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WINCHESTER, TENN., APRIL 18, 1803.
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From the, Richmond Whig, loth April.
To-day two yours ago Fort Sumter
was wrested from tho hands of the
Wnitcd States forces. Wo liavc now
encountered and resisted successfully
ihe armies and navies of that, Govern
ment as many years as tlicy allowed
us months in tho beginning, and we
utand to-day in a attitude of as deter
mined defiance, and as impregnable
defeneo, as vc liavo presented during
tho war. -Not many months after
hostilities began, tho New York Tri
bune, the most potent organ of the
enemy, insisted that if they did not
subdue us in twelve month?, the effort
should bo abandoned; for, said that
journal, there is not an instancoin his
tory of a people maintaininga struggle
for independence, a year, being after
wards subiuv-ated. We have maintain-
Cotton, to pay tho interest of the
public debt in gold. The action of tho
Rritish merchants and Hankers in this
From Kentucky -Pegram's Defeat
From tho Richmond Dispatch, Aj.nl -10.
matter is the judgjne. t of the most htZZ th I
Hcnb uyo anu .nte.ugu.t, tnounat on , tion9 and final , f Vqi,
earth, that our independence is estab- brigade in that s ttto. 0n u u
l.shed and that our pubhefadh will bo ult5CoI. Scott, of tho hl..
obheived. ; four companies1 of Lis own regiment
In a military point of view, then, we , anJ 0n0 company of Ashby's renment,
are safe, whether wo look to land or : in aI1 between four and fivo hundred
sea. In matters of finance, it is only mcn chascJ Gen F tu 00mmaild of
necessary that we should practico the four regiments of infantry and some of
sagacity that self-interest makes clear ; Woolfonpa cavajry oul of j)ailvilu
to the dimmest intellect. Tho quos-; completely routi ng them, and captur
tion of subsistcnco is all that remains, ing Lieut. Col. Adams and other Vris
and that, luckily, falls to a class of men oner3 While Scott was pursuits tho
who never yet have failed, when a i enemy through tho streets of Danville
an. emergency, caning wr mauiy Ui0 Yankees shot Mrs. Mitchell, the
of the soil
I wife of the President of
Hank of Kentucky, throui
li tho hc-ad
been the best hope and : killing her irmtAntlv. and ?,.kr . f.M.i...l
nations contending ; servant who was sianiling behind her.
for liberty and right3. They have : Col. Scott skirmished with tho
upheld this great struggle fhun far, ! from tho 24th to tho 2-Sth, ai
ana wo led euro will upliold it to tho I was in ILoustonville, Lincoln
end. Thus animated, thus sustained.
and determined to stand manfully to
their posts, 'what havo onr pooplo to
fear "let tho heathen rage over
During the same
Ztey Tho following dispatchoa ought
to havo corne to the Bulletin. Why did
they not? .
Ti scr.MHiA, April If).- Yesterday a
squadron of Col. Roddy's cavr.lry ran
the enemy's pickets into Glendalo, 7
miles 1 his side of Corinth, captured two,
killed and wounded soveral, and burned
a lot of crtton in a half mile of tho
RiciiMOMi, April 14. The Whig has
Northern dates of tho 13th. Their ac
count of the Charleston fight says iho
ed our struggle not one year only, buti fire which was opened on the Keokuk
and are yet so canaido oi re oi lour or live liuwlred guns was never,
two years, anu are yet so .
sistantc that at all points the enemy
are held at bay, or are retiring before
us. Could anything but the most in
curable phrenzy. prolong tho oltbrt on
the part of tho enemy.
Until recently the conflict has served
mainly to show that in tho field, and
away from the seas and the rivers, we
had nothing to fear from the enemy.
Almost without exception wo van. push
ed and routed them whenever they
presented themselves at a distance
from their gon boats. jul reiying upon
perhaps, equalled in tho history of the
world. While balls struck her every
moment, her guns worked with vigor
and precision. 1 1 soon became evident
that she was not as impregnable as
Kricson's .Monitors, and as an iron -clad
she was a failure. The- rebel balls
soemod to penetrate her as easily as a
wooden vessel. During thirty minutes
one hundred shot struck hor, ninety of
which were water-lino shots. Showas
perfectly riddled and sunk noxt morn-
timo Con. l'egram
rtfne 1 1 ii't- in'in's
Bridge, on the Kentucky river, and
so , drove the Yankees back.
On the 31st, when two miles beyond
Somerset, ho 'was attacked by a large
Federal force of cavalry and infantry,
under Carter, Fry, and Woolford, and,
after a severo baud to hand tight of
several hours, tho Confederates gave
up the unequal contest and fell bark
six miles, the enemy not pursuing.
Our loss was heavy, supposed to havo
been Cfty killed. Some two hundral
and over were missing after tho light;
but as parties of stragglers havo been
coming in since, tho. total loss cannot
bo ascertained. Tho loss of the mieinv
must have been very severe, as our
troops are .eportei to havo fought
with desperation, ai well as from the
fact that tho enemy failed to follow
.Messrs. Powell and ALcfiheo, who
had iHirchased for our Government
their immense naval preparations, they She had thirteen seriously wounded,
Rtill hopod to inflict such in jury on us ! two mortally. The iron clads were not
that we would be compelled, in tho ond, seriously damaged. The Rebels mis
to relinquish the contest and sue for j took a scow which broke loose for a
peace. It has been reserved for us to devil. The Yankees sum up thus: "We
show; as we have done in the last year, have entered Charleston Harbor, made
and especially in tho last few days, a successful reennnoisanco, engaged tho
that we are able to cope with their j Rebel forts three hours 'and damaged
cnormOus navy and with the. monsters
of the deep they havo devised in the
filmo of iron-chid and turrcttcd steam-
Sum tor pretty seriously, lost one ves
sel and had a crowning proof of the in
vulnerability of the Mwnitor fleet." Ar-
. 1 T 1 ' n -v r it rv I a ii? M .rt t-inia-trd in. 1.1a mm
era. A gun lias Dcen invented, anu is "i!!mniis iau uum miu m uw
now ia use, that penetrates the thick-j.p the Keokuk. It is reported that
est iron mail they aro able to employ, mi-wer acuon lor inc present is sus-
In the harbor ot Cluirleston we have p -" ;o.
sunk the most powerful of their Mom-1 J-e Jlcrald lias a report that JlcOIol-
tors, fondlv believed In' them to be "iia "uei -eu nis rosignauon
, , v
invulnerable. The others know their
doom if they approach our batteries.
the enemy havo learned tnatincir vast
and costly preparations are all in vain,
and that on the coast and iy the nanus
of our navigable streams, as well as in
the interior, wo arc now. prepared to
meet them. And, so, as the war has
progressed, we have taught them that,
whether on land or sea, wo arc their
It remains only to ascertain whether
havo tho sagacity to manage finan
cial matters, and the 'patriotism and
jenorgy to produce tho provisions no
efJBary to support our armies anu
oople while tho war lasts. In regard
0 the former, wo havo tho most em
etic and valuable encouragement in
Midiners from England that Cotton
tes aro sollinsr there at a premium,
nl that more than fjftv millions of
ollars havo been offered for invest-
ent. It, will reouiro but a modicum
f financial ability to turn this lact to
19 most material advantage to us.
or currency ought soon to bo equal
gWd and will be, it -Ur. iviemmin-
r Will only arrange, as ho can rcadi-
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40, through the lnsirumeniamy oi
In closing a speech in 1'arliamont
Lord Russoll said : " Depend upon it.
my Lords, if that war is to cease, it is
far better it should cease with the con
viction, both on the part of the North
and South, that they can never live
again happily as one community, and
one Republic, and that tho termination
of hostilities can never bo brought about
by the advice, mediation, or interference
of .any European Power."
somo trOO head of cattle, aro reported
to havo got out with :";0, having lost
By way of Cumberland Gap we have
a report that Col. Clark's cavalry had
possession of Mount Sterling, where
ho had captured some '2'.u prisoners,
and that H umphrey Marshall had join
od him at that point.
It is said that Burnsido, at tho solici
tation of Guthrie, had linen started
with 30,000 Federal infantry and 10,.
000 cavalry for Lexington, Ky.
Goo. D. Prentico ha really gone to
Europe, taking with him his daughter-in-law
tho wife of Maj. Clarence
Prentice, who is in the Confederate
Rosec.rans has sent fivo regiments of
infantry to Kentucky, and has ordered
all tho cavalry from that State to his
army at 3l urfreesboro', and is massing
his troops on his left, (our right,)
doubtless to prevent any movement
on our part into that State.
Note -Tho last two items must
have boon taken from the Bulletin's
"Times," of several days back.
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We clip tho following items from tho
Yieksburg Whig :
The Yankees who havo been in
camp on tho peninsula lor tho last six
or seven vroeks, were on the move
yesterday. Troops were moving to
and fro all day and every tent in
White's field, with the exception
teiT The Bill to prescribe the rates few on tho leveo, which formerly worn
ot postage on newspapers, books, and
transient and other matter, has been
reported to the Senate from the com
mittee on postal affairs. Tho bill con
sists of two sections, and, as respects
newspapers, provides the ratos on all
published in tho Confedarate States,
sent to regular subscribers, as follows:
For each paper not weighing over 3
ounces, one cent, and for every addi
tional ounce or fraction of an ounce,
ono half cent. It alsD provides that
publishers of newspapers or periodicals
may Bend to each other, from thoir
respectivo offices of publication, free
of postage, ono copy of each publica
tion. Knoxtille Register.
the appearance of a pretty good size I
city, was struck and carried away.
Four largo transports loaded with
troops departed during the day, and
others appeared to be preparing to
stait. These troops aro no doubt des
tined to reinforec the Yazoo Pass cx
pedition where such strenuous efforts
are to be made for our annihilation.
Some people "cry peace, peace,
while there is no peace." Let w cry
"war, war," while there is war. Louis
Whilo you aro crying ''war, war,"
George, your old brandy-scorched
stomach is crying "war-ter V'llcbq,
m EG RAP IT TO.
ASSOC 1 AT Y. L) 1'KKSS I.lSl'ATOllES.
RICHMOND, :piil lti
In the House of Commons, on tho 27tli tilt ,
a debate in relation to tho Alabama took place.
The Solicitor (Jcnv (l said tl.' American Gov
ernment, had all aU.n:; denied t- li:(V. I'.i it. d;'
rights of r.catr.ib allowed j b iutrn-.itioniil
of which they thcinsolviM had been tho ?troii!;
e.t to as.-crt. That I'm-omnion. win nn'.v en
titled o ask thu (i.ivfrnmetit to carry out, lav;
as it would do it it wai concerned itself, u
admitiist.T t.h, hi v.-. a? F.ngli. h law.; ai-al-,v.i"?
adiiuuiitercd, not os su-jit u n, but on cvi
Mr. Haling cvj.rti.-i.-e'l rt"'rrt at the qieroh of
tho Solicitor's, whirh uoi-t be. oil'eiHivo to
Mr. Bright Cijiiv-.i. d similar views and de
dared that buil..l:ra r erc now building aiiutliet
gunboat, uUo coiMrurting formidabcj run;
for tho t'oiifcdcratesi.
Mr. I.aird said rilhw were, as deadly ar, ve.s
scU without ;jru;-.s. llohiid t;cen tuanifeiti ut
tlm Custom JIou-o of rifles shipcil to the Xor
ti-.'rn State, by the ceb?brati d Una of Jiarinc,,
Brown & Co., Liverpool. 11c ha I been inked
to build hips ci'tnplete, with uiii, for tho Fed
enil (iovcrnment, and read a iotter to j.rovft
thin loud ciieer-j. lie wan thoreforo aston
ilied at the outcry in America. lie would
ruth.-r be banded down to posterity aj the
ljuildiir of a do7.-n A h..bainu.i than us ft man
who cried up n-ti'.utioi of another eountrv
v.hieh have reduced liberty to nmekoi v.
KICrilfOND, April ID.
Tlic l'eer,)Mir F.xprcs-" to d ty pives :i favor
able fo'CMint of operations at Sutlolk, anu men
tiorm a report, that one of tho enemy's gun
boats in Nansemow river had been destroyed
by our butterifvs, and another driven off in a
The Senate, to-day, pu-vd House bill to fs
tabli. h a Nitreac.d Miiiiiig Bureau. Rejected.
Adopted bill as amended by (Jommittee. of
( 'oriferonee. Motion r'.'CoiciJei'i d, tr.a laitact
of last sc.-ioii will accordingly rinviin iiiforc?
The Sena'.- aUo pa.--;ed House b.il to llquida'c
claim du thf Mt'..? of Alabama, for ftoamor
Tie- Mo'Im-1 pacsod a lill to provide payment
for h --ri.es let or -iisabl.-.i in (lie O. I'., service,
'thit: d !' inipoi Iai.ee.
(.'HA UI.FSTON, April It',.
Alt ip.i;.-t liera A Freneh vnr rt?.uiKe
touciied off the bar to day and ct-tit a boat t
U lL.Ml.NGTOX, April If.
The ?t?amer Flora & Pet arrived here thu
iriornin;;, from Nassau, with a curgo of cot!'.:.?
.Plant Ml'stakd. Aside from the
necessity wo are under now of provid
ing a large supply of mustard for medi
cal and other uses, in tho point of pro
tit there U no crop a farm or can raise?
more remunerative. Wo have seen
in some Patent Office Reports a report
from an Illinois farmer, of experience
in raising mustard for market, and ho
estimated his profit at, wo think, ?30)
per aero. 1 1 should bo planted early
in the spring, in drills eighteen inches
to two foet apart, and thinned to six
nchos in the drill.
BJ"No event, says tho Richmond
Fxaminer, is more significant, or do
serving of consideration, than tho re
sult of the Confederate loan in Lluropo.
A demand for fifteen millions of dol
lars, secured by tho cotton which tho
Confederate Government has tardily
collected, was answered by a subscrip
tion of fifty millions in England alone,
and probably as much more on tho Con
tinent. Tho stock sent over sells for
five percent, premium, and it is evident
that if fho Confederato (lovernmcnt ap
plied lor threo hundred millions on this
same security it could bo obtained in a
We wist havo rags in order to et paper,
and urge all persona who caa furnish tu any
to send them at once to our oflicn. Anv fori
except woolen taken. For cleun while rag
we will pay "a3 conti dtf.