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nasiiville; Tennessee, Tuesday, December ,23, 1802:
NO 218
t . ;
t;o.n9iiNiun inisucnAmTs,
Now Mock Jo at received and for aa.le
low to elo eat Jonlg;tnnt, i
BliK. KH, for aale by
ap s
Connor bro.
jjj aoitea bALT, (or sate by,
P.f Colli ROl'E, for Mia by
l)U ap8 .
I)b!. OIL, (or tale by
Bp 8
hot Hl.lg. tMUHi, fur aaitr
down BHOOMrf.fi.r sale by
np I
boxes S40AP, (or sale by
. up 8 -
K'Vbox BTARUU, for aUi by .t
I f) cboBUiTEA, for aale by
1W p ,
balf obeaU TEA, Tor aala by
ap 8 -
1 1) cadiea TEA, for by
1 boxoa Yaaat JOWIiM,lor aale ar
20 fttsks HOIA, (or aala by
1 rfW" MATCH K3, (or aula by
1UU p b . . - - CONNOR A BRO.
) n boiea Bur CANDLES, for aale by
bo"a COr KbE, for aala by
1 A bbla. VINkUAR, f aale by
14aif '
4 Qklu SALMON, f r aale by
klti MACK KRKIj, tor wile by
ap i
5klla HKKrtING, for aale by
O klU BUAD, Air aalo by
mi apl
J(j bbliTKOL'T, for aale by
bbla. MACKEREL, for aalo by
ap 8
4 bills. CH)tR, (or ialeby
i f boica Uriwl HittlNO, (tr aalo by
ap 8
boxi'B Dried Svaled, fir aale by
1U apt
WnAOti m dim.
ke NA1US, for aalo by
. p8
r --v hhln (nlit Huuur. for aale bv
aJl. ai8 - - l'i )NNOR A BRO.
ImuM MKAl., for aale by
ap 8
bbia FLOCR, for wle by
a8 ,
O i k HAMS, for Mile by
,ty VJ. Jip 8
Chi VctaVi 'viyvT(at HaM by ;
5iU ( . 'COS SOB A BRO.
bbla ttn P0TATOK8, for tale by
ap 8
box. a freeh Cardeu 3Ktl), for a-i by
8 bbla Ouion btTS, for aale by
i f tlerutw (!aiiviii!('d HAMH.wlth a lurge lot ol all
XJ aorta of Onoda, which wa will cloee out low, at
our old atand,tio. Onllegeatrwt. '
,p g . '. B B. CONNOR A BRO.
, , ' "
Charles H. Green,
! J
..Office, Na 38, Cherry S3treet,
, , . . '(UP STAIRS) 1
Government Claims.
ei'lleotum of cllm of every kind apainut the
Ootorumeut of the lluited Wtaloa intrusted to hla
betweca 1 (r anrl Clierry etrt.ta, (iip italrfi) pvei
- Tork'a book store, Nahvill, TKHMKaaaa"
Dauitkon eounty B'lward IT. Ba.t, ftitouol B. Haw
Horace H. Ilarriaon, A- J. Duncan.
M ilm enuWy Uon. Jordan Htokee.
Smith oUr Dr. '. H. Gordon, J. W. Bnwen.
I'tfiWk'it- ! W. B. HU.ke.
'arri o ir Robert rl", Ouorge J. Btublvflold
Whit wmnty W illiam BixtW'O.
Kmhoi ftrd county KUward L. Jordoa, Wl B
lie1fori eovmty William II. WUaner, .
AfarAnll cmnly Atiiicr SlooL .
Suvmtr iuntv Bulla Peyton, Thomas Trimble. ,
r r..,i ,.iu I)vld Khuiilionl.
' KtM Iwiwwn lion. T. A. K. Nolaoa. Hon. Boberl
McKlnney. ' apm-u
,ii.QnartfrBiastcrs CtrtlQcatfs
OPFICE, No. 8 Cheiry St., (Up Blairs.)
JLi4r "
W. Calaii J. C, IT.r.xi.
Na 15, Daaderick Street?,
A l'i.i. n.iiiiT. tji.. Ao . aud J-'iiunlii cau Ii
furiilnli. d on modi.iato i Tina with nuy ai ticlo In our
Hi,.-, at .hort iiolic-K, by l.avliiK tli.dr ordeia na
liur ln,u u iiiK.n niily in uiu liiurniUKi aJ
or aU d.iy lU 'l until a Ui'' l""r at u si,i.
if- 'l l, public ai. liivlicd to give ua a rail.
JohN nC'GH 6MITn, Jaror. . '
' ' JOUW CtfUMBLEV, Matikat '
tvuA Wartknl-W. H. WilklnioD,' A. C. Tucker,
Jacob rcDuli, truoud ; ni Ibua. tarty, Vhtra. , '
Taa ilMMor William Driver. . . , , ,
twwi Collrctar A. B. Flinklml. ' . ,,
R'ar fu Collector E. B. Garrott . ,
TrtamrmH. Ilenrjr.
WTiar Mcutr lliorrai IaVfl. ' '
fliHwtn On IVnrfcniMfl J.' Q. D kIiJ.
wxMHrtiKATil oyrif iramr rwii-kWmi Hinit..
. Ci On Firt Ifpariiini.Jibn M. &.-burj,
trlo of Ji CtttryT. lit ilcBrldo. , ,
ffree Orn-ir J. L. Htfwurt.
C(y AUvrwyH. F. Mulloy. ,
ftnard of AWirmmM. M. Rrlen, rr6idiH .John
aroer. Jo. J. Kotb. E'l llulloy. II. (i. hcoral. W. o.
Cbealliaru, (. O. I,, t luiborne, aad J. C Pmlth.
fWM Ctmmcil An.lrew Andfreftn.Presiient; Jm.
TuraT, WHliom t.'lt, O. M. Houtb'al. Abraban
Myeri, Ab x. Mcl aa!, t.. Ii. Il'nigi, cnaru'f Baycr,
J. B. Koiiwii'i. W. A. McLlnllanO, T. J. yarnnniKii,
Wm. Ortvor, Wm. Btcwart, Thoa. Crcaily, Wm. Haily
and Wm. gauborn. '
raaaoT-KDOwlc, Soovel and Br ion,
Water K'ort Auilomon, Smith and Claiborne. , .
Mrewrt HulT. Tumor, Mycri, Ui.lloy, Client ham,'
Yarbrougb, t ready aud Daily.
Wharf Turner, Carper and McClelland.
Bchoolt Cheatham, Mullo; aud Know lea. . ' '
f'ira DepartmtiU Myers, Stewart and llcClcllanfl
Oat Driver, Creaily and Uyers. -
Ctnetery Smith, Panbom and Stewart.
Varltot Ilotu Yaibroogh, Roberta and Carper. 1
filaveB Mullnyj McDanlcl and Btowart. -
oilw" (.heatham, Brlcn and Sayera.
S;-Hiya Cready, Cuilborna and Myera. ' ' .
Workkotu tiajcra, Kobb and M;:Panlel. ,
Imvrovemmli and Ejptnditurm HcCltllanU, Brion
and tfanooru. ..,-,
PuUio Property Hobb, Stewart and Driver.
Vol House Carper, Southgate an ! Hailoy. .
ajrTbo Board ol Aldornu n mreU tlia Tueadaya
nun preceding tho tccoud and fourth Tburadvya fn
each month, and the Common Council the aecond
aud iourth Thuradaya in each month.
Cuptain John Baugh.
Hnt Lieutenant Andrew Joyce.
beooni Lieutenant John II. Davis.
Policemen Wm. .Titckoon, John (a vender, Nicb Da
tli,Jool I'htl'ipa, Wm. U..kur, Jobu Cottrell, William
ayo, John Knglpfl, J. W. Wright, John 1'uckett,
Kobort toott, W. C. K runola, David Yates, Cbas. Liu
lilt aud DanU y. , '
tr The Police Court to opened every morning at
nine o'clock.
fikerif Jiitn'B M. Iliutun.
dim auu J. R. Buchanan. -
Ihputle Tho 111 M Hob.
IteouterPhlwteui Ourrctv.
2Vi(i W. Jasper Taylor.
Coroner N lL.Jtelcher.
Kanyer John Corbltt.
Hetenue Collector W. D. EobertMin.
Hailroai Tax Cvlledi J. C. Brllty.
Gnutulle fur tin Xinhvill Vietrict John D. Cower
aud J. K. N.'wniaa.
Judge Uon. Jame Whltworth.
Clerk P.J.Iudtl.'y Nlcbol.
aT"Tbe Judge'a Court mucts the Drat Monday In
each month, a'id the Quarterly Court, oompost d Of
the Magistrates of the Comity, la held the tlrdt Mob-
day in Jauuary, April, July and Oclobor. ,
Clerk David C. Love. , , , , . '
ear The Conrt moota the Orat-Vonday in March
and Suplvmber.
JlV Hon. William K. Turner.
Olerk Charles E. Dlgguna. ,
aaTTba Court nieeU the flrat Monday la April Au
gust and December.
Concllcr Hon. Bauiuol D. Frlenoa .
tier awl 31 cuter J. E. Cleaves.
W The Court rooeU the 8 rat Monday in May and
VepnrhnetA Ilrxdipurtera on High street. MaJ.
Con. Jioaecruns, oeuiiuaudlng,
Chi f QuarUwnnutrr I lwduarter o High atrert,
nearOldar. Li' iit. Col. Juo W., Taylor, v ,
Chief Commiua-y Ilo.id.iuartera on Summer atreet,
tlear Broad. Lluut. Col. H Suumona,
ProroM Sdrtaul General HiJ.(UrU'rB on High
Irtrei t. dipt. W. tL. W Ueai
Mnlkal Director Hi aliuartpra corner High and
Church .treats. rMirgnuu it. Murray.
pvtl rieailauiirtorB on CoJKn atret, between Un
ion aud Church street. (Dr. Wutera" reauh'Beg ) Oca.
It. U. Mitclicll, comniitu
AuieUinl CHir(erniuWe-Mjibiirlug and Iiupnctlng
Olhcor, on Uicriy auooi, belwueu Church aud Broad.
Capt J U. I handler.
Aeeiitant Qmurirrmoeterln iairgu of Truaaporta
tlou, on Cli'iry nn-el, btwra In lull and Church.
Cupl. J. D. BiUKhain.
AMUnt t,n,irtermaelr In charge of Cluthlng, tVitup
and lrrlji liiuipag., No. II Market ar, t. ( ujit.
Thos. J. C A.
Ateittant (JnartrrnMiter In charge of Means of
Truuiortatliii aul Quart) iiiaak is' Morua, cnl hurry
lie, I, B' ar '1 iie.li rt. LI, at. ( huy 11. Irvm.
AtH'tnut ytMiil'fmif'ir- In cliai g'' of Kuul. Forage
and Sittiorir-iy, No. ;Y Market ttiwt. Lieut. Wm.
twiVii Qu4trrnaelT Vir tli. A a ik ii m i-ii t of
Qiiki t, ' ain it, c -, vm, and lulling U'sptlul M.f,
tad. C. Mi Kau lip. tte.
1 , .--i 1 - -n , n 1 .-... ..i 1 '
published by art Assntialion of Printers.
OI flee on Printer' Alley, between
. Union taiid ieaderlcJi. Ktreetaj.
2, 1SC2.
IFrom the Baleiyh gtandiir, Nov. Ii 1
Terrible Destitution Among the Peo
ple of North Carolina.
We 'publish below some extracts from
letters from various parts of the-Bute,
showing the condition of our people with
respect to supplies for the ensuiag year.
It is Ihe part of wisdom to let he truth
be known in a crisis like the present, es
pecially when it touches not 'only the
comfort but the lives of our pnoplo. That
Governor Vance and the Legislature will
do all in their power to relieve the wants
of those who are suffering, and to pro
vide especially for the families of our
Boldiers, we entertain no doubt.
A friend writing from Transylvania
county, says : . , ' ,
, " I see every body appears to be. aUer
the speculators ; but the more you abuse
them the worse they get. There is likely
to be as great a mania for speculation
now as there was for whisky making ten
months ago. But how it,is to be checked
is more than the wisest have been able
to tell. It is generally confined to wide-
mouth secessionists and cripples from the
war conservatives and anti-war men
would not be tolerated in speculation
but I doubt whether newspapers and lec
tures on the subject have not greatly ag
gravated the evil.- You have driven the
conScientous and reasonable men ont of
of the market as it were,, and left
the whole field- of speculation to
the monopoly of a few moneyed sharp
ers, whose consciences will hardly ever
be racked by an article in the newspa
pers. My impression is that had the
newspapers and every body else encour
aged it, that the better class of traders
would, by competition and supply,' have
kept everything at much lower prices
than the denunciatory policy heretofore
practiced by editors and orators ;
for the stubbornness of man is such
that" he has an itching to do anything
forbidden him by God or man. And
again, tho condition and excess of the
currency has had a good deal to do with
it, but the worst of all is the scarcity.
You can have but very liwle idea how
our.peoplc are pressed to live even com
fortable. The ground is frozen here, and
is, you would call it, bitter cold per
haps as cold as you have ever seen it in
Raleigh. Nearly all our people have
more or less work to do out of doors
men, women, and children. Not one
half of them have the sign of a shoe to
their feet; not one-third have shoes that
will keep their feet dry, nor do I know
how they aro to get them. They aro
nearly all scarce of wearing clothes.
Cotton and wool are pretty hard to get ;
but the worst is, cotton and wool cards
can scarcely be had ai all, the old ones
being , about worn out. We would be
glad to do something for our famishiug
soldiers ; but "how can we when we have
mors suffering at our doors than we can
possibly relieve? Then we aro getting
scarce of aLmcst every article of neces
sity, from a needle to a scythe blade.
Not a few are out of knives, forks,
spoons, plates, dishes, tin cups, and cof
fee" pots. Then we may turn to edibles.
Take out a Very few families, and there
is not one pound of salt to every white
inhabitant in the county. We got from
Wilmington, seme weeks ago, what we
call Government salt, and divided it out,
one pound to every white person in a
famly, but did not get quite around to
all. That cost us fourteen cents per
pound. We have tho promise of salt
from Saltville, Va., but cannot get it
hauled a hundred and forty or fifty miles,
dreadful bad roads, and no food to be
had. A man can scarcely travel on
horseback. A' gentleman told me tho
other day that he traveled forty miles
without grain for- his bofses. II
says he offered one dollar for ten ears of
corn and could not get it; yet we must
have it, or perish for want of it Very
few of us have half hogs enough to make
our meat for next year I would ay not
half as much in thecountry as we ought
to eat nor can we spare the corn to fat
ten what we have. .Numbers of people have
not put up a bog yet, and say they will
not unless they have some surety of get
ting tatt. They think they had -be-lter
keep the corn and depend on bread aud
milk than to loe both corn and pork for
the lack of salt. My opinion is that num
bers must perish before another crop is
made unless we can alarm the people in
time to take better care of what they
have than they have ever done before.
If the people aro alarmed in time they
caa wiuter on half the grain geueratly
used. I am satisfied there wa nothing
like half as much gtain raised here this
far m there was last, yet we scarcely
tad enough to do us. I see you are lull
ing about o it Ion and tobacco crop, next
year. Wt-raice neither here. liutifthis
w ar is to last over anut lier crop season,
tay to neX' June, with all tho coiiucripis
in the army, our support must como
from somewhere else. . We will notrnke
an rmT bolter lhn feedimr and clothinir
one. I would to., the Lord the loaders
had to take the f lae of the soldiers.
A friend, writing from Mecklenburg,
says: . ... ....
I fear the tnanuTacturrrs re disre
garding the exemption clause of, the
conscription law, by selling their cloth,
yarn, leather, shoes and uic like, at fahu
loua nrices. Cloth that we used to pay
1 to $1.23 forv-is now Selling at 57 to
$8 per yard. larn is selling at 7 pr
bale, and shoes at from i-i- to $10 per
pair. j Crmly believe there is
enough material in this county, in the
hands of speculators and extortioners, to
forntsbrafc least one good -pair of ? tunes
for every soldier in one or more regiments,
if it could bo so applied. . A great many
of our farmers make their own leather
and shoes for their families. .This docs
not get into the hands of tho speculators,
and it is, therefore, not included in the
calculations. If any one ought to uo
half clad and half shod, those who stay
at homo ought to doit. The soldier
ought to have our first care. Gov.
Vance, I have no doubt, will do his duty.
Of this I have no fear. He has many
friends in this county who rejoice that
be is doing so well, and his enemies are
astonished and vexed to see that a con
servative man is making so patriotic a
Governor. , . , j
A friend, writing from Caldwell coun
ty, says:
"me manufacturers or every kini, to
avoid odium from their neighbors and
old customers, prefer to say they have I
Government contracts to fill, rather than I
ask their neighbors the priees these specu-
lators will pay for them. The thing
works thus: These speculators, by this
process of deception, monopolize the
then make up the goods and charge their
own prices. In the same way they go
y I
through the country and buy up the grain,
honey, brandy, whisky, and even pota
toes at low rates, as they say, for the sol
diers, but really for themselves to specu
late upon."
Another friend, writing from Stokes
county, says:
"Unless you had visited our western
counties, you can form no conception of
the untold deprivation which would be
entailed on our wrftuen and children by
taking off the men from thirty-five to
forty live This comity has enrolled
about 1,300 men, and ot these about 1,
I.jO are in the servi.ee. Uur corn crop is
short one-third less than last year, aiui
almost an entire failure in the wheat,
rye and oat crops; so that our people
havo to depend upon corn alone tor
bread and to feed their stock. I don't
know' half a dozen men in the county
w ho are ofl'ering a bu-hel of corn for
sale, and they are asking 310 a barrel
from the heap. Already are our poor
women seen trudging from place to place
barefooted, begging for com, and none to
be had; and these, too, the vives, oi
our brave men now perilling their lives
have lost their husbands in defenco of
thecountry. Now and then vou wiU
find a man who will devide, even to the
apparent impoverishment of his own
family; but the great difficulty is what
few men are left behind are in a constant
state of uneasiness, not knowing at what
moment they may be called oil' into ser
vice, and hence they hold on to what
they have for their own families in case
of emergency. If all the conscripts
from my county are taken olr, it will be
impossible for thoso left behind to make
a support for another year. - ' j
Our rulers should understand tho
wants and nece-sities of our poor sol
diers, and their wants, above all others,
should be Supplied. To do this requires
judgment, experience and energy. As to
the propriety of increasing our army, I
think this involves considerations of more
gravity than most persons at first are
aware of. It is but natural, when we
hear of new levies being raised and
placed in the field against us, that a cor
responding idea of increasing our army
should arise: but we know we cannot
compete with our enemies in numerical
strength. When and where to slop is a
question ot no ordinary moment. One
sharp scythe will cut more graia than
half a dozen dull opes; so will one sol
dier, well clothed and well fed, do more
execution than half a dozen indifferently
armed, half clad and half famished. To !
keep our gallant army in good fighting
trim, our resources at home must be at
tended to, and this cannot be done with
all our conscripts in the field.
The Daily Mstiuippian of December
2 says : ' . '
Abner Jackson, a prominent citizen of
Knoxvillo, Tenn., has been arrested for
treason. He openly announces himself
a Union man, aud musts i give auy
pledge of loyalty to tho Confederate
The Canadian editors, alarmed at the
threatened scarcity of paper, aro looking
ahead lor it'treiichiueiit,' aud the Cana
dian I'n'e iVrJ, as a first au-ature, pro
poses to cut oil' all tett I luii'lf , Wliuta
ire press that must bo whieh expects i'.S,
patrons to pay.
, , , The Guillotine Story.
lne ,orl,5n currenpoimen. ot iue ijoa-
ton Commercial fiuiltiin, writing umltr
date of London, Nov. 22 d, gives the fol
Mowing explanation of a strange item of
European news,' received by telegraphed
a few days since:
u The citizens of this great metropolis
were alarmed the other eveninsr by rIa
carus announcing, in large type "beicn
oi irrror in new lork, importation of
Guillotines." What think von of lhat.
sir, for a sensation item? That beats
the "Jlerald" boys in New York hollow;
and yet this clever stroke was duo to the
genius of so slaid and, respectable an or
gan as the Standard, fmniliariy. known
here as tho old woman." " You will bo
natura.Ho- nnxi.,,... .. i fh. ia f
an announcement so truly annallin"
was in the shapo of a letter from a name
less individual, dating from tho import
ialq-iaUr lot Leicester square.' I cn-
closo it, tuat you may, if you think it
worth while, give your readers this proof
o' pititul spite and vulgar malice y
which the Conservative party in Kng-
iuna is possessed :
' To: tiik Editor.
Sir, Letters from Liverpool mention
that a steamer which sailed last week
from Liverpool for New York, took out
21 guillotines. These French "national
razors," ot the most approved descrip
tion, were imported from Havre, tran-
snipped at liiverpooi, and consigned to a
well-known leader of the Black Kepnbli-
can and anti-slavery party in New York,
who is a confidential agent of President
I am sir, yours, &c, , LUUTUS.
Leicester square, Nov 15, 1802.
1 ; ' : !.'
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A friend ha favored us with a copy
of the Chattanooga Ii kl of tao 17th
inst. from which we copy an account ! of
the fight at Fredericksburg. !
MENT, &C. ,,
Richmond, Dec. 1.1.-Among the
wounded who Oi'rivea in liiciniiona on
Saturday night are Lieuls. N. II. Jen
kins, of the 3d, and 1. A. Deal I, of the
2d South Carolina regiments ; Lieu's. J.
J. Acoster, E. G. Jordan, and Capt. . J.
McCaiu, of the 8t h Florida ; Capt. C.
N. Mathews, of the 2Gth Georgia: Lieuls
J. I). Fiuley, W. Baskln, of the 13th, 0.
W.Price, J. B. Clayton, W. E. Smith, of
tho 17th, and Captain Greene, of the
21st Mississippi
Among the arrivals of wounded yes
ferday evening, were the following.
Lieut. J. K. raiker, or the Hih houiti
Carolina; Lieut. J. K. Wig? inn, of Ihe
18th North Carolina; Lieut. W. II. Holt,
of the 38th North Carolina, and Capt. H.
C. l ite, of tho y7th .North Carolina.
Tho body of Capt, D'Aquin, of the
Louisiana Guard Artillery, was brought
down yesterday evening.
Tho Enquirer s correspondent ays
that the prisoners captured by our men
some 250 said that Burnside com
manded on the field iu person. We have.
some' seven Yankee commissioned offi
cers. Tho prisoners were mostly taken
bv Field's brigade, and by Lawlon's
Georgia brigade. 1 'iTie '11th Georgia is
reported to have suffered severely. Arch
er'a brlgado is reported to have lost a
Rrel rumocr iu. tic ugui. nu aim. ...
III lE)t'lltl , . I liini, nullum IU" J,
two pieces of artillery. J he brigades
which suffered most are Lamb's, Gregg's,
and Archer's. Major -Buchanan, of tha
1st Teuntssee, was slightly wounded.
The loss in A. P. Hill's division, in killed
and wounded, is about 300.
1 The results of yesterday's engagement
are favorable to us, though nothing deci
sive was achieved. ;
The extent of our losses on Saturday,
it is conjectured, upon a careful co'iipari
son of statements, will not exceed MM) in
killed, and from 2,500 to 3,000 wounded
Ewcll's division, commandtid by General
Early, is said to have suffered in the
action. Barksdale's brigade also suffer
ed in tho engagement, and did honor to
Mississippi. '
The righting commenced thin morning
within three mih s of trcdei icksburg, u
the Uanpahannock. Yesterday the enemy
were eugaged in burying their dead and
removing Ihcir wounded, under cover of
their cutis. 1 '
All was quiet along the line of the
Blackwatcr on Saturday, aud up to the
hour of 5 o'clock yesterday morning.
In the skirmish at Sennie, on Friday
evening, our forces repulsed the invaders,
with a loss to them of 40 killed and
wounded. Our loss was three wounded
Tho papers of this mornirlg contain
additional particulars of the fight near
Frederii krlxir on Saturday. I he fight
ing was i-hicil y dune by I.onatreotV
corps, a part of Jackson's corps being in
the reserve at Hamilton S cinSHiiig. A
P. Hill's division of Jackson's corps, was
iu 11-- battle.
At tin; time Gen. T. If. 11. Cobb, of
Georgia, was !ain, his h-giou wai hold
ing iu check J 3,000 of the eiuiuy.
Our loss in the battle is arionslf sta
ted at from GOQ to 1,000 in, killed and
The slaughter of the enemy was very
great. Ouf artillery was admirably
served. ; . . ;, ,(
Gen. Gregg, of South Carolina, wait
very seriously wounded, and it was be
lieved, mortally. He was shot through
the uodv. '
Gen. Tinder was slightly wounded.
Ihe special correspondent of the Ex
aminer says the result of the fight on our
right wing may be summed up briefly, AS
follows: te drove enemy back, kMIing
three- to one, and at night held the ground.
occupied by the enemy's battel ies during
tho morning. 1 ho enemy had 20,000 en
gaged on this wing, while 'altoghnr,' from
first to fast, we had not mnro than J(t,000
" liw of fire. , Longstreet's victory waa
m..-.. ......!.. lf .1 41.T
t: i in niwi c vouiiMvirt iu uiuvrj iiju rliu-
my into the streets of Fredericksburg,
killing at least five to one. At dusk the
firing ceased simu'tancousiy on both,
sides.- , , i
tate New. ' '
i 1 . i ,
Philadelphia, I)ec.2l. Tho Inouirer'a
Washington correspondent says tho at
tack oi the benate caucus was not made
upon the whole Cabinet, but upon Sew
ard and IWmr, whose ideas on the con
duct of the war are opposed by tho other
members of the Cabinet. Mr. Blair has)
not tendered hi resignation, but will
have to go, and probably Mr. Bates. Sec
retary Smith has resigned, and a strong
pressure is made t against , Welles , and
Stauton, from New England and' the
West, but not by Senatorial caucus.'
Messrs. I'lair and ' stanton havo been
quarrelling withUallack, and, at a recent
Labinet meeting, llallcck was violent in
his abuse of Stanton, and was stopped
by the President. '
Gen. Burnsides has not resigned, but
nn llallonk
on Halleck.
The reported sending of Banks to tho
gulf wan insisted on by Seward, Blair,
and Halleck, whileothers begged that he
should make diversions of the James
Banks has gone to New Orleans. Hia
fleet will rendezvous at Ship Island for
the capture of Mobile. His orders su
persede Butler unless countermarrded by
the President. Consequently thero is no
doubt entertained by thoso usually well '
informed of tho removal ol lialleck
and Meigs for incompetency. "
judge upaher Is the most prominent
man for Secretary of the Interior. ,
Washington, Dee. 21. Tho resolution
adopted iu the caucus recommended m
partial reconstruction of the Cabinet,
whicn several senators interpreted to
mean an entire change of programme.
lieports arrvcurrenl, but which can not
now be verified, that all the members of
the Cabinet have resigned.' However this
may be, it is believed that none ol them
will in tho least embarrass the Executive
in the choice of successors'. While some
of the Senators insist that all of them
shall bn undoubted Kepiiblicans, other
are content to leave the entiro matter' in
the hands of the President, so that he may
act so as to serve, tho country in, its
prrse.nt circumstances.
Senator l essenden and I). 8. Dickin
son, of New York, are among the most
prominent named tor secretary of State,
aud the belief i entertained that -the
former will soon bo tendered the appoint
ment. Speaker Grow will probably be
ofiered a Secretaryship. Many of hia
friends seem to regard this as nearly
certain. .The .President, it is known,
some lime ago, desired Mr. Colfax, of ln
uiana, to occupy the Secretaryship of the
Tniorior, but this gentleman inllexibly
declined tho honor, owing to the present
doubtful political complexion of his dis
trict, which in ano'her election, might re
turn one of an opposite faith.
' The impression Is general that neither
the resignation of Mr. Meward nor that of
Mr. Chase has yet been accepted by the
President. After careful inquiry, it, i
believed the above statement contains all
that is reliable on tho subject, aud that
the resolution that passed the caucus re
ceived the unanimous Tote of the Sena
tors present. . . , , .
W'ahhinoton, Do. 19. Tho vote's on
the question connected with the reception
of credentials from one of the new mem
bers from New Orleans to-day developed
considerable opposition to his taking hia
seat. The matter has gone to the Com
mittee on Elections, which will doubtlusa
make a favorable report. "
Piucr.H at Mobile. The Mobile .VyV-
ter, of the 20lh ult., says :
Sugar is worth here from 31 to 40o.:
molasses $1.7,1 per gallon, bacon C5 to
7 ,')(, per lb; coffee, t'i per lb; Hour $40)
orr barrel; whiskey, per gallon; to.
Laeeo, 'JOo. to $ 1.25 per lb.; cigars, good,
from 2-1 to 50c, each ; common cotton tt
naburgs, 75 to 80c. p-r yard; corn, if 2
perbusht l; foddor, $2 pi-r bundle, and
all other things as hijjh in proportion.
Nails, $10 per 100 ibs.; iron, 2(1 tu 25c.
The young Duo de firanim'nt Carder
oue, who killi d an English writer named
Dillon in a dm I ncoutly, an wa-i aoquit
led by a French court, has been scuti-nred
by another court to pay Dillon's mother
isixtor., and to settle on her an aunuity of

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