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COMPLETE ELECTION HETIHXS,
2l Congressional District.
I 40 5
95 61 57
1!) 2 7
5J4 I 1..7 100
Cape Lookont Banks,
Majority for Pigott 437.
Totei thus far 850.
Wholo number of
Many thanks to Capt. Wilson, of the steam,
cr General Meigs, for a copy of the Xeto York
Herald, of the 4th inst.
Our weekly will contain all tho latest war
news up to our going to press, and will be
ready tor delivery at 8 o'clock to-morrow morn
ing. Martinique, which the Alabama makes her
coaling port, is the extreme eastern limit of
the Caribbean 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, naving a fertile soil and sev
eral good harbors. It was among the first
hut ch discovered on this 6ido of the Allantic,
having been visited and possessed by the
Spaniards in 1403. The French settled there
in 1635 ; and the British held it from 1794 to
1802. . They took it again from the French in
1809 and kepi it till 1314. The population is
Tt was rumored in Hong Kong that a largo
body of Russian troops are coining from the
Araoor 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 one gun.
"boat, mounting in all 64 guns, to be construct
ed in this country. This is to be the begin,
iting of a complete Japanese navy.
Rhode Island has borrowed $600,000, at a
premium of more that 8 per cent., and she was
offered $1,600,000 on the same terms. We
vhould like to seo the biggest and proudest
and 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 oar 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 jets around each
column, as in St. Paul's. Methodist Church in
Fourth avenue. s
Quite an excitement prevails in Butler coun
ty, Pennsylvania. Moorehead, Pike & Co.,
have succeeded in discovering a large quantity
of silver ore on the farm of Zebulon Cooper,
of Slippery Rock township, Butler county,
Pennsylvania, and have entered into an article
of agreement, end arc going on immediately to
mine and erect machinery to work the same.
The North Carolina Senate, with two dis
senting vpiecs, have- passed a resolution con
demning the arrest of the Rev. J. R. Graves,
now in Castle Thunder on the charge of disloy
alty, and calling fi.r his return to this State,
that his case way be investigated iu 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 30 per cent, in the last
month, touched 115.
The California papers are again astatine ti e
subject of dividing the Stale. The population !
is estimated at about GOO.OOO. The chief part J
of the population, is betwen the 3Tlh and 30lh
parallel. North of the 30th parallel is a large J
region with a population equal to Kanzas, ;
Smith of the STl'a parallel is a district as popu-'
kius as ( ri gnn. j
tin Monday evening, an Irish frill named Mar j
::i et Conner, in Manchester. N H , went into a
for store under the pretence of nuikinjr a pur i
elu:.-;i. .-.M'l w bile theA stele a muff ?he was
.Ti-re'-i-'d in Ihe net, and handed over to the police. :
hr,t her u; iu the upper room ot a bui!J!:-.
v'c :-!. J !e. fi-r confining women tinder ant sf.
SI:-a::i'ii jo d to lower hers-h' ; the pavement
by means i f her shawl, hut foil a dis-taneo o!
tw enty feet, stiikiitg upuu her bead, causing i
a'.lio-t i:!ttuul itu.
De:artnu nt of North Carolina,
Now IJcrne, Dec. Slst, ISdi)
CIINERAI. OKDERS, NO. fell.
The General Commanding, having been in
formed that several line officers occupy quar
lers in this town, Division and TIritr--.de Com
manders are hereby ordered to see that thei
officers immediately return to their regiments,
and give up any quarters that they may now
occupy in town. Ptrmission to remain in
town can only be given by tiie Division Com
manders. By command of Major General Foster,
J. F. ANDERSON,
Major and A. A. A. General.
Headquarters, ISth Army Corps, )
New Heme, Jan. 2, 1S03. J
OKNEKAI. OKDEItS, NO. 1.
General Orders No. S'J are hereby amended
so as to include all regimental officers, whether
Field, S-aff or Line O dicers. Division and
Brigade Commanders will see that these orders
are immediately and strictly obeyed by the
ollicers referred to.
By command of Maj. Gen. Foster,
(Signed) J. F. ANDERSON,
Major asid A. A. A. Gen.
Headquarters, 18th Army Corps,
. Newbern, Jan. 4th, lSGIi.
SPECIAL OI.Di:iiS, 2iO. 4.
The Trovost Marshal will attend to the im
mediate execution of General Orders 80 and 1.
relating to the vacating of quarters iu the city,
I5y command of
B. ig. Gen. NAG LEE,
Commanding loth Army "Corps.
Jons F. Anderson, Major & a. a. a. o.
It seen, a that President Lincoln is not the
first Executive, to issue a proclamation of
emancipation. It seams that some years before
the Declaration of Independence, that a British
government of Virginia, issued a more strin
gent oue, under circumstances of less aggrava
The following is a copy of the proclamation
'"By his Excellency, the Eight HonorrOilc 3ows,
Earl of Dlnmoue, hit Majesty's Lieutenant
and Governor General, of the Colony and
Dominion of Virginia, and Vice Ad:airal
of the same :
As I have ever entertained hopes that an ac
commodation might have taken place between
Great Britain and this colony without being
compelled by my duty to this most disagreea
ble, but now absolutely necessary step, ren
dercd so by a body of armed men, unlaw
fully assembled, filing ou his Majesty's tend
ers, and the .formation of an army now on their
inarch to attack his Majesty's troops and des
troy the well disposed subj.-cts 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 ot tins colony may bo agun re
stored, which the ordinary course of the civil
law is unable to effect, I have thought fit to
issue this my prociumalion, hereby declaring
that, until the aforesaid good purposes can be
obtained, I do, in virtue of the power and au
thority to me given by his Majvsty, determine
to execute martial law, and cause the same to
be exercised throughout this colony. And, to
the end that peace and good order may the
sooner be restored, 1 do require every person
CApat-le of bearing arms to resort to hi At
ry s suncara, or ue lutihcu upon us irauors to
his Majesty's crown and gevernment, and
thereby become liable to the penalty the law
inflicts upon such offenses such as forfeiture
of life, confiscation of lands, &c, &c. And I
do hereby further declare all indentured ser
vants, negroes or others, appertaining to reb
els,) f'roe, that are alle and urilliny to hear
arms, they joining his Majesty's troops as soon
as may le, lor the more speedily reducing this
colony to a proper sense of their duty to bis
Majesty's crov,n and dignity. I do further or
der and require all his Majesty's liege subjects
to retain their quit rents, or any other taxes,
due, or that may becoma due, till such time
as peace may be again restored to this unhap
py country ; or till they may be demanded of
them for ttieir former salutary purposes, by
ollicers properly authorized to receive the
Given under my hand, on board the ship
"V llliam, off jNorfoLi, the seventh day ol
November, in the sixteenth year of his M.jes-
ty s reign, i.-i. u. itio.j -. uuuuiib.
'"God Saze the Sing
I5IPGSTAITT from ARZAN5AS-
The Loss of the Rchcls at Prairie Grove, ArTc.
Capture of all Gvn. Ilindainifs Corres
pondence His Army in a 1'itialde Condi
di'ion loir 2'hnnsiinit of is Infantry
Without Shoes T!e Rebel Forces of Col
onels Corfee and Htnnxrurt Dricen Arms the
Arhwsiis Hirer Destruction of Rebel For
tijications The ('reels and- Ctoctarrs Desire
to Lay JJoicn Their Arms and Return to
Their Allegiance, &c , tie.
FAYr.TTF.vii.LE, Ark.. Jan. 1,
Rebel newspapers captured at Van Burcn, Ark.,
admit that the li;ss of tlie rebels in killed and
wounded at the bailie of Praiiie Grove was over
The entire telegraphic correppnndeneo of Gen.
lindman was taken. It contains much valuftble
information, and will be forwarded to the War
The destitution of the rebel army is most pit!
able. Four tuousaud of llindinaii's infantry are
The kiss to rebel citizens by the rcent rebel
laid amounts to over half a million of dollars
The rebels are dispersing in every direction
It is reported that the rebels liavo rn'-t with
heavy losses at Arkndelphia. fifty-five miles south
west of Little Rock.
General .Seh. H Iu has assumed command of the
Army of the .Frontier.
Sr. Lorts, Jan. 3. Ju03.
General F.lnnt telegraphs from Van liuren,
Ark., on tho 30tli nit , that the rebels retreated
during the night toward ArKiidelphia, abandon
ing about sixty womuled rebels at Fort Smith,
whom they lefL w itu instructions to take caro o;
General Blunt also reports that Colonel Phil
lips, w hom he had sent into the Indian territory
wit:: tw e:ve hun-.iret! men, has driven tao rebel
forces of Colonels Cnff.-o and Slanwrnt across the
Ai Ua!:?!- river at Fnt Gibson, and destroyed the.
reb"l fortifications, barracks and commissary
buildii.gs at Fort Davis.
Cjlonel Meli:to.sh' command of rebel Creeks
ar : i. noeiaws nave expre?eo a ursire to l.iy
do-.vn their aims and return lo the allegiance of
ot r fruvciiinitriit.
An,i nt' the. I'otomac.)
La.-t nie;l:t It w.i' ;
ha I stron;:!v inerva
Hi, '., J.i n. I S.;;'. j j
-t.T: -.1 ri-1 that !.' enemy
t'l their livt-r piekets lor
some disiaiief: above. Fa!
t'.-art-d tout ihU n:ioht cj
tempt to eio-s the liver.
iiiinn i'i;iti !y ti j.- so
w::ri!i re,-.. ption, blli 1:0
u.aJ-j by (Iieui.
:f i:i ii, and our pie.ktts
'or so:.ifS pi""''c:ed at-'
tier inl.irest i Met s were .
s to olve the rebels a ,
attempt tj isr.is
Ecbc! Iirivcn S;.ck Tlitsr
tiiht raauU Turned.
Enemy's Intrenclinieiit3 Carried
fapt. 3 tTVIY-'VF, of f be Onubont Ilrntoo,
Xono of tlie IZIver Gunboats but tlie
Eenton in the Ficrbt.
'on-Arrivnl of Gen. Ranis and Admiral
Farragut at the Scene of Action.
Caii:o, Tit... Jan. 3, 1SG3.
Despatches from General Sherman, on the
battle field at Vicksburg, received at Helena,
Ark., on Saturday, December 27, give the fol
lowing intelligence :
Gen. Sherman debarked his forces on the
left bank of tho Yazoo river, ten miles above
its mouth, ami funning 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 hour3.
The enemy were driven baek beyond two
bayous that girt the rear of Vicksburg and
fiuin their intrenched works on the hills by
On Saturday night the tvro armies" en
their arms with the two bayous intervening.
During the ntjriit pontoons were construct
ed, notwithstanding the terrible Dre 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, Gen. Morgan and Gen.
Blair the centre, and Gen. A. L. Smith tiie
Gen. Steel turned the enemy s right so as to
comrnunicatu with Gen. Morgan's division,
which had become separated by swamps run
ning at right angles to the main front.
Ky sunrise tlie wh:de force was engaged,
and iTp to ten o'clock the musketry and artil
lery firing was very severe.
The rebels in front of Gen. Morgan's and
Gen. Smith's divisions were intrenched on hijh
This position was finally carried by storm.
The gunboats did not co-operate, but tho
Benton engaged the rebel fortifications at
During the action several of the Benton's
crew were killed, and Capt, Gwynne, her com
mander, was mortally wounded.
In Saturday's fiht the Fifty-eighth Ohio,
the Eighth Missouri and the Second Kentucky
sustained considerable loss.
Gen. Banks and Admiral Farragut were
exnec'ed to co-operate in the movement, but
had not arrived at the scene of the corjtlict.
A170THEH GL0SI0U3 VICT0HY
I'iTE DAYS' SEVERE F2G2TIG.
FOUR LIXLS of REBEL WORKS TAEEX.
Great E'ertinncif)- or Gen. Slicruiaji.
He Does his Work Without H
From Farragut and Banks.
Cup CO re of lO Som anil 'J UU I1 1 Uuill
Caiko, Jan. -1, ISGsifc
The Memphis Bulletin, just received, says
the steamer Rattler has arrived direct from
the fleet at Vicksburg, which place she left an
Fighting had been going on for five days,
commencing on Wednesday. Up to Monday
morning Gen. Sherman had captured three
lines of the enemy's works. The firing on the
fourth and last line of defense, on the Jackson
and Vicksburg Read, had ceased, and the in
dications H ere that it bad surrendered. This
hne was just two miles from Vicksburg. There
was nothing between Gen. Sherman and the
city but a trestle work of the railroad.
Before taking the fortifications. Gen. Sher
man sent a brigade to cut olf communication
with the cily by tho Shreveport Itailrcad,
which was successfully accomplished.
Gen. Sherman was reinforced Sunday night
by 11,000 men from Gen. Grant's army, byway
i f the river. Tho wholo Union force at Vicks
burg is now -10,000.
At the laiest accounts we had captured ten
guns ana 700 prisoners.
Xothing has yet been heard from the forces
The steamer iTudge Te.rrance was fired on
while passing Mdhkenville. In retaliation the
Battler burned Ihe town.
IIollt Springs. M ss., Jin. 4, 1SC0.
Maj. Gen. Hulled; Gen. -in-Chief :
Dispatches from Gen. Sherman and tho 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 th-it The Grena
da Appeal, of the olst 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 feiy weeks
more. U. S. Guam', M.ij. Gen. Com'dg.
Important from Mississippi.
Defeat or tlie 2CeteI Col. Forrest
wy Gen. Sullivan.
CAPTURE OF SIX PIECES OF AR
TILLERY. Official fjiMpalcfj from Oenrrnl Cirnnt,
Tlie Iiebel Forces Under Gen. Van
I)orn Repulsed at Every Point
Except Holly Springs-.
GEXI-RAL TITTLE TO (illSKRAL IMI.I.rcK.
Cairo. Ill , Jan. 2.
Tha iele-jrnpli line is workiusr to Hull ySnrinsra
an 1 Corinth.
I General Sullivan whipped Cel. Forrest at
i Spring Hi!! rou!;nr bis enl ire fo: ee and erptur-
iri his arti'h-ry ami tin't'3 hundred stand of wntis.
i The rehel Col. Nnrier was killed and Col. De
liav tahen prisoner
W. G. TCTTLK
lii i:idier General.
, m:.s ..Jan. a, i s;;.?.
ek , G c:ierai-i :i-C hiof,
M.-j .r G. n.-ra! II. W
G. nei 1 .-uiiivan
;!: with ti ij' y. i
in rtririr; a
.irti.h ry ni: 1 a r: e:.
Gunt'i'al Van i -oi
hnn c'iptnrcd sir pieces of i
t in:'.u horses and prisoners. I
u was irpiiis-.il at every point j
;h heavy loss.
, .wj i e-2. io.::..i2Uui.". ;
eiceo" ihis. arul wi
f. s. c.;;avi
THE BATTLE AT
BATTLE OF MUFPREESBOROJ
2Tivo Day3 of Terrible rifthtinrr,
GSEAT & GLORIOUS VICT0HY.
The Hchels 12 tin Aicay in the Zfight.
Their Army Utterly Demoralized.
OUR FORCES TX rUESUIT.
I'nion I,M G,50c liillrd and IVounctoI.
Fearful Slantrhter of the Rebels
oniclal SUcporl from General Xlos-
A Clear ami Soldier-Like Statement.
GREAT GALLANTRY of OUR TROOPS.
T;cy Do Tlicir Yi'orli Etcj-j- Xinic.
GLORY FOR TUE ARMY OF TEE
Headquarters Fourteenth Army Orjs,"j
JeparlmenV of the Cumherland, . !
In front of Mu fret slioro, Jan. 3,
Via Sashcille, Jan. 4, 1SG3. J .
Maj. Gen. Ilalleeh; Gen. in-Chief, Washing
ton; On the 20;h of December we tnnrched from
Na?.bvdb: in three columns. Gen. McCook by
Nolansville Pike ; Gen. Tliomii from the en
campment on Franklin's l'ike, via Wilson I'ike,
and Gen. Crittenden on the main Murlrccsuoro.
Our left and centre met with 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, blulF banks, form
ing serious obstacles.
Gen. McCook drove Gen. Hardee's camp a
mile and a half from Nolansville, and occupied
Gen. Crittenden reached within a mi'.o and
a half of Lavergne.
Gen. Thomas reached the Wilson Pike,
meeting w ith no serious opposition.
On toe STth, Gen. McCook drove Gen. Har
dee from Nolansville, and pushed a reconnoi
tenng division six miles towards Sbelbyvilie,
who lound that Gen. Hardee had retreated to
Gen. Crittenden fought and drove the ene
my belore him, occupying the iine of Stewart's
Cre.k, and capturing some prisoners, with
slight loss. '
Gen. Thomas occupied the vicinity of Xo
lausville, when he was partially surprised,
thrown into confusion, and driven back.
Gen. Sheridan's division had repulsed the
enemy four times, and protectsd the flank of
the center, which not only held its own, but
advanced, uniii this untoward event, which
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 again repulsed.
On the 2d, there was skirmishing along the
front, with threats of an attack, until about 3
o'clock in tho afternoon, when the army ad
vanced, throwing a small division across Stone
River to occupy the commanding ground there.
While reconnoilcring the ground occupied
by this division, which had no artillery, 1 saw
a heavy force emerging from the woods and
nitMnrin" in lino nf hattle three lines (leen. "
They drove our little division beforo thorn
aer a sTiai p contest, ui winch we lost .o or &f
killed, and oTo wounded, but they were finally
repulsed by.tUen. jSegley s division
piToTtuTfsrinoneer brigade, and fled far over the
held and beyond their intrenchments, their
officers rallying them with great difficulty.
They lost heavily.
Wc occupied the ground with the left w ing
last night. The lines were completed at 4
o'clock in the morning.
The 3d was spent in bringing up and distri
buting provisions and ammunition. It hail
been raining all day. The ground is very
Camp near Murfreesboro, Jan. 4, 1SC3.
To Major Gen. llalieck, Gen.-inChief :
Following my dispatch of last evening, I
have to announce that the enemy are iu lull
retreat. They left last night.
The rain having raised the river, and the
bridge across it between the left wing and
center being incomplete, I deemed it prudent
to withdraw that wing during the night. This
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
'1 o-day was occupied in distributing the
ammunition, burying the dead, and collecting
arms from the field ot battle. , .
The pursuit was commenced by the center,
the two leading brigades arriving at the west
tide of Stone Kiver 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 5500, 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. ROSECRAXS,
Major -Gen. Commanding.
Battle Fielo. Stone River, )
Saturday, Jan. 3, 1803. (
It rainctVhard 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 light
ing drove tho enemy out of 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.
The Mmfieesboro Rel el Banner of yesterday
admits a rebel loss of 5,000 in Wednesday's bat
lie. I hey fiave lost at least y.UUl' sinco. 1 ri-
soners stale that GeueiaU Hardee and Hanson
fcinre the above was written tha skirmish de
veloped into a bitter li'ht. Gen. Rosecrntis,
wonied by some rebels behind brt-astw orks. sent
Col. Bcntty of the :d Ohio, with his regiment
and theHih niliana, and thev e inied the works
nt the poinr of the bnyotier, caj turinj; many pii
Foners Hlnl hol'littjr th wink. AM is rpiiet now,
but the enemy is repoited evacuating.
li.vrri.r. Fn:i.n. Stuni: Rivi.u, Jan .".
On .Saturday it rain- d. and all was ituiet until
n'j;iit. when Ihe. '.id Ohio and 5rf.ii Indiana
chained and carried a reht-l breast.mrk, eaptnr
ia ,r;) pi iaem is and kiilii g ii. any rebels, with
laiin;r the niabt tho enemy f vnetnJ, and
are snj pused to he n"reatiii2 to Fayette tile.
Our loss iu kid. d and wounded is a'toui i,UH
Tho enemy rh.i n MmC tl.ry captured 4.0U! pri
soners. Tl. oil lo? is luilv as crat. Our loss f
iii'lu euicors vuao.bie oi.es is uiitresvin- The
i (-'rs are all rising r-u-id's. Gen. V:iI:eb is a
Utitilq-MTt'.TS, TCnslziHr. 'ir.n..Jin 1 1 p m.
To the II. ui. F.. M. Stanion, Secretary of Wart
Skirmishing commenee-i on the evening of the
SK)ih. our forces following 'he enemy closely, and
ilriviu? thero, to the evening of the ;iuth.
On the inorniri of the Hint the enemy attack
ed our forees at daylight. Kver sineo that time
the fitit has been projrrcssin. 'i'his is th rlf'.h
day in the same locality. If tiie whole Kieh
inond army does not get here our success is ccr
'i'ho f:ij;htii:jj has bf-en terrible. Our army hns
the advautrj;e, and will bi'dJ it, God willmg. I
cannot jive pnrtieulars. Our olTi.-crs have suffer
ed terrihlv. 1 have beard nothing of imnortauee
sincr Id u'rlock last evening. At that hour ev
erything wms favnrnhle for us.
KOlii-Kr It. MH'CIIKLL, Bii. Gen. Com.
EarlicularH of thr l'i
Lolisville. Jan. 4. 185.X
There is three feet of water on tho Cumber
land shoals, and the river id rising
Everything is t-'oing on well iu front,
tie u. Rosecraus is iu Murfreesboro. He has
captured tho Rebel trains and id d.iviii! the
enemy. Gen. Kuussenrj is unhurt. His Assistant
Adjutant General McDowell, is wounded iu the
The .h-urnnl'M dispatches say that a fourth
bloody liht occurred last night during the storm.
The Rebels charged us and were repulsed. Our
troops held Murtrensboro. Our a J vantages are
decided. Gen. Breckinridge's divisiou was cut
to pieces and routed on Saturday. Our skirmish
ers decoyed a huge number of Rebels among our
batteries. We routed them with (rreat slaughter.
Capt. McCuUocb of the 2d Kentueky Cavalry
(Union) says the Rebel Gen Withers was drireu
almost to madness by the slaughter of his' men.
Kye w ittti-sses Bay that the slaughter exceeds
ttiat of Shilob Gen. Roseeraus and bis soldiers
are in the h'heat spirits.
On Haturdny, Col. laniel McCook engaged
Wheeler's Cavalry sis miles from Nashville,
routing him completely. All is highly cheering.
1'risoners say that Geu. Kirby Smith was iu tho
Glit. Kebei eaoteens were tilled with whisky
The Nurfrimboro Rebel of the 21 says the Union
ists fought gallantly, and admits a Joss of O.l'lu.
't he Cuioii prisoners are sent to Murfreesboro
as fast as taken.
Capt John Dosha of Kentucky was wonnded,
by a shell, iu the head. Adit. Card of the same
regiment was shot by a cauuou bulb
The following is fiom tlie Associated Press
con espondent at Nashville:
It is reported that Gen. Rosecrans shelled Mnr
fieesboro this niotumg. -There was no reply.
Our forces would occupy it at noon. The Rebels
undoubtedly left. Our forces, it is reported, are
McCook attacked Wharton's cavalry near
the Asylum, six miles from Nashville, killing
eight, which were left on the field, and many
wounded. Seven Unionists were wounded.
Capt. Pinncy, of the 5lh Wisconsin, Lieut,
Hastings, of the 25th 111., and ail ike com
missioned oflicers and sergeants of companies
G, L, K, are killed or disabled.
Col. Iscott, of the ISth Illinois, is seriously
Capt. Auslin, of Gen. Woodruff's Staff, is
Private despatches say that the rebels in
their retreat are burning the cotton wherever
they can get hold of it.
The Jews concentrated here and at Cairo
hrve appointed deputations to proceed to Wash
ington to remonstrate agsinst Gen. Grant's
order expelling them from the territories occu
pied by the Union forces.
. It is reported that Frank Ward, of Ander
son's troop, is killed.
;A11 the reports of Gen. Rosecrans having
retreated to Nashville are false.
The light to-day is supposed to be in the
vicinity of Christiana. .
Ihe interruptions of the rebel cavalry
between Nasnville and Christiana makes
difficult to-yU-aetabut srurythmg -4txw
is lavnrable to the ultimate sucotss f
Another Victory in Tennessee.
Defeat r tiie Elvtcl Gen. Forrest .
HEMMED IX BY .A GUXBOAT, HE
Finnl'v Itemed iih a I.otu of J,SOO.
350 Horses, 1,000 Stand of Arms, and
a Battery of Sis Guns.
CUR LOSS 800 KILLFD AND WOUNDED
e.:R'. Jan 4. 1363.
The Memphis JJullrtin just received says:
Gen Sullivan, with a force of COI.'O men, at
tacked Gen. Forrest on Thursday morning, at
Hunt's Cross Roads, twelve miles from Leiing
ton, Tcnn. It was a severe engagement, lasting
all day. A gunboat patrolled the river, which
prevented the Rebels from crossing They fought
desperately, but were finally r.mted and scattered
silh a loss ot 1.100 kill-d and wounded and 4(H)
captured. ' We also took 3o0 horses, nearly l.tU0
stand of arms and a battery of six guns. Uuion
loss, .riOO killed and wounded. These losses may
be exagL'eiated. It is certain, however, tbat ibey
were very heavy.
. Kebcl r po r tn.
FoRTRLSS Monroe, Jan. 4. 1863.
The Richmond Dispatch of the 2ith of Decern
brr. ssys that SJfi.OtKl Federal troops landed below
Vicksburg on the :21st, and made a land attack
simultaneously ith an attack of the gnnboats
on that city. Several gnnboats are said to be
disabled, and many prisoners taken.
The flag of truce bott mentioned left here this
morning for City Point, in cbirge of Capt John
K. Mulford cf the od Nw York, expecting to
return immediately with Union prisoners.
Col I.ndlow, of G.n. Dix's stall" also Uft to
day for City Point on business, to return at some
lIonuinLC Affair 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 Rti pping upon the scaffold, and
remained on!y a few moments praying, when the
drop ftdl. The fall w as a very long one, the rope
being over nine feet in length. It was now that
the unlooked-for and terrible scene, which
sickened sll who beheld it, tork place. The fall
being so great, and the man's body being in a
diseased condition, the vertebue ai d muscles
connecting tho head with the shoulders gave
nd the head rolled off, while the body fell
neavy plunge into me interior oi tue
A Forkst or Xt'TMEU. Dr. I!uriitnn, while
uirdevtaking a scientific exp'-dition for the col-
Ionia! government of the Netherlands to thn
Molucca Islands and New Guinea, made a
discovery in the island of Batj'in which may
lead to important results in the spice trade. Iu
his ascent of the Subfile ramre. ho discovered, at
an elevation of from riCUO to W.Qil feet above the
level of the sea, a very extensive forest of nut
meg trees, laden with fruit ol an utiusiml hza an !
excellent finality. Dr. IJ'iri. stein's oliieia! com
munication reperts that this nutmeg tix-e forest
extends ever a very large tract cf ceunfry.
Ait.tv Covihac :j'(,R I'.-iii) ix ins Oivs Coin.
A certain army contractor out West, w ho has
he-ii employing poor women iu making iirmv
shirts at six cents apiece, ai d who "stepped out"
!;:t--ly, owing his employees small sums of from
seventy-tivu cents to three dollars each, was
had!y bitten" for his urood oee Is. At a me ting
held at the depot for the stori'g .-of the shins the
place containing th" shirts got opened, and a- a
pile of them w.-re lying about Ihe pour wi uimi
advisedly helped themselves, mid is sii.is-l
some of th'Mii foigot tiie value of lb.y.z data a
thev carried t!.?:, oil.
Later from. He-Leo.
Th- F.wf.i at Jj!.ip-tI'r..:.vnn':- lj
Gen. F'rey The Fref I'ian of Cp-rations
Una t'iry arc 'U')di .? v-iih I'raris
iona T.'te Proposed Attack on J'illl
A correspondent ef the New York Tribuue
writes the loltowing to that journal :
Jai.ai-a, Dec. 1. 1S62.
The column of Gen. Uerthier, s,000 strong,
is now encamped at Jalapa, a pretty city of
10,000 inhabitants, well shaded w ith nice rows
of trees and watered wiib several brooks and
fountains. The French were no sooner en-
camped in the squares of the city than large
handbills, written in the Spanish language,
and signed by Gen. Forcy, were posted on thu
principal buildings, inviting all the inhabitants
to unite with tnem in restoring order and
peace to the distracted republic, and offering
protection and securify to all. The proclama
tion acted very favorably upon the minds of
the inhabitants, who came from all parts ot tho
country to bring ttieir goodi to market. Vege
tables and fruits were abundant, but more sub
stantial provisions were very scarce. The fact
is, the produce of the inexhaustible fields of
Perote, Ilaxcalla, San Martin, Termabican, and
Tchuacan, nearly under the very eyes of tho
French, could not reach the city on account of
the numerous bands cf guerillas hovering
around and preventing the inhabitants Iroui
bringing it to market. The French, on their
side, being deprived of the proper means of
transporla:ion, could not have been benefited
by a raid into the interior of these rich fields
besides, they were engaged in another expedi
tion, which claimed the concentration of all
their available forces.
The City of Jalapa lias not been reaehel hy
the French column without fatigue- and cuusider
jble trouble. You will have an idea of it wheu
1 tell you that to come fiom Puente National, a
magnificent bridge constructed by tho Spaniards,
to I his place, the distauce of about thirty miles,
General llertbier has occupied about ten days
tbat is to say, has marched about three miius a
day. If this was to be accepted as the rate of
speed of the French soldiers through Mexico, tho
Freuch ariny would not reach the capital short of
sixty t'ays. I must say, however, tbat this por-
j tiou of the road is undoubtedly the worst to bt
'found in all the Republic ; above Jalapa tho
! .mi.), nr.. nniiiiinr.it.uuti. ItnA
, U V, O l.il. v.. . . ... .... . i . j ..uu.
According to the plan of the campaign just
communicated to me by one of he wfHccrs, Gon
eial llerthier will advance a few days on Sail
A'ugnstiii del Salnm, a strong military position
situated at some distance from Jalapa, while an
other column under General laraiue, will inarch
on San Andrea Chalchic.miula, and will make a
jnnciiou at the trmngl; or these two points.
1 bese cambrea, or summits, are tne key ut tno
middle plateau, and command the route to Pue
bia, situated at p bout eighteen Mexican leagues,
or forty-four miles distant.
Notwithstanding Juarez's proclamation, which;,
prononuces a severe penalty against all native
or foreigners dealing with the French, it is said'
that soms of his parti-lairs', seduced by selfisit
motives, have infringed his orders, and ftm car
rying on an unlawful truffle with General Forey.
General Carvajal, a celebrated chhf of guerillas,
is one of them. He has secret agents at Oiizab
who have entered into contracts with the Frein b.
Government tor a supply ot food, cattle, and pro
vender. Oue of tuese agents has rot.de. an el i
gagement to furnish the French army with flour
till its arrival under, the walls of Ihe city of Mex
ico ; another has made a contract to supply tilt)
army with cattle for three mouths, and another
with forage for the same length of time Gen.
eral Carvajal is behind bis agents as security for
the fulfillment of these contracts, and tho in
thuueo be w ields and the forces he commands
seems lo be a sufficient guaranty. ' -
The city of Puebia has been surrounded by ft
new lino of works, and is saiJ to be very strong
ly fortified. The French intend to make an at
tack upon it within lha next fifteen days. t
, , ..: t
f-Mr Old Bsnis, c --,"
IIow instinctively tbe heart of ry jmr
the norlh of Europe. -,Her
course towards our whole country since tho
first outbreak of the rebellion, has been graml
in its justice and noble in, its unRellisiiness.
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 daes not
admit a rebel vessel in her harbors, either on
the Baltic or the Euxine. As she says, sha
leels no hostility to the South, but above all
she "Jesires the integrity of the American
Union and the continuance of our nationality.
She is the only great, nation w hich excludes
the rebel flag from all her harbors.
The recent interview between Bayard Tay
lor, our Charge at St. Petersburg, and Prince
Gortschakoff, the Prime Minister ol the Czar,
dcvelopes in really a superb, grandeur, the
profound a flection which Russia manifests to
wards our torn and bleeding nation. In his
earnest language, Russia knows neither North
nor South, but is for our country, one aud in
divisible. Every American should read these memTa
ble words of the Czar's Prime Minister. They
are such as will move every true man, from
the Sl Liwrence to the Rio Grande, to ex
claim ' dear old Russia I" .
"Russia alone," said he, " has stood by
you from the first, and wdl continue to stand
by yon. We are very, very anxious that some
means should be adopted, that any rourss
should be pursued, which will prevent the
division which now seems inevitable. One
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 desire
as peace. Rut peace on the basis of separation
is equivalent to con .inua! war. We have only
just called the whole strength ot the natiou
into action, W e believe the struggle novr
commencing will be final, and we cannot, with
out disgrace and ruin, accept the only terms
on' which tho rebels would treRt, until our
strength has been tried and has failed."
"You know the sentiments of Russia," the
Prince enclaimed with great earnestness. "We
desire above all things, the maintenance of the
Am- riean Union as one indivisible nation. We
cannot take any part mor6 than we hare done.
We have no hostility to the Southern people.
Russia has declared tier position, and will main
tain it. Thre will be proposals for intervention.
SVe believe that intervention could do no good
hi present. Proposals w ill be made to Russia to
inin in soma plan of interference She will re
j fllse any intervention of the kind. Russia will
occupy the snmn ground as at the beginning of
Ihe struggle. You may rely upon it. She will
nnt chancre. But we entreat you to settle the
I difEc-nltr. I cannot express to von how profound
j are the rniietlcs we. feel; how serious are our
j - ftais "
"We were standing face to face during the
conversation, and the earnest, impassioned raan-
' ner of the Prince impressed me w ith the fact
tfiath was speaking from bis heart. At tho
, close of th-i interview he seized my hand, gave
i it a shoit pressure, and exclaimed, 'God bless
j A new candidate for fame Ims lately appeared
i beforo the musical critics of New York, in the
! person of a "colon d sister," named Mrs. Louise
I de Jdortio from Boston. The "Black Swan"
ses-ms to be fairly eclipsed by ibis new sensation
who has been elnisVned the "Black Duck."
Sue is endorsed by the Evening Post as a
'splendid 1 .idiii'g woman, with a complexion pf
flushed creamy tint, hair dark and wavy, eyes
lai ge and lu-tinus, and features oval and fdmost
classic." She nppenred b' foi e th" public dressed
in b!::ck silk, and worn white kid gloves I ' Her
voico wassutjeib rich. deep, nn i nt'ls:c;:l tho
.iinnci.ition a.lmirsl.!-. :i:i-.nl in: si'gniesi,
iineh of li- gio accent, while t.ie gcstuie,;. tre
Ia .v.s ea-y a;; 1 : acjl:::. "