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THE NEW YORK
WHOLE NO. 10,345. NEW YORK, SATURDAY, DECEMBER
HERALD.
1864.
PRICE FOUR CENTS.
THOMAS.
Particular* ?f Hood's Rfnt
Md Flight.
SfcfcftttaGtMralOffiem tai fltviUm
Thmui Mia DisafcM.
nmr-tra cihhom upturk*.
|N#I P?tHM W the TtlMNM
?Kifliufe tfOv futoata. ,
Mel Gnat 0??r the NasMlle Victo
ries tad DttftUs if the
Franktta Battle,
te* 4a
TIi? Vnaklla Dcipatch.
lunui, Thi , Dm. 23, ISM.
Ill MM nInM froaa ftaakHo to Daek riw Inhiii
M deaerlpttoa. Hood loM Ma oorpa oomnnn<ora to get
?flkt boat way they ooald wua ihatr ooaaaaeodo. Frank
OaukiaiMiMa aunt, MtaaPaga, that Hood waa or
dered loNaakvUlo agaloet hie own wlohea, bat ho Waa
?ood for not attacking SohoMd at 8prlag HIM. Hood
aadeaad Bata ta attack at 8prlog H1U, and ho did aot
#a M.
ffce rebel amy la aow heyoad Columbia. Dartag Uto
aohal tarrj ta itoat of Haahrlllo they capiurad bat two
InaaMtma and taa oars. Iba railroad la bat littla In*
paired, aad Ira taa ara roan tog up to aprlag Bill; hot two
?Bad brldgea ara daatro/od. Traloa woro rua to Mar
lap.
?loattoo la all right with an polata.
Bat twaaaaall troatlaa aro doetroyed ao tba Joboeoavlll ?
toad. JahoaoorlUo Itaoif waa not doetroyed.
Dm rahal laaa daring tba oaapaiga waa aereateea
flbooeead awa, tfijr-eoe oaaaoa oop lured aad eighteen
gaaral affleora. Iba klllod at Franklin aaaabarad four
taoa baadred.the woaadad three thouaaad eight ban
drod aad m? Ihnueoa d prlaoaorB wora taken. tba killed
aad waaodod In tba batttaa before Naahvllle and retreat to
MhoMi wora tbroo thoaaaad killed aad waaadod aad
Tba Ualoa loaa la tba batlla at
Woro NaohTlUoBOt foar
Tba total Untee loaa will aot roach aavoa
i altgbtly woaadad.
lapeatooa ahoro thaaboalaoa tbo Taaaaaaoo
er, where our gcBboala oaa aot roaoh them.
load aerobed ea Freaklla with forty thooeaad aaa,
ladM( eavalry, aad etsty>lra pleoea af artillery. Ha
lib an jiambeaddHBkri wbteh erabelag tap
ed, he will laaa aearly.halt hla aaoa. the root la
i?*et^ although Ma army fcwot quite aadlhHalid.
VflM lukrin* Piipiltti
Njaaviua, Tsaa., Dec. SB, MM.
I (Ml tfcO (NX taMMMI
at Raiberford B1U yeeterday aaorn
IMiMi ONMrth. MicttMUm
DNkrinraibmanM I* i
aft
ratreaUag wRkaatkrlaf i
V* flwil rtwl tttf Hnnktii
i Ibroe wee at hat moomu at Potaakl yeatar
I. lkey ara probably aoata dlalaaaa Booth at
^ apa amly fbBawad ky caw dktt"
*r
Ma parlltalsr ismtga ?aa tot to tba tm of Oolom
Ma fey tka paaaafa Ibroagb M of tbe two armies.
At leaat oao-tblrd af Hood*a army ara wttkoal aims
Mi aqatpasenta, every tklag which tmpedea their tlgkt
Wvtag baaatkrewaaway. Rebel teww aadprtaoe
ara raport tka aotjr eflbctive aorpa of Hood's amy to ka
& ft Lse'a.
Ftrreat eObotad a jaaattoa with Hood at Ooltmklt an
Baaeday eveatag.
Tka water aa tka * baa la ia fifteen faat daay aad at a
Rawapaptr Aaaaaata.
woiaura or THB MIU UTUiT.
(From tka Naabvllta Dtepatob, Dm. M-l
M lataat raporta plaoe Hood's army at Dock river,
r Ootomblh, whtoh ha waa crow lag aa rapidly aa poa
I, with Thomaa pursuing vigorously.
na rebole bad made aoroaiMag of a ataad at aaar
ferlag Hill, whara tbraa ptaaaa t arttUary aad a naaabar
ar arlaoaara wara onpiared.
Aa telegraph baa baaa oompiated U Sprtag Hill, aod
yeeterday marnmg (Joaeral Tbomaa telegraphed bora for
additional faraaa ta ba aaat oat to |?lbar la tka rebel
H mtari, who vara to ba found everywhere la tba aar
miill| OOQDlrf.
It la aatd tbat In pasalag ibroagb Franklla tba rabala
gatted all tba stores and a aaaibar of prirate raaldancaa
la Maury aouaty tbay hare baaa oonecrtptlag everybody
abla to go Into tba army, and ooo finest tog tba property of
ail who had Had tba oonacripttoo. It ta thought
?bay will make a fraa u?o af whatever may
ba la tba atoraa la Colombia, now tbat
above to leave. A oltlaaa of Colombia Informs na
aaarly all tba mllla la Maury county bad baaa
burned by tba federate when tbay w?re evacuating tbat
rag too, aad wban tba rabala a ball have loTt tba county
tba cItizana will lad themselves poorer by aavaral mil*
Itona of dotlara.
The number of prisoners oaptorad from Hood, Includ
ing bis woundad found at Frsnktm, wilt. It la now xup
poaed, reach from 9 000 to 10,000. looiadlng one malor
aaaeral aad fear brigadiers. Among the latter la Wll
Ham A. Queries, of Clarksvtlle. who waa, before the war
broke out. Supervtaor of Bank* la tbla (Nate. He was
aroaaded la the battle or Frunkllo. Tft" number *??;
ym oaptarad ia flfty altf!, InciuHi.l uVTT Ilur'reoe
koro and tttef Pa'?tSo rranklla aad Spring Hill. It la
aaprose-1 >ulJ aaarly all the artillery Hood had.
* a large force baa been put to work to repair tne Deo*
tor Railroad, aad trains srlil noon follow the army.
Tba following eomrelsatooed officers, prlaooors of war,
aaptarrd in the battiee of Thursday and Friday, wara
aaat North by the train oa Sunday:-?
Major General Edward Jobniuou.
Brigadier Ueoerai Thomas B Smith.
Brigadier General llenry K, JacJtaon
Oaiooel Wm. D. Mitchell, 29t:. i"eorjla
Oa>ooel Samuel E. Hunter 4ith IouUlana.
Oolonel J. F. Newaon, 19tb Tanneeaee cavalry.
Oat Del Wm H. Verblea, 48th Tenueaace lafantry.
Colonel M. Maceveaer, lftdtU lenaee oe Infantry,
lieutenant Colonel W. f. Pruniagtm. 4th lAiultlaoA.
I.toataaaat (Xtlooel J. P. Weeden, 4btti Alabama.
Lieutenant Colonel Win. C. Clifton, 39lb Alabama.
Captain Martlo & Mitchell (S'ewart's staff).
Poor surieoas, sixty-six optaina, two hundred and
tblrly alee lleuteaaata, aod a large number of noa com
?a to* loo ad orticors and prlrataa.
Oenaral Jamea t. knipe, of the Seventh cavalry dlrl
?lea, mads a lucky hit uo Saturday artamooa, aetr Dreot
wood, capturlati two flags belonging tj tbe Fourth aad
YHlrllet* lx>ulslaea cavalry, tn?eibar with about two
kamdred aod flfty prlsooera. lori idlnr twenty coinmla
aleaed officers, tbe brigade muatciana, aad two rets of
aaaatoal murunaents, one of silver sort the other of brats.
Tba flag of tbe Thirtieth Loaisiana was reded and tore,
red oottoa ground, with bine oroaa and twelve silver hul
Ilea stars oo the oroaa. Tbat of tae Fourth lAulsisna
deem at aw dad by Co local Haater, who wet ateo captured),
M a aaagalfteent one, the around la of red buatlag, with ?
araaa made of heavy l>!u? allk, tba border of yellow
twilled allk, twelve gent ttars being upoa the croaa. Tbla
Bm bears tka following t acrlptloa ?1"JaUtaoa, Fort
BUdaon, Baton Roage and Bbltoli."
REBEL ACCOUNT8.
flaatlai ftr Caarhrt 1st tlsa Umla* Aa.
aowwla eff Kaed'a Dtftat.
[From tba Rlahmoad iieapetch, paa. Sl.l r
Wa are agate, aad ara llkeiv to be for a weak to aoato,
Baptrnent aa tba Yankee preee far aewa from Taaasssts.
PasB -lal tetegrama from NaakvUia etata tbat tbev have
ml that plaaa Ave tbouaaod prteeaera aad forty-alee
ateoea ar aaanoa, takaa from Hood darlag tka aettiee
Sf Ike lltbaad Ittk
We ara not la a poaHloa to dlaprove tbeaa atatamants,
Bat we have repeatedly kaowa qnlta aa poaltive aanoaaaa.
mMfta to tarn out absolutely falaa aad bafaanded. Far
maps tbe talearapb la again to blame, aa, from Wanton's
ka'ieiiB, it appears ta have bean ta dimlnlabing Tbomae'
aaenaltlaa rrom three tbeaaaad to three bnndred It la
?Otlceable that Thomaa aapda no telegram on tbe 17th,
a^^Mhat tbe (unofflolal) telegram says nothing of wljat la
oo. and doea aot tell ua where Hood la. It la aol
a tbat mature have taken a tarn, at onoa nnex
aad uapleaeaat to Tbnmaa, who, on tbe 10th,
?i is to hla own aaoannt, waa drlvlag oar armr
atow# ar a da sen larnpAtee st onoa,
' rerka"* ?aaaral Forrest, With hla splsadld cavalry,
iUzMis
He IUM ikwtel llaae H iMa hM. iko^k
""J?"*"* whoa tka kk( Mtu.ul ??
?klah tkere ?? MM* taM he bee mm ae. Tbie MMmw,
U< Uwln .tiM at the weight of rMrwi ?>*H u4
with U* iiHH MfMita that
llWMWiWItw rMtba^W a ? m kMk?M my
thai ?aart Ml mN^'IIVm'
ffliffi*? i!?' ? ?** npttm the hope,
la I MiKf being "craebod."
BaM AMaaai af tka ??tela t rraffeUta
?. t'ro<" tka Rtahaeoad liaatoar. Dee. 21.1
-1 ,'W'W tWa tka telegraphic rapart of d
UMt Oaaaral fiood'a fJ
B.M. ? n mtt, mumt iM an MM
to4rs5u%^^2s2rssr2:5si
Mora Ay; kvt while tka BMalng was ki pregreea ftka
^iassrafltod Yaakaaa atata off tewarda Naaavtlle, aad tka
aaaaa were not uaed at all. ??
^9*^^ Boc4 !? laa aM a aatdtar mm to kaow tkat
bauiaaye not osarty waa withoat tkauaa af aMiMery.
II wae therefore?aerlaee error la attaak tka sanas ta
Bto emlaaloa to do aa, with tka
explanation gtvea, evineed a more tender regard far
DonjombMuu Uiu tka aaa? baa ever exhibited, for
*** ???*; *?? H la anaatfeet tkat
"l"Sflh* Uvaa parahaaee af a law boom of womow
aadehttdrea, ha aaiartaaaloty aaertDeod eeverai tboa
aaade af tka Intrepid man who vara harlad aaaiaat lit
eaeay'a kraaatworka and cannon. ^
1
KWS FROM WASHIHBTOW.
Wabuikiion, Daa. 33,1M4.
PINANCIAL MATT Ml.
Orders ban been taued to tka varioue aatloaal depoal
tarta not to raeaira eobocrlpttooa to tka tea-forty Joan
aftar tka Slat af Daeambar mat.
Tbe flnaaoM olralo bar a, including aavaral bltbarto
large buyers of government eecurltiee, attribute Iha da
praelatiaa of tka as ta tba policy pursued by tba Secretary
of tka Traaaory, wbiak la engendering dlatraat la tba per
faat faith of tka goveramont la regard to ita financial
prominee. Tka daa ire man I fan tad to poatpooa or avoid a
daolatoa la ragard to tba oharactar of tba old sevanthlrty
aotaa kaa oontrlbotea graatly to tbla abatement of ooaB.
Aeaoe, aod ia doing much mora Injury to tba public oradlt
than will ba compensated far ky tba aooaaaaful ?voldanca
of tba paymaat la aola of tba wboia amouot of tbaaa notaa
bow ontatondiag.
TBI TAX ON WBISBBT.
The whiskey bHI paaaad by Uongrea, levying tba ia
craaaad duty on tba lat of January, baa not yat bean aigned
ky tba Praaidaet.
TBI TAOANT PBBNCH MISSION.
Tkara ara already over fllty gentleman praaaod upon
tbe Praaidaet for nomination to tka want Preach rah).
alaa. It ia nadaratoad to-day that Mr. Raymond will
probably ba ororalaagbed, aa the frioada of tba other
oaadidalea make ooaaaea war agalaat blm. Rla repudia
tion of any daaira for, or expectation of, tba appoiatmaat
"gariad aa ealy preparing a aoft plana to fall on.
OAPTVBB Of A BLOCKABB BPNNBB, WITB A CABOO
o? mntmoHB op wab?bbabt wobk op tmi
BLOC KADI aqBADBOM.
Jtonr Admiral Porter, under data of tka 1Mb last, la
j tow tba Navy Dapartmaat of the deetractioa of tba
| MMfcade manor Petrel, wblak waa driven aakora at Raw
I Inlet, Capo IWrlvtr. Bke waa *ea Bred apaa aadaaa*
j ana InaJly waa totally daaUaye#, 1*: the northeast gala.'
| Ske-bad on board a large oarge of arasaBd mattta* sg
j war, ak?r wbiak whalaat.
, iiairal Partar alaa raporta that witkla tka last Vteea
daya the flaal kaa aaptared or deatraykd tore mllileae Are
ka?4radtkaaaMd dellara worth of -the aaemy'a property
la bleAade imaara, akoot two-tblrda of wblabearan
oaptarad property.
? *M?AWBB PUBUOAHOM OOWOBBNIWS MTT
kBB B ABB FOBTBB'S BBFBDITION.
Tka Nary aad War Departaaaala are eaaaaed la ferret
log out tba awtbora of the eeatrehaa* putiHoailo* or the
la tended operatloaa agalaat Wflaatagtea. Bad It la andar
alood bare ertdaaee to faetea that part of It la rafareaoa
ira'l'j iu? ^ TTi ^ ta N#W TOTk ,or
paMlaatloaa hare, It la fared, forewaraod tba rebel aa
tkortUaa, aad aooooat for tba reappearaaee of Bragg at I
tka Ikraateoed point, and may oaaae a muok larger aao- i
rllee of We to aoooapHak the objeeu or the expedition
than woo id otbarwtae have been neoeaaary. it B andar I
alood that exam plea ara to ba made of tka oflendiag
partlee, la tba hope tkat it may pre real aimllar prema '
tore aad tajurioua publication! ol importaat military aod
aawal aoramehU la tba fatnra.
ACTITITT Of OCBBILLAB ON TBI CPPIB PBTOMAO?
BOUT OP A BAND ON TBB MANASSAS BAILBOAD.
?arly tbla morning a party of guerilla*, of WbiU'a
oomaand, attempted a eroeeing to the Maryland ebore
on the lee, abont Muddy Branob. They were diioorered
by the plokeu of the Firat Dew Baapabire oavalry, aad
ware driven back. One guerilla waa shot deed. Major
Andrews, who commanded at tbe point, ia ta nightly
expectation of ralde, bow tba oaoal aad river are frozen,
aad baa accordingly strengthened fa la pioket liae.
Several daya ego a portioa of our cevalry aocuted at far
np aa White Plaina, on tbe Manaaeea uap Railroad, and,
coalag ap to ? large perty of guerlliaa, a flgbtootoed.
the Ihttar ware rooted, with a loa of oae major, one
ltaateoaal, aeortally wooadrd, aad4fteen prisoners taken
by oar troope.
PIltB IN TBB WAB DEPARTMENT BtTILDWS.
There waa a lively time at tka War Dapartmaat to day
far a while. A Ore oaoght in tba celling over tbe chief
clerk's office, In tbe third atory. la tba room immedi
ately overhead are stored the moat valnable pa para aad
reoorda or tbe department, and for a time it waa feared
that many of tbaaa would be deetroyod. Tba Are was
extinguish*! after considerable trouble, and tbe docu
meoia preserved uninjured. Tbe lire waa on used by a
defective due.
TBB OASB OP OOI.ONkr. NORTH.
tbe North caao waa again poelponed tbla morning until
Uouday, oo account of tbe abseace of wlmeases for tbe
;:^>ecuiioo. The witneeeea for tbe defence wart in at
tendanctt" .? L'' ...
TBI OAS! Of COf.ONRL Hint- AH IMrORTAKf
LMtAL OPINION.
Tbe rbarge lo tbe jury Id tbe wi? or Colonel Baker,
chler detective or tbe War Department, Indicted for tbe
f*l?e Imprisonment of Dr. Qwynne, was delivered by
Chief Justice Carter, of tbe Supreme Court o( this district,
?11 tbe Judges of which were appointed by Mr. I.Idc"Io.
It waa, In substance, tbat tbe aicoaod bad do rlubt lo
mako tba arreat without a written warrant to do ho from
tbe President of the United State*, and tbat tbe order of
neither tba Secretary of War nor tbe Secretary or tbe
Treasury waa aufllcient lo authorize tba arreat. aa tbe
autberlty to leaae *uch warrant* belong* exclusively to
th* I'raaldent, and cannot b* delegated to any anbor
dlnate.
dbi AiLin ?OLttaaa ro bb ?*nt to thi pikld.
An examining board ta In aeaaton, lo examine officer*
aad men on deuifed aervloa bara. All who are lit Tor duty
are ta be aant to tbe field. Tba hospitals are alio being
Inspected, aad larg* accessions are expected to tha active
fore* from the** eouroea. Ia view of the active winter
campaign wbleb baa been determined upon, It la ? agen
tial tbat every aoidler lit for duty ibould be wbera be
can be made nfoet available
MATH Of ACTING MASTER CI ARL.Bg THATOflBT,
u. a. n.
Tba Navy Department to day raoelvad latelllgence of
tba death of Acting Mailer Cbarl** Thatcher, of Maine,
commanding the Gazelle, attached to tba Mlaaiaalpp*
aquadron. Ha waa woonded by guarlllaa.
ARRIVAL OP MCHAN?RD PRiaONRRS.
Tba laat of tba prlaooara exchanged at Char lea ton,
numbering about aevaa hundred, arrived at Annapolia
4*r
Oar Waahlngten OtrnipeadaMt.
WisswroK, D. C , Dec. S3, 1M4.
TAl tVmoh Miuiem?ldU Humort M ?l lat-TM Otn
tlrmm LOttly lo te SeUcfi from~Rff>cl of Oe With
drawi of Mr. Tamdm finm Ik* Smalt Jnearrf's in
terml on Ik* Wa?\ 4c.
There la no shadow or foundation ror tba minora which
oaooeel tha name of Henry J. Raymond with tha Preach
mla*ton, made vacant by Mr. Dayton'* death. He baa never
baan aartaoaly ?will?ad in any quarter having authority
aithar to appoint er advlae, aa a proper oonslaoe for tha
poalUoa.
now. tcma r. balb acttvblt pbrmbd. |
There la a atrvng aaovenieat on foot to oompe*aate
John P. Hal a, af Nev fcampeblre, for bla loaa of a eeat
feTNtttf ?? H fjfjf, n*
?M Mi trerj f Hty Mr U<place. BlhlOHM
nmm M MM, ?Mj MHQUnUd with the Preach
Oaagaaga. Mi at a mind m Irregular and inaubordlaata
Uwt probably tow ??m sateattooa could be made.
ml imiut, m utreiiti, a noons aamnun.
Tkt oalMDt MplMuUi qualities displayed ky Mr.
MaUay, Ik* bis lor Ian ef the Dutch Rapobltce, la Ml pa
aitkm aa Minister ai Viaaaa, apaak trass pet Ih|m4 la
Ms favor, and bo wmM OnbUw prove aa ayooobla
aomlaaUea la that aoteatto alaaa la tba Seaate wbo wto
la haraaoay with Mr. BuaMer, of Maaaacbueatla. Mr.
Moliay, U*0? imltrwaUe, la Iba boat qaailtod aia Mr lb*
fiaao?a ooartaoaa geatleaiaa aad ripe aabaiar, of asoet
captivating addreaa, aad with a perfect mastery of all
tba aria aad appllancaa balk of stateamaaablp aad dlplo
asacy, aoqulradbota froaa experience la raal llfo aad bla
atodtea lo tba paai. Harlot no otbar claim than amtnaat
fltaaaa, however, aad art baOag praaaad by aay powerful
polltteat toSueaee, It la aoMy vsry raaaataly pcattbMthal
be may ba saleotecf.
mam. anwaan a??w ukblt to aa m aw
Mr. Id ward Everett Meade a aioob batter cbaaaa,
though objection la aaado to glvlaf tba two moat Import,
animlastoas?France aad England?to Massachusetts
3tiioob>eeitOf>, however, la aot regarded aa or sallcteot
toraa lobar Mr. Everett'a emiaaol etilnse: aad from tba
?>aat weight of tba laBaaaoao at #ork lo bla behalf tba
probabiuuaa would aaam tbat ba may ba tba una Tbat
auchan appointment would ba Tory widely aooeptabla
there oaa ba no doubt.
staoaa rom* m m. halb's
Tba atrooiaat point lo Mr. Hala'a favor la, tbat tba
Secretary of the Navy threateaa to realm If ba be ap>
polo lad?Mr. Bala having baaa tbe bitter eoemy of tba
allacad oorr optlooa of tba Navy Department while ba waa
abalrmaa of tba Naval Oommlttaa of itba SOnato.from which
ba baa Juat been dapoaad to make room for Mr. Grimes,
at Iowa, wboaa frlondablp for tbo venerable Mr. Wei lea
baa been wall daaorlbad aa "amaslng."
armor or neeiamaa'a kbmoval nioa tub lain.
Tbo appolntmoot of Mr. Faaaoodoo to tbe Troaaary
Department baa completely broken up tbo Seward or
"uonaervetlve" power In tbat Dody, and baa left Mr.
Cbaa. Kumner tbo uodlaputed leader of tbe Senatorial
oobort. Feeseudsn's foroa In the Senate lay In bla talent
for Indirect loo" aad petty oonlrlvanoea, or onmbloa
tlona of email Intereate to daraat meaaurea to wbicb ba
waa oppoaad. Bla Intellectual callbro oaver commaadad
raapeot; and tboao wbo have loo* had meana of tho
ougbiv knowing bim predict thu he will m*?e a moat
mlaerable failure In bis preaeat place. Such force aa be
bad la tbe Senate lay In tba "worrying" process. If an
troo bar oppoaad bla passage ba would aot strive to break
It, but weald kaap dropping aclda upon it far a year
antll It waa eilen through with ruit. There waa notblng
geoerona or hot blooded la bla tamper aa diaplayed to bla
oolleaguea.
A KORB B1DICAL FOIJCT TO BB ADOPTVn.
So tor aa can be Judged from present Indications, the
tide of Senatorial opinion now flowa more deeply and
rapidly than ever heretofore In a "thorough," or radical
direction. Tbe reanlt of the Fresidential contest is ac
cepted aa aa endorsement by tbe people, not only of all
tba radical measures passed In tbe last two years, but
alao of tboae proposed and defeated, either by want of
votes er the Prealdeatlal veto. Senator Sumner Is now
being rapidly recognized aa tbe spoksman of a clear ma
jority of tbe 8eaat?; aad aa this becomes mora clearly
appareat avery day, new Senators snlist under bis
baaaar.
BBwaiD'a fobbkm roucr aptbovbd
Tbe foreign policy of Mr. Seward la aot aa dlataateful
to tba aiaia part of our governing authorities aa It would
seem to be to tbe clamoQpua masses of the less well In
formed public. Tba advaatagc of getting our quarrel
with tbe South rairly over, before permuting any em
brollmeat with nations having aucb powerful navies aa
Franca and Eagland,1a freely admitted; and there are
numbers of both Senators and Congressmen actively boa
tile to Mr. 8eward*a"oonaarvallve', domeatic policy, aa
regardathe rebellion, wbo vary cordially endorse tbe
aantloa, forbearance and long suffering which are to ba
found diaplayed la all bla ragular diplomatic European
rsaoiipta.
Tba- laaagatag atotsaseato may aat be so "startling,"
ar "asaeatlonai" aa many tbat appear In tbe preee of
yoor city; but they have IM advantage of coming rrom
S aoorca apt it led to high credit, aad are, I believe, mora
rebablathaa aa) yatpabllshsd. They are aent to yoa,
however, to ba. laid before tba public, who will lake
4bam far whatever they nsay think them worth. Time
la Urn ealy taat tor the aaiadusas of Washington news
THE 8KAT1HO CAJUIIVAL.
OvmI l?i> af Pmmpl* ta Ifet ParB.Th*
PWIk Avm? P?M, Ac.
The italmltl artlwr irud day of it yeeterday.
CIm tea aa the Parti pjnda th m iplMdM ooadltlea, u4
iboBBtnld af people f*niw>?>it u a. d.n?w?.i
ofakatlag TMctnia all the railway Umi war*crowd
ad from early la tba morning uotU a late hoar of the
night attk paaaangere harry leg to Ibe Park, for Ma par
paaa ar enjoying ar wttneaatng tbe sport, aid ail tba op
towa avaaoaa and aide street* vara Uiad mlth paopla.
oarrylaf skntee la tbclr "inda or alaag over tbalr about
dara, tod weadfcg tbalr way to tba graat oeatra of attrac
tion?tba Park.
Tba faotlltlaadbr skating, tboogb admirable on Tbura
were much better yaaterday. Tba entire aurfaoa af
tba pooda bad been thoroughly ewept during the night,
nodecnroely a rot or patch of snow waa to be seen,
ao completely bad ibe smoothing aad scraping operation
been performed by the laborer*. The loe looked like a
perrect ebaet of glaae, and, of course, waa without
blemish for abating purpoeee. The a port, therefore, waa
ao japed to the fulleet extent. Not teee tbaa thirty or
forty tboaeaod akatera waa* on the Ice at tba height of
the carnival, and the Dumber of tbeee wbo attended aa
a pec la lore waa large la propertloa. Tba fair sex made
op a beery abare of tba active participator* In the a*at
lag, and, generally a peak lag, abowed thomeelree re
atarxably expert, even in the aoet difficult etyle of sev
aceorrtng.
The pood waa kepi open untfl half paat eleven o'cloek
laat night, being brilliantly Illuminated after dark by
powerful calcium lighla, and the apeetaele presented waa
highly plctureeq ue and aalmating. It would be rale to
attempt any deeorlptioo of It; bat, aa It la to be repeated
to night, ibe beet thing the people can do te to go and aee
lor tbemeeivee, and they will Had the aoene worth all tba
bother aad lab>r of aee king after.
ro*? op Tun k?w rou seating ci.pb.
A akatlog pood for the exclusive aee of tbe member* of
the New York 81c at lag Club la betag prepared on tbe Itttle
like, altoated about oppoalte te Seventy second etreet, In
tbe Park, clone by Fifth avenue. On this pond soma
fancy tkallog may be expected, aad we learn that ar
raoitemeole hare been made for aeveral Interesting
matobea between noted akatera. Tbe pond, It la expected,
will be ready lor use In day. -
FIFTH AVIHCI POMD.
The akatlog on tbie pond baa been exeat lent elnce
Tburaday afteroooo, when It waa thrown open for the use
or tboee having ticket* entitling them to admission.
Yeeterday tbe proprietor, Mr. oetman, wee enabled to
a fiord bis patrons better facllilie* for enjoying tbemselvos,
tbe pood baring been cleaned more thoroughly than oo
tbe day prfeeding. Hundred* of our moet faablonable
Caple visited tbe pond, and tbe aport waa kept up until
If pant ten o'clock at night. Tbe Fifth Aranue I'ood la
patronised by tbe Ion Ion, and IB oondocted In tbe beat
style by tbe proprietor. A large house lor tbe leltiug
on? *!WU 'ASBflfitf ?UrM9S 12 jpond,
a'"1 every accommodation In tbe way of aheitor, eupplv
of rel re* h man la, Ao., Is aiTorded. A number of scraper a
and aweepera ware bard at work yesterday, and tbe
pond, therefore, will be In tip top order tbi* morulug.
TBK AMttOHlMO.
Tba lOreri of sle'gh riding have bad a splendid oppr r
tunlty far enjoying tbemselvos equally a* heartily *? tbe
skater* during tbe paat few days. The enow, which
eeemcd ready to melt away under the iafiuence o! the
rala and hall thai rollowod It on Wodneeday morning
laat, was overtaken by tbe bard froet that occurred on
tba evening of tbe aam* day, and f*it*oed lo the ground
la a hard Icy grip, which aan only be relaxed by a vary
heavy dispensation of heat. Tbe oon-equence la that tbe
l*?er of anow covering tba ground, although not remarka
bly thick, la yet very atroog. durable aad allppery, and
therefore more favorable for elelgblng then It
otherwise mlgbt bave been. ITp towa tbe sleighing
la really epieoaid. On tbe Fifth avenue. Midl?oa
avenue, Rloomingdsle road and the Park particu
larly, there waa to be eeeo yesterday a constant
aucceaalon of sleighs daabiog upward and dowaward. no
oompanled by tbe pleaaant music of the Jingling bell*, eo
welcome t? tbe ear In tbe dreary month? of winter. Kx
oeptlox skating lt*elf, there la, perhaps, ao aaore delight
ful species of outdoor exerclae than sletgblog. and noae
seem* to be more heartily welcome to our people. Kvery
thtng in tbe abape of a sleigh was placed behind horse
flesh yesterday. and It la easy la Imagine that tbe proilt*
of livery stable Keepers moil bave been Immense. The
chargra are not ao high during the praaeot season as
they were laat year, taking everything into consider*
tloa, but tbe domand on sleigh lettera la greater tbaa
ever.
Police ??lelllgeaM,
obauid wita riccma rocxrrB.
Tbomee Kerrigan, a Ullor, twenty-Ira year* af age,
waa * mated, charged with having atom a gold watch
aad abaia, valued at |1M, from Henry Lang, realdlog at
log Hilary etreet, Brooklyn. Mr. Lang waa peaalag through
Nassau street, aoer rultoa, when ba found bimeeif
crowded between two men?KerrIgaa belag immediately
In rront of him Tbe latter aaked Lang to look up at a
sign, aad aa ba did aa he felt a pall on bla timepiece la
bia vaet pocket. Looking down again, Laag miaeed bid
watch. Be then seised Kerr Igaa, but the mea between
whom ba had bean crowded made their eeoape. Tbe ac
cused wea taken bafbfl J net toe Dow ling and ooasmllled
to prleea.
John Riley and Oatbarlne, bia wife, were yeaterday
taken lato cnatody on tba complaint of Roeanna MoNelll,
living ai 3TS Odd street, Brooklyn, wbo allegee that they
picked her pocket of a wallet containing a small amount
or money, wblle among a erewd of persona la Washing
ton Market. Juatloe Dow I lag held ibe accused partlaa (ar
axamiaatlOD.
law Bedford Oil Hartal.
Naw Ranroan, Dec. M, 1M4.
The oil market aoatlnoaa quiet, with some toqalry;
?alee durieg tba week AM bbia. sperm at 12 10 par gal
lon.and MO bbls. selected South Ban Wbnlf M tl 17*
par gfUm, M) Mr mMteNm.
WILMINGTON.
Appearance of a Large Fleet
Off That Point.
Th? Ribil General Bragg Thinks He
Can Repel Any Attack,
ViMimiM, Dm. tt?It M.
At MtpuMiea* says that tbe government reeelved a
daapatoh from General Grant, at City Fatal, announcing
thai tie RIohmond tapers of yesterday mora tag, tbe
23d Ipat., contain an official deepatch from General Bragg
ta Jell. Davie, dated Fort Ftaliar, New lolat, S. C., Deo.
31, aa fotlow?:?
Ike aatira fleat of the enemy la la alght, but eannot
Tba weather oontlnuee bad.
We are able to bold Wilmington.
Tbe Richmond paper* of yeaterday (Tbureday) morn
ing cootaia a deepatch from General Bragg, dated Wil
mington, 21et inat., slating that tbe Yankee fleet waa all
off Wilmington, bat that, lo consequence of n storm, np
to that time ther bad made no attack. Bragg alao aaye
that be baa a sufficient force to meet any attack that may
be made.
WiBHiNOTOX,Dec. 23?Midnight.
There la no later nana from Wilmington than tbat con
tained lo tbe Richmond papera of Wedneeday. An In
terruption of the military telegraph baa prevented tbe
recaption of anything further tbla afternoon.
Rebel Account*.
OBNBBAL BDtLKR'a BXTBDITION.
rFrcm tbe Richmond Examiner, Deo. 21 ]
Tba new aenaation In Yaakeedom la tbe grand expe
dition which sailed from Hampton Roads laat week, under
comaaaad of Admiral Porter and Geoeral Butler.
Ita declination la well underatood to be Wilmington.
LATBR?TOR FLBBT OFF WILMINGTON.
An official deapatch from Wilmington, dated yaaterday,
at ten A. M., says:?
Tba advance of the enemy'a fleet arrived off this point
daring last night. Over thirty ateamera are now aaeem
bled, and more are following.
WARM WORK FROMI8BS AT WILMTOWTOV.
Tbe Richmond Whig of tbe 21st lnatant, in refereoce to
UMnppearanee of tba fleet off New Inlet, N.C., says:-*
Tbla roreebadows warm work off Wilmington. Tbe de<
feacee of the plaoe agalast naval attack are very strong;
and Admiral Porter will, doubt was, dlacover that be baa
uaderUken aa ttspr%ctloeble tbtwg, if he attempts the
reduction of Wilmington.
RICHMOND.
Thi CnuaUi ?t Ovith Gap.
Bumivuim, Amr or m Potomac, V
Dm 21,1804. J
Tbere Ib nothing of Interact transpiring to this deport
The ensmy keep op their Are, but not to porateteolly
se Itrmrl;, on tbe emit U Dutch Gap. Very lew cut
ill 10a ocoar. o? the nrecauttona taken to wW iu
shells.
ftr IK week sndlng tbe 18th Inst. ooe hundred ud
edit; deeeriera from the Union arm tee hod reached
Rich mead. They woald ke rorwarded to the border, to
?tart for their bomea on blockade runners.
OWeera Going Home on farteagh?Three
Deserters to bo Hung.
WAaaiDorov, Dec. 23,1844.
A letter from the Armf or tbe Potomac, dated jeater
dap, says:?
Quiet continues to prevail here.
Tbe weather la aucb aa to prevent any movement, If
intended.
A large number or officer* are going home on furlough.
Among tboee wbo left this morning were Generala
Gregg, Potter, Ayree, Bragg aod McAllister, with tbe
mambsrs of tbolr staffs.
General Molt went north yeeterday |p at lead the rune
ral of a brother.
Lieut Ool. Osborne, Division Inspector oa General
Crawford's stair, a valuable aod efficient officer, goes
home this morning, having beeo mustered out after
aarvlng over throe years.
Three more deserters are to bo hong to morrow. Their
namee are John smith, Win. Miller and Oeorge Bradley,
all of tbe Plftb New Hampehlre Volunteers.
Rebel Aecouats.
[Prom tbe Rictimood peapatcb, Doe. 21 ]
Unbroken quiet still prevalle on tbe military llnea
north or tbe Jamue river. Butler haa gone south la ships,
I It Is believed, to attack Wilmington. The Yankee papere
I says be la in command of a large land foroe, wbiob le to
eo?perste with tbe Monitor fleet; but be haa left bis
negrooe behind.
| Ibe Mghteentb corpe, now composed entirely of
| negroes, still bnlds New Market Height* and Fort llarrl
son, and its sable pickets dally tramp wilbie eesy maakst
range o' our lines.
On General I'lokelt's llnee, between tbe Jamss and Ap
pomattox, quiet aleo reunt.
at Petersburg, bowsvor, tbe Yankees are spiteful, snd
rarely permit a day to pass without treating uitoa
cannonade.
On Monday evening tbey shtllrd our left, near the Ap
ponwttox. vigorously Tor two boors On this occasion,
we are glad to learn, no casuaitlea occurred among our
men.
Ptffnitrc Fire In Beekman btreot?Lsaa
Aboat One HauditU and Kilty Thou
aanrt Dollars.
About half-past ten o'clock list night a Are broke out
In the live storv brown Ftone front store, No. 66 Beak
mm strset, extending through to 88 Ann etreet, oocu
pied on Ibe flrst floor hy Jstnes K. Halsey k Co., auction
eera In hardware; rec>ad floor, occupied by 8. Glenn
k Brothers, Importers or hardware; also Poster At Tower,
general merchants In hardware. The whole of Ibe
premleea were completely destroyed. Tbo Isteoees of
the hour prevented our reporter rrom acerlaining ths Hat
of losuraoeea.
The estimated toes on tbe building Is about $26,000, be
lieved to be partly tns'ired. Tbs supposed loes on stock
belonging to Helsey k Co. amonnta n about 110,000; tbs
tbe loss on stock of 8. Glenn k Brothers said to be about
|16,000. Poeter k Tower's loes Is about $8,000.
Tbe Ore spread to No. 6T. Tbe upper floor oaogM from
the roof, and ataadlly burned down to tbe flrst storp.
This building wss occupied on the flrst floor by Bsssett k
Maoe, dealers in hardware. Second floor by John H.
Scott, alao dealers In hardware. Third floor and upper
etoriea, occupied by Edward Barnes k Companj*
Tbe three upper floors of this buildtsg wsre deetroyed
before the flaneeo wsre snbdaed.
Tbe loos oa stock to tho different oocupants by Ore and
water msy be estimated at about $30,000; no doubt
oovared by Insurance. The building was of flvs atorlee
and marble front. Tbe damage to It amonnta to aboat
$12,000; loasred.
No. M Beekman etreet?Occupied by Bameoo k Good
now, dealers In eatfery. Their stock was damaged by
water la a considerable amonat.
No. Oooopled bp Bndiootl k Co., Iltbogrephsra.
Damaged by water.
Tbe ortgla of tbo Are ta^at present unknown. A olerk
named Joeepb V. Park, In the employ of Hal**y a On.,
elated la PI re Marshal Baker thai he waa In their store st
work, and beard the bnrniig of tbe Are on the second
floor, and saw portloaa of the Ore fall oa the skylight, aad
that ha Instantly gave tbe alarm.
CaSWlctlam af the flarderer of Thamp.
aan, the Cattle Dealer.
Auurv, Dee. 9$, I'M.
George K. Gordoa, wboea trial for the mnrder of Owen
Thompeon, tbe New York cattle buyer, haa been la pro.
gross bsra tnia week, was reund guilty by tbe Jnry
to dap. Tbe murder waa committed at tbe Weal Alfcaey
tattle fgrti ?? tbe areami of Sept, lfc i
CITY GOVBKHHBHT FOB 1865.
Police CoamlastoMrt..
The Board of City Cuiimn completed their labors
oa Monday, ud made a formal declaration of the elected
part Mo. The following poraooa wUI oompoee UM city
lOfenaml daring tbo year lhM ?
Mayor C. God'rey Gunther.
Comptroller Mattbew T. Preoaea.
Street Commleeioeer Cbao 6. OornoU.
CroecnAqeodnot |ro^l?tS&.
,WMr* ( Alfred W. Cratoo.
City inspector F. I. A. Bool*.
Corporation Oounaal Jobs E. Devslln.
Soporla't of Building* Jamao M. Macgregor.
' Tbomaa C. Actee.
?bl MeMurray.
Joaopb & Boeworth.
John O. Bergen.
Hi moon Dra par.
Charity coBDlMun ? ?. {EJi S! Orlonrtl.
Jemea B. Niobolsoe.
BOARD 07 ALDBBMBH.
PMriet,
1?John Moore* Democrat
U?Mergae Jones Democrat.
8?MicDaal Norton* Democrat.
4?Vacancy.
6?Ignatius Flynn* Democrat.
8?Joseph Shannon Democrat
T?Win. H Gedney* Bepubllcan.
8?I'etcr McKnlgbt Democrat.
0?Lewis B. Ryers*.'... Democrat
10?George A. Jeremiab Domoorat.
11?Jobn Br ice* Democrat.
12?Bernard Kelly Democrat.
13?Pater Maatereon* Democrat.
14?Jobo D. Ottlwell Republican.
15?James O'Brien* Democrat.
16? 1'erence Farley Democrat.
17?B W. Van Voorbla* Democrat.
Domocrata 14
Repubiloaos 2
B 'ARB Of OOUNOILMEN.
Dit'riet.
4?James Hayes* Democrat
Jobn Staoom* Democrat.
1*. B. Keeoan* Domoorat.
E. U. Hagerty* Democrat.
Isaac Robinson* Dons cr*t.
John Healy* Democrat.
6?(barles K stsr*.... Democrat.
Bernard Kinney* Democrst.
James G. Brlcckman* Damoorat.
Tbomaa Brady* Democrat.
Samuel P. Paltsraon* Republican.
Wm. U. Taylor* Republican.
9?Abraham Lent* Republican.
J. Wllaon Green* Republican.
George MoGratb* Democrat.
Tb<>mas l.cary* Democrat.
Jobn Hougbtalln* Damosrat.
Mlcbael Smith* Democrat.
T?' boons O'Callsgbsa* f'emocrat.
Patrick Russell* Democrat.
Wm. Jeyce* Democrat
David Fitzgerald* Democrat.
Hugh Rlelly* Democrat
Valentine Cook* Domoorat.
Democrats
Kspublicans
SCHOOL COMMISSIONERS.
James Duptgnac,* Walter W. Adams,
Jobn Hayes,* Jacob C. Bogert,
Jsmss W. Karr,* Charles Parley, Jr.,
Jobn F Turner,* James C Wlliet,
& Wslr Roosevelt,* Tbomaa Brown,
J. M. McLean,* Henry P. West,
Wm. Hitobman,* Washington Murray,
Patrick Maker, a B H. Vance,
Jamoa V. Horan, James L. Miller,
Ed. B Heatb, Wm. H. Netlaoo,
Arthur O'Donael, Tbomaa Mc^pedon,
Jamss M. Tutblll, Jam so L Battle,
Timotby Bfsonan, IHioS Lleher,
Wilson Small, E P. FalrchM.
SCHOOL WtfnOTCM.
J. C. Barley, . L. H. Miner,
W. B. Bdgerten, * Mir,
Jobn OtAsrsoa, MB BetUy,
J. M Barks, J. U ?ows,
Jsmea Pries, A. (Mere,
Was. a Kenedy, a rtoofc,
M. Oarllss, *? Enerar,
Georrs Darocbe, B Clnueeo,
George r. Merklee, A. 0. Kan,
J.O. Keys, IX W. Allan,
E. M. Per ley, J. ?. ttatjea.
and seven others nominated by Mayor Oanther.
SOMOOL TRUST EB*.
John Caaey, O. Poajaea.
Jos. ntsaiasmnne, H. o. Bshroeder,
0. Keanee, f OaNane,
t. Breoaan, J. Meera.
P. Baldwin, W. Dengherty,
B. A Barton, ? go* amsar.
J. Ouyae, O Oasnen,
W. C. Church, J. <X Akeraon,
B. Curtis, Oea. Klaser,
T Ibaa A Moral.
H. L. 1-o'wsrs, 1L A Barrsy,
M. Carmody, Gee McTlrere,
1. flnhr, C. Cartlsa,
J. M. Mtoars, K. Mlobllug,
H. Ho war in, W. Martin,
L. Portner, P. MsOann,
J. J Una, & Meera,
J. McCtoakey, J. Hart,
C. Keller, J. benlien,
r. O'Rally, 1?. H Koapp,
W. J. Kane. F. Hole tain,
P. Brennen, F. Osaa,
C. P. J our nam, T. P. Braid y,
H. Maaron, I. B Took or,
M. Burke, P. Relyea,
W. H. Draper, F. Germain,
H. Pan ton, T. BbeUa,
) D. Oliver, U X Twigs,
W. M. Allen, a C. Smith,
J. Lalus. M. Clark,
t. Hebeli, i. A. Osrelln,
M. st John, a A. Kewler,
B. C Waadell, F. neat,
L. a. Roeenmlller, J. a Buesel,
P. Campbell, T.T Bveret,
B. C Vaovoet, 3. W. Booth,
J. A. Letmlng, a DeeerS'n,
J. McCarty, I. H Towtseod,
James Carraa,* J. Harrison,
j. P. lluiRins,* W. H. (Jedsey,
Jobn Patton* H P. Lee,
Wm. Kennedy,* full term, W Mctnffll,
M. Joyre,* one year. C. E. Koirler,
W. Wagner,* two years, O. P. Stutzman,
T. White,* four years, p. McGrain,
H Hewitt,* N. Soger,
O. Kinney ,* p. C. Wagner,
Wm. H. Thrall e 1 O Brlon,
Jobn Alkea, Jr.,e j, roslsr,
Cbss H. Wright,e M. Ryan,
Geo T Patterson,* W. Balrd,
Joseph Wan<lor,* T Stevenson,
W. P. Blrdsall,* K Cooper,
Wm. II. Trace/,* C. H Lyons.
John Busb,* P. Gndenratb,
II. A Taller,* T. Crlmmins,
J l elamater,* J. Uogaa,
Henry U -lote,* Tboe Ktoe,
Jo epb K. Joy,* P. Btaenm,
H )luntlnV>n Ue,* G. Van rott,
J. G. Diinond,* J. Demareat,
K M. Banks,* P. Dobbs.
Jobn M. Helck,* E Schliclitlnj,
J. Hbight, J. P. Williams,
J. C< uglilln, J. Stephrnaon,
J. Murphy, F. C. .Johnson,
J. H. I*eter, T. W. Deckar,
F.J.Klein, M. Gebogan,
A. w. 1 .egret, w. S. Yard,
F. B. Til loo, A. H. Pride,
Geo. Ireland, S N. Slmonioo,
J. H. Wlttnore, P.Clarke,
W. Roach. T. Rlelly,
R ( oneway, W. f?eebacb,
J.Cain bell, W. H. Doberty,
J. J. Warren, i Jasper.
?The nnmee followed by a sUr sre those of persons
sleeted st tbe charter election In this raontb.
Money lor King* L'oawty.
TO TBS KIM TOR OT Till HRR4LD.
B?' oki.tw, Dm. 20,1864,
In the proceeding! of the Hoard of Supervisors of Kings
county In tbe Hnui.n of U>ls d*y, I am reported u saying
"that ir oonsy could not be raised at ilx j>or cent, It
eould not be at eersn per ennt." I did not moaa to
enunciate eo Illogical a ?* i'ience ai these words ooorsy.
I aald "thai money could not be bad at six per oent, In
my Judgment It could not be bad lo sufficient amount
jnst now, at serwi." 1 gsre reasons which were sum
cient lor my action. It was said by others tbat uo harm
wi'l come of a failure to raise money at sevsa per o?at.
I staled, and tbtak tbat credit Is Injured bv a failure to
raise money at a high rate of latereai. I also ooatoadsd
tbat if tbe money could not be raised on bends It oould
not be by tsi, uader laws of 1M4 . chap. 8 (>32. Very
respectfully, PHILlf 8. CROOKK.
The Rebel Otaeral Oranbery,
TO TBI IDITOR OF TSI BIR4LD.
Korvolk, Vs., Dec. 22, ISM.
Ii yoor>stue of tbe 1Mb Inst., uissr tbe bead of "Per
sons I Intelligence,1-yon state, as fma a Waahlagton
paper, that Brigadier General Oranbery, who wai killed
la tbe battle between Tbomae and Hoed, was ttee Her.
JoboC (Irasbery. formerly paeter of tbe MethodM Bplnoo
Kl Cbarcfc, flouth, In WMblngtofl. Ton will p leans correct
la In your peper, and rnqueel other papers who bare
copied the same Item to do ee. Tbe Rev. J. C. Grsnbery
wss cbsplstn in the army of General Robert S. Lee, end 1
presume Is still aetlng la tbat opacity. Oeaersl Grsn
bery was, I think, from Tat as. They mst In Fort War
rsn la tbe year 1M2 as prisoners of war. At the R?r. J.
C. Oranbery Is my brother, I know |t am correct in tbe
snore information. Aid si be has aoqnaletaiices sad
rsUtlrea at tbe Nortb, I shall be obliged by tb? wrrscllon
of tils mistake. W*. H. GRANBhitr.
Obifiary^ ......
nontenant Commander W^tko* 8?"tw. Polled Malm
Haey, died at Treaten, If. J.. ea the l?lb mst. Bis funs
ni wit MM* * ftM*t m hvKM *immm ??*
SHERMAN.
Rebel Reports to the 16th
Instant.
Savannah to Capitulate on the
17th Instant.
The Rtbtla Claim that Cimmilieatkn
vu Opu with StTtaath
oi tha 20th lost,
Rebel
tin Charleston Omritr af um ItU tost. wWh Ito
Tbe flag of true# boat brought op oe Ttiwli; enn
hundred ud four (iroM CoaMiriU ottosra Ifon Itrf
Pulaski
Tbe Yankee officers Id tb? fleet report that HHTMB
and hli staff have arrived at Hilton Uwt
11 wae alto rumored ibat Savannah was to npltllaM
od tbe lTtb mat., at twelve o'clock noon.
Tbe Yunkeea bad learoed of the fall ef fort MeAU later,
but gave no pertioalars.
Another one ihooeaod Yankee prisoners will be taken
dowu lb la morning. TbM oompletee tbe exchange, aad
moke* tbe number turned over by colonel llateb eleven
tboueand.
HBllKI, COMMUNICATION STILL OPEN WITH SAYANNAB.
[From tbe Rlobmond Examiner, Dee. 21 J
Btanton'a lataat official balletle aonounoee thnt fwHr
bta bad an Interview with Bbermao, and that Um latter
?tated that be would capture Ma van Dab and the ferosn
therein in two daja. Nearly a week bee elepeed a Me*
tbat iniereetleg Interview was held, and Raven nab la atlll
free from Yankee occupation.
Official deapatcbea from that elty, rotating (# the din
position of troope, wae received yeelerday,
Tbe Cold Snap.
There wee a very appreciable falling off in the fMwil
of the cold auap yeaterday. Tbe wind wae lane bolster
oua, while tbe mercury atood about the aame la thn
morning aa on tbe preoeeding day, thengn the eeM wm
not felt so keenly. At aa early hour jeelerdaj ninlag
tbe mercury marked aeveo degreee above nare, hnl an
the boura advanced It reee aieadily, and at the
of evening there were strong Indteettena of another
storm. Tbeae indloattone beeaaae more marred every
hour, and the community aead net he anrprlaad,
fore, on awaking thla moramg to eee the saner
heavily on tne streets. At n late bear lent night n heavy
bate prevailed. *
tu iotomac mvna nona or. , v
WMMMten, Doc. ttN.
The nuHl boat Webeter, from ONy Point peateMay, ti
aet only froaeo up, hat agrernd n mile betew Waeh
tngtap. The lee la the Potomac
thick thla morn lag to admit of
from that vceMt.
The ehaanel la eompletely etaaed ep, eo that i
la sua ponded and hoete de not attempt either tei
er leave Washington. The lee lent eaeatrplaeaa1
twe and a baK and three laehea thteh Be
with troope, which left yeelerday, nre lee I
-If*
Wind northwsat. Clear. Tharmsmetsr slevsn dagteaa
below sera. >.
Ooncann, N H., Dee. gg-g A. ?.
Weather clear Wind aorthweet. Thermometer elghi
dsgraee below zero. %
Banoaa, Me., No. 13?? A. M.
W ad northwaet. thermemater fliteen digram below
tero.
C>n?, Me, Dsn. ??g A. M.
Weather clear. Wind weet. Tbermometer-turoafp de
Portland. Me.. Dec. w a n
Wind north. Clear. Thermometer ten degreee hetow
ere.
Boatoa, Pee. IS?g A. H.
Wind weet. Clear. Thermomatar eight degreee b lis w
MoaisatL, Dae. SS?I A. K.
Weal her rather haay. Thermemater twelve degrsan
ro.
Bomui, Dae. M. IMA.
We are havto* a drivlog anow ?t?rm to-day. The
wrather la aieo extremely nold, the thermomatar eetag at
eleveu dtgrees above zero.
Railroad traiaa from the Eaat are ooaeldornhly hehtoA
time.
The Patriot Orphan Hsai, * I ?
TO TBB EDI I OB of THB HUU. ' '*
Naw You, Dm. M, HM
Tbo managers of the Patriot orphan Him giatafMlfi
acknowledge the receipt of $002 10 (two 4aMara oft
lb* him being la gold) at ibc r office, No. M BtM?r
Room. Tbia niobef, we uodemiaod, too woi
mwui In collecting for tbe purciiaae olaiword for (
ral McCleiUo, and which, in accordance with bte roquoet,
baa bow b?en paid Into tba treasury of tbo Patriot Or.
pban Home. I'Lrase accept, .u*n, o>ir emoere tnaaka for
your generoue donation or $10 In cold. To*, I learn from
an article la tbe lltaii i> of Mnodiy. Too. I'J, waa lent
you by Captatu I ?ou SmUb. Co'iioderata -<utee Nary, aa
a remuneration for pnbMthlna hi* account of tbe doatb of
Oupteln Wainwright, United Sialee Nary, at Ualrea*
lot), Texaa. Vary reepectrnllr,
Mra U. ZaBRISKIE, Secretary,
Arrival of Bebil Prleanora at Part
Warraa.
[From tba Boeton Traveller, Deo li.)
Tba steamer Kutarpe, Cipiaio I Idridge, aa baa boon
?tated. arrlred at Fort Warren yesterday, wItb leveoly
flva reb?i prisoners irom Vort I-*f?rotte, New Yark har
bor. llie steamer loft N?* York on Saturday. Ik*
prisoners wero trsns:erred from tbe wharf at tba fort
to the sunnier in a tug. AftoT they had been received
on tbe Kuterpo tba oaptuin or tbe gu-*rd, Cuptain toliltie,
disc 'fared tuat one of them?a blockade ruaoer?waa
iumo; A lengthy aearcb discovered too rebel In tbo
hold of tbe tug. Tbe steamer etperenced very ronga
weatber i n Sunday n<gbt olT < ape Cod, and a great deal
of seaslckDOHS waa tbe result among the guard, orew aod
prisoners. Tbe blockade ruDnere. however, wero not
aiitlcted, aod eeemed to eojoy tba sjeoe.
TTie Kuierpe put Into I'rurlnietown, and the officer of
tbe gu?rd *eot a le-ineat in the Collector of tbe Port for
assistance, the ealiora of the si ani?r be n{ unable to do
duty. Ibiawae promptly rendered, and twenty seafar
ing men at < ace volunteered to accompany ibe steamer
to ii.i? city Tbo 1 'lector and m> n are entitled to great
credit for their services. Among ihe parly o( volutiteora
from Provim etown were L'a^taio I, H. Siincna aad Cap
tain Hubert So per.
Tbe prisoneri consisted or i .reuty fp-ir blockade roa
oers snd fl ty one officer! of tbe army and navy of tbo
Confederate Slate*. Among tbe priaon< ra of wsr, ara
Hrlgadier General Audereen, of the stale militia of
Norni., WW "JLUfiWUt September 31. Cokooet An
drew Jacfcaob, or the First Tbonieeaee artillerr, captured
at Fort Morgan Aunst 23 Colonel Robert J. Barrows,
Fourth I/tuialana miantry, who waa captured la bts owe
house en tbe 24th of September by a Dirty of federal sol
diers In tbe Onofslerate i.ntlorin, Colonel T. U. Wl.'ksa,
of Louisiana, of the Confederate Stalm artny. eapt'ired la
liOulalana September :T; Captain T. H. Carruibora, uw
termaster <* the First Teonoseaa artillery, captured at
Fort Morgaa. Lieaieottat William Kno*, ^u^rtermaeter
Of the First Alabama artillery, oerlured at F?rt Muraaa;
Captaia T. J. Oorrat), Ovdaancs offer of }be Poet at Fort
Morgan, I.leutouant James Batuee, of c-eceral
ter'e staff, cap tared at Pruadf "I, tM.,,F*|rt??aaar 19,
Captain A. AddWon, Qn.rterme.terC. 81 A , captured It*
Loulelana, Captala K P Tr .a?a?4, AmiwtMt A4l<atMft
General, captured at leoeae P^'??;*?*?
fbe remainder ere mos<'T ,?f
reglmeete etattened at Fort Morgan at tlM lima of II*
The blockade runners are rspreeented ae a bard eet of
Ban while a good account la given Af tbe prleoeera of
war' who are said to be very gentlemanly. He offioera
aeln e.i to be pieaeed Willi tbe arraagsnsaat of traaafar
riaa them to F< rt Warrea. Am ng tae blockade runaera
L ADute Jobo Koberu, of a reasel that waa oaptared
whl'e efT tbe eoasl or North Carolina. Tbe most eelebra>
ted person with tbe hi.wkede runners la eoarga D Mo
gtaii, of South Carolina, a well kuowa plaater aad eottea
dealer, whoaa iranaactioaa with New Yort morohanU la
timee peel were no a somewhat exlsaslve scale. Ha
was captured off tbe ooaet of oeorgia, October 11, la a
blockade runner while eadeavorlag, It la auppcaed. te
return to Cbarloiton. He la very geailomanly and aeessa
disponed to make the beet of a rery bad bargain. Tbead
rebels, it le understood, bare boea seat to rert Warraa
to mats room for a number of peraone recently arraat \
tmorg wbora are thoae charged with attempting to bar*
New York city. ^ .
The prleoaera came la ebarge of a goard from *a
Sevenieeaih Ooiiad ttatea iafaatry, uader eoasaeaage^,
uapuia Gnard vMUaa.
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