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TELE(R; I l APHIC.
Norfolk, Febl,. S.-A meis.en.ger
lfrom Roanoke Islanld :has arrived.-
reports a heavvy cniollollndelh there, ves
terdacti, at 10 o'clock, which waged
uintil night. O)ur Iatteries returned
the fire, gallantly, se~tting onei ste-aluer
on fire.. 'i'The attetmpt to land, under
the cover of the guns, lhad not sur
'cedled when the courier left. It was
supposed the, tight would be renewed
this inorning. No killed are re
Wise, is ill, and has removed his
quarter4' from Nag's hlead.
Me.tnphis, Feb. t.--l)ispatches to
the ,Suplerintendent of the Chiarleaston
Railroad, receive.d here, say that
three I'ederal gunboats reached Flo
rence to-day, at 2 o'clock, ini liot
pursuit of live ('onfoderate steamers
going tupiTenne'ssee river. The river
lbeing high it was itnpnossible for our
boats tol pass thi bridge, and they
The te.legraph line was cut at Ilo
reticejust atfter thei. operator had left
with the. instrutiments.
It was renported at 'l'useumnhia that
a body of intifltry was coining from
the river, two iniles distant, to hurn
the trestle work tilhis side of till re, ton
thei Me.mphis and ('Charleston Rail
Two gunboats remained at East
.port, eight miles from luka.
It is reported that toops are nrov
ingon luka, to burn the bridge over
Bear Cresek. 'ITroops hlave been sent
up from here to intercept their move
Much excitement prevails here,
Inilituary enthusiasml runnitng high.
Nortolk, Feb. $.--'Lhe engage
nent at It oeanoke. Island comnmenced
on Friday, in the forenoon, and Con
I tinued until the teurier left, at two
o'clock the saute atternoon. 'ithe
enemy had then ceased firing.
The most energetic portion of the
attack was an attempt ot the Feder
a Is to land~ which failed.
TL'wo or three, of tlhir steamleri were.
much damaged. COur batteries were
uninjured, and coolly conducted, res
idting in great precision of fire.
Souae of the private residence onl the
Island were injured.
Gaen. Wise being at 'Nag's Head,
sick in bed, his physicians could with
difticulty control hin during the en
gagement and fight.
Jleavy firing southward was heard
at Norfolk up to one: o'clock to-day,
and it is presumed to be- canuonad
in- at Roanoke.
lhemphis, Jan. V.-Thl'his city is
full of excitement in consequence of
thie ascent of the Tennessee river by
the Federal gunboats. The Federals
went to Florence 31and destroyed the
warehouse at Tu'semnbin, landing
and inflicting other injuries. It is
report ed they are marching towards
Menmphis. Feb. A0.-Some Federal
gunlboats passed downed the Tennes
see river from Florence, yesterday.
They carried off government stores
fronl Florence. 'IThe steamers Robb
and I)unbar are safe, having run up
Cypress Creek. No injury was done
the railroad or private property.
They are expected buck soon.
About 500 Federal cavalry wore
landed at Savannah, in Hardin coun
ty, at 10 o'clock yesterday.
'T'lue bridge over the Tennessee
river is in Iossessions of 250 Feder
als, but is uninjured. The Federals
say they will have the whole road in
lIolla, Feb. 6.-The dispatches to
the St. Louis, Democrat say the Fed
erals have hemmed 'rice is anti that
he must surrender or fight Several
Confedernte prisonors have been tak
en including Capt. Mansfield.
Richmond, Feb. 9-A steamer ar
rived to-night with intelligence that
the federals took Rolnoke lnland vtes
te'rday. There force was 1:i,000, the
Confe.derates less than :;000. All of
our troops were taken prisonelrs, ex
cept 2. Many of eunroetiicers wounll
dl, amonug theng .Jeiunings il'ise,
thought to be mortally. 'Thle lparli
culars are ie:lgre, hbut tlhe, capture i.
ce-rtainn.Cel. Wise. has nt been
[ The above, we. judge is far fri'cna
being correct, its we hlave dispatcllhes
of the same date froll :another sIrt-e
which is a pe.rfiect contralictionl. The I
force of the enemy was not 15.000
hut 5000. 'h'leir lanlding was inlte- 'l
tionally permnitted. so as to mlee't a
theltm on shore. 'The hattle raged i
nearly all the day. 'lThe elnelnmy were
completely routed, and driven to theeir
boats, and the ('onfederate.s still hold
possession of the island, and amninn
unition and prnvisioni in abuendance.
Norfolk, Feb. 9.-An officetr from
the Confedera-te steamer Curlew has
just arrived here from Roanoke Is
land. lie reports the Cutulew sunk
by the enetaiv. )ther Conft*derate
boats withdrew for want of anmunni
During the attack four Federal
vesse'ls were slnk. The Curlew was
only beached. A large ball struck lher
deck and passed through her buttonl..
The anmmunition and all on board
were saved. The commander of the
steamer Forrest fought gallantly.-
lie was slightly wounded. ()ioe nid
shipiliiaUL lost an armn.
Fifty Federal vessels were off the I
Island. (nly 20 gunboats were en- t
gaged in the attack. It is understood
that the Confederate fleet retired to
IElizabeth City to ;l.tmi.in suppllies.
A private dispatcllh 'rin Chnatta.
Iccega lsays thait thIe e.ltl.nve's gll. I
boats reached Florence yestorday~-- -
'iThey landed and occupied the town
and caile withlil a mlile of TuliSCune
bia last night. T'hey returned to
their gutnhoits thllis ilrning. A later
relport says tihe reported fight at
Bear Creek was luntrue. 'lThe Lin
-,l it, i .... I , in l'. arnied to Flo
e reace without burning any bridges.
a- Railroad communication is entire.
- ly cut off between this place and
e Memphis. The Lincolnites are land
ing at Eastport, Missississippi.
I, About 300 Confederates were kill
6 ed and wounded at Roanoke. Over
t- 1000 Yankees were killed and woun
ded. The casualties are unreported.
d An arrival this morning says Eliz
, aberh City was shelled and burned
1- by the enemy, and that they were
pushing forward to Eden.
s Nashville, Feb. 10.-Passangers
f by this evening's boat say our scouts
tr report Federal cavalry and infantry
s within four miles of Fort I louelson
g Other passengers say the Federal
s gunboats were in sight of the Fort.
' A private dispatch from Clarksville
to-days Fort D)onelsou is safe and
I cannot be taken.
The Feberals destroyed several
spans of the bridge at Florence con
necting with Tuscumbia. There
were six steamers at Florence, two
of which were captured by the Fed
e erals, and the other four burned by
- the citizens of Florence.
A private dispatch fcom Decatur
e this evening says eoerything is quiet,
and the trains will run regularly
again on the Memphis and Charleston
-More Diplomatic Cerrespondeace.
We have received a St. Louis D)e
utocrat, ofthe 1st inst, from which
we glean the following sumnniary of
the Africa's advices. It will be seen
that it is much fuller and more ex
plicit than that telegraphed from the
New York lierald:
-New York, Jan.:1l.-The Africa,
from Liverpool 16th via Queenstown
t 1:tlh, arrived this morning with two
- days' later advices.
- (eat Britain.-The' Coannission
'ers of C'lastomns had received orders to
l, i.rmit the free texportatioll ,of all ar
Sticdes againlst which prohibition were
It was re.ported that Lord Russell,
s in response to a ineartorial from Liver
" pºo1l ship owners' association in re
Iterencee to the stone blockade, of
J Charleston, said he sent a dispatch
in December, warning thle Govern
t ent at aWtashington against the ill
I feeling that such a proceeding would
engender, and also that it would lead
rto to the opinion that a reconstruction
I of the Union was considered hope
less after the design was carried out.
-lie sent another dispatch express
ing strong hopes that the sinking of
1 vessels filled with stone would i.o:
be repeated elsewhere.
It was rtlanored that the French
and uother (;,verninonts were taking
similar steps in this connectin. The
London Morning Post rejoices at the
general condemnationi of the act of
sinking these steto,. vessels, and says
it is rousing European Governinment
to IL eomllto)ll sentianon , and asks why
Inore forbearance should be shown
America than was thie case when
Belgitum was recognised, plarticular
ly as lholland was clever guilty of
the barbarities commnitted by the
Cabinet of 1Washington.
The suspension of specie payments
continued to be the theme of gloomy
l rrognostication tot" the Northern
S More diplomatic correspondence
- had been published, including a let
" ter from Mr. Seward to the Secretary
Sof the Navy, condemning, in strong
Stertns, the factthat the British schoon
r .ltamls (!'uampbell was taken into
New York with the Britili flag 'fly
ing under that. of the UniLted ttes
and another note condenting ..ti
American commander for exaetirs
an oath from British seamen, for :
breach of the blockade, that they;
would not undertake similar proceed
ings again, and relieving - the seamen
from theobligation of the oath.
The London Observer suggests
the expediency of an intervention by
France and England between the
Federal and Confederate States of
North America Such an act would
be approved by the whole world.
The iuterveution .wI9A.54 .beads y.
accepted by the' Confederate z$tates
anel would give satisfaction to every
man in the Northern States who had
any thing to lose. Our Gov erntment
and that of France, (says the Observer
will be called upon, tleretbre, to
repeat what was done in the case of
Greece and Turkey. No one can
doubt our power, or the beneficial
effect of such an intervention.
Paris, Jan. 19.-The fJosrnal dex
Debltsthinks tilt Lord Palim6rdtoi',
intentions towards the United States
are not paciic. 'i'h Lte ips', in'~ai
nouncing that Mason and Slidell are
expected to arrive sijrty at lvyre,
says no obstacle will be offeritd o
the fulfillment of their missionu to
France and England. The plenipo
tentiaries of the South will be allow
ed to plead for the recognition of the
South. The Presse says the French
Government will not receive Mason
and Slidell, nor any other Southern
The nldepl evlndane Bee says that
France will assume the initiative in
making diplomatic remonstrance
against the blockade of the ports (iti
the South, and that England will
only offer France moral support.
i'aris, Dec. 19:.-The Moniteur
says the number of partisans in Eng
land for the recognition of the South
ern Confemderacy increases, and that
there is no doubt that many will ad
vocates this measure in the approach
ing session of Parliament.
Trade at Manchester continues to
be oppressed, notwithstanding the
great reduction in manufactures.
Prices are, however, generally un
.A Trg;iria ntlatron.-Mrs. l'arrish
the estimable wife of Col. Valentine
L'arrish, of Cuamberland, and they
mother ot Col. Henry T; l'arrish, of
the 13th Virginia Volunteers~ now ii,
her 6 tth year, of long eontinued;
feeble health, amid anhost blind, hai
recently presex:ted 70 pairstf beauti
fill woolen socks, knit wholly by
herself, in one package, to the offi
cers and soldiers of the regiment t'.
which her sont is attached. This i
in addition to many similar gifts t
members of the several companiet
that have gone front Cumberland.
The conunultt-ee ou relict, under th.,
proclamation of the Mayor of Charles
ton acknowledge the receipt of $113,
6983,30 fromn the citizens of othe·.
cities and Districts. This is exclu
sive of the contribution in the city
The Rio Grande, a neutral streame
and the boundary between the Cot:.
federate States and Mexico, has be,':
blockaded l Linceln'.e navy.