.'TTLK, Brigadier General.
Jan. 'J, 1863,
1 in jrMiPfj a
itfajor G neral II.
O. nei 1 van
fight with tlsu: rebel
. i Forrest,
OeneYal SaHivan has enptmred six p!cce of j
art i Hi ry nn i a greai many borses and prisoners.
Oeueml Van Dnrn w.-us repuN ! at svesjr point i
except iiiis. snd with beavy lo.ss. ;
el J IVtf C I f NiiuW
. BATTLE OF MUFFREE3B3RG.
XXVO Af-tyd OX XbirxuiO X XKUlxUg,
GSEAT & GLORIOUS VICTORY
Tte Rebels 12 un Atray in the Nigltt.
Their Army Utterly Demoralized.
OUR forces r.v PtrxsuiT.
I'tiioB I. an :,.'.: Killed and Weuaitcil.
Fearful Slaughter of the Rebels.
O.TlcinI Scporl JVojji Genera! !!--ctTiia.
A Clear arnl SoIdier-LLkt
f rF i 7 r- J T r i vvrv ..f nrn 'rrnnrxl
GLLA l GALLAS lux of OCR FSOOFS.
TZicy Du TiJCir Work I'.Tcry Time.
FOR THE ARMY
Headquarters Fourteenth Army Coryis,'
Department f the Cum!" rtand, j
Iiifiont of Mnrfrnaboro, Jan. 3,
Via Nashville, Jan. 4, ls03. J
Hag. Gen. Zfalleci, Gen. in Chief, Washing
tori': In .!, Ol?. I, f n.,,n.tr.i. Trf n I, ,1 r-.
-t , ,i .1 ' i ii
JNastivilte in three columns. Wen. .Mccook by
t- , i. r i r o-i r i
NolansviIIe Pike ; Uen. I nomas from the en-
campment on franklin sl'ike, via ilson Like,
and Gen. Crittenden on the main MurlrecsBoro.
Our left and centre met w ith strong resist-
ance, such as the nature of the country per-
mits, the rolling or hilly routes, skirted by
cedar thickets and farms, and intersected by
small streams with rocky, bluff banks form-
wen. cooa nruve yen. u-iuty camp .
mile ami a halt froai Nolansville, and occupied
Gen. Crittenden reached within a mile and
a half of Lavergn.
Gen. Thomas reached the Wilson Pike,
meeting with no serious opposition.
On the 27th, Gen. Mcl'ook drove Gen. Har
dee from Nolansville, and pushed a reconnoi
tenng division six miles towards Shelby villc,
who found that Gen. Hardee had retreated to
wards M ur fi t esboro.
Gen. Crittenden fought and drove the ene
my belore him, occupying the line of Stewart's
Creek, and capturing some prisoners, with
slight loss. '
Gen. Thomas occupied the vicinily of No
lansville, when he was partially surprised,
thrown into confusion, and driven back.
Gen. Sheridan's division had repulsed the
enemy four times, and protcctad the llauk of
iii-,,. . i ,
tnv held its own, but
, , , ' , .
untoward event, which
the center, which not on
advanced, uniil '.bis
compelled me to retain the lelt wing to sup
port the right until it should be rallied and as
sume a new position.
On the 1st inst. the rebels opened by an
attack on us and were agam repulsed.
On the 2d, there was skirmishing along the
front, with threats of an attack, until about 3
o'clock in the afternoon, when the army ad
vanced, throwing a small division across Stone
River tooccup- the commanding ground there.
While reconnoitering the ground occupied
by this division, which had no artillery, 1 saw
a heavy force emerging from the woods and
advancing in line of battle three lines decD.
They drove our little division before them)
after a sharp cBnlest. in w hich we lost 70 or S4
i -,. . i .-- i-.i .i a n .. i
KUieu, ana utO ,ooiiueu, uia nicy wan un.iny i
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Ml Ills HI
nCffrTen a pioneer brigade, and fled far over the
field and beyond their mtrenchments, their
oflieers rallying them with great difficulty.
They lost heavily.
We occupied the ground with the left wing
last night. The lines were completed at 4
o'clock in the morning.
The od was spent in bringing up and dislri
butmg provisions and ammunition. It had
been raining ail day. The ground is very
Camp near Murfreesboro, Jan. 4, 1C3.
To Major Gen. Ualleck, G?n. int'nitf:
Following my dispatch of last evening, I
have to announce that the enemy are in lull
retreat. They left last night.
, ra!" uav"S r"'u c,rt
I ...... I, .1.1.. 1 ,1 nut i
t0 "? lhal wing during
occupied my time until 4 o'clock, and fatigued
The announcement of the retreat was made
to me at 7 o'clock, a. m.
Our ammunition train arrived during the J
To-day was occupied in distributing the
ammunition, burying the dead, and collecting
arms trom the field uf battle.
The pursuit was commenced by the center,
trie two leading brigades arriving at the west
tide of Stone River this evening. The railroad
bridge was saved, but in what condition is not
We shall occupy the town and push the
Our .Medical Director estimates the wounded
in hospital at 5oU0, and our dead at 1000,
We have to deplore the loss of L'eut. Col.
Geresche, whose capacity and gentlemanly
deportment had already endeared him to all
the officer of this command, and whose gal
lantry on tho field of battle excited their
admiration. W. S. ROSECRANS,
Battle Field, S'tone Riveii
Saturday, Jan. 3, 1 St3.
It rninod-hard all this day, and bo h armies
suspended hostilities save skirmishing. This
evening we battered down a rebel house which
concealed sharpshooters, and after short fight
ing drove tho enemy out uf a cover from which
they had damaged us. Unless the enemy
attacks, Sunday will perhaps be quiet.
Up to date, our killed ami wounded, includ
ing skirmishing, amounts to nearly five
thousand. An unusual proportions of the
wounds are severe. The number of killed is
about one-fifth that of the wounded.
rm.. M 1' .... 1. T 1 . 1 1 . - . 1 1
I no i.i ii; iei-n in.! o i.e.ei i.niiiiii i.i wsieiuiii i .
adniiis a rebel loss of 5,000 in Wednesday's hat
tie. 'l iify have lost at least J.H0(t sinco. lri-
i i . . i . .wuwi - .
i any have lost at least 2.000 autre. Pn-1
mlm Ilar.l.... . i Uonann
Since the above waa n rltton tin; aliirrr.Ub tie
veoe; into a bitter fiht. lien. IiVs.cris.
worried by oIne rebels behind breastworks, sent
Ct!. Bestty of the d Ohio, with bi regiment
and the88tf) fptfianar. and they earrted the works
at lhe point of the bnyont, c t-irin matty pri-onni-.s
and holding lhe werks. A!l i' quiet now.
but liiCfiieinv is reported evacuating.
BaTTM: FlELIX Stoni; UlVR, .Ian .".
On .SniurJay it rain- d, auJ .ill was quiet until
night, when the '-id Ohio and Bdlh Xudian.-i
charged and cm rr ieJ a nbel breastwork, raptur
inj'. priaotiets am killing mauy rebels, with
During ti e nigbt the enemy evacnf ted, and
arc siij osed to be nirreatiiig t r;iyrte
nr loss in
The sue my e!a
souers. J beii"
Our lob-i f
e all rising raj
; H,,lq;-;Ttr; VasWdli r,n..Jn t-1 m.
; To the ll.ui. K. M. Stanton, Secretary of War
Skirmishing commence ! on the evening of the
I 2ith. our forces f il'owitip the enemy rlujcly, uJ
ftfivtyfj tlii ro, to the evening of the :tnth.
hi the morning of the 311 the enemy attack
ed our fortes at davllirht. Kver siiu-o that time
the fifrlit haa been (irourcssiii. Tbis is tho riMi
i urv in the same locaiuy. it tne ma HKk-l,
i mund army does not get here our success is ecr
g lias br-
ur army hn
the advantage, and will hold it. God willing, I
c.iniiof civ,- particulars Our offii-rrs have sulTer
e'l terribly. I have heard nothing of importance
sinc 10 o'clock last evwniog. At that hour ev
erytbiqg v.-.s favorable for us.
RQBKRT It. Ml fCIlELL, R,i;j. Gen. Com.
Parlicuiiti x of ihv i'ihtins.
Louisville. Jan. 4. 1863.
There is three feet
t vatcr on the Cumber-
1 land shoals, and the river is riin
Everything is mng on well in front.
O.n iioaecraus is in Murfreesboro. He has
npimA the Rebel tiains and is rLWinR the
Adjutant Ueueral McDowell, is wounded iu the
den. Kuiissi nn is unir.ii t j i is Assistant
The Journal? dispatches say that a fourth
bloody ti lit occurred last night during the storm,
The ttebels charged us and were repulsed. Our
troops hold M nrtre.s!oro. Our advantages are
decided, t ... lSreekinndge-a division wa ent
to pieces and routed on aturuar. Our skirmish-
' i . . i . i ... v r ii Lii """""
ers Ueeoytd a i.aige number oi Ksbels among our
batteries. We routed them with great slau-hter.
Capt. McCulloch ..f the 2d Kentucky Cavalry
(Union ) says tbeKebeiGen Withers was driven
almost to madness by the slaughter of his' men. I
Lve witnesses say that the slaughter exceeds
; lu i. el oniiou vjen. iusee.um. ana Ills Soiuiers
' - . , . - -.
i re m the btjrbest spirits
! 0n s.lUlr,jVi Cu ianiel McCook engaged
j Wheeler's Cavalry six miles from Nashville,
j louting Biol completely. All is highly cheering,
i Prisoners say that Gen Kirby Smith was in tho
fight. Hehei eauteeus wore tilled with whisky
f and gunpowder.
. Tl,r Murfrttatoro Rebel of the 2d says the Union -
! " fought gallantly, and admits a loss of 0.Ma.
' hs t.ist as takm
, JuUn Desha of Kentucky was wounded,
hy a g,e iu lhe lleaJ Ajjt. pd ol- tha (M4,U0
regiment was shot by a canuou ball
The following is b om lhe Associated Press
correspondent ai Nashville:
It is reported that Gen Rosecrans shelled Mnr
freesboro this morning. There was no reply.
Our forces w ould occupy it at noon. The Rebels
McCook attacked Wharton's cavalry neir
the Asylum, six miles from Nashville, killing
eight, which were left on the field, and many
wounded. Seven Unionists were wounded.
Capt. Pinney, of the 5th Wisconsin, Lieut.
Hastings, of the 20th Hi., and ail tte com
missioned officers and sergeants of companies
G, L, K, are killed or disabled.
Col. Scott, of the 19th Illinois, is seriously
Capt. Austin, of Gen. Woodruffs Staff, is
' taken prisoner.
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: Private despatches say that the rebtls i
(1.... r..twnnt nr.. l.lirilMli. It.rt l-iiltltn wl..n.Vi
their retreat are burning tne cotton wherever
they cm get hold of it.
The Jews concentrated here and at Cairo
haye appointed deputations topiocced to Wash
ington to remonstrate agsinst Gen. Grant's
order expelling them from the territories occu
pied by :he Union forces.
It is reported that Frank Ward, of Ander
son's troop, is killed.
All the reports of Gen. Rosecrans having
retreated to Nashville are. false.
The tight to-day is supposed to bo in the
vicinity of Christiana.
The interruptions of the rebel cavalry
between Nashville and Christiana makes t
difficult III llM III II bui-JiVureyihmg th ft
is lavoral.le to the ultimate suceets of.
Another Victory in Tennessee.
Defeat of liie &&vtci Gen. Forrest,
HEMMED IN BY .A GUNBOAT, HE
FIGHTS DESPERA TEL Y.
Itcnfrd ivith n t.otm of I. son.
350 Horses, 1,000 Stand of Arms, and
a Battery of Six Guns.
OUR LOSS 800 KILLED AND WOUNDED
Cairo, .Tan 4. Ie63
The Memphis J2at(elt just received says :
Gen Sullivan, with a force of 6,000 men, at
tacked Gen. Forrest on Thursday m.. ruing, at
1 1 nut's Cross Roads, twelve miles from Lexing
ton. Tenn. It was a severe engagement, lasting
nil day. A gunboat patrolled the river, which
prevented the R.-bels from crossii-g They fought
desperately, but w ere finally ranted and sestlered
aith a loss ol 1. it'll killed and wounded and 400
captured. We also took 300 horses, nearly 1,000
stand ot arms and a battery of six guns. Union
loss, 800 killed and wounded. These fosses may
be exag.-eiated. It is certain, how ever, that ihey
wero very heavy.
FnitTRi.ss Moxunt;, Jan 4. 18G3.
The Richmond Dispatch of the 2th of Decern
her. says that SftjOOO Federal troops landed below
Yicksburg on the 'Jlst, and made a lain! attack
simultaneously with an attack of the gunboats
on that city. Several gunboats are said to be
disabled, ami many prisoners taken.
The flag of trr.ee host mentioned left here this
morning for City Point, in charge of Capt John
E. Mai ford of lhe 3d New York, expecting to
return immediately with Union prisoners.
Col Ludlow, uf G.n. Dix's stall" also Uft to
day for City Point on business, to returu at some
HonttinLE Aff.uii Tho Canada papers give
an account of the execution of a man named
Thomas Cook, at Woodstock, last week, and the
terrible scene that followed. Cook exhibited
great firmness in sti pping upon the scaffold, and
remained on y a few momenta praying, w hen the
drop fell. The fall w as a very lone one, the rope
being over nine feet in length. It was now that
the unlooked-for and terrible scene, w hich
sickened nil who beheld it, fork place The fall
being so great, and the man's body being in a
diseased ennditiun, lhe vertebral aid muscles
connecting tho head with tho shoulders gave ' join in soma plan of interference Shi will re
wa', and the head rolled off, while the body fell fnse anv intervention of the kind. Russia will
with a heavy plun;
into the interior of tho
A FOREST or NUTMEG. Dr. BnrnU-in, while
nlevtaking a scientific expedition for the col
rnment of the Netherlands t. tha
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l-l-...1- n.l -V.. rfnlna. r..i.!.i, -
l"'11 "L'-. " . . " '
pis ascent oi the bnue.li- rutijp. tie Uncovered.
An e!t.vatim of from -KRt0 to $500 feet above the
level of the svn, n very rxtcnsivi forest of nur
nie trees, latfesi w-tih trnit oi ;in unu-'inl hz an i
excclJt iit (iiiality. Dr. IJ'iri.stciu .3 ofiScuU co:n-
nu. mention reports i
bat tin- nutmeg tree ioies
extends over a very
trad of country.
An iv C'lisTii.itin.u Paw ;n
Ills 0"N CfllX.
t West, w ho has
been employiu? poor women iu making annv
shirts at six cents apiece, and who "stepped out"
lately, owing his employees small sums of from
leventy-fivu rents to three dollars each, was
"badly bitten" for his good iiee Is. At a met ting
held at tint depot for the sti.r.ip of the shins the
place containing th" shirts goi opened, apd a- a
pile of them w.-re lying about the poor women
advisedly helped themselves, and is snpf used
some of th'un forgo! tiie value of thjir djts ;e
thev carried thetli oi
Later fro m Mexico.
Th- Wirenel c
Jaiiip ; Proclamation hij
The Fratch Plan of Opera
tion! Una the are Supplied vitA Verta-
ions T.,c Prop, ted Attack on all
A correspondent of the New York Tribuua
writes the following to thai journal :
,1 u m a, Dec. 1. IS62.
The column of Gen. i'.-.rthier, 8,000 stronj-.
is now encamped at Jafapa, a pretty city nf
13,000 inhabitants, well shaded with nice rows
of trees and watered with several brooks and
fouutaius. The French were no sooner en
camped in the squares of the city than largo
handbills, written in the Spanish language,
and signed by Gen. Forey, were posted on lha
principal buildings, inviting all the inhabitants
to unite with theaa in restoring order and
peace to the distracted republic, and offering
protection and security to all. The proclama
tion acted very favorably upon the minds of
the inhabitants, who came from all parts ot tho
Country to bring their goods tc market. Vege
tables and fruits were abundant, but more sub
stantial provisions were very scarce. The lace
i the produce of the inexhaustible fields of
' Perote, Haxcalla, San Martin, Termahican, and
iciiuacan, nearly un:er tne very eyes ot tno
1 t rench, could not reach the city on account of
j the numerous bands cf guerillas hovering
around and preventing the inhabitants from
bringing it to market. The French, on their
j sU1 bean- deprived of the proper means of
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transporlalton, could not have been betu filed
. - j i , i c n
! besides, they were engaged in another expedi-
lion, which claimed tue concentration ot all
their available forces.
The City of Jaiapa lias not ben resetted by
lie r relieu cuuiitin w ivuoiu i.iti. ue ami ciaiiiuci -
, v ., t . r ,
I able irouble. loll will have an idea of it wheu
1 1 tell you that to come bom Poente National, a
I magnificent bridge constructed by the Spaniards,
j to this place, the' distance of about thirty miles.
I General Uertbier has occupi? d about ten days
i tWat is to say, has marched about three miles a
j day. If this was to be accepted as the rale of
! speed of the French soldiers through Mexico, tho
French army would not reach the capital short of
I tiou of the road is undoubtedly the worst to b
(found in all the Republic; above Jaiapa tha
roads are comparatively hue.
According io the plan of the campaign just
communicated to me by one of fhe wfrieers, Gerj
eial Bertnier will advance ;n a few days on Sail
Aiigastifl del Salma, a strong military position
situated at some distance from Jaiapa, while an
other column under General Raiaiue, will march
on San Aiulrea Chalchicmuta, .m l will make a
junciiou at the triangli of these two points,
these cambres. or summits, are the key of tho
middle plateau, and command the route to Pue
bia, situated at i.bout eighteen Mexican leagues,
or forty-four miles distant.
Notwitltatandii'g Juarez's proclamation, which-
proneuuees a severe p malty against all natives
or foreigners dealing with the French, it is said
that some of his partisan, seduced by selfish
motives, have infringed his orders, and aria car
rying oh an unlawful traffic with General Forey.
General Carvajal. a celebrated chUf of guerillas,
is one ot them. He has secret agents at Oiiza'n
who have entered into contracts with the Fred, h
Guvernment tor a supply it food, cattle, and pro
vender. Oue of tuese agents has made an ei.S
gagement to furnish the French army with flour
till its arrival under, the walis of the city of Mex
ico ; another has made a contract to supply the
army with cattle for three mouths, and another
viih forage for the same length of time Geu.
eral Carvajal is behind bis agents as security for
the fulfillment of these contracts, aod the in
ue : be wields and the forces he commands
seems to be a sufficient guaranty.
The city of Pnebia has been surrounded by a
new line of works, and is sai-J to be very strong
ly fortified. The French intend to make an at
tack upon it within lhe. next fifteen days.
1. H r Old ft IImpIii,
How instinctively the heart of every AjBer
- tea ii rrrrr-trr-MS . mil I o LI. II L II lllll0 1.18
the north of Europe. Her
course towards our whole country since tho
first outbreak ol the rebellion, has been grand
in its justice and noble in its unselfishness.
Russia suffers from the war for she requires
cotton for her people ; but not to the sama
extent as France and England. She has in no
way encouraged the rebellion she does not
aditilt a rebel vessel in tier harbors, either on
the Baltic or the Enxine. As she says, sha
feels no hostility to the South, but above all
sh sesires the integrity of the American
Union and the continuance of our nationality.
he ii the only great nation which excludes
the rebel dag from ail her harbors.
The recent interview between Bayard Tay
lor, our Charge at St. Petersburg, and Princa
Gortschakoff, the Prime Minister of the Czar,
dcvelopes in really a superb, grandeur, the
profound affection which Russia manifests to
wards our lorn and bleeding nation. In his
earnest language, Russia knows neither North
nor South, but is for our country, one and in
divisible. Every American should read these memora
ble words of the Czar's Prime Minister. They
are such as will move every true man, from
the St. Liwrence to the Rio Grande, to ex
claim 41 dear old Russia !" .
" Russia alone," said he, " has stood by
you Irom the first, and w.U continue to stand
by yon. We are very, very anxious that soma
means should be adopted, that any courss
should be pursued, which will prevent tho
division which now seems inevitable. Ono
separation will be followed by another, and
you will break into fragments."
" We feel this," I replied. " The Northern
and Southern States cannot peacefully exist
side by side as separate republics. There is
nothing the American people so much desiro
as peace. But peace on the basis of separation
is equivalent to con inua! war. We have only
iitsi, called the whole strength ol tne nattou
into aclion. We believe tho struggle now
commencing will be final, and we cannot, with-
out disgrace and ruin, accept the only terms
Ton which the rebels would treat, until our
I strength has been tried and has failed."
I -You know the sentiments of Russia," tho
Prince exclaimed with great earnestness "We
desire above all things, the maintenance of the
. m rii an Union as one indivisible nation. Wo
j cannot take any part more than we have dona,
i VVe have no hostility to the Southern people,
Russia has declared her position, and will mains
j lain Jr. Th re will he proposals for intervention,
sVc believe that intervention could do no good
I Ki nr. sent. Pronosals will be made to Russia to
I oecnpy the same ground as at the beginning of
the struggle. You may rely upon it. She will
But we entreat you to settle tho
difficulty. I cannot express
I axe the anxieties we. feel; 1
to von how prof-'niid
how serious are our
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e were stfllMiwiu im.e i.ie.i uhiiuk hn
: i.k!: ; ,nan.
It'll 1 1 iiHiill, -.il'-i "it; rui ntai ( iiirj'iicci.'iivvj
ner cf the Prince impressed mi with the fact
ih-ith" was speaking from his heart. At the
close of the interview he seized my hand, gave
it a shoit pressure, .'ind exclaimed, 'God bless
A new candidate for fame baa lately appeared
before the musical critics of New York, in tha
person of a "colon d sister," named Mrs. Louisa
.la Jlortie fmm Uo.-tnn. The "Black fn"
seems to be fairly eclipsed by this new sensation
who has hern ebrHtraed the "Black Duck."
Slio is endorsed by the Evening Tost as .1
''splendid 1 .eking woman, with a complexion cf
flushed creamy tint, hair dark and wavy, eyes
large and Inslrous, end features oval arid almost
classic. 'she appeared b;-feie th" public dressed
iu black silk, aiel wore white kid gloves ! " Her
voice was snnerb rich, deep, an i mnsicAl tho
itDTimtiiin sumirabie, without me sngnress
eh of ni gio accent, w h le t.ie gestuie;. vitro
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