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Norfolk, Feb. 5.--'l'he fleet at Old
Point Co:0mtfrt went to sea to-day
Southward bound. It is presumed it
will co-operate with B3urnside's fleet
or the fleet on the Carolina and Geor
Memphis, Feb. 5.-Three federal
gunboats appeared on the Teonnssee
river yesterday and opened fire on
fort Henry. The fort responded
but sustained no damage. The fied
erals were landing troops two miles
from the fort, and an attack is ex
pected. Tlhe Confederates are in full
force along the river, and no danger
I is apprehended.
Richmond, Feb. 5.-Advices from
Washington to the 3d have been re
ceived here. A general exclahige of
prisoners, including our privatoers
men, will soon be consumnniated.
Seward has already ordered large
numbers to be liberated, and others
will tillow at an early day, and be
sent south. A number reached Nor
folk last night.
' The recent English news is caus
ing considerable commotion in Lin
colndomn, but Stward thinks there is
no danger of hostilities with England.
Seward publishes a letter saying
he allowed the British troops to pass
I through Maine as an act of hmnanity.
'I'he bark Trinity left Boston on
" Sunday with three hundred and
eighty Confederate prisoners, mnlWng
them were eleven officers. They are
on route for fortress Monroe to be ex
The Canadian papers ate discuss
ing 'he policy of annexing Maine to
Canada. The New York Herald sayA
tihe policy has greatly accelerated the
erection of thelortificatibon at P'ort
land and other points.
'Fourteen tomusatnd Britiak troops
are now in Canada.
Eighteen hundred bales of cotton
reached New York on Synday, hrorn
-. IThe Now York l irald f~td' ithat
I unless the Federals obtain a series of
victo ries witlhiin t)e next sixty days,
the European powers will recognise
the Southern tonfederacy and do
stroy the blockade, thus entailing
double war on the Federals.
The Northern papers urge the Gov
ernors of the difObrett States to call
out a quarter of a million troops, in
vice of Europe's threatening attitude.
The Journal of Commerce says
foreign affairs requcregrave solicitude
in the future.
Another expedition is fitting out
at Cairo. Its destination is unknown.
The Federal warship Vincent will,
soon leave for Port Royal where she
will le used as store ship.
More EUrsh troops have reached
Canada. '1 The Loandon Herald says
Southern victoy i ceurtain, and points
to a gloomy future for the North.--
The English papers state that nu
merous letters have been received iit
that country from respectable sources,
praying for foreign Intervention for
the sake of humanity.
A division of Yankee troops are
now en route for Ship Island or Mo
bile, commanded by ICon. Farraquet.
Gen.. Halleek has ordered the
property of Gov. Claiborne F. Jack
son, in Missouri, to be counfiscated.
Halleck has ordered a number of his
mutinous troops to Cairo to work on
The Philadelphia Enquirer con
siders the Confederate iron clad
steamer Merrimac a failure. She
was intended as a ram, but she steers
bad and draws too much water.
Richmond, Feb. 5.-Among the
prisoners who have arrived at Nor
folk, are privates F. (). Long, W.
Nelms, and 'P. Hughes, of the 1st
Kentucky ; R. Moss, W. Morris, Jam.
Williamson, 10th Alabama.
It is said that the influence of Al
fred Ely with Lincoln and Seward
will cause the release of a great num
ber of Confederate prisoners, and the
placing of privateers now imprison
ed in New York and Philadelphia on
a tooting as prisoners of war. A
general exchange of prisoners will
very certainly result.
Itichuolud, Feb. 5.--The Secretary
of War has issued an order to imnprn.e
all saltpetre not in thet. hands ot man
ufacturers, the government or con
tractors, pa-ing 40 cents per pound
therefor. 'I his is done in conse
quence of the extortion on the gov
The railroad convention met to
day. The proceedings are private.
The statement that G(;e. Price
was in Richmond, made by a morn
ing paper, was premature.
Nashvilee, Feb. 5.--A private dis
patch from fort Henry to-day, says
tli enemy fired about forty shots,
doing no damage.
Knoxville, Feb. 5.-On Sunday
morning Liout. White's cavalry en
countered 100 to 300 of thel Lincoln
cavalry on the mountain side in 31or
gan county. White charged on the
enemy who were rallied twice by
Capt. D)uncan. Duncan was shot
through the head and killed by G.
Roberts, a lad of fifteen years of age,
whose brother killed a Kentucky
Unionist. The enemy was complete
ly routed and fled in confusion. Seven
of their dead have been found. VWe,
captured one prisoner. A negro at
tached to McClary's company killed
Memphis, Feb. 6.-A gentleman
direct from Fort Donelson reports
that four gunboats attacked Fort
Henry on. "Tuesday, killing three
Confederates. One of the gunboats
was disabled and had to be hauled off'.
Y esterday a dispatch was received
from Fort Henry stating that eight
gunboats were comning up the river.
Our pickets, stationed 16 miles he
low F'ort Henry, reported that 20,000
Federals were landing.
Th T-'enneseseo river is rising
Remforcements have betu orderedl
from Mempltia to trh Teunease river.
*Memphis, Feb. 6.--A dispatch
from Danville at two o'clock this af
tertoeon, ssys tiatl "rilg beommenced
at Port Henry at. 12 . Af:er 150
gnes were fired, the firing eeased-
result is not known.
Richmond, Feb. 6.-Intelligence
from Hyde county, N. C., reports that'
the F erals, eonsisting of 'from 0o
to 100. vessels, moved from Hatteras
yesterday evening in the direction
of Roanoke Island.
Nashville, Feb'. 7.-A spelar dis
patch to the Unioni and American,
from Clarksville, dated'7th, 2, a. m.,
says fort Henry sias"' f'Allen into the
hands of the enemy, our forest re
treating to forti Donelson. The Fied
eral gunboats are at Danville ' The
Tennessee river bridge 'at that place
has been destroyed by the Pedefals.
No further particulars..
Memphis, Feb. 7.-Fort 'Henry
was, captured by the Federals yester
day, after two hours fighting. The
Federals advanced and destroyed the
Tennessee river bridge, cutting oft
communication between Colunibus
and Bowling Green. No particulars
have been received.
[A passenger who arrived in the
-stage last evening contradicts the re
port of Fort Henry being in posses
sion of the Federals.-FA. News.]
Richmond, Feb. 6.-The second
Tennessee regiment, Col. Bate, unani
mously resolved to re-enlist for the
war Other regiments are rapidly
following their example.
Northern advices say Gen. Rev
nolds is reported as having resigued,
and that Ex-Gov. Denver, of Kansas,
has been appointed to command at
Cheat Mountain. There are no in
dications of a Federal advance from
It is reported that the exploits of
the maraudering expedition of Fed
irals about Green Brier was much
exaggerated, they being afraid to
venture out much since their repulse
at Valley Mountain in )December.
The Federal force, about 7000
strong, under (iGet. Iauder, which left
Rmnney on the approach of the Coit
federates, is now Springthild, New
Creek Depot, and Patterson's Creek,
points ranging from 8 to 14 mile.k
from Rominey. No prtsent prospect
of an advance of the Federals there.
New Orleans, Feb. 7.-Four hun
dred and ninety-two prisoners left
yesterday evening for North Caro
lina, to be exchanged.
Riclhmond, Feb. 7.-While the
Provisional Congress conducts its
biusinetss in secret session, outsiders
are busy engaged in arranging for the
organization of the permanent Con
gress. T'lhe gentlemen named for
Speaker of the House are -Merideth,
of (Ga.; W. JIones, of 'Tenu.; Ilicock,
of Va.; Currey, of Ala.; Dunean F.
Kenner, of La., and John J. MclRae,
l)ixon, of Ga., and McC'luskey, of
T"enn., are mentioned in connection
with the Clerkship of the House.
Jerry Harper, the present Clerk of
Congress, is prominently spoken. of
as Secretary of the Senate, although
several other candidates are mentionexd
Norfolk, Feb. 6--A flag of truce
arrived to-day from Old P'oint Conm
fort, bringing papers of the 5th.
A party of Federals advanced to
()ccoqua n on Monday and had a
brush with the Confe-derate pickets.
It is stated that four of the latter
were seen to fall.
President Davis informed Lincoln
by flag of truce, that if the bridge
burners in Missouri were hung, Coclh
ran, Wilcox, Lee, and others, would
be. hung in retaliation.
The Federals have great diflficulty
in taking ;are of the negroes thuey
have in camp. Wool is soretly put
hsld about'theem, miiud4 has appointed
a comnnittee tb provide for their fu
I:]n the Senatoe umneru of Masua
chusctts, reported a bill to appoint
diplomatic representutives to Lyberia
Shoipffa brigade has been m-ved
to the Cunberland river.
'l.4 Sott hasnot Ift Wow @rk yvt.
- about a nnavebil ox 5tfdle ft.l
out there for ifbe84dta coast..
ee Ersiesoni's floating batteryis sear
atr ly coinmleted.
iO The 'eeral House passed a b1!
as authurizig "thQ construction cf 20
[n plat& frigates.
An expedition' of tw'elve sts e ye
a- left Caire on the 3d. It will be'jfn
n, ed at anotlir'point by a large force.
i.' The citizens of New York ask f'ir
Ie it repeal of the reciprocity teraty with
I- Great swindling has been diecov
ie ered among the contractors' of tihe
:e Lincoln government.
s. There are 35,000 troops at Cairo.
Chaser iq ge thtT
y Congress to act promptly.says
r- the treas ten4agº ir'
ie Advices from Central America
ie say a plot to assassinate-the Presi
dent of Sair Salvador, and also Oen.
is Costello, has been discoteMdl.
The Chicago Tribune publishes
e the following paragraph editorially.
We have before us thre~ eartridges'
broaiught to aus from Asuapois bTr a
friend. They are a portion of the
ammuanitiona fo EtinWd ridibs ei3
e out to Burnside's forces for'the great
expeditiod. A" thet i 'i6 'the ='"
alike in appearance, and the slight
difference#ink iighi coudfdlioitat
ly'be dected. e Bithy'3Wke"T"
t is that one of the three contains ~t
L- a particle of powder. A prominent
n officer of the expedition told our in
formant that this was about the pro
portion throughout the entire lot ot'
Enfield cartridge one-third of thlvte
o carefully put up without powiter.
e Now here is a case for inves igatioih.
Was it fraud, or treachery, that seeks
t to paln off on our. brave troops, on
eve of an expedition, sham cart
r ridges? Let us have an explanati.vn
of this affair, Secretary Stanton.
Loss of South.ern Trade by trk,
- X.orteret.-T'he St. Louis Republi
can in reference to the loss of South
ern trade by the Western States,
a See what awfully desolating resultr
s have followed the cessation of thiat
commerce. The Western 'States it`
r Europt are trembling under it. Or
own North, momentarily benettte!
by a demand for army supplies, does
not feel it, as it will by and by. lint
survey the West-with no choice of
an outlet to Europe, save through
New York-its products: at half their
former price, and all its purchaser at
double that price. uIn fact, the farm:er
of the VWest can scarce raise produe
at current prices. The gro;s yield
of his farm would not pay the wages
of the hands necessary to raise it.
No part of the United States is more
atflicted by the cessation of Southern
trade. Men now see the fallacy oI
r all those theories, that belittled South
ern industry, and the importance of
u Southern commerce with it, to th3,
tUnited States. Let us give corn -
l credit to the men, who, while siistain -
ing a system which, though legal, ha b
Y been held up to unsparing 6idium
have made that system productiv.e ,:
so mkhay and'great bentflits, that th.,
Swithdrawal of them has s4lnt fi:ar ailI
trembling thrutcigh the nations.
t ,A Person who had been lictenit
Sto a very dull address, remarked th
everything went off well spectdif.y